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#10775 of 10913 Full Court Press
Nov 30, 2012 (1:25 pm)
Obama and the msm have really started their full court press on GW. In the wake of Sandy (never let a crisis go to waste) there is some sort of major scare story about GW every night on the national news. All to take advantage of Sandy. Get ready for those $1,000 a month utility bills next year and a further crack down on fossil fuels.
#10776 of 10913 Environmental Ignorance
Nov 30, 2012 (4:04 pm)
Here are 3 case studies in California on just how stupid environmentalist can be.
For a lot of very good reasons, California’s environmental regulators have earned a reputation for being, well, crappy to the rest of us. Three ongoing California regulatory battles over poop reinforce their already well-deserved reputation.
Sewage treatment plants are located at the low point of local geography — the coast in California — because it’s much cheaper to let the sewage flow by gravity to the plant than it is to pump it uphill to an inland plant. In Morro Bay, the commission’s staff, on its own, found a site about one mile from the coast, then decreed that site to be the superior location for wastewater treatment. It is recommending the commission force the city to build the plant there.
If the eco-bureaucrats prevail, they will turn the three-year project into a 10-year one and raise its cost from $60 million to $90 million. They will also saddle Morro Bay’s 10,000 residents with higher bills, since it takes a lot of money — and burns a lot of carbon fuel — to pump sewage uphill. This fact seems to be lost on the commission’s staff, which claims it wants to move infrastructure off the coast not for aesthetic reasons, but because of sea level rise caused by global warming — which in turn is caused, we’re told, by burning a lot of carbon fuel.
#10777 of 10913 U.N. Global Warming Conference
Dec 09, 2012 (1:46 pm)
Another big flop, thank goodness. Nothing accomplished but a lot of lavish spending and hand wringing. One of the good things about the U.S. going broke is that the U.N. would probably have to disband.
#10778 of 10913 Re: U.N. Global Warming Conference [houdini1]
Dec 09, 2012 (8:05 pm)
Let's hope that is one of our FIRST defaults is on the UN. What a useless bunch of humanity. And the whole GW thing has been a hoax perpetrated to generate cash from the USA. Who is now beyond Broke. If the planet gets warmer we deal with it. Some will like it some won't. Big Deal. If CA were to become Tropical I would love IT. I am tired of this desert like weather with not enough rain to grow anything but cactus.
#10779 of 10913 Re: U.N. Global Warming Conference [gagrice]
by steve_ HOST
Dec 10, 2012 (9:23 am)
You could move back closer to the Mississippi. (CS Monitor)
#10780 of 10913 Re: U.N. Global Warming Conference [steve_]
Dec 10, 2012 (9:47 am)
I don't think the most avid denier, will deny Climate Changes. Just pointing the finger at man and trying to extort money to mitigate the possible damage, is what I disagree with. I am sure if Al Gore was around during the Ice Age he would use that to make his millions. The whole GW cult is filled with Flim Flam artists. Leeches on our society that will do anything to get out of honest work.
The droughts from 1930-40 in some parts of the USA were far more severe than the current drought. What negative can we put on using up the Ogallala Aquifer to produce Corn? That has to be part of the current problem. And that is caused by the same Eco Wonks that want to blame it on my SUV.
#10781 of 10913 Re: U.N. Global Warming Conference [gagrice]
by steve_ HOST
Dec 10, 2012 (10:12 am)
Good analogy; the Dust Bowl was caused by "natural" drought and man (poor farming practices causing soil erosion to occur much faster than it would under "natural" conditions).
Now we've spent a lot of dollars on extension agents and education in the US and soil erosion control has been the result, even though the problem still costs us billions a year. (news.cornell.edu) But I'm sure people in the heartland figure extension agents are leeches and clover seed companies are flim flam artists.
#10782 of 10913 Re: U.N. Global Warming Conference [steve_]
Dec 10, 2012 (1:23 pm)
Around the world, soil is being swept and washed away 10 to 40 times faster than it is being replenished, destroying cropland the size of Indiana every year, reports a new Cornell University study.
"Soil erosion is second only to population growth as the biggest environmental problem the world faces," said David Pimentel, professor of ecology at Cornell. "Yet, the problem, which is growing ever more critical, is being ignored because who gets excited about dirt?"
I agree with Pimental. He is also the professor that warned US about Corn Ethanol being a big loser. No mention of GW being a problem on a scale with over population and erosion. Or clear cutting forest to grow crops for fuel. All results of alternative energy at any cost.
#10783 of 10913 Re: U.N. Global Warming Conference [gagrice]
by steve_ HOST
Dec 10, 2012 (2:44 pm)
Keep reining in population growth and some of the other problems should mitigate some.
The forests are dying off from beetles and borers. Parts of Colorado are still on fire here in December, in part due to standing dead trees caused by beetle infestation, and GW has had a role in that. (redorbit.com)
Emerald ash borers are attacking the forests up here, but milder winters would hasten their decline even without the bugs (helium.com).
#10784 of 10913 Re: U.N. Global Warming Conference [steve_]
Dec 10, 2012 (3:04 pm)
We have some kind of beetle killing our oak trees in So CA. You cannot take deadwood off forest land for fear it will spread the bugs. And our weather has been below normal for several years. In spite of the lying sacks of you know what at the NWS. Daily the RAWS station very close to me reports temps at least 10 degrees warmer than it actually is. As an example it is currently reporting 76 degrees actual temperature is 63 degrees. Naturally the over paid scientists gathering all that information assume what they get is correct. All LIES. They live in a different world if they think it is getting warmer all over the globe. Check your own RAWS site against the local ambient temperature.