Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Obama Might Indulge In Green Tokenism, Then Again…… « Tory Aardvark
The Greens have this problem with understanding conditionals like: may, might, could, they are not absolutes and anyway there is nothing Obama can do to force Climate Change legislation on the US, he lacked control of the House of Representatives before the election and nothing has changed since he was elected.
UN climate official wants ‘strong’ response to record heat - The Hill's E2-Wire
Christiana Figueres, the United Nations’ top climate change official, said data showing that 2012 was the hottest year on record in the United States should fuel efforts to curb global warming.
Former White House aide defends 'green' stimulus, says 720K jobs were created - The Hill's E2-Wire
President Obama’s $90 billion green stimulus program leveraged billions in private investment, reduced carbon emissions and added 720,000 jobs, Joseph Aldy, a Harvard University economist and former special assistant to the president for energy and environment, argued in a new research paper.
NASA on the sun: ‘…tiny variations can have a significant effect on terrestrial climate.” | Watts Up With That?
Researchers have considered the possibility that the sun plays a role in global warming.
Cold weather-related deaths up to 4 in Maryland -
State health officials confirmed two more cold weather-related deaths in Maryland over the past week, bringing the death toll to four in Maryland so far this winter.


Sean said...

I am not an Obama fan but I have an odd take his green agenda. The Kyoto protocol and the agreements that were supposed to follow looked very much like European environmental philosophy being imposed on the rest of the world just as European governments and religion had been two centuries earlier. In essence, environmentalism looks like colonialism wrapped in a green agenda. Obama's father was very resentful of the European colonial influence on Africa and it is rumored that the return of a Churchill bust to England was rooted in a distaste for past English colonial history. Is it possible that Obama might see environmentalists as simply a solid Democratic voting block that needs to be pandered to a bit but his heart is not in their agenda?

Bob Campbell said...

President Obama’s $90 billion green stimulus program … and added 720,000 jobs, Joseph Aldy …,
That works out to $125,000 per job. How long lasting were these jobs and what was the pay?