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Scare Tactics From the White House! by The Elephant's Child
April 7, 2016, 5:56 pm
Filed under: Bureaucracy, Domestic Policy

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From The Guardian (U.K.) “Climate change threat to public health worse than polio, White House warns”Obama administration report details the diversity of risks and claims global warming is a far more challenging danger than polio virus in some cases.” My goodness. That 0.05% by the end of the century is certainly responsible for an amazing reign of terror. I usually turn the furnace down a lot more than that each night.

“Every American is vulnerable to the health impacts associated with climate change,” John Holdren, the White House science adviser, told reporters on Monday. “Some are more vulnerable than others,” he went on.

These included pregnant women, children, the elderly, outdoor workers, low-income people, immigrants, communities of color and those with disabilities or pre-existing medical conditions.

The diversity of risks – and vulnerable populations – made climate change a far more challenging threat to public health than even the polio epidemics in the past in some regards, said Vivek Murthy, the surgeon general.

Dr. Murthy added that polio was eradicated with a specific vaccine, but “Climate change is not like that. There is not one single source we can target.” Well, yes there is—it’s called the sun.

Governments will gather at the U.N on April 22 to formally sign on to Obama’s Paris Climate pact — which if everybody faithfully agreed in every aspect till the beginning of the next century would reduce world temperatures by approximately 0.05%. Congress is not about to sign on to any such treaty, but Obama is hoping to scare people into pushing Congress to agree with him.

Earlier researchers have called attention to the risks of heatwaves, air pollution and illnesses borne by insects such as mosquitoes under climate change as well as the declining nutritional value of food staples such as wheat and rice. Last year, scientists warned that extreme heat could make outdoor work perilous and parts of the Middle East uninhabitable.

Gina McCarthy,head of the EPA, says greenhouse gasses are a threat to the public so severe that the agency has a responsibility to regulate climate change-causing emissions.  The greenhouse gasses are what makes possible life on earth. The major greenhouse gas is water vapor. or clouds. CO2 is a tiny part of the atmosphere, and the slight increase is greening the globe. If you remember your high school biology, we breathe in the air, use the oxygen, and breathe out carbon dioxide. The plants use the CO2 as a natural fertilizer, and exhale the oxygen. It wouldn’t hurt a bit if we doubled the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. A greening world helps to feed a growing world.

The EPA is anxious to control our power supplies, bring down anything using fossil fuel (you must all buy electric cars) (oops, electric cars run on electricity mostly produced by fossil fuels) grab control of the nation’s water supplies right up to the drips from your downspouts. The diseases they claim are caused by global warming are asthma (doctors do not know the cause of asthma) and they blame mosquitos for malaria, especially in Africa, where they ban the use of DDT on the doorposts of huts—which would greatly reduce the prevalence of mosquitos. Ms. McCarthy, by the way, is not a scientist.

Fortunately, every now and then, some right-thinking idealist manages to tell the truth about what they’re really up to.

Climate Change affects not just hears and lungs, but also brains! That’s from a New Zealand paper. Visit Climate Depot for more: “Study: Heat kills 9,000 in USA and Cold Kills 144,000″



The Crusade Of Democrat Attorneys General To Stifle Dissent by The Elephant's Child

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You have perhaps noticed that Democrats (Liberals, Progressives) don’t like disagreement, and increasingly, they wish to impose their right-thinking convictions on the rest of us, by force of law if necessary.

A coalition of Democratic attorneys general in 16 states announced Tuesday an unprecedented campaign to pursue companies that challenge the catastrophic climate change narrative, raising concerns over free speech and the use of state authority to punish political foes.

Standing beside former Vice President Al Gore, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the state officials are committed to “working together on key climate-related initiatives,” including queries into whether fossil fuel companies like ExxonMobil have committed fraud by deceiving the public and shareholders about the impact of man-made carbon dioxide emissions. …

“The bottom line is simple: Climate change is real; it is a threat to all the people we represent,” Mr. Schneiderman said. “If there are companies, whether they’re utilities, whether they’re fossil fuel companies, committing fraud in an effort to maximize their short-term profits at the expense of the people we represent, we want to find out about it. We want to expose it and want to pursue them to the fullest extent of the law.”

Did you assume that it is merely a coincidence that the snowflakes in our colleges and universities need “safe spaces” to protect them from hearing anyone disagree with their right-thinking opinions. That’s why #Black Lives Matter, and activists from Ferguson and Baltimore are on campuses stirring up trouble. And that’s why they can’t bring themselves to tolerate speakers who do not hold correct opinions.

Climate Change is of course — real— the climate is always changing. We have hot summers and cool summers, hard winters and mild winters. We have had ice ages and warm periods like the Dark Ages from 600 to 900, followed by the Medieval Warming from 900 to 1300, which was followed by the Little Ice Age from 1300 to about 1850. From 1850 to 1940 there was a warming trend, and from 1940 till 1975 there was a cooling trend.

From 1976 to 1978 there was a warming spurt and from 1979 till the present it has been confusing because the surface thermometers indicated warming, but it was found that many were situated where concrete walls reflected heat, air-conditioner vents blew hot air, but  accurate satellite measurements have given us better datasets.

New York’s Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (pictured at top) is another right-thinking true believer who wants to use the force of law against those who hold incorrect ideas. Unfortunately Washington State’s Democrat Attorney General Bob Ferguson has signed on to the leftist crusade to use RICO laws ( meant for organized crime) to go after energy companies like Exxon Mobil for holding incorrect opinions. Embarrassing.

There has been no warming at all for 18 years and 10 months. None. The sun has gone quiet. If the Paris Climate Pact was fully implemented by all—it would reduce the temperature by 0.05º by the end of the century. We’ve survived the difference in temperature from a chilly rainy spring day till the next, when the sun breaks out. I suspect our descendants can handle it.



Catastrophic Global Warming? Don’t Make Me Laugh! by The Elephant's Child

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From Investors: Another Climate Alarmist Admits Real Motive Behind Warming Scare

“Fraud: While the global warming alarmists have done a good job of spreading fright, they haven’t been so good at hiding their real motivation. Yet another one has slipped up and revealed the catalyst driving the climate scare. …

Have doubts? then listen to the words of former United Nations climate official Ottmar Edenhofer:”

“One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with the environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole,” said Edenhofer, who co-chaired the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change working group on Mitigation of Climate Change from 2008 to 2015.

So what is the goal of environmental policy?

“We redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy,” said Edenhofer.

If you remember, I have several times quoted Christiana Figureres, executive secretary of the UN’s Framework Convention on Climate Change who said last year:

This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution,” she said in anticipation of last year’s Paris climate summit.

“This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model for the first time in human history.”

These are people who do not feel that they are making anything other than natural statements about the correct and true goals of all right-thinking people. We’ve run into those people before. It never ends well.



Actual Climate Change Pronouncements by The Elephant's Child

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Deep Thoughts About the Low Flow of Words by The Elephant's Child
April 7, 2016, 6:14 am
Filed under: Blogging, Crime, Domestic Policy | Tags: , ,

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As they say, it never rains but it pours. Plumbing problems. Think “pouring.” Yelp is all well and good, but the ones with good reviews are making appointments for next week or the week after. Went with the large company with multiple trucks out cruising around. Expensive. The words I might have written would not be calm and measured. I’ll think about it tomorrow. After all, tomorrow is another day.




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