By Steve Milloy, Breitbart.com
If he lives up to his campaign rhetoric, a President Donald Trump would be a nightmare for the Environmental Protection Agency, radical environmentalism and the mandate- and subsidy-dependent “green” energy racket.
I have paid close attention this campaign season to what every candidate has said about environmental issues. Almost all 17 of the Republican candidates strongly opposed Obama’s war on coal, the job-killing EPA, and global warming hysteria. But Trump has exhibited something else — unusually keen insight into and visceral dislike for green extremism, especially as inflicted upon us by the Obama administration.
On global warming, Trump has repeatedly stated or tweeted as follows:
- Global warming is a “hoax,” echoing the words of leading Senate climate skeptic Sen. Jim Inhofe.
- Trump has mocked Obama for saying that climate change is the top global priority, especially as compared to Islamic terrorism and rogue nuclear states like Iran and North Korea.
- Other countries, especially China, push global warming hysteria to cripple the U.S. economy and gain competitive advantage.
- Trump has ridiculed Obama’s climate “deal” with China in which the U.S. cuts its CO2 emissions now while China gets away with a commitment to only possibly peak its emissions by 2030.
- When global temperatures failed to rise as predicted by climate models, “global warming” became “climate change.”
- Global warming hysteria is being pushed by “Jonathan Gruber-types,” the infamous architect of Obamacare who called Americans “stupid.”
- Trump has observed that the polar ice caps are not melting as predicted by global warming hysterics.
A once enthusiastic Democrat, Trump is my first Republican vote ! Democrat Liberals, and their partners in the Global Warming Cult, are intent on digging the hole where we will bury our once vibrant economy ! It’s time to repeat 1968 when the actions of an earlier generation of fanatical Democrat Liberals insured, with the exception of Carter, a Republican in the presidency for 20 of the next 24 years ! The current Democrat Party is little more than a shadow of it’s former self as the last two Democrat Presidents have done their best to promote the destruction of progressive social ideals and legislation while promoting devastating international trade agreements that put the U.S. and it’s citizens at the mercy of foreign business and banking interests. Those Liberal Democrats that have been forecasting the collapse of the current Republican Party need to take a long hard look in the mirror !
@disqus_igQcauu1VE:disqus Fuck you you ignorant swine. Everything you believe in is coming directly from the US government and specifically the republican party. I have been ranting to dumb fucks like you all day so I’m going to make this short. First off the US government is the largest piece of fucking trash on this planet. They lie to their entire population, kill innocent people to start POINTLESS wars and are quickly destroying this planet because they don’t want to believe that oil is outdated and horrible for the environment. Please attempt to prove me wrong because I know it will be very humorous because you have feces for brains. P.S. Christianity is a lie and all of your motives and goals are 100% pointless bullshit that feeds the worst political machine on our planet. :p Have fun with your pointless life! Oh and one more thing I’m 17, 10x smarter than you and have proof for all of my statements readily available so I think its you that needs to take a look in the mirror because you will soon have no place in this world. REKT!
There is no other energy to use then oil/coall for powering a nation except nuclear power.
Talking about climate hoaxes please spam the shit out of these naive climate hoax tools http://www.movedtoactonclimate.com/
From NPR: India Records Its Highest Temperature Ever http://n.pr/1TosooI
A city in India has recorded the highest temperature in the country’s history — 51 degrees Celsius, or 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit.
Beyond India, Planet Earth saw its warmest-ever global temperatures in April, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Last month’s soaring temperatures clobbered the previous monthly record by the largest margin on record. On top of that, April was the 12th consecutive warmest month on record, which NOAA says is the longest streak in the 137 years it has been keeping records.
“The interesting thing is the scale at which we’re breaking records,” Andy Pitman, a climate researcher at Australia’s University of New South Wales, tells The Guardian. “Climate scientists have been warning about this since at least the 1980s.”
Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, tweeted that there is a greater than 99 percent chance that 2016 will be the hottest year on record.
“Global warming is a “hoax,” echoing the words of leading Senate climate skeptic Sen. Jim Inhofe.”
Jim Inhofe is a Senator from Oklahoma, which gets a good part of its economy from the fossil fuel industry. He’s not going to go against his political funders just based on scientific facts. Echoing someone with ulterior motives does not prove Trump is right (or smart).
“Trump has mocked Obama for saying that climate change is the top global priority, especially as compared to Islamic terrorism and rogue nuclear states like Iran and North Korea.”
Well, considering that the main original source of Islamic fundamentalism terrorism is the west’s exploitation of middle-east oil, perhaps getting off oil would result in far less reasons for poor uneducated people to hate us. Getting off fossil fuels has so many good results, in addition to preserving our biosphere, it’s difficult to imagine why anyone would be against it.
“Other countries, especially China, push global warming hysteria to cripple the U.S. economy and gain competitive advantage.”
It’s actually 97% of all the climate scientists from around the world who are warning us about the effects of burning fossil fuels, and like the US, China has also agreed to major reductions in the next couple decades.
“Trump has ridiculed Obama’s climate “deal” with China in which the U.S. cuts its CO2 emissions now while China gets away with a commitment to only possibly peak its emissions by 2030.”
China has contributed much less CO2 into the atmosphere than the US in the last 50 years, and has many more people and much more poverty. The reductions they agreed on are only 5 years behind those the US agreed to. That doesn’t seem fair to you?
“When global temperatures failed to rise as predicted by climate models, “global warming” became “climate change.”
It is still called global warming, a good description of the general shift in average global temperatures due to the greenhouse warning effect of the addition of 35 billion tons of CO2 into the air each year from burning fossil fuels.
