US Seeks Credibility on Climate Change

US Seeks Credibility on Climate Change

There are 22 comments on the CBS News story from Sep 18, 2009, titled US Seeks Credibility on Climate Change. In it, CBS News reports that:

Buildings seen through thick pollution in Beijing, China. With Congress moving slowly on a measure to curb industrial greenhouse gas emissions, the United States may find itself with little sway at the coming international conference to construct a new pact aimed at easing global warming.

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Las Vegas, NV

#1 Sep 18, 2009
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Las Vegas, NV

#2 Sep 18, 2009
Ellen Paula and Elis are all wearing my shoes...

“Love of $ is the Root of Evil”

Since: Sep 08

Gotham City

#3 Sep 18, 2009
China is coming to grips with the problem. They are launching one of the largest Green programs to date.

Here in the USA we have to deal with the cry-babies on the right who want to use old technology over the new... I think they just like being old.

Go figure.
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#4 Sep 18, 2009
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Las Vegas, NV

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Las Vegas, NV

#7 Sep 18, 2009
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Las Vegas, NV

#8 Sep 18, 2009
Must be why my federal tax ID goes to Malaysia...

“EnvironMENTAList ”

Since: Feb 07

Near Detroit

#10 Sep 18, 2009
Global Warming IS real! Elvis TOLD me!!!!!!!!!!
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Las Vegas, NV

#11 Sep 18, 2009
400. a month social security...
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Las Vegas, NV

#12 Sep 18, 2009
And they are wondering if there will be any socecurity left?
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Las Vegas, NV

#13 Sep 18, 2009
Gulfport Mississippi...the Mississipi Mud...The Unimog gang...
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#16 Sep 18, 2009
Howe to deal from the Bottom of the DEck..Dictates...
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#17 Sep 18, 2009
Is Hank Serena's Hermaprodite?

Palm Bay, FL

#18 Sep 20, 2009
Subsidizing renewable energy in the U.S. may destroy two jobs for every one created if Spain’s experience with windmills and solar farms is any guide.
For every new position that depends on energy price supports, at least 2.2 jobs in other industries will disappear, according to a study from King Juan Carlos University in Madrid.
U.S. President Barack Obama’s 2010 budget proposal contains about $20 billion in tax incentives for clean-energy programs.
In Spain, where wind turbines provided 11 percent of power demand last year,
generators earn rates as much as 11 times more for renewable energy compared with burning fossil fuels.

The premiums paid for solar, biomass, wave and wind power -- which are charged to consumers in their bills --
translated into a $774,000 cost for each Spanish “green job” created since 2000, said Gabriel Calzada, an economics professor at the university and author of the report.
“The loss of jobs could be greater if you account for the amount of lost industry that moves out of the country due to higher energy prices,” he said in an interview.
Spain’s Acerinox SA, the nation’s largest stainless-steel producer, blamed domestic energy costs for deciding to expand in South Africa and the U.S., according to the study.

“Microsoft and Google moved their servers up to the Canadian border because they benefited from cheaper energy there,” said the professor of applied environmental economics.

The US Congress now has a seven to one ratio of Green lobbyists to congressman .
banning DDT is third world countries created a situation that almost brought back malaria as a danger to the public health.
Critics on the American right have argued that not all of the EDF's policies have always been beneficial to either the environment or to humanity.
Writer Christopher C. Horner, for example, has compared the spread of malaria after the DDT ban that EDF sponsored to a deliberate genocide,
citing a quotation from a spokesman of EDF saying: "This is as sure a way to get rid of them as any." [84]
Jon Berlau, author of the book Eco-Freaks, has also argued that EDF and later the Clinton administration, due to an "earth-worshiping mentality,"
interfered with operations of the US Army Corps of Engineers via judicial activism with the aid of Judge Charles Schwartz,
resulting in the forestalling of levee reinforcement that led to Katrinagate shortly after Hurricane Katrina.
This, Berlau argues, was the prime motivation behind "contempt for human life and safety, all for the sake of a few fish and mosquitoes."
This conspiracy theory was offered as a counter to the conspiracy theory that the Bush administration was behind Katrinagate in an effort to wipe out blacks.


