Worm Turning on Global Warming Mandates

Amid scandal and “science” that has been proven false, global warming mandates are beginning to fall under their own weight.

Arizona’s Governor has issued an Executive Order pulling out of a multi-state effort to regulate “greenhouse gas emissions.” The Western Climate Initiative was a powerful coalition including seven states and four Canadian Provinces.

The action by Arizona shows how the popularity of these expensive, job-killing mandates is falling.

“…she [Arizona Governor Brewer] made it clear in an executive order that Arizona will not endorse the emission-control plan or any program that could raise costs for consumers and businesses.”

As other states back away from costly global warming mandates, the danger grows that a Wisconsin global warming bill could make us unable to attract new jobs.  The more states that pass global warming laws like the one Wisconsin is considering, the better states like Arizona look to growing businesses.

Serious About Global Warming? Encourage Nuclear in Wisconsin

WUI Executive Director Bob Seitz called out Wisconsin global warming activists in an interview with WisPolitics.com.

“If the goal is to have carbon-free generation, then the only real solution is nuclear energy. If the goal is clean energy, the solution is still nuclear energy. If it’s jobs, it really is nuclear energy for export,” Seitz says in a new WisPolitics interview.

Seitz said the group supports real changes to the state’s limits on the construction of new nuclear power plants. Still, he said any suggestion the climate change will actually loosen those limits is off base.

Seitz said after sitting through 16 hours of public hearings on the bill, he suspects the provision was crafted intentionally to ensure no real change to the limits on building a new nuclear power plant in Wisconsin. If it was done mistakenly, it should be fixed, he said.

“It’s a new moratorium or an old moratorium,” Seitz claims. “This is why people are cynical about their government.”

You can click at the bottom of the article to hear the whole interview.

Scientists Retreat as Global Warming Bill Pushed in Wisconsin

Supporters of Wisconsin global warming legislation are pushing away on their bill to save glaciers and rainforests from catastrophe.

Meanwhile, the “experts” who sounded the alarm about these catastrophes have been forced to admit many of those predictions were based on magazine articles and offhand comments rather than science.

Following the “Climategate” scandal in which scientists appear to have been working together to discredit anyone who disagreed, so many accepted “facts” have been exposed as meritless that a respected international newspaper is calling for the head of the IPCC, the International Panel on Climate Change (the United Nations “Experts”), to step down:

 January 31 London Telegraph: We need facts, not spin, in the climate debate”

“In its zeal to persuade the world of the catastrophic consequences of man-made global warming, the IPCC has lost both its objectivity and the trust of the public. That is one of the main reasons why we, along with our sister newspaper The Daily Telegraph, believe that Rajendra Pachauri, the IPCC’s chairman, should step down.”

 This call comes after two weeks in which:

 –          Claims by the IPCC that 40% of Rainforests are threatened by man-made global warming have been debunked.

January 31 London Times:  UN Panel Shamed by Bogus Rainforest Claim”

 “A STARTLING report by the United Nations climate watchdog that global warming might wipe out 40% of the Amazon rainforest was based on an unsubstantiated claim by green campaigners who had little scientific expertise.”

 –          Claims that glaciers in the Alps are disappearing due to man-made global warming have been debunked.

January 30 London Telegraph:  UN Climate Change Panel Based Claims on Student’s Dissertation and Magazine Article”

 “The revelation will cause fresh embarrassment for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which had to issue a humiliating apology earlier this month over inaccurate statements about global warming.”

 –          Claims that Himalayan glaciers could disappear by 2035 have been debunked.

January 21 Christian Science Monitor:  Himalayan Glaciers Gone by 2035?  IPCC Mistaken”

“Scientists did not challenge the spurious date for years and some now warn that, in fact, our understanding about Himalayan glaciers rests on thin data.”

Our question:  With international action stalled in the face of scandal over the facts and US action unlikely this year, shouldn’t Wisconsin allow the science to be corrected before we act?

Climate Change Legislation

Attorneys are completing work on Wisconsin’s version of global warming legislation. The best way to limit increased cost to consumers, risk to investors and unintended consequences from the far-reaching legislation is to allow the committees with expertise in energy and utility issues the opportunity to ensure the utility related provisions are workable. Legislative leaders have charged one committee in each house to learn about utility issues and deal with all legislation related to utilities. Leaders deserve credit for establishing committees that can focus on specific issues. Now these leaders must use the system they developed to limit the cost and risk of global warming legislation.

Contact your representatives today, and tell them to send energy issues in the climate change legislation to the utility committes.   Please click here to send your message.

More Americans Believe Climate Change Natural

According to a Rasmussen Reports pollrelease today, Americans increasingly believe climate change is caused by planetary forces rather than human activity and increasingly oppose Waxman-Markey Cap and Trade legislation. 

Thirty-five percent (35%) of Americans favor the climate change bill intended to curb global warming that was passed by the House in June and is set for review by the Senate when it returns next week. Forty percent (40%) are opposed to it. However, the antis feel more strongly: Twenty-six percent (26%) Strongly Oppose the bill versus 10% who Strongly Favor it.

Forty-seven percent (47%) of U.S. voters say global warming is caused by long-term planetary trends rather than human activity.

However, the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 42% still blame human activity more for climate change, while five percent (5%) say there is some other reason.

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