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CEO'S Call for Action on Global Warming

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posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 07:59 AM
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The CEO'S of 10 major corporations have called for immediate federal action to deal with global warming. The group, which calls itself the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, includes the chief executives of Alcoa, BP America, DuPont, Caterpillar, General Electric, Lehman Brothers, PG&E, PNM Resources, FPL Group and Duke Energy, as well as representatives from four leading environmental groups. They say that voluntary efforts are inadequate to do the job and that the White House inaction needs to be counteracted by congress.
 



www.emagazine.com
Top CEOs Call for Federal Action on Climate Change
January 27, 2007
Reporting by Roddy Scheer

The chief executives of 10 major U.S. corporations have joined together to call for immediate federal action to combat human-induced global warming, saying that voluntary efforts are inadequate to do the job. The group, which calls itself the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, includes the chief executives of Alcoa, BP America, DuPont, Caterpillar, General Electric, Lehman Brothers, PG&E, PNM Resources, FPL Group and Duke Energy, as well as representatives from four leading environmental groups.

In the face of White House unwillingness to address climate change through the regulatory process, the group is urging Congress to set up an economy-wide cap-and-trade system—whereby the government would set limits on the total amount of emissions of the greenhouse gases contributing to global warming and companies would be able to buy and sell the right to pollute accordingly. The executives reported that to be effective, any such legislation must cut emissions of greenhouse gases by 10 percent below today's levels within a decade and at least 60 percent by 2050.

Fred Krupp, president of the nonprofit Environmental Defense and a member of the alliance, referred to the executives' support as "a game changer" in the climate change debate. "We are asking Congress not to wait for a new administration or the next presidential debates,” he said.


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Just look at who is who on this list of CEO'S... Alcoa, BP America, DuPont, Caterpillar, General Electric, Lehman Brothers, PG&E, PNM Resources, FPL Group and Duke Energy... not exactly bleeding heart liberal types, more than likely conservative Republicans and bush backers. So tell me what do they know that all these deniers on here don't? Well for one they are pragmatists as opposed to ideologues... and if these people, who more than anyone pay attention to the bottom line feel that we have a problem here and...need I repeat AND are calling for governmental regulations... something is up.

I originally posted this info on the 'Global Warming Debate Turns Ugly" but the more I thought about it, I realized it needs its own thread.

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posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 05:01 PM
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They want their global tax. Global tax, another step towards global government. Anyone notice a big hype of global warming recently?



posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 05:06 PM
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Anyone notice a big hype of global warming recently?


Yes, it is because the denial industry that has been operated by Exxon has finally been exposed to the world and they have backed off.

The flood gates have opened and it is about time.



posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 05:10 PM
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Why does everyone single out the "exxon research" as self serving but all the "good and honest" research is obviously true even though all of IT is financed by the new commuinists in the Green movement and socialists all over the world?

It's all bunk...



posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 05:11 PM
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Vitchilo, yes I have noticed the hype. I suspect it may be a distraction mechanism to keep us from investigating the new war we're starting.



President Bush and his new military chiefs have been saying for nearly a month that they would "surge" an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq, in a last, grand push to quell the violence in Baghdad and in Anbar Province. But a new study by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office says the real troop increase could be as high as 48,000 -- more than double the number the President initially said.


Defense Tech

Secondly, these companies would want to feed the distraction because they're going to make a lot of money in this new war.

Or perhaps the CEOs of these companies have children and they've realized that they're killing them before they even have a chance?

Just speculating...



posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 05:15 PM
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Actually do not think that this big CEOs has a change of hart and wants to become "greenies"


The same way they are all in the news by corporative name . . . to look like they are doing something

Behind our backs they have the most powerful lobbyist on their pay role. . . occurs you will never see the actual names links to them but that is how they have many philanthropic causes to hide under.



posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 05:24 PM
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While I'm glad that they're working towards actions, I can't believe that their aim is 2050... is it that hard to change??

Oh, right.. Profits. Gotta squeeze out as many pennies as we can before we give up on something....



posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 05:28 PM
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IT is financed by the new commuinists in the Green movement and socialists all over the world?


Care to back that up that nonsense with some links?
Here's mine. www.abovetopsecret.com...

Ask yourself if something is funded by a "green movement" is it a conflict of interest like it is when Exxon is funneling money into skeptic groups?
Do "new commuinists in the Green movement and socialists" stand to lose billions of dollars if people continue to spew garbage into the atmosphere?

Blaming "the commies" for Global Warming research?



posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 05:36 PM
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Vitchilo, yes I have noticed the hype. I suspect it may be a distraction mechanism to keep us from investigating the new war we're starting.


I'd agree but I noticed something else happening.
Nearly 800 government scientist are accusing the White House of downplaying GW. Most have not heard about this because they story has been buried. Instead an advertising campaign gone bad is the headline on every news organization.



posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 06:11 PM
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You should really be a stand up comic Gatordone... you have yet to say anything that could possibly be taken seriously, muchless said with a straight face.



posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 06:24 PM
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Tax man cometh, to pay for war and more.

The piper will collect, regardless of who is running the circus in DC. I guess they don't teach much about economics in public school or this generation would know they will all pay dearly for their father's sins, whether it be for war, pollution, disease, etc.


Republican Debt Since 1966:
$6,408,637,000, 000 78.16%

Democrat Debt Since 1966:
$1,790,704,000,000 21.84%

Bipartisan Total Since 1966:
$8,199,341,000,000

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Dont' expect the corporatocracy to pay, we the sheeple have chose to embrace record debts, and insane fiscal policies.... and soon we the sheeple will be fleeced. There's no free lunch...

2006 Personal Savings Drop to 74-Yr. Low AP

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posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 06:34 PM
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Pay taxes for ill concieved wars and tax cuts for the already wealthy or pay taxes to help the environment... oh decisions decisions... I just can't make up my mind.

Yeah right.



posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 06:47 PM
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Too late to decide to not pay for war, the tab is $500 billion and growing.

Meanwhile, war is not climate friendly either and any climate tax will likely be used to fuel the military-industrial complex. In the end we always pay through price inflation, taxes and loss of liberty. Don't vote cons and crooks into office is a start....

Worrying about climate tax while our pockets are being picked? We won't have anything left to tax by the time it gets around to saving the planet.


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posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 07:18 PM
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Originally posted by Regenmacher
Don't vote cons and crooks into office is a start....


Amen to that!!!

Unfortunately, I get the sense many actually like their cons and crooks in office.



posted on Feb, 2 2007 @ 08:20 AM
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Originally posted by loam

Originally posted by Regenmacher
Don't vote cons and crooks into office is a start....


Amen to that!!!

Unfortunately, I get the sense many actually like their cons and crooks in office.


At least we know where they are then.




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