Republicans try to derail Paris Climate Summit.

This week, leaders from around the world are meeting in Paris to work out the future of global climate action.

But, while our President is overseas trying to come up with climate solutions, Republicans back in the states are undermining him at every turn. And, their typical obstruction could pose a threat to the entire Paris summit.

Rather than working on ways to solve our climate crisis, our Right-wing lawmakers have vowed to block $3 billion dollars that President Obama has pledged to help developing nations.

During the 2009 climate talks, trust broke down between developing and developed nations, and threatened to derail the entire summit. Thankfully, then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton managed to save the talks by pledging to help raise $100 billion dollars in annual aid for developing nations.

A small part of that $100 billion dollar so-called “Green Climate Fund” was supposed to come from the United States, but Republicans are blocking our small contribution.

In a recent letter to President Obama, thirty-seven Republican Senators said, “We pledge that Congress will not allow U.S. Taxpayer dollars to go to the Green Climate Fund until the forthcoming international climate agreement is submitted to the Senate for its constitutional advice and consent.”

In other words, they want to block the funding because they know that doing do could undermine the Paris talks, insult the president, and keep their oil-industry donors raking in massive profits.

Thankfully, many other developed nations have contributed their funds to the Green Climate Fund, which will help up-and-coming nations skip over the fossil fuel stage of their development. And, Democrats in Congress say that they won't make it easy for Republicans to back out of international commitments.

If we want to lead the world in the next century, we have to help the world make the switch away from last century's dirty energy. That means we need to help fund the clean development of the future. And, that means we need to tell our Republican lawmakers to stop trying to undermine the Paris Summit.


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Hephaestus 8 years 29 weeks ago

I wonder how they believe money will help them when we get the outcome of short-term greed they appear so keen to promote... without any economy or people to buy anything money will have no value anymore... rats will have feed though!

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Dr PeterPalms 8 years 29 weeks ago

Phoenix Five Earth Changes Bulletin
2015, by Michael Wells Mandeville

Bulletin Item: Climate Change (Global Governance Takeover) talks in Paris starting a day early. (Nov 29) 2015

I have decided to sit with this to summarize the machinations and the fundamental critiques to produce a serious document which will hold throughout the next few years on the topic.

The reason is very simple. Quite a few perspectives have finally brought together enough data and empirical observations to be very clear about the fundamentals.

Global Warming is not happening

All the claims and charts and reports about such are contrived exercises of extreme quackademery.

There is no significant "climate change" in the sense of a transformation of natural processes.

There are natural solar driven processes which are clearly "cycling" the planet into a "cool phase"

The concept of "extreme weather" now being reported widely has been induced by the same jackasses pushing global warming as a concept. We are more aware of extreme events because of increased reporting and weather analysis and an induced hyper-sensitivity to the issue. Somewhere a local record is ALWAYS being broken. ALWAYS.

Tornadoes and Hurricanes are actually at lower levels overall than in previous decades.

Physicists (real ones) prove that co2 levels cannot alter the average heat of the earth. The idea that CO2 levels of any kind are causing climate changes of any kind is mathematically impossible. The claim is nothing more than a phony scam for manipulating gullible people.

The fundamental long term perspective which is easily proven is that the Earth is in a major "cool phase" compared to the millenniums and geological ages of the past. There was a recent warming up (slight) during the last half of the 20th century along with an increase in average solar activity which spanned most of the same decades.

The Sun is now less activity and appears or "looks" like it may get less active like previous "cool periods" during the past 1000 years.

Mirroring this decline, almost all glaciation is increasing on all continents. Polar ice at both ends is increasing. Greenland is colder, Canadian Arctic is colder, Antarctica is at record levels of growth.

2+2=4, it really does, draw the obvious conclusion.

So called sea level increase is decreasing. (BTW this measurements avoid the phenomenon of coastal uplift and coastal submergence in the great subduction zones, which is a ceaseless change - measuring a change in sea level at a place probably indicates little more than the rate of uplift or downwarp OF THE LAND at that particular spot).

In any event, the hysterical claims still being pushed by the Alarmists about a major rise in sea level is nothing but a hobgoblin to freak the "kids". There simply is not enough available ice to melt to create ANY average rise in sea level beyond a few centimeters. It would take a temperature change of 100 degrees on the South Pole to melt enough ice to change coastlines. It isn't going to happen by CO2. If if does so because of a huge change in solar output, melting ice would BE THE LEAST OF OUR PROBLEMS.


