by CalWatchdog Staff | April 16, 2013 11:06 am
April 16, 2013
By John Seiler
AB 32 officially is the “Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.” It coerces sharp cuts in greenhouse gas emissions in California to 1990 levels by 2020.
Now that the latest evidence keeps showing there is no global warming, do you think Gov. Jerry Brown will suspend it, as the law allows? Or that the Legislature might repeal it?
Of course not. AB 32 now is part of the political landscape in California, with vast constituencies depending on its maintenance. “Green” industries get a push from it. And environmentalist special interests get a warm, fuzzy feeling inside when they contemplate destroying “dirty” industries and the jobs that go with them.
I’m not kidding. Remember back in 2010 the “Dirty Energy” epithet thrown at the Texas oil companies that bankrolled Proposition 23, which would have suspended AB 32 until unemployment dropped?
To keep the money rolling to the special interests, “global warming” even has been stuffed down the Orwellian Memory Hole, to be replaced with “climate change.” So every time it rains becomes an excuse for increasing government, taxes and subsidies to favored groups and “green” businesses.
Here’s the latest from Reuters:
“Scientists are struggling to explain a slowdown in climate change that has exposed gaps in their understanding and defies a rise in global greenhouse gas emissions.
“Often focused on century-long trends, most climate models failed to predict that the temperature rise would slow, starting around 2000. Scientists are now intent on figuring out the causes and determining whether the respite will be brief or a more lasting phenomenon.”
The “cause” wasn’t due to the climate, but to their crummy computer “models.” It’s the old story of computer programming: garbage in, garbage out.
A “science” that still can’t predict tomorrow’s weather advertised that it could predict the weather decades in the future.
“Getting this right is essential for the short and long-term planning of governments and businesses ranging from energy to construction, from agriculture to insurance. Many scientists say they expect a revival of warming in coming years.”
But they’ve been so wrong in the past, why should we believe them now?
“Some experts say their trust in climate science has declined because of the many uncertainties. The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) had to correct a 2007 report that exaggerated the pace of melt of the Himalayan glaciers and wrongly said they could all vanish by 2035.”
This is another reason to revive the old conservative slogan: Get the U.S. out of the U.N., and the U.N. out of the U.S.
Did you know that U.N. bureaucrats don’t have to pay any income taxes? That knowledge should hurt after yesterday’s painful reckoning with our own IRS/Stasi tax gougers.
The U.N. freeloaders are a major element in the “global warming” scare, a good scam for them to enjoy lucullan lifestyles tax-free.
It’s time to uncover the sham. There’s no “global warming.” The government bureaucrats promoting it to their own profit all should be fired.
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