Skip to comments.National Science Agency Presses for Carbon Tax; Calls ‘Global Warming’ an ‘Urgent Threat’
Posted on 05/25/2010 5:29:41 PM PDT by EBH
Washington (AP) - Ditching its past cautious tone, the nation's top scientists urged the government Wednesday to take drastic action to raise the cost of using coal and oil to slow global warming.
The National Academy of Sciences specifically called for a carbon tax on fossil fuels or a cap-and-trade system for curbing greenhouse gas emissions, calling global warming an urgent threat.
The academy, which advises the government on scientific matters, said the nation needs to cut the pollution that causes global warming by about 57 percent to 83 percent by 2050. That's close to President Barack Obama's goal.
"We really need to get started right away. It's not opinion, it's what the science tells you," said Robert Fri, who chaired one of the three panels producing separate climate reports.
Fri was acting Environmental Protection Agency chief under President Richard Nixon and until recently on the board of American Electric Power Co., a major producer of carbon dioxide. "The country needs both a prompt and a sustained commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions," he said Wednesday.
In the past, the academy has called climate change a problem, but it has never recommended a specific policy. The impetus for its bolder stance now was a set of questions posed by Congress on climate change and how to deal with it.
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Isn’t this ‘debate’ getting a bit old?
whats the tax for?
LInk to report online
How do these frauds address all of the contrary evidence?
Oh....ya....they just ignore it!
Defund these charlatans.
“...nation’s top scientists...”
Top scientists develop the transistors, vaccines, communications theory, etc. etc.
These idiots have degraded themselves to lowly equals of political science, sociology, and other marshmallow academic “disciplines”.
Substantially reducing GHG emissions will require prompt and sustained efforts to promote major technological and behavioral changes, says Limiting the Magnitude of Future Climate Change, another of the new reports. Although limiting emissions must be a global effort to be effective, strong U.S. actions to reduce emissions will help encourage other countries to do the same. In addition, the U.S. could establish itself as a leader in developing and deploying the technologies necessary to limit and adapt to climate change.
Their jobs depend on this “tax”.
Obviously, The National Academy of Sciences didn’t get the memo..
It was all a hoax, you simple scumbags!
Even assuming AGW is real (extremely doubtful), analysis of the “cap and trade” scam shows that the temperature would only be reduced by several hundredths of a degree - well within measurement error. So it’s a TAX, pure and simple.
SCREW THESE MARXIST FRAUDS
Global warming = global scam compliments of the UN, Gore, GE and a whole host of robber barons.
EVERY “crisis”, whether real or fabricated, requires a TAX to fix it?
These idiots just don’t give up. Or maybe they aren’t idiots. Lot of money to be made out of junk science.
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