Oct 14

Featuring Chris Horner, Dr. Patrick Michaels, Dr. Marlo Lewis, Bob Ferguson, Todd Wynn, and Not Evil, Just Wrong’s Ann McElhinney, Climate Chains is a new documentary by the Cascade Policy Institute that seeks to keep the sanity in the debate over cap and trade legislation:

One of the greatest threats to freedom and prosperity in America is climate change legislation. Federal and state governments are focused on passing legislation to reduce greenhouse gases, mainly carbon dioxide, emitted through the combustion of fossil fuels. This legislation is known to have profound effects on the livelihood and economic well-being of Americans. It is about more than just money and taxes; it’s about the massive erosion of the world’s standard of living.

Fortunately, America’s wealth and prosperity have made ours one of the cleanest environments in the world. But the fact that improved environmental quality goes hand-in-hand with economic prosperity is often overlooked. Both flourish when property rights are respected and the rule of law is enforced.

Because of both the lack of environmental benefits and the substantial costs associated with climate legislation, Cascade Policy Institute, in association with Victory Studios, is spearheading a video campaign to educate politicians and the American public about this important issue.

Climate Chains is a 22-minute documentary that exposes extreme environmentalism and the misguided pursuit of cap-and-trade legislation. Climate Chains not only explains the dangers of this legislation but offers an alternative to top-down regulation in the form of free market environmentalism.

Climate Chains from Climate Chains on Vimeo.

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Sep 01

The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes:

Health care isn’t the only destructive White House priority running into trouble in the Senate. Yesterday, Barbara Boxer (Marin County) and John Kerry (Nantucket) announced that Democrats won’t release their cap-and-trade bill next week as scheduled after all, but will instead postpone it for up to a month. It’s far too early to say that carbon tax and cap is dead, but mark this delay down as one more sign that it remains well short of 60 votes.

The House barely passed the Waxman-Markey climate bill in June, and only after weeks of arm-twisting and outright legislative bribery and at significant political cost to Blue Dog Democrats. The same tactics won’t be as effective in the upper chamber. In any case Ms. Boxer, Mr. Kerry and President Obama really have to convince Members of their own party, such as Kent Conrad (North Dakota), Jay Rockefeller (West Virginia) and Blanche Lincoln (Arkansas).

The latest delay is probably a submission to reality, which is a rare thing in the current political environment—and a major victory for the U.S. economy, at least for now.

A potential paradox here is that if cap and trade goes down in flames, it will be yet another political disaster for the Obama administration, and yet the unintended consequence may be that said failure will raise the odds of an economic recovery that Obama will shamelessly take credit for. But, the stain of the legislative failure will remain forever.

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Aug 25

Via my friend Todd Wynn at the Cascade Policy Institute:

Cascade Policy Institute has just released the trailer for their new documentary on cap and trade called, Climate in Chains.

The video features, Wynn, Chris Horner and Marlo Lewis, among others.

Cascade Policy also produced one of my favorite videos, Karma Neutral Offsets.

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Jul 01

Just posted this one, and here’s another.  This time, from the Portsmouth (New Hampsire) Herald:

The American Clean Energy and Security Act, otherwise known as the cap and trade bill, must surely be the ultimate expression of collective insanity thus far proposed by this administration.

How could it have come to this? I realize that most of the readers of this paper are fervent members of the Cult of Obama, but didn’t your mother tell you, if a salesman tries to force you into a sale by telling you that you must buy right now, it is probably a lie? Don’t read it, just sign! The world will end unless you sign right now! First, the bank bailout bill, then General Motors and now this. Sound familiar?

How have we come to be so arrogant as to believe we can control the weather? To believe the now proven fraudulent premise that the sun only has a small effect on the Earth’s temperature. Imagine that! To have swallowed the premise of anthological global warming — itself based on a manipulated computer-generated graph that omitted all critical data that would have resulted in its receiving a failing grade on a high school science test — that in itself is a pathetic testimony to the state of public knowledge. Garbage in and garbage out aptly describes the entire climate control fraud.

History majors may have noticed the conspicuous absence of the “mini ice age” or the “Medieval warming period” in Dr. James E. Hansen’s now infamous “hockey stick” graph of temperatures down through history he presented to Congress, and then Sen. Al Gore, in 1988. Probably would have seemed strange to the eighth through 10th century Vikings who settled and farmed Greenland where now only permafrost and moss grows.

In spite of the more than 4,000 reputable scientists who have gone on record to testify that the theory of (man-made) climate change is a hoax, it appears that our learned legislators will put aside common sense and pass this bill. If you do nothing else, please remember who voted for it, from either party, and vote them out in the next elections. I am convinced they are tainted beyond rehabilitation and must be replaced with legislators who value the welfare of the country above their own re-election. I suppose this might not seem important to you right now, but if you can, try to remember this rant this winter when your heating oil, gasoline and food prices go up to pay for the “carbon tax.”

