Obama moves to slow global warming: EPA moves to limit emissions of future coal-and gas-fired power plants
Obama energy secretary Ernest Moniz admits to Congress: Unilateral U.S. climate action is pointless — From Ernest Moniz’s written testimony for today’s House hearing on Obama’s climate change plan: ‘Although we are still one of the largest emitters on a per person basis, U.S. emissions represent only about a fifth of the global total. As such, a global effort will be required if we are to avoid increasing climate damages in the future.’
EPA admits its climate efforts will NOT solve climate change: Reaction: ‘If the federal court system were a sane place, this admission of futility would doom CO2 regulation under the Clean Air Act’ — ‘McCarthy admitted the EPA on its own could not deliver all of the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions needed to avoid the most catastrophic consequences of climate change.’ — Gina McCarthy: ‘Can the EPA alone solve the problem of climate change? No, we cannot. We are working within our authority to do what we can.’
UK Paper: UN scientists told to ‘cover up’ the fact that the Earth’s temperature hasn’t risen for the last 15 years ‘amid fears it would provide ammunition for deniers of man-made climate change’
Germany called for the references to the slowdown in warming to be deleted, saying looking at a time span of just 10 or 15 years was ‘misleading’ and they should focus on decades or centuries.
Hungary worried the report would provide ammunition for deniers of man-made climate change.
Belgium objected to using 1998 as a starting year for statistics, as it was exceptionally warm and makes the graph look flat – and suggested using 1999 or 2000 instead to give a more upward-pointing curve.
The United States delegation even weighed in, urging the authors of the report to explain away the lack of warming using the ‘leading hypothesis’ among scientists that the lower warming is down to more heat being absorbed by the ocean – which has got hotter.
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Dem Senator Ed Markey goes Al Gore: ‘The planet is running a fever. There are no emergency rooms for planets’
Dem Senator Ed Markey goes Al Gore: ‘The planet is running a fever. There are no emergency rooms for planets’…