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Bush Administration Says Human Climate Role Now Clear

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posted on Feb, 2 2007 @ 05:09 PM
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Bush Administration Says Human Climate Role Now Clear

Feb. 2 (Bloomberg) -- The human role in climate change is no longer debatable, U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman said today, while he defended the president's policy of addressing the issue without mandatory greenhouse gas limits.

Bodman and other Bush administration officials were responding to a report from a United Nations panel that concluded it is more than 90 percent certain the Earth is warming because of carbon dioxide that is released by burning fossil fuels. The report, released today in Paris, predicted rising sea levels, increased storms and more droughts and floods.

``Human activity is contributing to changes in the Earth's climate,'' Bodman said at a press conference in Washington. ``That issue is no longer up for debate.''

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Global warming debate shifts to costs BusinessWeek

Boxer has offered one of the most aggressive approaches to dealing with climate change, envisioning an 80 percent cut in emissions by midcentury. McCain and Obama are co-sponsors of a bill aimed to cut emissions by two-thirds by that time.

No one has yet analyzed the cost of such emission cuts in higher gasoline prices, higher electricity bills and a shift in wealth among different industries, or on jobs as energy production moves away from fossil fuels to other energy sources and technologies aimed to cut energy use.

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Cleantech is coming, may our kids breath easier in the future.

"We must stop stealing from our children and we must stop now," Jane Goodall.

[edit on 2-2-2007 by Regenmacher]




posted on Feb, 2 2007 @ 06:44 PM
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1st of all Oil is not a fossil fuel. I believe oil occurs naturally in the earth, and the earth creates oil naturally. Therefore we will have an indefinate supply.

The theory of "Man-Made Global Warming" is completely bogus. The earth goes through cycles and this is just one of them.

If by chance Man causes Global Warming, then we should be able to stop it. They say it impossible to stop, so the chances of Man causing it in the first place is nil.

Global warming is a Enviro-Whackos best friend, along with communists, socialists and other anti-capitalists.



posted on Feb, 2 2007 @ 07:49 PM
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I suppose some even think Smokey Bear is an anti-capitalist communist...




Conservation movement

America had its own conservation movement in the 19th century, most often characterized by George Perkins Marsh, author of Man and Nature. The expedition into northwest Wyoming in 1871 led by F.V. Hayden and accompanied by photographer William Henry Jackson provided the imagery needed to dispel any rumors about the grandeur of the Yellowstone region, and resulted in the creation of Yellowstone National Park, the world's first, in 1872. Travels by later U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt through the region around Yellowstone provided the impetus for the creation of the Yellowstone Timberland Reserve in 1891. The largest section of the reserve was later renamed Shoshone National Forest, and it is the oldest National Forest in the U.S. But it was not until 1898 when German forester Dr. Carl A. Schenck, on the Biltmore Estate, and Cornell University founded the first two forestry schools, both run by Germans. Bernard Fernow, founder of the forestry schools at Cornell University and the University of Toronto, was originally from Prussia (Germany), and he honed his knowledge from Germans who pioneered forestry in India. He introduced Gifford Pinchot, the "father of American forestry," to Brandis and Ribbentrop in Europe. From these men, Pinchot learned the skills and legislative patterns he would later apply to America. Pinchot, in his memoir history Breaking New Ground, credited Brandis especially with helping to form America's conservation laws.

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Global Warming Puts 12 U.S. National Parks on the Endangered List

Endangered U.S. National Parks
According to the report, the 12 U.S. national parks at greatest risk are:

* Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico;
* Death Valley National Park, California;
* Glacier National Park, Montana;
* Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah and Arizona;
* Golden Gate National Recreation Area, California;
* Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming;
* Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado;
* Mount Rainier National Park, Washington state;
* North Cascades National Park, Washington state;
* Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado;
* Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho;
* Yosemite National Park, California.

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[edit on 2-2-2007 by Regenmacher]



posted on Feb, 2 2007 @ 08:09 PM
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Yes I agree that the earth goes through cycles but is many elements that contribute to the acceleration of these processes and humans do have the biggest impact in our environment today.



posted on Feb, 2 2007 @ 08:13 PM
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Kinda puts Teddy Roosevelt's memory to shame.



posted on Feb, 2 2007 @ 09:03 PM
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Originally posted by RRconservative
1st of all Oil is not a fossil fuel. I believe oil occurs naturally in the earth, and the earth creates oil naturally. Therefore we will have an indefinate supply.

