Say what you want about Dr. James Hansen of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, but even the proverbial stopped watch is right twice a day. Looks like Dr. Hansen finally has one correct idea, at least as far as the usefulness of cap and trade is concerned. We wonder if this is the result of shock therapy.
Speaking at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club he had the following to say:
The system, in which companies buy and sell permits to produce greenhouse gases, is a “half-baked” and “half-assed” way to deal with global warming, Hansen said.
His comments Tuesday were typically blunt. Cap and trade, he said, does little to cut emissions. But it does enrich the trading desks of banks, who have a new market to explore.
“Why do you want big banks in this problem?” Hansen asked. “Why should they be making money? Every cent they make is coming out of the public’s hide. And they add absolutely nothing. What you want is a system which is very simple and makes things cleaner.”
No, he didn’t do a 180 degree flip on global warming, but at least he gets the idea that the cap and trade system is a ripoff and basically doesn’t do much except ripoff the general public and make bankers fat, AKA: Bend forward in the name of Gaia. At least him making these statements is one step in the right direction.
It also appears he neglected to mention that no matter how it’s administered, cap and trade is a glorified tax that greedy states like California will grab under the pretense of saving us all from global warming and then misuse it on other “half-assed” schemes.
The best part of this is he said it all in front of California Governor Jerry Brown who’s no doubt salivating at getting California’s hooks into that money. Jerry just loves cap and trade. What greedy government official wouldn’t?
Source: SF Gate
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California’s bullet train to nowhere will continue to suck massive quantities of tax dollars and ruin farms in the Central Valley courtesy of a ruling yesterday (11/16/2012) by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Tim Frawley.
According to Judge Frawley per the San Jose Mercury News article
Sacramento Superior Court Judge Tim Frawley said at the end of a closely watched three-hour hearing that the 520-mile rail line was so unprecedented in size that he alone could not stop it now.
Yes that is correct. Somewhere in some unknown civil code on perhaps some other planet the is something that says a judge cannot rule to stop something because it is “so unprecedented in size.”
Yes, the Judge was appointed by liberal Democrat Gray Davis, who was such a turkey he was recalled and replaced by the Governator, who we wonder about too after he signed California’s other turkey AB32, California’s own little cap and trade fiasco.
We sincerely hope the farmer’s do not give up and appeal this all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States if need be.
The only place the bullet train is going is off the fiscal cliff. Meanwhile, we wonder; is the Judge is related to William Frawley?
Source: The San Jose Mercury News
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This should be titled “A big car for a big hypocrite.” Why? Because Arnold Schwarzenegger’s hypocrisy evidently knows no bounds.
When he was the Governator (evidently he must have thought this was an acting job), he stuck the citizens of California with what is known as Assembly Bill 32: the Global Warming Solutions Act. A nefarious plan to suck money out of the bank accounts of California citizens and businesses via a cap and trade program. You can click the link above and read for yourself.
The end result will be that if you buy anything in California the price will be going up as when the price of gas and diesel rises, so does everything else as it’s all delivered by truck. You can bet CARB will be costing the refineries and trucking companies a lot of money buying carbon credits and making them file a 50 page report, in triplicate, every time someone farts at work.
Let’s not forget this isn’t going to be good for the job market in California either. If price of goods and doing business goes up businesses will have less of those dollars to spend on hiring and expansion. This, in our humble opinion , could also drive even more business out-of-state and cause more bankruptcies.
Meanwhile, after screwing everyone in the state, what does the Hypocriteanator do? Oh, he buys a huge Mercedes Unimog! A gas hog par excellence, that should probably have its very own cap and trade program set up. A little research shows that on Unimog forums most claim to get about 15-16 miles per gallon. Certainly not in Prius territory. Not to mention they’re diesels, emitting soot, another no-no for the do-gooder greentard crowd. Let’s not forget Arnold likes to fly private jets all the time, too. Spewing out more of that carbon he’s so ‘worried’ about.
As such, we are awarding Arnold the one-fingered CO2 Insanity salute for Hypocrite of the Month.
Source: The Daily Mail
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It appears us deniers or skeptics were right. People like the Goracle, Pachauri, Hansen and others of the warmer persuasion have been passing off BS as scientific fact. It appears the gullible, all over the globe have been falling for it, too! We won’t hold our breath waiting for anyone to snap back into reality. We’re sure the BS will continue and the idiots at the EPA will continue to use Global Warming as a tool to get their way, regardless if it’s based upon reality or not. California, no doubt will continue to implement the AB32 law that creates a carbon trading fiasco. After all, it’s really about the money, not pollution. Read all the sordid details at the source below.
Source: American Thinker
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Well, in spite of all the BS, lies and numerous climate conferences, it seems no one wants to contribute to the UN’s Climate-Change Initiative.
A fund to help channel $100 billion in climate-change aid annually to developing nations should encourage private financing instead of counting mostly on money from cash-strapped industrialized countries, Bloomberg New Energy Finance said.
Private financing? I thought sucker countries around the world were jumping to squander tax-dollars so the UN can play uncle redistribution and send that money to countries that need it like African dictatorships and rich countries like Saudi Arabia that don’t need it to begin with.
Last year, a UN panel with members such as billionaire George Soros, chairman and founder of Soros Fund Management LLC in New York, and Larry Summers, former director of U.S. President Barack Obama’s National Economic Council, said it would be “challenging but feasible” to raise at least $65 billion by taxing foreign-exchange transactions and auctioning pollution permits.
It turns out it is a challenge that not many will accept, thus making it unfeasible to say the least.
Nations won’t participate in such proposals, Liebreich said in the report. “There is simply no point in advocating global taxes on shipping, aviation and financial transactions, and/or a global carbon price, where there is zero chance of these being adopted in the current political cycle — possibly ever,” he said.
So let’s see if the big players in the climate change scam will donate some of their own dollars. People like Al Gore, George Soros, Maurice Strong and other loudmouth’s should immediately send their millions and billions to the United Nations so they can save the planet.
Meanwhile I’ll wait for President Obama to switch to the Republican Party. Something that has about as much chance of happening. More CO2 Insanity.
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The above video is from Koozzoo News and rips apart the Australian carbon tax being pushed by Prime Minister Julia Gillard and global warming in general.
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This is an interesting video about the shenanigans that go on at CARB under the liberal guise of protecting us, which should be better known by most as fraud. Watch how they are destroying the California economy and killing jobs. I can’t wait until there are no taxpayers left after everyone flees over-regulated and over-taxed California for other states or countries.
California definitely has an over abundance of CO2 Insanity. It starts in Sacramento and spreads it evil tentacales throughout the whole crazy state.
If you want to read more on this go to http://www.killcarb.org
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