Global warming risks being irreversible, draft UN report says
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#1 Aug 26, 2014
“The report tells us once again what we know with a greater degree of certainty: that climate change is real, it is caused by us, and it is already causing substantial damage to us and our environment,” Pennsylvania State University climate scientist Michael Mann wrote in an e-mail. “If there is one take home point of this report it is this: We have to act now.”
#2 Aug 27, 2014
Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled new proposed regulations that aim to force power plants to cut their emissions by as much 30% from 2005 levels by 2030. The EPA estimates the rule will cost approximately $5.5 billion in 2020, vs. net climate and health "benefits" of $26 billion to $45 billion to the economy.
Carbon pollution from power plants accounted for 33% of the U.S.' total greenhouse gas emissions in 2011, according to the EPA . The U.S.' carbon emissions have already fallen by about 10% since 2005 , due in part both to the recession and the natural-gas boom. The new regulations are expected to be a cornerstone toward accomplishing Obama's 2009 pledge during international climate talks of reducing U.S. carbon emissions by 17% from 2005 levels by 2020.
#3 Aug 27, 2014
LOL... Michael Mann. The Lord of the Rings.
One Ring to Rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the Darkness bind them.
Such an allegory for the fantasy rings which brought forth the Hockey Stick to wreak havoc and destruction on freedom. The rings which the UN and its minions wish to use to subjugate men to its rule. They find all of the vermin scurrying out from under their rocks to score some statist funding for their lies. The rings bring all the dictators together in one voice, and in the end seek to bind all the subjects into accepting the lies and kill as many as they can by keeping the subjects from cheap and plentiful fossil fuels. Tolkien could never dream up such a fantasy...
#4 Aug 27, 2014
Hey hoaxer, your allegory rings hollow.
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