After years of global warming and climate change fear mongering by eco-groups and their gullible media and partisan political accomplices, science and economics are more and more often proving the “climate skeptics” right. Government climate regulations and rich subsidies promoting fanciful climate controls are proving to be unnecessary government meddling and spending with serious negative economic impacts.
Here are some recent challenges to the sanctimonious climate campaigns:
• For Pres. Obama’s second term, three of his key cabinet climate campaigners are resigning – Lisa Jackson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator; Ken Salazar, U.S. Dept. of the Interior Secretary and Stephen Chu, U.S. Dept. of Energy Secretary;
• The New York Times newspaper has closed its “environmental news desk” that reported daily on environmental issues;
• U.S. Courts have overturned the EPA bio-fuels mandates;
• Established under 2005 Kyoto Protocol initiatives, carbon cap-and-trade markets have reached a two-year low performance in the European Union (EU);
• Contrary to constant warmist predictions, record frigid snowfalls have occurred in the Northern Hemisphere in recent years;
• With Arctic ice retreating, polar bear populations have steadily increased over the last 40 years;
• Long one of the most radical voices for action against climate change, NASA’s James Hansen has conceded that global temperatures have been steady (not risen) over the last decade;
• The longstanding climate hysteric and United Nations (UN), IPCC Head Rajendra Pachauri acknowledges the global warming has been at a “standstill” in recent decades;
• With failing global interest in climate change regulations limiting greenhouse gases, 190 nations represented in the latest UN global warming climate summit in Doha, Qatar failed to negotiate a replacement for the Kyoto Protocol expiration in 2012;
• Early adopters of the Kyoto Protocol global warming initiatives in the EU have been tangled in economic austerity for years. And, their rush to green renewable energies has caused an “energy austerity” as their slip back into economic recession.
Progressive climate control activism, myopic renewable energy mandates and their partisan political opportunists have willingly placed global prosperity at risk. Such risks would be irresponsible during good economic times, and contributory negligence in today’s struggling global economies.
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