GE Kyoto Protocol Cloaked Global Warming Pushers

GE has coupled Ecomagination with a misguided campaign to "safeguard" the planet from "catastrophic" global warming – by lobbying for new laws that would impose mandatory greenhouse gas controls on consumers and manufacturers. Even more incredibly, the company has joined with the alarmist Pew Center on Global Climate Change, to support its lobbying campaign and promote its New Age "ethical" principles.

Gasoline is again hitting $3 a gallon. Natural gas and electricity prices are in the stratosphere. Consumers are screaming. Editorialists and legislators are railing about "obscene" prices and profits. Scientists are poking new holes in climate change theory and theology. Britain, Canada and other signatory nations are colliding with the granite-hard reality that complying with the Kyoto Protocol will hammer their economies, for no detectable environmental benefits. continued…

And GE has teamed up with Pew to demand Kyoto clones that will send energy prices soaring even higher, destroy jobs, batter families, and further damage the US and global economies. What is CEO Jeff Immelt thinking?

Global Warming Forum

May 3, 2006 at 3:01 pm 4 comments

GE Kyoto Protocol Cloaked Global Warming Pushers

GE has coupled Ecomagination with a misguided campaign to "safeguard" the planet from "catastrophic" global warming – by lobbying for new laws that would impose mandatory greenhouse gas controls on consumers and manufacturers. Even more incredibly, the company has joined with the alarmist Pew Center on Global Climate Change, to support its lobbying campaign and promote its New Age "ethical" principles.Gasoline is again hitting $3 a gallon. Natural gas and electricity prices are in the stratosphere. Consumers are screaming. Editorialists and legislators are railing about "obscene" prices and profits. Scientists are poking new holes in climate change theory and theology. Britain, Canada and other signatory nations are colliding with the granite-hard reality that complying with the Kyoto Protocol will hammer their economies, for no detectable environmental benefits. continued…

And GE has teamed up with Pew to demand Kyoto clones that will send energy prices soaring even higher, destroy jobs, batter families, and further damage the US and global economies. What is CEO Jeff Immelt thinking?

May 3, 2006 at 2:59 pm 1 comment

Global Warming In this Life time

http://www.green-project.org

May 1, 2006 at 3:32 am 2 comments

Global Warming in Breckenridge, Crested Butte and Steamboat could lose 50%. Aspen too.

The most dramatic projections include an 82% loss of “Spring snowpack” in the area that includes Telluride ski resort by 2085, whilst Eagle County, home of Vail and Beaver Creek could be down 57%. Most other major resorts including Breckenridge, Crested Butte and Steamboat could lose 50% of their snow cover, whilst Aspen – one of the resorts that is most actively publicising the threat of global warming to the ski industry – could see a 43% loss.

The 2006 Colorado College State of the Rockies Report Card suggests that rising temperatures will mean more precipitation falls as rain rather the snow making winter sports ‘no longer economically viable’ by 2050. The Report projects temperature increases of 7-10 degrees Celsius during the summer if the current rates of population expansion and development continue using conventional fuel. This would result in most areas losing at least half their snowpack the Report projects. If energy use switches to gas, seen as the least environmentally damaging fossil fuel as an interim measure before power is switched to renewable energy, the Report projects temperature rises of 1-5 degrees Celsius with half of snow areas losing 50 percent of their snowpack. Continued…

April 30, 2006 at 9:40 pm 2 comments

Politicians David Cameron and Gordon Brown Gone False Green?

Marvellous to see Vanity Fair, with all its glossy, forest-clearing pages, go green for its May issue. And David Cameron and Gordon Brown taking off their gloves and doing battle for the environmental crown has got to be good news.But is it a real commitment to change or just posturing? Mr Cameron certainly blotted his copybook when, having boasted that he was trading in his car for a greener version, it emerged that he had refused the even cleaner Toyota Prius he was first offered. Nor was his reputation enhanced by news that when he cycles to work, an official car follows with his change of shoes. And the energy used for that much-publicised trip to Norway can only have contributed to the problem of that country's diminishing frozen wasteland.

I'm certain about that, but it's about as far as my confidence about combating global warming goes. Yes, I'm to blame for my ignorance, but I also blame those whose duty it has been to put climate change top of the agenda. Continued… http://observer.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1764607,00.html

April 30, 2006 at 9:33 pm Leave a comment

Banks Cause Global Warming Financially

"We've seen a number of banks releasing ethical investment (policies) … and looking at their own environmental performance.

"But what we have to realise is their investment practices and what they invest in, those secondary impacts, do have a huge impact on the environment."

Mr Henry said a prime example was the investment practices of banks in the greenhouse area, which the report closely looked at.

"Probably a lot of banks don't realise this but a number of banks are heavily invested in a number of activities that produce a lot of greenhouse pollution," he said. Continued… http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,18944398%5E1702,00.html

Green Project – Global Warming Google Map

April 30, 2006 at 9:28 pm 2 comments

Corals can survive global warming by gorging themselves

Scientists have recently warned that the world's coral reefs face a grim future should global temperatures and atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide continue to rise. Higher ocean temperatures will produce increasingly severe bleaching events, while elevated levels of carbon dioxide could further acidify the world's seas.

Ocean acidification is of particular concern to scientists because it is crucial to the formation of coral. Coral and other marine organisms use free carbonate ions in sea water to build calcium carbonate shells and exoskeletons, but as atmospheric carbon dioxide levels rise and more carbon dioxide is absorbed by the world's oceans, sea waters become increasingly acidic by stripping out carbonate ions. Lower carbonate ion concentrations make it more difficult for organisms to form shells, leaving them vulnerable to predators and environmental conditions.

In the past, changes in ocean acidity have caused mass extinction events. According to a study published in the September issue of Geology, dramatically warmer and more acidic oceans may have contributed to the worst mass extinction on record, the Permian extinction. During the extinction event, which occurred some 250 million years ago, about 95% of ocean's life forms became extinct. The same fate could befall modern day marine life. In September 2005, a team of scientists writing in Nature warned that by 2100, the amount of carbonate available for marine organisms could drop by 60%. In surface ocean waters, where acidification starts before spreading to the deep sea, there may be too little carbonate for organisms to form shells as soon as 2050.

From http://news.mongabay.com/2006/0426-coral.html

Stop Global Warming. Build the Green Building Google Map

April 30, 2006 at 9:10 pm 1 comment


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