Sunday, May 23, 2010
"Moving to a low-carbon economy must pro
tect the most vulnerable populations in the United
States, including low-income families that are particularly affected by volatility in energy prices.
If unchecked, the impact of climate change
will include widespread effects on health and welfare,including— increased outbreaks from waterborne diseases more droughts;diminished agricultural production severe storms and floods;
heat waves;wildfires; and a substantial rise in sea levels, due in part to — melting mountain glaciers ;shrinking sea ice; and thawing permafrost The most recent science indicates that the changes described in paragraph (11)(G) are occurring faster and with greater intensity than expected..." (Read the Bill here)
The above is from "TITLE VI—COMMUNITY PROTECTION FROM CLIMATE CHANGE
IMPACTS" section 2 of the American Power act-or as I like to call it the give more power to Washington act- the newest iteration of cap and tax being pushed by John Kerry in the Senate.
Whoever really wrote this nonsense is laying out the foundation for regulating carbon emissions in this country. However they once again rehash a litany of so called scientific evidence that has largely been discredited. what really glares at me is the term "Climate Change". Whatever happened to "Global Warming "? It's gone away because the left knows it doesn't exist.
I'll agree that evidence suggests that for some time in the 80's and early 90's temperatures were going up, but in recent time, we have seen record low temperatures all over the globe, as well as, snow and ice events in places where there is no memory of such things!
With that said consider this quote from "American Roundtable... " Most scientists do not believe human activities threaten to disrupt the Earth’s climate. More than 17,000 scientists have signed a petition circulated by the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine saying, in part, “there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.” (Go to www.oism.org for the complete petition and names of signers.) Surveys of climatologists show similar skepticism"...(read more here).
In fact there seems to be quite a bit of evidence that non of the imaginary climate change bogymen listed in the above mentioned section of the "American Power Act" will actually come to pass. What in the world are they trying to protect us from? Evidently nothing more than the Weather and that's been a constant since God created the world. Fact is it is the height of hubris to believe that such an infinitesimal creature as man has changed the climate of an entire world!
No I suspect that what this is all about is making more people dependent on the federal government-look at the mention of protecting low income folks from high energy prices-and increasing Washington's control over every aspect of the economy!!
I've said it before and I'll say it again, this country did not become great by central planning, this country became great from a very limited government,and private, and personal, initiative. I call upon any who read this to contact their congress man or woman and demand they vote against this misguided attempt to grow the power of the federal government!