Why enforce AB 32 when new studies show no global warming?

an inconvenient truth al gore posterApril 7, 2013

By Warren Duffy

Just a few years ago…

In 2005, then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proclaimed of the alleged threat of global warming, “I say the debate is over. . . . We know the science, we see the threat, and we know the time for action is now.”

Along with then-Assembly Speaker Fabio Nunez, Schwarzenegger drafted legislation that became AB 32, the  California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.

In 2006, former Vice President Al Gore produced “An Inconvenient Truth,” a documentary about global warming’s supposed threat. The subtitle in the advertisements punned, “A Global Warning.” It won an Academy Award and garnered a Nobel Peace Prize for Gore.

Turn the page to 2013, and the evidence shows that there has been no global warming. A recent headline in The Australian highlighted, “Twenty year hiatus in rising temperatures has climate scientists puzzled.” The sub-headline, “DEBATE about the reality of a two-decade pause in global warming and what it means has made its way from the sceptical fringe to the mainstream.” 

NASA report

A new NASA report reveals, “NASA’s Langley Research Center has collated data proving that ‘greenhouse gases’ actually block up to 95 percent of harmful solar rays from reaching our planet, thus reducing the heating impact of the sun.” This revelation debunks the greenhouse gas (GHG) theory about pesky carbon dioxide (CO2) trapping heat in the earth’s atmosphere, causing the planet to warm.

But AB 32 specifically was designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, a 25 percent reduction. The California Air Resources Board was tasked with implementing AB 32. Yet if the NASA report is correct, increasing such gases as carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide actually protected the planet from solar rays, reducing temperatures.

Despite these recent reports, the global-warming alarmism continues from some quarters.

The Daily Caller recently wrote that earthworms, of all things, are causing accelerated global warming. And you thought those wiggly little buggers simply aerated your garden soil. The report said, “Earthworms play an essential part in determining the greenhouse-gas balance of soils worldwide, and their influence is expected to grow over the next decades. They are thought to stimulate carbon sequestration in soil aggregates but also to increase emissions of the main greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide.”

(Wasn’t sequestration about Washington, D.C. budget economics?)

Despite the earthworms, the consensus lately is one of a 180-degree-turn against the popular notion of the threat of global warming. In March, The Economist published a lengthy article that concluded, “If climate scientists were credit rating agencies … climate sensitivity would be on negative watch — but not yet downgraded.”

If that is the case, have views changed in the U.S. and California governments?  Apparently not.

Carbon auction

CARB continues to move forward with yet another cap-and-trade carbon credit auction, scheduled for May 16, 2013.

In addition, any California businesses using vehicles such as trucks or buses now must comply with CARB’s latest emission standards.  The CARB police are in full force to make doing business in the state all pain and no gain.

At the federal level, President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union Address claimed the last 12 out of 15 years the planet had warmed. He issued an authoritarian warning, “If Congress won’t act to protect future generations — I will.  I will direct my cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take to reduce pollution, prepare our community for the consequences of climate change and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy.”

Although federal and state officials so far have not change their policies, one thing they have changed is their rhetoric. In his 2009 Inaugural Address, Obama attacked “the specter of a warming planet.”

But in his 2013 address, that has morphed into “the threat of climate change,” with no mention of global warming. The regulations and the budgets have to be justified somehow.

 

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  1. fish
    fish 7 April, 2013, 03:09

    sotto voce……..new revenue stream!

    Never was intended to be anything else!

    Wait…that’s not entirely correct. The symbolism also gives those who don’t understand the revenue aspects a chance to feel morally superior….and isn’t that really the most important thing!

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  2. Queen
    Queen 7 April, 2013, 08:41

    Yawn!

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  3. Brown delta trout
    Brown delta trout 7 April, 2013, 08:57

    Communist need a crisis to overthrow the American constitution and implement the master plan.

    Biden calls for ‘new world order’… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1AMYHHAXhI

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  4. Paul
    Paul 7 April, 2013, 09:39

    Because we live in Kommiefornia… Plain and simple!!! and they believe in Agenda 21 of the U.N……

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  5. fish
    fish 7 April, 2013, 09:53

    Biden calls for ‘new world order’

    Fortunately Biden is a reliable contrarian indicator. I’d be far more concerned if he was dead set against it!

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  6. Donkey
    Donkey 7 April, 2013, 10:22

    Fish is correct, but it is mostly about control, and who gets to live free, and who doesn’t. If you are in employ of the government you get freedom, if you are a private citizen you are controled. 🙂

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  7. The Africanized Swarm of Ted Steele System
    The Africanized Swarm of Ted Steele System 7 April, 2013, 16:05

    LOL— “new studies show no global warming”…….. CWD the last bastion of the dull-normal!

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  8. fish
    fish 7 April, 2013, 16:15

    lol The Africanized Flock of Chicago Park Pigeons and Community Organizers lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. Hondo
    Hondo 7 April, 2013, 17:04

    Facts don’t matter to the dems. They just call them raciest.
    Hondo…

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  10. Ulysses Uhaul
    Ulysses Uhaul 7 April, 2013, 21:25

    Who needs facts. We play Santa Claus and win elections. Doomer’s are a pitiful nuisance!

