June 3, 2008 — budsimmons
About That Global Warming Bill….
By Ben Lieberman
The Heritage Foundation | 6/3/2008
On June 2, the United States Senate will begin debate on America’s Climate Security Act (S. 2191), sponsored by Senators Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) and John Warner (R-VA). The Lieberman-Warner bill (LW) would restrict energy use to combat global warming. Like global warming itself, the bill has been the subject of considerable hype and little hard-nosed analysis. For this reason, there are several myths about it that need to be dispelled. Continue reading
May 31, 2008 — budsimmons
Food Report Critical of Biofuels
A new report out today on the worldwide food shortage castigates the west and especially the United States for their biofuels policies which the report says has exacerbated the crisis without much of a savings in crude oil:
“The energy security, environmental and economic benefits of biofuels production based on agricultural commodity feed stocks are at best modest, and sometimes even negative,” says the report, Continue reading
May 21, 2008 — budsimmons
‘Grantsmanship’ Distorts Global Warming Science
By Jerome J. Schmitt
Almost every day another species of plant or animal is “discovered” to be threatened by global warming. I read a new report concerning moose in Scandinavia that are unexpectedly “threatened” despite what researchers admit is a growing population. Penguins are in danger from loss of Antarctic ice even though the Antarctic ice-cap is known to be growing with colder temperatures recorded in the southern hemisphere in recent years according to NASA. Fortunately for these species — which hitherto managed to survive and thrive on their own for hundreds of thousands or millions of years — intrepid 21st Century researchers have arrived on the scene with Al Gore Continue reading
By Ben Lieberman
The Heritage Foundation | 5/8/2008
There are risks to global warming policy as well as risks to global warming, and although the former could be costlier than the latter, they are often neglected in climate change debate. While it may seem far-fetched to some that responding to the “climate crisis” could do more harm than good, it is in fact already happening. Consider the biofuels mandate, which is contributing to the very global warming problems it was designed to prevent. Continue reading
April 29, 2008 — budsimmons
Global Warming: The Left’s Latest War on the Family
By Don Feder
GrassTopsUSA.com | 4/29/2008
Procreation is killing the planet, and traditional religion is to blame, Global-Warming cultists insist.
First the industrial revolution had to go. Then it was to the wall with oil company executives, those malignant Carbon Interests. Next, SUVs were declared enemies of the planet.
Now, the left’s attention has shifted back to its perennial targets – large families and “patriarchal” religion.
In a commentary in the April 21st edition of USA TODAY (”Might our religion be killing us?”), Oliver “Buzz” Thomas quotes the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — a tool of the global village idiots at the United Nations — to the effect that Global Warming, caused by CO2 emissions, will lead to “drought, starvation and species extinction.” Continue reading
April 25, 2008 — budsimmons
04.25.08 Briefing • Steve Elliott, Grassfire.org • Subscribe here • RSS
Ethanol, Food Shortages and the Real Cost of Climate Alarmism
As Americans go to the grocery story and discover rising food prices on the shelves, we have to thank in part Climate Alarmism. The push to turn our food into fuel has played a role in the rise of food prices here in the U.S. and globally. And it’s only going to get worse as American farmers respond to the federal mandate and more and more of our farmland is committed to fuel and not food. With global reports of riots, Continue reading
April 8, 2008 — budsimmons
Another post from guest blogger Rick Neale of Florida Today, from the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando:
William Gray, the well-known Colorado State University hurricane forecaster, routinely uses the annual National Hurricane Conference as a platform to bash global warming. In a statement to Florida Today, Gray argued that the scientific consensus on global warming is bogus — and “a mild form of McCarthyism has developed toward those scientists who do not agree” that mankind is in danger. Continue reading