Friday, 15 May 2009

All is not well in CO2 regulation land...

...manipulating and distorting scientific findings to suit the political agenda is one thing. Wrecking the economies of the developed world on the basis of CO2 as a poison is another. American voters are becoming aware that the rush to increase their taxes behind a smokescreen of climate emergency is a charade...From WattsupWithThat...
...a leaked memo from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) questions the EPA findings on CO2 being a “threat to human health”...The leaked internal memo, was marked “Attorney Client Privilege”.It has some strong language about the negative impact EPA regulation of CO2 would have on the U.S. economy.
“Making the decision to regulate CO2…is likely to have serious economic consequences for regulated entities throughout the U.S. economy, including small businesses and small communities...” A spokesman for OMB said...the brief is a “conglomeration of counsel we’ve received from various agencies” about the EPA finding, the conclusions of which would trigger regulation of greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act...
“In the absence of a strong statement of the standards being applied in this decision, there is concern that EPA is making a finding based on…’harm’ from substances that have no demonstrated direct health effects,” the memo says, adding that the “scientific data that purports to conclusively establish” that link was from outside EPA.
But here is the real kicker. There’s language in the memo that says there may be beneficial effects to increased CO2 rather than negative effects, and that man, as always, can quickly adapt:
“To the extent that climate change alters our environment, it will create incentives for innovation and adaption that mitigate the damages,” the memo reads. “The [EPA finding] should note this possibility[.] … It might be reasonable to conclude that Alaska will benefit from warmer winters for both health and economic reasons,” the authors note...
From the comments...Obama is intent upon getting at least the start of a regulatory structure in place, over as many aspects of our economic lives as possible...(the) agenda is all about control, seized urgently. Obama knows he has a limited window during which his “shock and awe” campaign is most likely to succeed. He will use that window, facts, science and law be damned......more here...
...and Quote for the day...‘90% of the last million years, the normal state of the Earth’s climate has been an ice age’...more from Geologist Dr David Deming, here...

3 comments:

Sly Fox said...

I saw your comment re every blogger linking and the collective voice being heard. Right on! It's slow going but you got my attention. Keep up the fight

Ayrdale said...

Good on yer mate...

MK said...

It's the same out here too, they desperately want to foist this shit upon us too. Just recently though, they've sorted of come to their senses, more people are waking up and the economic crisis will mean that people will lose even more jobs and they'll start wondering what all this is for.

Hussein's window is closing, fast. If he has any brains, he'll junk it before he looks like the fool he is.