Palm Bay, FL

#19 Sep 20, 2009
Introduced May 15, 2009
Referred to Committee View Committee Assignments
Reported by Committee May 21, 2009
Amendments (2 proposed) View Amendments
Passed House Jun 26, 2009
Senate Vote ...
Signed by President ...

This bill has been passed in the House. The bill now goes on to be voted on in the Senate. Keep in mind that debate may be taking place on a companion bill in the Senate, rather than on this particular bill.[Last Updated: Sep 18, 2009 8:42PM]


The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES) is an energy bill in the 111th United States Congress (H.R.2454) that would establish a variant of a cap-and-trade plan for greenhouse gases to address climate change. The bill was approved by the House of Representatives on June 26, 2009 by a vote of 219-212, and has been placed on calendar in the Senate under general orders on July 6, 2009.[1]
This vote was the "first time either house of Congress had approved a bill meant to curb the heat-trapping gases scientists have linked to climate change."[2]
The bill is also known as the Waxman-Markey Bill, after its authors, Representatives Henry A. Waxman of California and Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats. Waxman is the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Markey is the chairman of that committee's Energy and Environment Subcommittee.
A long-awaited vote on the Waxman-Markey climate bill, expected this week or early next month, has environmentalists teetering at the edge of existential crisis. Some believe the bill is so deeply flawed it might actually make matters worse; disillusionment with the bill is causing fierce recriminations within the environmental movement and has led to a knockdown, drag-out fight within the Sierra Club.
Up to No Good on Sunday

Dartmouth, Canada

#20 Sep 20, 2009
Danny_Livewire wrote:
China is coming to grips with the problem. They are launching one of the largest Green programs to date.
Here in the USA we have to deal with the cry-babies on the right who want to use old technology over the new... I think they just like being old.
Go figure.
Things like Kyoto are a massive scam to make your country and my country pay for other people's dirt and wrongs.

My tax dollar should not be used to clean up the air of some 3rd world country. Remember also that India and China are considered "developing nations" yet they have the money for large militaries, nukes, etc..and have taken so many of our jobs. I think not that they are so poor.

Have we been so right in the west?, of course not. But if you took the worst smog day in Toronto it would still be much better than a good day in a place like Beijing.

It isn't my fault that some other country has dirty old factories, it isn't my fault that after the Iron Curtain fell we saw pics of completely covered hillsides etc..with coal dust in some countries, it isn't my fault that some countries have cut down all their trees making for desertification, it isn't my fault that many rivers in China are polluted beyond imaginatin, etc etc why should my tax dollar be involved with something like Kyoto?

And your saviour Al Gore's little movie a few yrs ago...China has better cars than us?...jeezus, what a lie. China car co Geely wanted to sell in North America and didn't even meet our standards.


#21 Sep 20, 2009
ralph wrote:
No, they don't, they're not interested mistakes made by other countries, they want to prove that they can do better, even though they know it isn't possible.
Tis the way of the world.
Patriot from Ohio

Elyria, OH

#22 Sep 21, 2009
'Coming to grips with the problem'??

Exactly what PROBLEm are we facing??

This whole climate change theory is entirely wrong, and many if not most scientists do not believe in this. Obviously we are all looking for ways to improve our environment and look into new energies, but these taxing and regulating plans are not the answer to the problem, if there is one. The earth really isn't warming like people are saying it is, I think the whole 'global warming' thing is just a myth that has been said and regarded simply as fact without really looking at the evidence so many times that people just say it exists, when in reality, there is no catastrophe about to occur. These are just scare tactics for them to find more excuses to regulate and tax the economy.

Just look at Al Gore. Hypocrisy in its finest. LMAO

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