Climate Change, Carbon Tax, XL Keystone Pipeline

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A new UN climate change report gives the Obama Administration the excuse to implement its Climate Change Action Plan, include a carbon tax and block the approval of the XL Keystone Pipeline.

A new report by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that humans are more vulnerable than ever to the effects of climate change. It didn’t take the State Department very long to react with a press release on its website.

Read this report and you can’t deny the reality: Unless we act dramatically and quickly, science tells us our climate and our way of life are literally in jeopardy. Denial of the science is malpractice.

There are those who say we can’t afford to act. But waiting is truly unaffordable. The costs of inaction are catastrophic.

The United States is meeting this challenge through President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and we’re committed to reaching an ambitious agreement to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions with other countries in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The clock is ticking. The more we delay, the greater the threat. Let’s make our political system wake up and let’s make the world respond.

This is State Department double speak for expect a carbon tax, no fossil fuel explorations on federal land and approving the XL Keystone Pipeline will be extremely difficult, considering the green house gases emitted by further development of the Alberta Oil Sands.

A report, released earlier this year by the IPCC made similar claims, although the draft was revised from its earlier version, which had toned down the climate change alarmists, after pressure by the international community.

The ICPCC Report warns that if we don’t act now it will be too late, as changes are already occurring. Climate change activists warn that those effects are already being realized today, pointing to extreme weather events during the past couple of years. The Kyoto accord targets were exempt for developing nations.

“We’re now in an era where climate change isn’t some kind of future hypothetical,” said the overall lead author of the report, Chris Field of the Carnegie Institution for Science in California. “We live in an area where impacts from climate change are already widespread and consequential.”

Nobody is immune, Pachauri and other scientists said.

“We’re all sitting ducks,” Princeton University professor Michael Oppenheimer, one of the main authors of the report, said in an interview.

After several days of late-night wrangling, more than 100 governments unanimously approved the scientist-written 49-page summary — which is aimed at world political leaders. The summary mentions the word “risk” an average of about 5 1/2 times per page.

Climate Change activists are quick to point the finger at what they categorize as climate change deniers. The question is how much credibility can be attributed to the ICPCC in light of changes made to their initial draft report earlier this year.

A Canadian ecologist and founder of Greenpeace, Patrick Moore, is quoted by Mail Online, says there is no scientific proof of man-made global warming and a hotter earth would be ‘beneficial for humans and the majority of other species.

There is no scientific proof of man-made global warming and a hotter earth would be ‘beneficial for humans and the majority of other species’, according to a founding member of environmental campaign group Greenpeace.

The assertion was made by Canadian ecologist Patrick Moore, a member of Greenpeace from 1971 to 1986, to U.S senators on Tuesday.

He told The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee: ‘There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years. If there were such a proof it would be written down for all to see. No actual proof, as it is understood in science, exists.’ Mail OnLine

Climate Change activists are quick to point the finger at what they categorize as climate change deniers. The question is how much credibility can be attributed to the ICPCC in light of changes made to their initial draft report earlier this year.

What is clear now is that the Obama Administration will push forward with their climate change agenda, which will kill jobs, increase energy costs. Despite the fact that there is network of pipelines throughout the U.S., this will be a convenient excuse to block the XL Keystone Pipeline.

The current events in the Ukraine have aptly demonstrated the dependence on fossil fuels in the European continent. Europeans were not prepared to impose punishing sanctions on Russia, due to the continents dependence on energy. In Germany, industry has revolted over increasing energy prices because of the green energy initiatives.

Some scientists will tell you that climate change data is based on computer models, which, naturally, have been created by humans. They say to get the real picture a study is needed that spans more than the last 100 or 200 years.

This raises the question if this is just another attempt at a tax grab by governments.

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