Saturday, April 26, 2008

Bush, Gingrich taking up climate change scepter

Change course? Bush has always backed this stupid BS. He’s proving he’s as dumb as his political enemies have claimed. Or maybe he’s really smart and is planning to jump on the profit bandwagon. I saw a commercial the other day with Newt Gingrich backing this tripe (with Nancy Pelosi) and almost swallowed my tongue!

Bush prepares global warming initiative - - Breaking News, Political News & National Security News - The Washington Times:

President Bush is poised to change course and announce as early as this week that he wants Congress to pass a bill to combat global warming, and will lay out principles for what that should include.

Specifics of the policy are still being fiercely debated, but Bush administration officials have told Republicans in Congress that they feel pressure to act now because they fear a coming regulatory nightmare. It would be the first time Mr. Bush has called for statutory authority on the subject.

We've seen how GWB has proven he's on the profiteering bandwagon, when it comes to this climate alarmism nonsense. Now, he's proving that he can still beat Al Gore, even at his own scam. - Junk Science: Bush Beats Gore on Climate? - Opinion:

In the very same week that Gore launched a $300 million public relations campaign to convince Americans that "together we can solve the climate crisis," prominent climate alarmist Tom Wigley essentially endorsed President Bush’s approach to global warming while criticizing that of Gore’s co-Nobelist, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC.

In an article entitled "Dangerous Assumptions" published in Nature on April 3, Wigley writes that the technology challenge presented by the goal of stabilizing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations "has been seriously underestimated by the IPCC, diverting attention from policies that could directly stimulate technological innovation."

Wigley, even though he is a lead author of the most recent IPCC report, describes that document as relying on "unrealistic" and "unachievable" CO2 emissions scenarios — even for the present decade. For the period 2000-2010, the IPCC assumes that energy and fossil fuel efficiency is increasing.

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