The theory of "Man-Made Global Warming" is completely bogus. The earth goes through cycles and this is just one of them.

If by chance Man causes Global Warming, then we should be able to stop it. They say it impossible to stop, so the chances of Man causing it in the first place is nil.

Global warming is a Enviro-Whackos best friend, along with communists, socialists and other anti-capitalists.


I won't call you a fool but you do a good imitation of one.



posted on Feb, 2 2007 @ 09:18 PM
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Originally posted by RRconservative
Global warming is a Enviro-Whackos best friend, along with communists, socialists and other anti-capitalists.


:shk:

The Emperor's New Clothes

I have faith that most see statements like yours as nothing more than a feeble and sad attempt to deny the obvious.

But keep posting, please!
It helps eliminate any remaining credibility the nay-sayers might have had.





posted on Feb, 2 2007 @ 10:17 PM
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Originally posted by RRconservative
Global warming is a Enviro-Whackos best friend, along with communists, socialists and other anti-capitalists.

That's right, you let these enviro-fascists know that they can't use facts to intimidate Halliburton. Facts get in the way of good, hard working, financially struggling CEOs and keep them from making the hundreds of millions of dollars that only old white men truly know what to do with.

These commun-mentalists would deny America the right to exploit resources that God put here for our sole use. Would you deny God wishes? So by protecting the planet, you're not only being unamerican, you're being a heretic.

Besides, even if these hippies are correct in assuming that humans are slowly making the earth uninhabitable, it will be the poor third world populations that will suffer first, and last time I checked those aren't Americans. There'll be plenty of time to repair the damage before it hurts anyone that matters.




posted on Feb, 3 2007 @ 07:17 AM
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don't forget your chest waders RR and some good suncreen
its only a temperary thing and its all us liberals fault. ROTFLMAO !!!



posted on Feb, 3 2007 @ 11:38 AM
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It's liberal art fantasy. I spent an entire week in Western History from 1450, covering the period from 1710-1785, and not once was the steam engine or any coal power technology mentioned. Instead we talked about the tragic life of Marie Antoinete. LOL!

Global warming is just another cause. People spend half their life searching for the truth as history majors to find out how import coal and oil are and then become disgusted and gateful because no one told them. Whine whine whine.

Go climb back into your mother's womb if the air is 'to hard to breathe', or get a life.



posted on Feb, 3 2007 @ 03:50 PM
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Looks like some will have to move and become anti-GW cave hermits.



Meanwhile back in the real world:

Bush endorses climate study


Global Warming Shock Wave Awakens World Leaders

WASHINGTON, DC, February 2, 2007 (ENS) - This morning in Paris, hundreds of scientists from around the world released a report showing that global warming is accelerating, that human activity is responsible for this warming, and that it is likely irreversible for centuries, even if greenhouse gas emissions are stabilized.

The report, entitled "The Physical Science Basis: a Summary for Policymakers," was adopted in a line-by line review by the governments of 113 countries, including the United States.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.




[edit on 3-2-2007 by Regenmacher]



posted on Feb, 3 2007 @ 04:01 PM
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Originally posted by RRconservative
1st of all Oil is not a fossil fuel. I believe oil occurs naturally in the earth, and the earth creates oil naturally. Therefore we will have an indefinate supply.


Bzzt. Wrong. Synthetic Crude Oil has already been created that is chemically identicle to the real stuff. Only reason we aren't using it is because it takes more energy to make it than it's worth. Only reason Oil has a large energy density is because the energy was stored in that oil via Heat and Pressure for hundreds of thousands years.



The theory of "Man-Made Global Warming" is completely bogus. The earth goes through cycles and this is just one of them.


I guess you disagree with just about every Climate Scientist on the planet, and the IPCC is just a Socialist propaganda tool.
Of course you have to ignore that the IPCC report has to be cleared by 100% consensus, line-by line. Even the USA participated...



