President Obama's Climate Initiative - The Bad News and Good News

Jun 27, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Heartland Institute

In his speech at Georgetown University on Tuesday, President Obama announced, "So todaya I'm directing the Environmental Protection Agency to put an end to the limitless dumping of carbon pollution from our power plants and complete new pollution standards for both new and existing power plants."

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SpaceBlues

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The heartless eat their own hearts.

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Is there nothing this idiot won't do to hurt this country? Who is he trying to impress? He has already pissed off every Republican. Is he trying to do the same to democrats in coal country? What about everyone's power bill? I hope he likes all of the poor slobs marching on Washington with signs saying: Pay my electric bill Mr. President. I bet him and Al Gore has got a money payoff deal going on. He should put this to an American Vote. How do you think that will turn out oh mighty one?

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Jun 28, 2013
 
Best climate quote of the week. "We don't have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society"-President Barack Obama. This is Big! "In 1944, at the Bretton Woods conference the industrializing world yoked itself to the limitless growth model. Ever-escalating consumption and growth of the Gross Domestic Product became the goal. A few decades from now this may come to be seen as an unwitting act of mass suicide. The planet canít sustain it. Over two billion people now live in deep poverty. The poverty rate in the U.S. is higher than at any time since the Great Depression." ..."And still most of our political leaders, economists and media sources tell us to buy, buy, buy, drill, drill, drill, gobble, gobble, gobble. Itís relentless and itís killing us, literally. Even before the onset of the Great Recession America reached a dubious tipping point: for the first time in our nationís history increases in average life expectancy stagnated and even slipped downward for under-educated women. Meanwhile our kids and grandkids became the first American generation not expected to be as well off as their parents." http://grist.org/article/dalai-lama-and-a-sui...
#ForwardOnClimate ; #GrossNationalHappiness
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According to the EPA, the production of electricity is the source of 33 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Over 70 percent of U.S. electricity comes from plants that burn fossil fuels, usually coal and natural gas.

Transportation is a close second, contributing about 28 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Almost all cars, trucks, ships, trains and airplanes run on gasoline or diesel fuels.

Manufacturing and other industries contribute about 20 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, followed by residential and commercial sources (11 percent) and agriculture (8 percent).

It's worth noting that forestry and other land-use practices offset some of these greenhouse gas emissions, according to the EPA. Because trees and other plants absorb CO2 from the atmosphere, they reduce our overall greenhouse gas emissions by roughly 14 percent.

Worldwide, however, the output of greenhouse gases is a source of grave concern: From the time the Industrial Revolution began to the year 2009, atmospheric CO2 levels have increased almost 38 percent and methane levels have increased a whopping 148 percent, according to NASA ó and most of that increase has been in the past 50 years.

If these trends continue, scientists, government officials and a growing number of citizens fear that the worst effects of global warming ó extreme weather, rising sea levels, plant and animal extinctions, ocean acidification, major shifts in climate and unprecedented social upheaval ó will be inevitable.
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SpaceBlues wrote:
According to the EPA, the production of electricity is the source of 33 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Over 70 percent of U.S. electricity comes from plants that burn fossil fuels, usually coal and natural gas.
Transportation is a close second, contributing about 28 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Almost all cars, trucks, ships, trains and airplanes run on gasoline or diesel fuels.
Manufacturing and other industries contribute about 20 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, followed by residential and commercial sources (11 percent) and agriculture (8 percent).
It's worth noting that forestry and other land-use practices offset some of these greenhouse gas emissions, according to the EPA. Because trees and other plants absorb CO2 from the atmosphere, they reduce our overall greenhouse gas emissions by roughly 14 percent.
Worldwide, however, the output of greenhouse gases is a source of grave concern: From the time the Industrial Revolution began to the year 2009, atmospheric CO2 levels have increased almost 38 percent and methane levels have increased a whopping 148 percent, according to NASA ó and most of that increase has been in the past 50 years.
If these trends continue, scientists, government officials and a growing number of citizens fear that the worst effects of global warming ó extreme weather, rising sea levels, plant and animal extinctions, ocean acidification, major shifts in climate and unprecedented social upheaval ó will be inevitable.
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The EPA is an illegal organization, it was Ruled to be UN-Constitutional in the early 1970's:

http://www.libertyroundtable.com/2011/02/04/e...
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EPA Where You Live

http://epa.gov/
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Patriot wrote:
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The EPA is an illegal organization, it was Ruled to be UN-Constitutional in the early 1970's:
http://www.libertyroundtable.com/2011/02/04/e...
EPA in Colorado

http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-colorado

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Natalia Avsenko appears to be the Dian Fossey of the Beluga whale colony marine environment. I love this article. Check this out:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-20040...

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