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Meteorologist Joe D’Aleo: ‘Why Obama’s EPA plan is not needed and dangerous to our country’ – ‘CO2, which is conflated with soot, is a harmless (actually beneficial) gas and every breathe every human makes has 100 times as much CO2 as is in ambient air’


Why Obama’s EPA plan is not needed and dangerous to our country

One of the claims is 97% of scientists agree man is responsible for warming that is accelerating and due to man’s production of greenhouse gases, most notably carbon pollution and that with the warming this is increasing asthma and health problems related to ozone.

First of all carbon pollution is ‘soot’ which we don’t have a problem with – the EPA’s own data shows in fact it is well below EPA standards, declining 50% since 1999. CO2 which is conflated with soot is a harmless (actually beneficial) gas and every breathe every human makes has 100 times as much CO2 as is in ambient air. It is critical for plant life and we are at the low end of the scale of CO2 for the earth’s history just above the survival level needed for plants which require it for photosynthesis – around 280 ppm.


Second ozone that presents a health hazard is near the ground and produced from nitrous oxide and hydrocarbons in sunlight on hot days when there is little mixing of air. This was a problem in places like the LA Basin where a marine layer just above the surface formed an inversion trapping low level air. Ozone levels have declined even more rapidly that particulates thanks to catalytic converters and more efficient combustion removing hydrocarbons and converting toxic NO to NO2. An air quality alert day in LA has become rarer.


Third the number of hot days has declined not increased.


It is during the day that smog forms and you can see that lack of accelerated warming in the TMAX for US stations.


How about the warming Mr. Obama will reassure is happening?


It is not there in the state records with 23 of the 50 all time highs in the 1930s and 8 before 1960 with more state lows than highs since the 1940s.

Most of the warming is in the ‘adjustments’ to the data. See in this graph depicting the adjustments made to the original data in 1999 in latest data set. There has been an artificial cooling of the early century and warming of the post 1960s.


It is even more blatant in the global data sets. First a plot of the original and then version 3.



It is now into the state data. I was working on Maine for a presentation made a few years back and downloaded this from NOAA NCDC. Note how 1913 was the warmest year followed a century later with a bookend spike 2012. The trend was essentially 0 since 1895 (-0.03/decade)


This last month, NCDC announced a new data set would replace the USHCN at Climate at a Glance. Here is Maine annual temperatures now. Note 1913 is hardly visible with a cooling of as much as 5F of the early century. Any wonder why every month ranks which the compliant media gladly reports on.


This creative accounting would put people in jail in the private sector. In the government it is a tool to manipulate public opinion.

Even the EPA Inspector general accused the EPA of not doing diligence and their own independent analysis for the Endangerment Finding on which the regulations are based (something the DC Circuit Court would not allow into the record in the appeals process) and recently that they were operating with fraudulent data for their claims about health impacts.  I still remember the American Lung Association ads before the election in 2012 with the baby carriage in front of congress with a coughing child. I have had asthma since I was a young child and looked up to the ALA. The ALA received millions from the administration and EPA member was on the Board of Directors. The science did not support the linkage.  Who can you trust nowadays??? 

The Chamber of Commerce warned in a report last week the new regulations on carbon emissions will cost the economy an average of $51 billion and 224,000 jobs each year through 2030 (a total of $765B and 3,360,000 jobs).  Everyone wants clean air and water and we have made enormous progress on both fronts. The new regulations will inflict great pain for little or no gain. It is government run amuck. This enviro driven frenzy almost destroyed Europe before the people and government began pushing back. Tell your congress and senate representative to push back. These agencies are acting with powers not enumerated in the constitution and the checks and balances from the legislative and judicial branches aren’t working. It is scary time for America.

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