March 29, 2009

And another thing

What a day...

There is a near religious fervour around man made global warming.  The hysteria is echoed in the MSM and the current administration.  It was yanked from the hands of scientists to a political movement, then scientific opposition was censored.   It took awhile for scientists to  have the bullocks to shout "Hey, we have data that disproves this." It took longer for this voice to find its place in the new media.  This prompted muddying the waters by the 'Global Warming' being re-christened as 'Climate Change.'   Now the UN has all but stated this is about money.  

This appears to be taken from the ideas of agenda driven James Hansen.

"A rising carbon price is essential to “decarbonize” the economy, i.e., to move the nation toward the era beyond fossil fuels. The most effective way to achieve this is a carbon tax (on oil, gas, and coal) at the well-head or port of entry. The tax will then appropriately affect all products and activities that use fossil fuels. The public’s near-term, mid-term, and long-term lifestyle choices will be affected by knowledge that the carbon tax rate will be rising.
The public will support the tax if it is returned to them, equal shares on a per capita basis (half shares for children up to a maximum of two child-shares per family), deposited monthly in bank accounts. No large bureaucracy is needed. A person reducing his carbon footprint more than average makes money. A person with large cars and a big house will pay a tax much higher than the dividend."

This same Hansen apparently prefers scientists under him be censored.

Al Gore created this industry and has a vested interest in collecting back his investment.


Tina said...

So, because we're vegetarians and we require only 1/16th of the energy it takes to feed a meat-eater, we get money?

And because you walk & I drive less than 5 miles to & from work, and our kids use public transportation, we get money?

Yeah, I'll believe that when the check clears in the bank.

In the meantime, I refuse to use spiral lightbulbs with mercury in them. I'll stick with the incandescents, thank you. The freebie ones they gave us already burnt out anyway?!

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

China is the big rub here. The greenhouse gasses that will be burgeoning from that rapidly growing economic engine are likely to dwarf any of the changes that we, as a society, could and/or should be making. Inconveniently.