Public Comment Sought for Climate Change Advisory Group Report

MCCAG Final Report The Minnesota Office of Energy Security and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced that the final report of the Minnesota Climate Change Advisory Group (MCCAG) is now posted for public review and comment. Citizens can view the report and leave comments on the Office of Energy Security website at or on the MCCAG website at . The public comment period is open until midnight Sunday, April 27, 2008.

All comments submitted through the website will become part of the final report to the Governor and legislature after April 27th, 2008.

The charge of the MCCAG was to consider, evaluate, and compile a multi-sector set of recommended policy options and present them to the Governor and legislature. Appointed by the Governor, the MCCAG comprises a diverse group of stakeholders bringing broad perspective and expertise to the topic of climate change in Minnesota. Members represent the following sectors: energy, manufacturing, agriculture, forestry, tourism and recreation, health care, non-governmental organizations, academia, and state and local government.

Click here to submit your comment.

5 Responses to Public Comment Sought for Climate Change Advisory Group Report

  1. Richard Wood April 24, 2008 at 4:33 pm #

    I am a scientist and this web site is PURE RUBBISH.

    If there are indeed 19000 scientists that think global warming is a “myth”, I am certain that there are at LEAST 10 times that many that think it is a fact that we need to do something about it.

    It may be true that the majority of the CO2 in the atmosphere is there naturally, but it’s the excess that we are contributing by burning fossil fuels that has caused us to have 12 of the hottest summers on record in the last 17 years!

    Just because someone started the Weather Channel doesn’t mean they are qualified to be an atmospheric expert.

  2. Dan McGrath April 25, 2008 at 10:10 am #

    What field of science, and is that your scientific conclusion of all the data compiled here? Did you read the findings of your fellow scientists, or did you just dismiss the entire notion of any possible flaws in the theory of man-made global warming that you seem to cling to? Given that your comment is under a post that really has nothing at all to do with the science, but merely a notice of public input on the MCCAG report, my suspicion is that you didn’t read past the title of the site.

  3. Jerald Valento April 26, 2008 at 10:28 pm #

    I have a BS degree also, but that does not make me a scientist, Richard Wood, and I doubt that you are either. And, no, there are not 190,00 scientists that believe in AGW but I bet there are that many unwilling to speak out for fear of losing their government grants in this regard. It isn’t just the majority of CO2 in the atmosphere naturally, it is the VAST majority that occurs naturally. Do you read your own talking points about how spending untold billions of dollars will have the miniscule effect of possibly changing the temperature 0.4C? Have you read the published reports that the four agencies that track the earth’s temperature (NASA Goddard Institute, Hadley Climate Research Unit, Christy group, and Remote Sensing Systems,Inc.) have all reported the earth has cooled 0.7C in the past year? I doubt you have. You are probably too busy writing up Senator Ellen Anderson’s senate floor speeches on her kids’ fears of global warming.

  4. Mike Carlson May 18, 2008 at 1:37 am #

    Poor misguided Richard. Why waste your breath? This site isn’t interested in really accomplishing anything, except to continue the right-wing assault on logic, reason, and facts. They have re-defined what a fact is, don’t you know that?! Plus I’m sure Dan McGrath will soon distill all his talents and intelligence into a laser-like focus to fight the Ethanol industry to it’s much deserved demise. And if he does that I promise here and now I will vote for him in the next Presidential election (2012). You “scientists” are so 20th Century. Get with the times man! Become a free-thinker, eat freedom fries and hate others who don’t think or look like you. It’s quite a fun club, I’m sure of it.

  5. Dan McGrath May 19, 2008 at 12:26 pm #

    One website, such as this has limited capability. Our objective is simply to show that the debate on man-made global warming *isn’t* over, and provide an outlet for dissenting opinion from the global warming alarmist dogma.

    We shouldn’t suppress developing nations that are struggling to rise up out of poverty, or our own middle-class based on very shaky theories of global catastrophe. provides debate, and news stories you might not see on your TV newscast in an effort to get to the truth.

    Whether we sharpen our focus on ethanol or not, please don’t write me in for president. I don’t want the job.

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