Skip to comments.'Green' price tag: $700 trillion to drop Earth's temp 1 degree
Posted on 03/15/2011 7:09:26 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
New calculations applied to a U.S. Senate report reveal the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to combat global warming through regulation of greenhouse gases would theoretically take over $700 trillion, seven times the world's gross production, to drop the earth's temperature only 1 degree Celsius.
The report released last year by Sen. James Ihnofe, R-Okla., then-ranking minority member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, quotes the EPA's own stats and experts to break down the numbers, including one researcher who called the Obama administration's plan "absurd."
Citing a study by the EPA's Dr. Linda M. Chappell and various other sources, the Senate report asserts, "EPA has called the consequences of regulating greenhouse gases under the [Clean Air Act] 'absurd,' affecting 6.1 million sources, introducing $78 billion in annual costs, causing 'at least a decade or longer' of permit delays, 'slowing' construction nationwide for years, 'introducing burdens that are administratively 'infeasible,' 'overwhelming,' that will 'adversely affect national economic development,' while impacting sources 'not appropriate at this point to even consider regulating.'"
And the net effect of the greenhouse gas regulations that the Republican senators are decrying?
The EPA calculates in 75 Federal Register 25,495: "Global mean temperature is estimated to be reduced by 0.006 to 0.015 degrees Celsius by 2100."
So in effect, by the year 2100, 90 years worth of $78 billion per year in spending a total of over $7 trillion dollars would have lowered the earth's temperature by about one-hundredth of a degree Celsius.
In other words, the U.S. would be paying for a global warming elixir that reduces temperatures at the net rate of $700 trillion per degree. Numbers-crunchers estimate that would amount to roughly 700 warehouses filled with $100 bills, or a stack of the bills nearly 70 miles high.
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I say we drop it 10 degrees — you can’t be too careful!
Obama: “Let’s Roll!!”
I vote we let God handle it for free.
Why do we want to lower Earth’s temperature? I’m perfectly happy to see it rise a little bit. Maybe I can get in early on some prime real estate in Siberia.
Why don’t I just drive 20 miles north instead?
1 degree in celsius is equal to 1.8 degrees in fahreinheit.
So it only costs about $389 Trillion to reduce it 1 degree Fahrenheit, more than 40% cheaper.
Just when you think you have it under control mother nature will slam you with an earthquake or something. That kind of money can be much better spent on other tings.
With politics so much involved in science, which has been the case for years, can we really honestly believe anything that comes from the scientific community anymore?
If we’re able to change the temperature, shouldn’t we get to vote on where we set the thermostat?
I vote warmer.
Particularly if it’s free.
“Numbers-crunchers estimate that would amount to roughly 700 warehouses filled with $100 bills ....”
Is that a lot? How big is a warehouse?
A bunch of totally useless bureaucrats regulating normal, constructive human behavior and progress is nothing but a make-work scheme for the talentless, power-hungry Commies.
Humans in “combat” (snicker) with the mythology of global warming with a measly $700 trillion?
$900 Octillion wouldn't do the job.
Either that or the 75 gazzillion.....
Seems about the right price.
Anyway, to me a warmer earth would enhance food growth, right?
Yeah...that would be real smart. Especially since the world is cooling! Sheesh! These eco-morons need to take a big leap.
No. I know used-car salesmen far more trustworthy than NASA "scientists."
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