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Climate Change for the GOP
Weekly Standard, by Eli Lehrer

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Posted By:tisHimself, 7/3/2013 12:41:01 PM

President Barack Obama’s climate agenda announced last week represents the latest of many Democratic party efforts to address climate change. Although it includes no new legislation, the president’s plan makes unprecedented use of executive branch powers and offers a great many things that appeal to core Democratic constituencies. Implemented in full, the new power plant carbon rules, further delays in economically beneficial pipeline projects, and added green energy projects would result in a bigger, more intrusive government that exerts greater control over the economy, rewards perceived “good guys,” and punishes supposed “bad guys.”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: WAN2, 7/3/2013 12:51:18 PM     (No. 9407218)

It the Peoples swallow man-made global warming, the Peoples candidates will win. We have met the enemy,..

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Reply 2 - Posted by: craige, 7/3/2013 1:26:38 PM     (No. 9407259)

1.2 parts per 10,000 is a very small number. That´s how much atmospheric CO2 has increased since 1850. Hence my skepticism.

The question is not whether CO2 causes warming. The question is HOW MUCH?

Global temperature has risen since around 1680, the middle of the last ´mini ice age´. Looking at the 1500 year cycle, we appear to be in for another 2 - 3 degrees of warming. However, since the cycle is 1500 years, plus or minus 500 years, it could start cooling off now...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: spincut, 7/3/2013 1:31:10 PM     (No. 9407269)

Wow, what a load of horse manure. No, man-made global warming is not real. It´s a means to higher taxes and bigger government. To try to ride what you know is a fraud to desirable ends is dangerous, doomed to failure, and will corrupt your soul.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jimmiet, 7/3/2013 2:14:44 PM     (No. 9407335)

Where is the major disconnect? Dems want immigration reform, the majority of Americans do not. Dems want Obamacare, the majority of Americans do not. The dems want to halt fracking and increased oil exploration and drilling, the majority of Americans do not. The dems want climate change legislation, the majority of Americans do not. Repubs cannot overcome the dems legislating what the majority of Americans do not want. What the hell is going on?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: StuartL, 7/3/2013 4:53:52 PM     (No. 9407615)

"unprecedented use of executive branch powers"?

Mighty mealy-mouthed way of saying "dictatorial usurpation." And a perfect encapsulation of what´s wrong with the gentlemen and ladies of the Standard. They just can´t bring themselves to call a spade a bloody shovel -- let along pick one up and start digging.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StuartL, 7/3/2013 4:55:45 PM     (No. 9407620)

((aarrrgh! Make that "alone"....!))

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