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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Brits Always Were Smarter Than Us

This proves it:
Climate Fears Turn to Doubts Among Britons
By Elisabeth Rosenthal, New York Times

London — Last month hundreds of environmental activists crammed into an auditorium here to ponder an anguished question: If the scientific consensus on climate change has not changed, why have so many people turned away from the idea that human activity is warming the planet?

Nowhere has this shift in public opinion been more striking than in Britain, where climate change was until this year such a popular priority that in 2008 Parliament enshrined targets for emissions cuts as national law. But since then, the country has evolved into a home base for a thriving group of climate skeptics who have dominated news reports in recent months, apparently convincing many that the threat of warming is vastly exaggerated.

A survey in February by the BBC found that only 26 percent of Britons believed that “climate change is happening and is now established as largely manmade,” down from 41 percent in November 2009. [link]
 It's interesting that facts often get in the way of a good environmental apocalypse scenario.  The British people are just a bit ahead of the rest of us in recognizing that that applies to global warming theory.

Ouch

I'd suggest that this is a fine spanking, except for the fact that the person being spanked by Mickey Kaus, one Andrew Sullivan, would probably enjoy the exercise:

"I'll pay for a week's worth of Andrew Sullivan's testosterone injections if he can find a single blog post where I 'assumed [Gary] Condit's guilt.'"

Good line.

Did This Actually Appear in the LA Times?

Seems so:


When they lose the ultra-liberal media, they're in big trouble.

Washington vs. The Rest Of Us

There can be no better indication that the politicians in the Magic Kingdom are completely detached from the American people than the latest report from Rasmussen highlights.

A staggering 63% of America wants ObamaCare repealed before grievous harm is done:
Support for repeal of the new national health care plan has jumped to its highest level ever. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 63% of U.S. voters now favor repeal of the plan passed by congressional Democrats and signed into law by President Obama in March.

Prior to today, weekly polling had shown support for repeal ranging from 54% to 58%.

Currently, just 32% oppose repeal.

At the same time, politicians in Washington, in overwhelming numbers - Republican and Democrat alike - oppose repeal:
The Political Class continues to be a strong supporter of the plan, however. While 67% of Mainstream voters believe the plan will be bad for America, 77% of the Political Class disagree and think it be good for the country.
We want it killed.  They don't.

There's something rotten in D.C..

And we need to do something to clean the stench of decay.

Come November ...

A New Report On The Anti-Coal 'Climate' Bill

It ain't pretty:
Nonpartisan Proof: Cap-and-Trade Is an Economy-Killer
By Brian Sussman, American Thinker

[A] just-released report assembled by the nonpartisan Peterson Institute for International Economics confirms my long-held contention: The pending climate change bill will be an economic bust for America by killing jobs and raising prices for virtually everything.

The Peterson Institute's report focuses on Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman's (I-CT) bill, The American Power Act. Overall, Peterson's eighteen-page synopsis of the bill definitely leans green. For example, the reports states, "Climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for -- and in many cases is already affecting -- a broad range of human and natural systems."

Besides believing that humans are altering the climate, the Peterson report recommends that a single federal entity or program be given the authority and resources to coordinate a national, multidisciplinary research effort aimed at improving both understanding and responding to climate change.

In other words, the nonpartisan report contends that government is the solution to the problem.

Nonetheless -- and surprisingly -- the report states that if the Kerry-Lieberman bill should become law, there will be net job losses and higher energy and product prices.

The Peterson analysis neatly buries those findings after stating that 203,000 new green jobs will be created each year for a decade. Specifically, the report states the net employment losses will be due to "the jobs lost in fossil fuel production and as a result of higher energy prices between 2011 and 2020. In the second decade of the program [2020-2030], higher energy and product prices offset the employment gains from new investment."

Translation: Yes, there will be new so-called "green" jobs that will include government bureaucrats hired to shuffle papers and enforce new green building codes, construction jobs to retrofit buildings, installers for solar panels, etc. However, there will be more jobs lost than gained should the bill become law. [link]
In language that's easily understood, what this report signals is that the Senate bill, when combined with Rick Boucher's House bill, will be devastating to Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, Scott, Tazewell, and Wise Counties. As you've been warned.

And there's no reversing the damage done by Boucher and his pals in the House. If the Senate follows the House and passes its version of the Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, Scott, Tazewell, and Wise Counties Destruction Act, it becomes law (as soon as Obama, who has already vowed to bankrupt the coal industry, signs it).

With all the latest reports coming in that the "green jobs" chant is nothing more than wishful thinking, and that the globe is in fact not warming, and that humans can do nothing to influence the increase or decline of CO2 in the atmosphere, this effort has nothing positive going for it and can only harm this country.

That's why we need to stop it.

And If Times Aren't Tough Enough ...

... the price you pay for gasoline is going to jump as soon as the Democrats in Congress raise taxes on oil.  The House is scheduled to vote for it today.

I'll let you know tomorrow if Rick Boucher votes for us or for the tax increase.