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You know, the administration doesn't create laws right?
Your post makes no sense unless you were trying to make the claim that "real change" has happened under Obama because CO2 emissions were decreased.
Are you sure? I'm not that big a fan of the current administration but there does seem to have been a decrease in CO2 emissions.
And all of this obscured the fact that this pipeline would neither be a silver bullet for the economy, as was promised by some, nor the express lane to climate disaster proclaimed by others.
I mean NOAA and their European contemporaries were proven to be "adjusting" their data to match their goals
U.S. carbon dioxide emissions dropped slightly last year even as the economy grew, according to an initial estimate released yesterday by the Energy Information Administration.
The 1.3 percent drop in CO[-2] emissions marks the first time that U.S. pollution linked to global warming has declined in absolute terms since 2001 and the first time it has gone down since 1990 while the economy was thriving. Carbon dioxide emissions declined in both 2001 and 1991, in large part because of economic slowdowns during those years.
In 2006 the U.S. economy grew 3.3 percent, a fact President Bush touted yesterday as he hailed the government's "flash estimate" that the country's carbon dioxide emissions dropped by 78 million metric tons last year.
"We are effectively confronting the important challenge of global climate change through regulations, public-private partnerships, incentives, and strong economic investment," Bush said in a statement. "New policies at the federal, state, and local levels -- such as my initiative to reduce by 20 percent our projected use of gasoline within 10 years -- promise even more progress." A number of factors helped reduce emissions last year, according to the government, including weather conditions that reduced heating and air-conditioning use, higher gasoline prices that caused consumers to conserve, and a greater overall reliance on natural gas.
Did you even read the chart you posted?
In particular, the decline from 2009 to 2013.
What curve are you talking about? What policies are you talking about that gave us this curve?
And where are they now? Growth is growth, right?
Where's the evidence that the drop in CO2 emissions is due to Obama's economic policies and not just to slow growth. When growth started to tick up, CO2 emissions started to rise.
Upon what are you basing those figures? GDP grew each year after 2009 it did not decline.
In 2009, the economy contracted 2.8% here's what happened next: 2.5% in 2010, 1.6% in 2011, 2.3% in 2012, 2.2% in 2013, and 2.4% in 2014.
I understand the connection between the economy and CO2 emissions. I stated that, explicitly.
So you had slow economic growth and as the economy ticked up some CO2 emissions increased. This has nothing to do with Obama policies.
Did I say that the previous administration (which I was no more enamored with than I am the present one) did nothing? Any reduction is good. I don't care who brings it about. The fact that the current admin has had to deal with a hostile legislature hasn't helped, of course.
With Bush, you can say his policies helped reduce CO2 emissions because it occurred while the economy grew at a healthy 3.3%.
Again, your claim was that Obama policies had something to do with the reduction of CO2 emissions.
I don't see how you can make that claim. Did CO2 emissions keep pace with economic growth (which you claim was actually a decline)? Your source doesn't say that.
So Obama policies didn't do anything as it pertains to CO2 emissions as you claimed.
I neither claimed that the President is great or that his administration lowered CO2 emissions.
Your claim was just false and the Great Hussein and his administration had nothing to do with CO2 emissions dropping.
Are you sure? Was it due to policy decisions?
Bush had a big drop in CO2 emissions and this was in the face of an economy that was growing at 3.3%.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration released new numbers this week on U.S. carbon dioxide emissions from energy sources, and it turns out that our surprising 1.3 percent emissions decrease in 2006 was, indeed, a fluke caused by a milder winter and summer.
Carbon dioxide emissions from energy sources increased a total of 1.6 percent last year, or 96 million metric tons. To give this number some perspective, it’s as if we added 14 million more cars to the road. Alexandra Kougentakis points out that this “single largest year-over-year increase since Bush took office.”