Archive for January, 2009

Now they're forecasting 100,000 years out

01/27/2009

AGW climate modelers started with doom forecasts for this century. Then yesterday NOAA came out with an AGW climate model doom forecast for the next 1,000 years. Now some scientists have come out with an AGW climate model doom forecast for the next 100,000 years:

“According to a simulation of planetary warming trends, failure to drastically cut greenhouse gas pollution within the next half century could choke Earth’s oceans for the next 100,000 years.” “Climate Change Could Choke Oceans for 100,000 Years

What’s next, a million-year doom forecast? The hubris of AGW climate modelers is truly amazing.

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"It would basically kill the industry"

01/27/2009

“Automakers said Monday that they were working toward President Obama’s goal of reducing fuel consumption, but rapid imposition of stricter emissions standards could force them to drastically cut production of larger, more profitable vehicles, adding to their financial duress. …

The announcement came as General Motors and Chrysler are borrowing billions of dollars from the government to avoid bankruptcy, and as Toyota prepares to report its first operating loss in 70 years. Shortly after the president spoke, General Motors said it would cut 2,000 jobs at plants in Michigan and Ohio because of slow sales.

The California regulations, if enacted today, “would basically kill the industry,” said David E. Cole, chairman of the Center for Automotive Research, an independent research organization in Ann Arbor, Mich. “It would have a devastating effect on everybody, and not just the domestics.”” “Detroit Calls Emissions Proposals Too Strict

Obama, Congress abdicate to EPA eco-zealots

01/27/2009

In 2007 Congress passed a law dictating a national CAFE standard of 35 mpg. It’s a crazy standard which is bankrupting Detroit and curtailing freedom of vehicle choice and which will accomplish nothing climatically since CO2 is a trivial player in the climate game. All pain for no gain.

Now Obama and Congress are allowing bureaucrat eco-zealots at EPA to “reconsider” California’s request for a waiver from that crazy standard and to impose an even crazier standard which many other states will immediately copy, leading to a new national standard dictated by EPA, not the people through their elected representatives in Congress.

How much longer will the American people allow their freedoms and pocketbooks to be raided by crazy eco-zealots in the name of fighting a non-existent phantom menace? The planet is in a decade-long cooling phase but still the zealots persist in their global warming doom fantasy. Congress and Obama have abdicated their responsibility and turned it over to green fanatics at EPA.

Now they’re forecasting 100,000 years out

01/27/2009

AGW climate modelers started with doom forecasts for this century. Then yesterday NOAA came out with an AGW climate model doom forecast for the next 1,000 years. Now some scientists have come out with an AGW climate model doom forecast for the next 100,000 years:

“According to a simulation of planetary warming trends, failure to drastically cut greenhouse gas pollution within the next half century could choke Earth’s oceans for the next 100,000 years.” “Climate Change Could Choke Oceans for 100,000 Years

What’s next, a million-year doom forecast? The hubris of AGW climate modelers is truly amazing.

"It would basically kill the industry"

01/27/2009

“Automakers said Monday that they were working toward President Obama’s goal of reducing fuel consumption, but rapid imposition of stricter emissions standards could force them to drastically cut production of larger, more profitable vehicles, adding to their financial duress. …

The announcement came as General Motors and Chrysler are borrowing billions of dollars from the government to avoid bankruptcy, and as Toyota prepares to report its first operating loss in 70 years. Shortly after the president spoke, General Motors said it would cut 2,000 jobs at plants in Michigan and Ohio because of slow sales.

The California regulations, if enacted today, “would basically kill the industry,” said David E. Cole, chairman of the Center for Automotive Research, an independent research organization in Ann Arbor, Mich. “It would have a devastating effect on everybody, and not just the domestics.”” “Detroit Calls Emissions Proposals Too Strict

Obama, Congress abdicate to EPA eco-zealots

01/27/2009

In 2007 Congress passed a law dictating a national CAFE standard of 35 mpg. It’s a crazy standard which is bankrupting Detroit and curtailing freedom of vehicle choice and which will accomplish nothing climatically since CO2 is a trivial player in the climate game. All pain for no gain.

Now Obama and Congress are allowing bureaucrat eco-zealots at EPA to “reconsider” California’s request for a waiver from that crazy standard and to impose an even crazier standard which many other states will immediately copy, leading to a new national standard dictated by EPA, not the people through their elected representatives in Congress.

How much longer will the American people allow their freedoms and pocketbooks to be raided by crazy eco-zealots in the name of fighting a non-existent phantom menace? The planet is in a decade-long cooling phase but still the zealots persist in their global warming doom fantasy. Congress and Obama have abdicated their responsibility and turned it over to green fanatics at EPA.

We're all doomed — NOAA

01/27/2009

Aren’t you getting tired of this continual drumbeat of crap, paid for by your tax dollars?:

“A new scientific study led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reaches a powerful conclusion about the climate change caused by future increases of carbon dioxide: to a large extent, there’s no going back.” “New Study Shows Climate Change Largely Irreversible

Climate modelers get $140M pork — your tax dollars at work

01/26/2009

“President Barack Obama’s trillion dollar stimulus plan, has morphed into an appropriations bill devoid of debate. The process forgoes any pretense of targeting unemployed people and resources.

For instance, the bill reads “Provided further, That not less than $140,000,000 shall be available for climate data modeling.” This raises the question of how many unemployed climate modelers are out there pounding the pavement.

When presented with that question, last Friday, Pat Michaels, former president of the American Association of State Climatologists stated “I don’t know one unemployed modeler.”

Whether or not another $140,000,000 for climate data modeling is a good idea, it is hard to see an immediate, economy-stimulating impact from this item.

What’s the rush? Maybe they need to get all their modeling done before another cool year highlights how bad the models are.” “Stimulus plan: non-existent unemployed climate modelers get $140 million

Eliminate DOE

01/26/2009

“Thirty one years ago the Department of Energy (DOE) was established during the Carter Administration. They currently have 16,000 federal employees, and approximately 100,000 contract employees. Their proposed budget is up 4.7% from 2008. No one seems to know why the DOE was founded. The reason given 31 years ago was “to lessen our dependence on foreign oil”. Instituted on 8/4/77, the DOE is asking for 25.2 billion in discretionary funding in the US annual budget for 2009.” “Eliminate DOE for Deficit Reduction

Joe's right

01/26/2009

“Greenwire has a long lead story (subscription required) in today’s edition by Daniel Cusick about the plans of the Navajo Nation to build three huge new coal-fired power plants totaling 5,300 megawatts in order to exploit their enormous coal resources. These new plants could supply enough electricity for approximately four million homes in the rapidly growing cities of the Southwest.

In an interview accompanying the story, Navajo President Joe Shirley, Jr., responded to a question about whether he was concerned about all the greenhouse gas emissions that these plants would produce by saying:

“That’s a resource that was put there by the Creator for us to use. … To have the Creator bring that about, and then to say, ‘Hey, we don’t want that,’ I don’t think that’s right. We need to develop it.”” “Navajo Nation Steps Up to Supply America’s Energy Needs