Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Nice photo caption | The Daily Telegraph
Meeting ... Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and climate change lobbyist Al Gore.
Senate eyes public transit as climate change [hoax response]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal strategies for tackling climate change are doomed to fail without concerted efforts to keep Americans out of their cars — efforts that will necessarily include a greater emphasis on public transit, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told Senate lawmakers Tuesday.
Walter Williams: Why the rush to OK ‘cap and trade’ in the Senate? - Springfield, IL - The State Journal-Register
“Cap and trade” is first a massive indirect tax on the American people and hence another source of revenue for Congress. More importantly “cap and trade” is just about the most effective tool for controlling most economic activity short of openly declaring ourselves a communist nation and it’s a radical environmentalist’s dream come true.

So why the rush and the press on the Senate? Increasing evidence is emerging that far from there being global warming, the Earth has been cooling and has been doing so for 10 years.
Hansen Agonistes - Steven Hayward - Planet Gore on National Review Online
It's pretty clear that climate uber-campaigner James Hansen has become the Cindy Sheehan of global warming — great to have around in opposition, but shoved into the shadows when Democrats are in power.
American Farm Bureau President Bob Stallman on climate change bill - Part 2 | The Packer
In conclusion, we remain very concerned about the broad potential adverse impacts of cap-andtrade on agriculture. Even though some say agriculture will benefit, that will depend to a great degree on where the producer is located, what he or she grows, and how his or her business model can take advantage of any provisions in the legislation. Not every dairy farmer can afford to capture methane – it is a capital-intensive endeavor. Not every farmer lives in a region where wind turbines are an option. Not every farmer can take advantage of no-till. Not every farmer has the land to set aside to plant trees.

Yet, every farmer has production costs to meet. Nearly all of us rely on fertilizer. We all drive tractors. We all use energy in our production. We know our costs will rise. And frankly, we are very concerned about the impact of this legislation on our livelihood.


Anonymous said...

"..concerted efforts to keep Americans out of their cars — efforts.."

"Efforts" by people who themselves never board a bus or train and shy away from doing business/private affairs via telecommunication. When was the last time Madame Pelosi saved the environment by "meeting people online" instead of traveling?

papertiger said...

I was looking for a good place to dump this. This post is close enough.

Wed July 15, front page SacBee
Falling gas prices and a cool weather interlude help consumers
"Northern Californians probably feel like they can't catch a break in this economy, but they're getting just that when it comes to energy costs.

Gasoline prices have fallen back below $3 a gallon, lower-than-normal temperatures have idled air conditioners and comparatively low fuel costs are helping push airfares lower.

Compared with last year, gas prices are the biggest bargain.

In the sidebar it says, "Although temeratures are rising this week, highs for the last six weeks have averaged more then 3 degrees below normal."

Incredible story, coming as it does from the Democrat echo chamber Sac Bee.