While you are wallowing in all that Democratic Socialism, take a moment to remember who voted for it and how good it makes you feel to be paying more, much more, doing your part to cool the Earth. I know I will.

Dennis Karoleski
Portsmouth

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Jun 28

Straight from Planet Moron:

An ongoing series dedicated to vigorously monitoring emerging threats to The Consensus that global warming is real, caused by humans, and must be addressed at all costs. Because without consensus, scientific conclusions would remain vulnerable to new data.

Last night, the House passed the American Clean Energy Security (ACES) Act, a sweeping piece of climate legislation that will result in dramatically rising costs, increased joblessness, and a massive expansion of government control over our daily lives.

However, that’s the price we’re just going to have to pay if we want to get serious about global warming and believe that it is our moral obligation to reduce temperatures nine hundredths of one degree Fahrenheit.

That’s two years worth of warming!

Think of it.  Because of this bill, our children, and their children’s children, will be enjoying the cool sweet temperatures of 2048 even when it’s actually 2050!

It’s almost like they built a fantastical time machine.  Or, as Congressman G.K. Butterfield put it, the ACES act:

“…literally will save the planet.”

Given its importance, you probably feel badly that you didn’t take the time to carefully read the ACES act.

That’s okay.  No one did.

Also, it technically doesn’t exist.

But there’s a reason for that.  Did you ever read the ingredient label on pasteurized processed cheese product?

And did you still eat it?

That is why such things really are best left to the experts.  Well, not all the experts.  Some experts disagree with The Consensus, which makes no sense at all since there wouldn’t be a consensus if everyone didn’t agree.

That is why such disagreement must be carefully suppressed.

In fact, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that in order to pass the legislation, representatives had to bear up under overwhelming opposition from “entrenched agents of the status quo,” also known as “the constituents they represent” who rather like the entrenched status quo of having a job.

Don’t these people know Al Gore won a Tony.  Or something.

What can you do to help ensure that The Consensus remains unchallenged?

The next time someone mentions that they seem to recall reading somewhere that there is widespread and growing dissent among credible scientists regarding The Consensus and they are thinking of maybe looking into the matter with their congressman, take them aside and point out that there is overwhelming evidence that Michael Jackson just died. Madonna can’t stop crying! Justin Timberlake blogged about it! You can listen to the 911 call!

With any luck an attractive upper-class white woman will go missing when the Senate takes it up.

J.

Inappropriate Don’t forget, Consensus Watch gear will make you a pariah among your peers faster than a Sanford/Palin 2012 bumper sticker on a Hummer! We have an extensive line of “Stop raping the planet! You may, however, touch it inappropriately,” gear (coffee cup, bags, coasters, stickers, buttons), and the classic Consensus Watch coffee mug: “Consensus Watch Because without consensus, scientific conclusions would remain vulnerable to new data.

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Jun 26

Unabashed honesty from a Dem Kossack:

Wrong bill at the wrong time (0+ / 0-)

If Reid is smart, he will bury this bill.

Never try to pass an anti-global warming bill after the coldest year in a decade and never pass a tax increase in the middle of the worst recession in a generation.

The Democrats are going to need every dime of political capital they have to pass health care reform.

“I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.” – Will Rogers

by wayward on Fri Jun 26, 2009 at 05:43:17 PM PDT

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Jun 26

“Important bipartisan victory for the American people?” Or for “toxic” Al’s bank account? Of course, “important” doesn’t necessarily mean good. I’ve had many important things happen in my life that were definitely not good.

Earth Times reports:

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Leadership of the House, and Chairmen Waxman and Markey have, through their leadership, secured an important bipartisan victory for the American people.

The American Clean Energy Security (ACES) Act is one of the most important pieces of legislation Congress will ever pass. This comprehensive legislation will make meaningful reductions in global warming pollution, spur investment in clean energy technology, create jobs and reduce our reliance on foreign oil.

The next step is passage of this legislation by the Senate to help restore America’s leadership in the world and begin, at long last, to put in place a truly global solution to the climate crisis.

We are at an extraordinary moment, with an historic opportunity to confront one of the world’s most serious challenges. Our actions now will be remembered by this generation and all those to follow — in our own nation and others around the world.

About the Alliance for Climate Protection:

The Alliance for Climate Protection is educating the American people through scientific facts of the importance and urgency of adopting and implementing effective and comprehensive solutions to the climate crisis.

SOURCE Alliance for Climate Protection

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