The Lord's in charge; all things work together for the best for them who love God.Also fall back on Tom Landry:
"I don't worry about things I cannot control."My tranquility is disturbed over Barack's emphasis on climate change. "The Multi-Generational Financial Rape Act" stipulates expenditure of
"$400 million for global-warming research and another $2.4 billion for carbon-capture demonstration projects."?!
Man's effect on global warming is less significant than celebrity Mario Lopez' effect on world peace.
Who? What? Exactly.
Back to the quote. It said "billion": $2.4 billion to be spent on snake oil. It's bad enough our nation is going down via the folly of Keynesian economic theory, but now we will spend billions (!!) on climate change snake oil?! I am wicked ticked. Our embrace of the Keynesian economic stupidity (how much proof * do we require before rejecting that fluff?) and climate change snake oil is ... so ... outrageous, I cannot find words to convey
the magnosity of the stuprissity.
Russian scientists reject the very idea that carbon dioxide may be responsible for global warming.[...]
“The Kyoto theorists have put the cart before the horse,” says renowned Russian geographer Andrei Kapitsa. “It is global warming that triggers higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, not the other way round.”
Russian researchers made this discovery while studying ice cores recovered from the depth of 3.5 kilometres in Antarctica. Analysis of ancient ice and air bubbles trapped inside revealed the composition of the atmosphere and air temperature going back as far as 400,000 years.
“We found that the level of CO2 had fluctuated greatly over the period but at any given time increases in air temperature preceded higher concentrations of CO2,” says academician Kapitsa, who worked in Antarctica for many years. Russian studies showed that throughout history, CO2 levels in the air rose 500 to 600 years after the climate warmed up. Therefore, higher concentrations of greenhouse gases registered today are the result, not the cause, of global warming.
Critics of the CO2 role in climate change point out that water vapours are a far more potent factor in creating the greenhouse effect as their concentration in the atmosphere is five to 10 times higher than that of CO2. “Even if all CO2 were removed from the earth atmosphere, global climate would not become any cooler,” says solar physicist Vladimir Bashkirtsev.[...]
“There were periods in the history of the Earth when CO2 levels were a million times higher than today, and life continued to evolve quite successfully,” agrees Vladimir Arutyunov of the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Chemical Physics.[...]
“The Kyoto Protocol is a huge waste of money,” says Dr. Sorokhtin. “The Earth’s atmosphere has built-in regulatory mechanisms that moderate climate changes. When temperatures rise, ocean water evaporation increases, denser clouds stop solar rays and surface temperatures decline.”
Academician Kapitsa denounced the Kyoto Protocol as “the biggest ever scientific fraud.”
A link filled treasure: James Hanson's former NASA Supervisor says Hanson's climate change claims are manure. Or something like that. I paraphrase!
*U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R-Minnesota, looks back on FDR's and Hoover's follies:
The entire FDR New Deal, inflation adjusted to modern day dollars, cost $500 Billion. "The Multi-Generational Economic Rape Bill" currently (ah says "currently") sits at $1.173 Trillion.
Yet, once elected, [Franklin] Roosevelt not only maintained [Herbert] Hoover's programs, he used them as a foundation for his titanic New Deal expenditures. He even expanded Hoover's failed housing program and launched the now-infamous mortgage giant Fannie Mae. And even in the face of a staggering 25 percent unemployment, FDR held fast to the big-government philosophy -- jobs programs, handouts, tax hikes -- and, as a result, presided over a decade of economic misery.
FDR's own treasury secretary, Henry Morgenthau, had to admit as much in 1939:"We are spending more than we have ever spent before, and it does not work. ... We have never made good on our promises. I say after eight years of this administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started. And an enormous debt to boot!"
Instead of pursuing the tragic economic policies of Hoover and FDR, we should follow the model of presidents who successfully met the economic challenges of their times and ushered in prosperity. In recent memory, Presidents John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan dramatically cut taxes to stimulate growth and create jobs -- and their policies succeeded.
When Jimmy Carter left office, the economy was slumping, unemployment was higher than today and inflation was in the double digits. Reagan's economic policy, which included massive tax cuts, reversed a worsening situation, and the economy surged on every level -- 17 million jobs were created, employee compensation increased, inflation was conquered and the longest peacetime boom in our history was born.
Keynes' way doesn't work. We are being disingenuous and foolish. We should stop now.
Related: Ben Stein is disconsolate.