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Mayors Impatient for Climate Action

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Posted on May 16, 2007

Representatives from 30 major cities around the world are meeting in New York at the invitation of Michael Bloomberg and former President Clinton to discuss methods of combating global warming. Bloomberg said city leaders will have to fill the “void” caused by national governments’ failure to act.


Los Angeles Times:

Mayors and leaders from more than 30 major cities are participating in the conference, hosted by New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and former President Clinton, to exchange ideas.

“We cannot sit around and watch our environment deteriorate and put this world in jeopardy,” Bloomberg said. “The public wants action, and if you have a void, the mayors are going to fill that void.”

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By Douglas Chalmers, May 17, 2007 at 6:04 am Link to this comment

#70481 by E Vero on 5/16 at 7:10 pm: “...Okay, let’s do this again. Here’s a video…‘The Great Global Warming Swindle’ (2007) on Google Video…’


Okay, let’s NOT do this again….......

The first half was disappointing as they strove to make their point sometimes less than honestly. The rest was much more like science and they did put forward some interesting concepts.

I will agree, though, that there is far too much blind acceptance already of the CO2 side of the argument as well as an “everything is the fault of global warming” new ignorant attitude. Every hot day and every storm are now alarming people unnecessarily.

It was disappointing that one remark in the film was that we and everything else alive on this Earth are made of CO2. Humans exchange gases including CO2 by breathing but that is very different from trees and other plant life which convert CO2 into cellular growth.

Another fallacy was that the coal miners strike in Britain had any effect on the environment. Despite their profligate use of coal then, Britain is only one small country and that would have been as irrelevant as the rest of the CO2 arguments at least.

What I did find interesting was the emphasis n the influence of the Sun. We do live within its “atmosphere” but again they seemed to ignore the role of the Earth’s magnetosphere which also has a significant effect on the solar wind. It is another important “atmosphere in which we live.

Overall, I thought that there was as much bias and inconclusive assumptions in the film as there was in the previous climate change agendas. That could partly be because of the film makers, though. It was interesting, however, that they pointed out a number of issues as regards government funding for research.

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By E vero, May 16, 2007 at 11:29 pm Link to this comment
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correction:

I DO believe in global warming - that part is indisputable. The earth is warming up. What is in dispute is what is causing the rise in temperature. The swindlers say that it is human activity that is causing the rise in temperature. The scientists say that solar activity is causing the rise in temperature.

Who cares, you may ask? Well, you ought to care if the billions spent to supposedly curb global warming (a bootless enterprise) could instead be effectively used to combat/clean up toxins, fight disease, stop pollution, research alternative energy sources, etc. Yes, we do have to get away from gas/oil, but the “global warming swindle” is being used to make sure that third-world countries stay in the third world and don’t get to compete (say, by using their own supplies of fossil fuels).

Go ahead and call me a “nut” etc. I love your ad hominem attacks - it’s what people use when they have no substantive arguments.

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By E Vero, May 16, 2007 at 8:10 pm Link to this comment
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Okay, let’s do this again. Here’s a video to watch:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4499562022478442170&q=the+great+...

You’ll be shocked to learn that global warming appears to be due to magnetic activity on the sun. Other planets are warming, too, and they have no humans or animals to cause any problems. Ice core samples show that temperature increases precede carbon dioxide increases by about 800 years—so the correlation between carbon dioxide increases and a rise global temperature is just that, a correlation. As any intro stat book will tell you, correlation does not mean causation. Most of the global-warming crowd cite data from, at most, the last one hundred years. We aren’t even as warm as we were in the middle ages; in the 1970s there was a scare going around about us entering a new ice age!

As others have pointed out, global warming is the perfect globalist cause celebre—pollution knows no national boundaries, taxes can be levied at will, and heavy regulations are needed to reign in our carbon emisssions! Panic, man! In reality, carbon dioxide is less than one percent of our atmosphere, and human-made carbon emissions are a small fraction of that.

I really HATE that I seem to be agreeing with Georgie Porgie (back when he refused to sign the Kyoto agreement), but there you are.

Here’s a good article to read; it mentions what financial stake Al Gore has in us all believing in global warming.

http://www.lewrockwell.com/miller/miller21.html

WRH just posted a link to this article, which looks good, too:

http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Blogs&Content;...

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