Archive | April, 2008

Global Warming: The Left's Latest War on the Family

Procreation is killing the planet, and traditional religion is to blame, Global-Warming cultists insist.First the industrial revolution had to go. Then it was to the wall with oil company executives, those malignant Carbon Interests. Next, SUVs were declared enemies of the planet. Now, the left’s attention has shifted back to its perennial targets — large families […]

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The Real Cost of Tackling Climate Change

An opinion piece by Steven F. Hayward for the Wall Street Journal, April 28th: The usual chorus of environmentalists and editorial writers has chimed in to attack President Bush’s recent speech on climate change. In his address of April 23, he put forth a goal of stopping the growth of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by the […]

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More Global Warming Fear-Mongering

    Turning-up the rhetorical volume has become a more frequent tactic of global warming advocates trying to capture the attention of a skeptical public.  The longer their theories are subjected to public scrutiny, the closer their predictions come to being unfulfilled and the more scientific data that comes to light debunking some of their […]

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Rush to Biofuels Leaves a World of Emptier Plates

In early 2007, two University of Minnesota economists forecast that biofuels would sharply increase food prices by 2020, leading to a steep rise in the number of empty bellies in the world. How wrong they were. Soaring rates of hunger didn’t take a generation. It took a year. The president of the World Bank recently […]

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Earth Day Remembered

The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970. It was created by founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. senator from Wisconsin.  This year Earth Day will officially be celebrated on Tuesday, April 22, although many events are planned beyond that one day. It is estimated that 1 billion people will come together across the globe to focus on steps […]

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Natural Gas for Power May Mean Sharp Hikes in Utility Bils

The move away from coal-fired power generation in favor of wind and solar power is already impacting energy costs. Xcel Energy estimates Minnesota’s renewable energy mandates will lead to an average household electric bill increase of $300 to $400 per year. Adding to the cost problem is an increasing reliance on natural gas for electric […]

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Abdicating Minnesota’s Authority to California in the Name of Global Warming

Minnesota legislators concerned with reducing automotive emissions of greenhouse gasses have devised a drastic plan. Evidently, state lawmakers don’t trust themselves to establish pollution standards for Minnesota, because the bill they’ve crafted abdicates that authority to the California Air Resources Board (CARB).  CARB is a division of the California Environmental Protection Agency and consists of […]

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George W. Gore

Having betrayed Republicans on all other key issues from education to immigration, the announcement that George W. Bush intends to introduce global warming legislation should come as no surprise. The Washington Times on Monday reports that, “President Bush is poised to change course and announce as early as this week that he wants Congress to […]

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MCMAP Charts a Blind Course to Economic Hardship

Two independent studies announced in a press conference today find serious fault with a set of climate change mitigation policy recommendations being used by Minnesota legislators to craft economic, energy and pollution control policies. The Minnesota Climate Change Advisory Group (MCCAG) partnered with the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) produced recommendations aimed at reducing greenhouse […]

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California's Energy Efficiency Measures Not Implementable on a National Scale

As the United States tries to reduce emissions and become more energy independent, energy efficiency will likely play a major part in achieving these goals. But should the government be incentivizing consumers to lead more efficient lifestyles? During today’s OnPoint, Thomas Tanton, a fellow in environmental studies at the Pacific Research Institute discusses his new […]

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Turner Admits Goal of Global Warming Evangelists is Depopulation

In a wide-ranging hour-long interview on PBS, CNN Founder and billionaire environmental extremist Ted Turner let the cat out of the bag on the real goal of climate change extremists – depopulation.  Pro-life activists who have attended UN environment meetings where such issues were discussed have often been the subject of ridicule and derision for […]

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How Governors Keep State Legislators Out of the Loop

The debate about global warming is over, say environmental activists. Now comes the hard task of developing a national global warming policy. To use nightmare scenarios to forge national policies the activists have decided to circumvent the outgoing Bush administration – and more to the point, Congress – and get state governors to follow their […]

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