It is also called climate change, because that is the effect of global warming on all the places on Earth. Some heat up more than others, some places get drier, some wetter, more ice melts raising sea levels and changing coastlines.
Increasing the atmospheric CO2 concentrations has other effects on the Earth’s biosphere as well, such as the acidification and warming of the oceans. Perhaps ‘anthropogenic Earth biom muck up due to burning fossil fuels’ will catch on next. Why does the name bother you anyway? Oh, and temps are definitely going up, and at an increasing rate.
Global warming hysteria is being pushed by “Jonathan Gruber-types,” the infamous architect of Obamacare who called Americans “stupid.”
I’m not going to defend anyone for calling Americans stupid…. However, quite a large number of us do very little critical thinking of our own, and have little understanding of the scientific method or a scientific understanding of the world we live in. I think ignorant is the more polite term for that.
“Trump has observed that the polar ice caps are not melting as predicted by global warming hysterics.”
Well Trump is just factually wrong on this one. Look it up on climate.nasa.gov .
Ask the founder of the weather channel about climate change
Why? The founder of the weather channel is not a climate scientist.
Better to ask NASA, or for that matter any national or international science organization.
AGW is happening, it is caused by burning fossil fuels. And things will get bad if we do not make significant changes to greatly reduce doing that.
How we know: https://www.skepticalscience.com/empirical-evidence-for-co2-enhanced-greenhouse-effect.htm
What we can do about it: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/carbon-fee-and-dividend/
Ask NASA ? Yet another taxpayer funded agency that the Liberal Politicians in Washington control ! A once great institution of global scientific research that can’t even get to the ISS without Russia’s help now !
NASA has the technology, but for budget reasons decided to temporarily use Russia’s vehicles to get to space. If you don’t like that I suggest telling your Congressmen you would like to see more funding go to NASA. Lack of our own solution right now is certian ally not a technical or intelectual deficit problem on NASA’s part.
Yes, ask NASA. They know more about planetary science than any other organization on Earth, and have proven their competency over and over by getting man to the moon and getting robotic rovers to various planets in our Solar system.
I’ve written my Congressman on this issue and Washington’s only response was farming out the development of new technology to private for profit firms that obviously have friends in Washington and most appear to be overly qualified at failing a large percentage of the time. We have essentially moved back to the late nineteen fifties struggling to get unmanned supply rockets to the ISS. We had a replacement for the space shuttle on the drawing board when the Obama Administration came into office and he canceled it due to so-called funding issues. Those funding issues didn’t stop his continuation of George Bush’s war in the Middle East ! The Liberal Green policies he supports are essentially a Malthusian cult dream that requires the abandonment of all meaningful scientific development along with a planned retreat to a pre-renaissance culture where the population of the planet will be reduced to a million or less people, mainly the wealthier ones ! It’s becoming evident that our culture will just have to sit back and watch China and Russia run with all future development that include the exploration of space as we descend into a 3rd world culture controlled by wealthy oligarchs !
Actually my theory is the US decline since we put a man on the moon is due to popular culture and professional sports being much more in society’s mind than science, technology and responsibility. I completely agree with you about our insane funding of the military, and our myopic focus on Middle East wars. With a debt that has gone from $1 trillion when President Regan took office, to $17 trillion now, when we should have been focusing on moving off fossil fuels and keeping debt down we’ve really done blown a grea opportunity.
You are very pessimistic about what it would take to switch from a fossil fuel-based energy to other options. If you do agree with the science of the issue, then I suggest you take a look at the Citizen’s Climate Lobby’s proposal to use market forces to do the heavy lifting:
According to a detailed REMI report done on a very similar solution, this would create 2 million net new jobs and reduce CO2 emissions by 90% of 1990 levels by 2050, simply by raising the price in a gradual, predictable way and returning the money collected from that back to all American households equally.
Great post! Thanks for such a detailed analysis.
Thanks for the info John. I’m really not opposed to taking action to diminish the use of fossil fuels but I am a fan of science and I think we need to consider joining with China and India in their ongoing development of a Fusion Power Solution. China has discovered an abundant source of fuel on the Moon that could be used in the Fusion Process. Maybe if we stopped demonizing them and made a concerted effort to join with them in their efforts to design a workable Fusion platform, It would be logical to assume that our contribution could cut there current thirty year completion prediction in half, if not more ! Dumping the Texas collider project a few decades ago continues to raise questions concerning our governments reluctance to fully embrace advanced development through real scientific research. As you mentioned, we certainly need the jobs and government subsidies to long obsolete technologies like Wind and Solar are a giant waste of funding that exists solely for political reasons and that funding should be redirected to the development of advanced technologies like Fusion that can be easily and inexpensively retrofitted to our current power distribution system !
I have a Libertarian leaning when it comes to specific solutions. I think government usually has the best interests of society in mind, but has great difficulty with the implementation due to politics, favors, and the inability to fire people for incompetence or underachieving. That is why rather than have anyone pick a solution, I favor letting the free market figure it out through entrepreneurs and investors.
The way to do that is to ‘internalize the externalities’ of fossil fuels. In other words, add the costs of all the pollution and AGW to society to the price of the fuels when they come out of the ground. Then just let the market decide what energy solutions make sense. Because fossil fuels will not be able to compete when all their true costs are reflected in their price, we will be off them in a couple of decades. To protect the poor, middle class, and economy, all the money collected from the tax must be returned back to American households on an equal basis. To protect jobs and companies from going overseas to dodge the higher energy costs, a border adjustment can be put in place to level the international playing field.
It’s called a Carbon Fee and Dividend solution. Check it out:
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