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Obama Vows To Spend More On Green Projects

From CNS News:

Obama: Carbon ‘Eating Our Planet,’ ‘A Threat to Our Children’s Future’

By Fred Lucas | Thurs October 11, 2012

(CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama warned his supporters about the threat of global warming and vowed that more money to subsidize green energy firms would prevent it.

“By the way, yes, my plan will reduce the carbon pollution that is eating our planet because climate change is not a hoax,” Obama said at a campaign rally at the Bank United Arena at the University of Miami. “More droughts and hurricanes and wildfires, that’s not a joke. That’s a threat to our children’s future, and we can do something about it.”

You see, it’s not a hoax because there have been droughts and hurricanes and wildfires. None of which ever happened before global warming.

Obama said that he planned to spend more money to subsidize green projects such as wind and solar if elected to a second term. Obama’s Republican opponent Mitt Romney has criticized him for spending $90 billion on green energy companies, many of which went into bankruptcy.

This week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee announced it is seeking information from the Department of Energy about a $400 million loan to Abound Solar, which recently filed for bankruptcy. Abound was the fifth stimulus-funded green energy firm and the third to file for bankruptcy after Solyndra and Beacon Power.

Obama vowed to pay for the subsidies by taking away tax breaks to oil companies

Of course, unlike green energy companies, oil companies actually do not get any subsidies. They get some of the same deductions that other manufacturers get. But even smaller deductions than most.

Obama said the United States should not fall behind the rest of the world in the green energy markets.

“I will not let China or anybody else win the race for clean energy technology,” Obama said. “I want to see that technology develop right here in Florida, right here in the United States of America, creating jobs right here." …

Meanwhile, we have this from one of Obama’s model countries, India, from Reuters:

India plans to relax rules for oil, gas licenses

by Nidhi Verma, Florence TanSun | October 14, 2012

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India plans to relax rules for oil and gas exploration licenses in time for the next bidding round, in a move to attract global companies.

"Before the next round (of exploration licensing) we would like to put in place a more investor friendly regime both for investment and from point of view of pricing," oil minister S. Jaipal Reddy said on Sunday…

India, the world’s fourth-biggest oil importer, wants to tap domestic supply to cut its ballooning import bill and widening budget deficit…

Apparently, we don’t have a budget deficit.

And we also have this from the UK’s Daily Mail:

Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released

By David Rose | 13 October 2012

The world stopped getting warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last week. The figures, which have triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of 1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global temperatures.

This means that the ‘plateau’ or ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same time as the previous period when temperatures rose, 1980 to 1996. Before that, temperatures had been stable or declining for about 40 years.

The new data, compiled from more than 3,000 measuring points on land and sea, was issued quietly on the internet, without any media fanfare, and, until today, it has not been reported

Some climate scientists, such as Professor Phil Jones, director of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, last week dismissed the significance of the plateau, saying that 15 or 16 years is too short a period from which to draw conclusions…

The regular data collected on global temperature is called Hadcrut 4, as it is jointly issued by the Met Office’s Hadley Centre and Prof Jones’s Climatic Research Unit…

So Mr. Jones is trying to discredit his own report.

Here are three not-so trivial questions you probably won’t find in your next pub quiz. First, how much warmer has the world become since a) 1880 and b) the beginning of 1997? And what has this got to do with your ever-increasing energy bill?

You may find the answers to the first two surprising. Since 1880, when reliable temperature records began to be kept across most of the globe, the world has warmed by about 0.75 degrees Celsius.

From the start of 1997 until August 2012, however, figures released last week show the answer is zero: the trend, derived from the aggregate data collected from more than 3,000 worldwide measuring points, has been flat.

Not that there has been any coverage in the media, which usually reports climate issues assiduously, since the figures were quietly release online with no accompanying press release – unlike six months ago when they showed a slight warming trend.

The answer to the third question is perhaps the most familiar. Your bills are going up, at least in part, because of the array of ‘green’ subsidies being provided to the renewable energy industry, chiefly wind

Hence the significance of those first two answers. Global industrialisation over the past 130 years has made relatively little difference…

Professor Phil Jones, director of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, who found himself at the centre of the ‘Climategate’ scandal over leaked emails three years ago, would not normally be expected to agree with [this]. Yet on two important points, he did.

The data does suggest a plateau, he admitted, and without a major El Nino event – the sudden, dramatic warming of the southern Pacific which takes place unpredictably and always has a huge effect on global weather – ‘it could go on for a while’.

[But] he insisted that 15 or 16 years is not a significant period: pauses of such length had always been expected, he said.

Yet in 2009, when the plateau was already becoming apparent and being discussed by scientists, he told a colleague in one of the Climategate emails: ‘Bottom line: the “no upward trend” has to continue for a total of 15 years before we get worried.’

Oh, come on. You don’t expect these scientists to be consistent, do you?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Monday, October 15th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Obama Vows To Spend More On Green Projects”

  1. GetBackJack

    Uh … I’m made out of carbon. The people on this marvelous website are made out of carbon.

    Does this mean carbon haters are made out of … something else?

    Are we dealing with sulfuric-acid based aliens?

  2. Petronius

    1. Nerobama: “carbon pollution that is eating our planet because climate change is not a hoax.”

    2. Met Office’s Hadley Centre (Hadcrut 4 data): “the trend, derived from the aggregate data collected from more than 3,000 worldwide measuring points, has been flat.”

    So what’s going on inside his head?

    There are two possibilities.

    Either “global warming” or “climate change” (or whatever) is a deliberate hoax and pretense for him to carry on politics-by-other-means. Or he actually believes it because his ideology blinds him to the facts.

    Which is worse? A deliberate deception or ideological blindness?

    If he is using climate change as an excuse to steal our money and shut down American industry and destroy our economic prosperity, then we can at least take some small comfort in the knowledge that he understands what he is doing.

    But if, on the other hand, he really believes this “stuff” (as Jumpin’ Joe Biden would call it) then he has lost touch with reality and America is in dire straits indeed.

    I would rather fall into the hands of a criminal than be ruled by the delusions of an ideological madman.

  3. Right of the People

    It seems to me that the answer to this dilemma is to vote this walking, talking sphincter out. Nobamma, no problem. We need to get adults in charge again. I like Romney’s talk of slashing unnecessary department’s budgets. After he defunds Big Bird and his posse I hope he goes after the Departments of the Interior, Housing, Health and Human Services, Education, the EPA and the IRS.

  4. canary

    Obama has contributed to the destruction of the earth more than U.S. President in history’ the effects not yet reaching their peak. The Arab Burning.

    The Atlantic Wire: Our Allies May Be Arming the Next Osama bin Laden

    “The opposition groups that are receiving the most of the lethal aid are exactly the ones we don’t want to have it,” a U.S. official says.

    http://www.theatlanticwire.com.....den/57944/

    Saudi Arabia doesn’t want an Arab spring. Worse than Obama bowing to the King is trusting him for even a second.

  5. The “Slims”?????

    These are the “Last Days of Barack Obama” and the Party of Food Stamps!

    http://hillbuzz.org/doom-antid.....2-10132012




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