If by chance Man causes Global Warming, then we should be able to stop it. They say it impossible to stop, so the chances of Man causing it in the first place is nil.


Excuse me? You sir are completely ignorant about this subject. "They" say that if all emissions were to stop RIGHT NOW it would take Centuries for the warming trend to stop. That doesn't equate to an impossibility. You should take some basic Science courses. It will lead you in the proper path and will teach you to ignore FUD.



Global warming is a Enviro-Whackos best friend, along with communists, socialists and other anti-capitalists.


Name calling is the last resort of someone who knows they been beaten. First Tobacco, then Acid Rain, and Now Global Warming. Conservatives just can't seem to win in these things.



posted on Feb, 3 2007 @ 04:37 PM
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Geez guys, leave the poor kid alone
, he did enough damage to himself...

As for global warming my friend, its definately been accelerated by narrow-mindedness and apathy towards anyone but certain nations, race, political party, class, etc. Other creatures on this planet have become second or third class citizens, not to mention how our fellow humans are treated worldwide. We have to unite for the benefit of our people. Make decisions with the most integrity and goodwill not profit. Let everyone have a voice, children included. Earth could be a beautiful garden, but insted we drill holes in the ground, pollute, and extend the deserts forcing people and animals to move. It has come to a time when we must change our current standards and embrace life for what it really is: a great journey beginning with life and continuing for much longer as Spirit. As more humans awaken, we'll see changes for the betterment of all...See "Homo Noeticus."

www.wie.org...
www.raysender.com...
www.combat-diaries.co.uk...
www.crystalinks.com...
www.mediamessage.com...
www.letusreason.org...

I don't necessarily know if Homo Noeticus is real, but it seems to be what we have been experiencing with the Indigos/Crystals...

biggie smalls



posted on Feb, 3 2007 @ 05:38 PM
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Originally posted by Regenmacher



Bush Administration Says Human Climate Role Now Clear

Feb. 2 (Bloomberg) -- The human role in climate change is no longer debatable, U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman said today, while he defended the president's policy of addressing the issue without mandatory greenhouse gas limits.

Bodman and other Bush administration officials were responding to a report from a United Nations panel that concluded it is more than 90 percent certain the Earth is warming because of carbon dioxide that is released by burning fossil fuels. The report, released today in Paris, predicted rising sea levels, increased storms and more droughts and floods.

``Human activity is contributing to changes in the Earth's climate,'' Bodman said at a press conference in Washington. ``That issue is no longer up for debate.''

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.





The Key point here is in the official response :

"...the President's policy of addressing the issue without mandatory greenhouse gas limits."


sure there's some degree of responsibility of human activity & the current use of fossil fuels that is altering the climate...

but the rewards from the use of our fossil fuel burning infrastructure
has resulted a general uptrend, for all peoples in the world to experience a better standard of life & living,

And enacting standards which will make a future 'American-Dream' standard of life impossible for the peoples in Africa, Asia, China, India is not something the World can swallow...

Its my view that market forces, technology & science will work, in contrast to the ill-conceived notions of dramatically curbing fossil fuels, the gasses & pollutants inherent in energy production
...despite its drawbacks we have an energy infrastructure which gives us better living standards, also the means & ability to develop other, newer, alternative energy sources.







[edit on 3-2-2007 by St Udio]



posted on Feb, 3 2007 @ 07:14 PM
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Originally posted by St Udio

but the rewards from the use of our fossil fuel burning infrastructure
has resulted a general uptrend, for all peoples in the world to experience a better standard of life & living,


Yeah I know Udio, now we have to work on feasible solutions that don't sabotage the economy and at the same time reduce the impact of climate change.

That will be the real battle...



posted on Feb, 3 2007 @ 07:22 PM
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The thing is... if we decided as a nation that it was in our best interest to go as green as possible and develop as many alternatives as possible including massive public transportation, go solar wherever it will work (and I have seen cozy solar houses on the coast of Maine using 70's solar tech. so if it will work there...) convert houses, insulate, and do whatever we can to clean up the environment... in short do everything we can to be as energy conservative and environmentally consicous as possible... we would create such an economic boom just from the retrofitting alone to last most of the century.



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