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  11. BobA
    BobA 8 April, 2013, 08:16

    Hondo:

    You’re stating the obvious. Facts have never mattered to democrats. The only facts they recognize are those that agree with their agenda. All others are summarily dismissed as a right-wing conspiracy.

    In other words, democrats never let the truth get in the way of what they believe. Global warming is as real to them as the voices in the head of some mentally ill person.

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  12. The Africanized Swarm of Ted Steele System
    The Africanized Swarm of Ted Steele System 8 April, 2013, 09:17

    There are no facts supporting man’s warming of the atmosphere. Well, except the overwhelming consensus of scientific thought.

    Poor Honda, not the sharpest tool in the box.

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  13. fish
    fish 8 April, 2013, 10:46

    LOL TEDDY loL!

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  14. Donkey
    Donkey 8 April, 2013, 10:51

    Hondo, if you don’t agree with the Dems on any subject, then your sole purpose in life it to kill the children, and mainly children of “color.” as if White is not a part of the spectrim. 🙂

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  15. Ronald Stein
    Ronald Stein 8 April, 2013, 13:16

    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, California only contributes about 1% to the World’s Green House gases.

    This CARB energy tax is certainly not going to reduce global warming as a 100% transition to bicycles and electric vehicles and shutting down all of our manufacturers of the transportation fuels will only reduce the World’s Green House gases by 1%.

    And for what? Is it worth throwing the California economy under the bus to achieve miniscule results that will not improve the world’s GHG’s?

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  16. The Africanized Swarm of Ted Steele System
    The Africanized Swarm of Ted Steele System 8 April, 2013, 13:22

    Duncey—BFF– Are you projecting again?

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  17. CalWatchdog
    CalWatchdog Author 8 April, 2013, 13:34

    Ted: Sorry, the latest numbers are in. No global warming the past 16 years:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2261577/Global-warming-stopped-16-years-ago-Met-Office-report-reveals-MoS-got-right-warming–deniers-now.html

    You haven’t been privy to all the new stuff.

    — John Seiler

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  18. The Africanized Swarm of Ted Steele System
    The Africanized Swarm of Ted Steele System 9 April, 2013, 07:35

    That rug tied the room together John.

    Wow– I guess it’s all settled then John. Phew. What a relief. Maybe now you can turn your attention to the Roswell aliens ™ and building 7 at the WTC? Thanks man.

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  19. fish
    fish 9 April, 2013, 10:36

    Wow– I guess it’s all settled then John. Phew. What a relief. Maybe now you can turn your attention to the Roswell aliens ™ and building 7 at the WTC? Thanks man.

    Ted doesn’t like having his firmly held beliefs challenged. Ted make sad face. 🙁

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  20. The Africanized Swarm of Ted Steele System
    The Africanized Swarm of Ted Steele System 9 April, 2013, 13:32

    My firmly held beliefs?

    No way man— that rug truly did tie the room together—- this aggression? This aggression will not stand….man.

    Think about it little fella.

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  21. fish
    fish 9 April, 2013, 14:18

    that rug truly did tie the room together…

    Well there’s no accounting for taste but tell you what you old Africanized Swarm of Whatever you want the rug….it’s yours gratis!

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  22. The Africanized Swarm of Ted Steele System
    The Africanized Swarm of Ted Steele System 9 April, 2013, 17:49

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzoooooom……….that was the inside joke wizzzzzing past you little buddy!

    God Bless Ya!

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  23. dltravers
    dltravers 9 April, 2013, 20:38

    You are really a piece of work. Does being a troll make you feel more powerfull? What is the point of all this banter of nothingness?

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  24. fish
    fish 10 April, 2013, 06:52

    No Teddy god bless you…..and all the other little personalities rattling around in your troubled little noggin…..Ulysses….Pack and Ship brave little soldier…pack and ship and who could forget poor Queeg?? Yes poor Queeg the tortured soul within your tortured soul “working his fingers to the bone moving bitter clingers to states with lower tax rates”! Just think of the psychological toll that takes on him see all those untaxed pennies, nickels and dimes leave the state without Darrel Steinbergs greasy fingerprints forever imprinted on them!

    The horror, sheer horror of it all!

    Buck up guys! Team Dem is going to fix things….gonna fix things good! Good times are just around the corner for ya!.

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  25. The Africanized Swarm of Ted Steele System
    The Africanized Swarm of Ted Steele System 10 April, 2013, 06:54

    dl travers–

    I think fish is doing the best he can, why don’t you leave him alone?

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  26. The Africanized Swarm of Ted Steele System
    The Africanized Swarm of Ted Steele System 10 April, 2013, 06:57

    fishlips–

    Are you one of those guys out here who think that all those guys are me? In violation of CWD rules? Multiple postings from dif computers?

    Hmmmm…seems kinda sorta like an elaborate hoax for a few mindless comments out here mixing it up with the end of the worlders, doesn’t it?

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  27. fish
    fish 10 April, 2013, 07:17

    fishlips…..LOL!!!!! LoL Teddy Lol.

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  28. Ted Steele, Navigator
    Ted Steele, Navigator 10 April, 2013, 11:20

    Fishlips–LOL!

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  29. Donkey
    Donkey 10 April, 2013, 13:32

    Teddy Steals, not funny, but the truth!! 🙂

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