Skip to comments.The Global Warming Sellout
Posted on 06/07/2002 3:10:31 AM PDT by rambo316
The global warming sell-out
Posted: June 7, 2002 1:00 a.m. Eastern
© 2002 WorldNetDaily.com
Global warming is now a "fact."
It's a fact because the Bush administration has conceded it as such to the United Nations.
There's little point in debating the theory any more. Man is altering his environment and creating future disaster scenarios that only computer models and Ph.Ds in earth sciences can predict.
Bush already came out and said he did not agree with the report given to the UN. You can find the story here if you look...
If it REALLY gets too hot, then all we do is egg on Pakistan and India and they will make a temperature adjustment
Did bush reject the bogus premise that human induced global warming exists?
Press Briefing - June 5, 2002
"Q Ari, if I could change subjects for a second. This morning you said that the President quoted a speech, indicating that the President believes that human activity is largely responsible for the increase in greenhouse gases. But I'm wondering if he also agrees with an EPA report which indicated that human activity is likely the cause of global warming?
MR. FLEISCHER: Let me just read from the President's statement of June 11th on global warming, and let me read from the recent report the EPA submitted to the United Nations. And I think you'll hear that on the key issues, they really sound very, very similar. This is the President on June 11th in the Rose Garden, in a speech where he announced his global warming policies.
"Concentration of greenhouse gases, especially C02, have increased substantially since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. And the National Academy of Sciences indicate that the increase is due in large part to human activity." That's the President himself speaking.
Here is from the report, page 4, that was just submitted to the United States by the EPA: "Greenhouse gases are accumulating in Earth's atmosphere as the result of human activities, causing global mean surface temperature and subsurface ocean temperature to rise. While the changes observed over the last several decades are due most likely to human activities, we cannot rule out that some significant part is also a reflection of natural variability." And I think what you're hearing is the same thing.
Q I'm glad you make the connection explicitly, since the President addressed greenhouse gases, but not specifically global warming. Does the President agree with the conclusion that human activity is likely the cause of global warming?
MR. FLEISCHER: That's what the President said in his speech in June.
Q That's not exactly what he said. He does agree with it?
MR. FLEISCHER: When the President cites the National Academy of Science as saying that the National Academy of Science indicates that the increase is due in large part to human activity, I don't know how the President could say it more specifically than that.
Q He hasn't changed his mind at all?
MR. FLEISCHER: No. Here's -- the bottom line for the President is, number one, he has made a proposal that he believes is a proposal that not only can reduce the problem of greenhouse gases and global warming, but also protects the American economy, so the American economy can lead the world in technological and scientific advances that also have an effect in reducing pollution.
The President has said, citing the National Academy of Sciences, that the increase is due in large part to human activity. The President has also continued, citing both, now this report the EPA has sent to the United Nations, previous evidence from the National Academy of Sciences, that there's uncertainty -- and the recent report notes that there is considerable uncertainty. That's the state of science, and the President agrees with it. I don't think people dispute that.
Q Its uncertainty, but he can still draw that conclusion, that --
MR. FLEISCHER: He didn't June 11th.
Q He didn't exactly do it, but you're saying it now.
MR. FLEISCHER: Again, when the President cites a report by the National Academy of Sciences that indicates the increase is due in large part to human activity, I think you have two reports that are very similar.
Q Why was he --
Q Why did he call it the bureaucracy yesterday?
MR. FLEISCHER: I think the EPA issued a report that says the same thing. And I think the President was also reflecting about some of the way it was covered, that made it sound as if the report was somehow inconsistent with what he had said previously.
Q I don't think he reflected at all, he just said that, I saw it put out by a bureaucracy. What did he reflect on?
MR. FLEISCHER: I'm sharing with you his insights."
Ari Fleischer Sound Bite
"And now, a Republican administration will continue and complete the work of a Democratic administration. This is the way environmental policy should work."
George W. Bush, April 19, 2001, upon Patriot's Day approval of the UN's POP Treaty.
WASHINGTON President Bush dismissed on Tuesday a report put out by his administration warning that human activities are behind climate change that is having significant effects on the environment.
I know you won't do it, but you should carefully read both reports.
It doesn't matter in the least. Now that the Gov't is on record as claiming that human activity causes climate change, it is only a matter of time before it conceeds that something must be done about it.
It is impossible to argue otherwise because the public will not understand the limitations and arguements against doing something. They will demand action.
It might not happen during Bush's term but I wouldn't be surprised if it does.
Who are you kidding? I've read both more than once, and much more. I knew George was a AlGore global warming green before you poor folks voted for this Chauncy the Gardener socialist. Bush has handed the communist environmentalists from hell an open door that they will gladly keep open and use quite effectively to continue the destruction of our once great Constitutional Republic. Ari Fleischer went beyond just saying that humans are partially responsible for increases in greenhouse gases. He aligned the Bush Administration with the communist environmentalist EPA report which states that human activity is "likely" responsible for global warming, not just an increase in greenhouse gasses. It's offical, The Bush Administration is now on record endorsing the idea that global warming is real and that it is "likely mostly" due to human activity. The criminal AlGore would be proud. But, as you can see above, Thomas Sowell, Rush Limbaugh, Joseph Farah, Cal Thomas, The Washington Times, and many others aren't real excited with George W. AlGore.
Grab your wallet. The re-distribution of wealth, global taxation via continued regulation nightmares will run more and more businesses off, destroy property rights, lock up more land, and leave average taxpayers holding the bill, while funding and propping up great pillars of freedom like communist China and Cuba.
This is no surprise or shock to me. I knew who Bush was long ago. I know, I know, Bush is brilliant. We've all been snookered by the master again. His genius is to pull in new socialist voters, diffuse the totalitarian left's criticisms, and perform socialist deeds like they would. Then later, throw a few bones to the conservatives closer to election time, and watch the nose-holding conservatives pull that lever for George again. Brilliant!
You're right about one thing though. People should read carefully. Then they would know who Bush was before they voted for him. Makes one feel warm all over:
Bush Warms To Climate
The Washington Times
By Greg Pierce
May 21, 1999
Texas Gov. George W. Bush has changed his tune on a key environmental issue, saying he no longer believes there's any question that the globe is warming, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
"I believe there is global warming," he said at a news conference last week. Mr. Bush had said just a few weeks ago that the "science is still out" on global warming. The governor, who is leading a crowded field of GOP presidential candidates, said his team of advisers had changed his mind.
"The last time I wasn't certain of the science," he said. "I've had some briefings recently and I'm becoming more convinced that the science proves there's global warming."
Tom "Smitty" Smith, director of the liberal consumer and environmental group Public Citizen, welcomed the new position.
"We are delighted that Gov. Bush is acknowledging that global warming is a problem," he said. "We would ask him to take a leadership role since Texas leads the nation in global warming."
But Texas Citizens for a Sound Economy, a conservative group that doubts global-warming theories, says Mr. Bush should take another look.
"We think there's been a lot of questionable and bad science that's been used," said the group's spokeswoman, Peggy Venable.
Even the environmental totalitarian left's own Bjorn Lomborg admits the following:
Greener Than You Think
"So what is the cost to the world economy of this almost invisible benefit we are to bestow on our great-great grandchildren? Anywhere from $80 to $350 billion per annum. Lomborg is very disturbed by these figures, since he sees health improvements as the greatest challenge now facing the human race -- especially the enormous gains against disease and poverty that will come from increasing the supply of clean drinking water and the quality of sanitation in the developing world. The costs of Kyoto for one year could give clean water and sanitation to the whole of the developing world, saving 2 million lives, and keeping half a billion people from serious illness. For future, unknown and perhaps nonexistent benefits, Kyoto would squander money that should be applied right now to real, life-and-death human problems. Lomborg's calculations are meticulous, his argument compelling: Implementation of the Kyoto Treaty would be an unforgivable mistake."
I frankly have no idea what is going to happen...
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