THE ISSUE OF CLIMATE CHANGE, AS PREDICTED DECADES AGO, IS NOTHING BUT POLITICAL THEATRE TO GRAB POWER FOR FREAKS WHO WANT TO IMPOSE DIKTAT OVER EVERY ASPECT OF YOUR LIFE. At the core of it are Bolsheviks who want to remake you in their image, and their image is not pretty, and their sponsors, the hereditary aristocracies whose cabals are busily re-creating neo-feudal estates for themselves to control all resources on Earth.

So actually the news is quite uplifting. They haven't a leg to stand on. They are a sick, sorry, and fairly stupid crew. They can and will be easily driven off the state of history. We will see some of that this next two weeks. There are major contentions and splits going on in the political elites, they will not be able to seal the deal the Bolsheviks want.

Just call the BS on all that they do and say. Every opportunity. Somebody mentions global warming? Look strangely at them and simply say, "Dude", it is simply not happening, It's all a big fat lie...haven't you noticed that winters are colder than the past?". That's the universal message, the universal meme which unlocks the scam and frees people from the hypnosis of the mass media.

Enjoy Thanksgiving. Give thanks especially that we can now decisively free ourselves from this hobgoblin. Later today or tomorrow I will send a compilation of U tube videos by experts who will march you through all the graphs and charts which document every aspect of what I have just said above.

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Dr PeterPalms 8 years 29 weeks ago

Thom I am trying to convince you that it is not in the best interest of these government sponsored subject to particpate in them. Theywill not be benefial to the populace of the United States. Such activities will expedite the additional loss of ourr Civil Liberties cloaked in a Trojan horse tail by a government of which the people have lost control

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Dr PeterPalms 8 years 29 weeks ago

Tohm this is what I refer to as a False Flag type incident.

42 ADMITTED False Flag Attacks » Infowars Alex Jones' Infowars:
There's a war on for your mind!:

False flag terrorism” is defined as a government attacking its own people, then blaming others in order to justify going to war against the people it blames. Or as Wikipedia defines it:

There are many documented false flag attacks, where a government carries out a terror attack … and then falsely blames its enemy for political purposes.

In the following 42 instances, officials in the government which carried out the attack (or seriously proposed an attack) admits to it, either orally or in writing:

(1) Japanese troops set off a small explosion on a train track in 1931, and falsely blamed it on China in order to justify an invasion of Manchuria. This is known as the “Mukden Incident” or the “Manchurian Incident”. The Tokyo International Military Tribunal found: “Several of the participators in the plan, including Hashimoto [a high-ranking Japanese army officer], have on various occasionsadmitted their part in the plot and have stated that the object of the ‘Incident’ was to afford an excuse for the occupation of Manchuria by the Kwantung Army ….” And see this.

(2) A major with the Nazi SS admitted at the Nuremberg trials that – under orders from the chief of the Gestapo – he and some other Nazi operatives faked attacks on their own people and resources which they blamed on the Poles, to justify the invasion of Poland.

(3) Nazi general Franz Halder also testified at the Nuremberg trials that Nazi leader Hermann Goering admitted to setting fire to the German parliament building in 1933, and then falsely blaming the communists for the arson.

(4) Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev admitted in writing that the Soviet Union’s Red Army shelled the Russian village of Mainila in 1939 – while blaming the attack on Finland – as a basis for launching the “Winter War” against Finland. Russian president Boris Yeltsin agreed that Russia had been the aggressor in the Winter War.

(5) The Russian Parliament, current Russian president Putin and former Soviet leader Gorbachev all admit that Soviet leader Joseph Stalin ordered his secret police to execute 22,000 Polish army officers and civilians in 1940, and falsely blame it on the Nazis.

(6) The British government admits that – between 1946 and 1948 – it bombed 5 ships carrying Jews attempting to flee the Holocaust to seek safety in Palestine, set up a fake group called “Defenders of Arab Palestine”, and then had the psuedo-group falsely claim responsibility for the bombings (and seethis, this and this).

(7) Israel admits that in 1954, an Israeli terrorist cell operating in Egypt planted bombs in several buildings, including U.S. diplomatic facilities, then left behind “evidence” implicating the Arabs as the culprits (one of the bombs detonated prematurely, allowing the Egyptians to identify the bombers, and several of the Israelis later confessed) (and see this and this).

(8) The CIA admits that it hired Iranians in the 1950′s to pose as Communists and stage bombings in Iran in order to turn the country against its democratically-elected prime minister.

(9) The Turkish Prime Minister admitted that the Turkish government carried out the 1955 bombing on a Turkish consulate in Greece – also damaging the nearby birthplace of the founder of modern Turkey – and blamed it on Greece, for the purpose of inciting and justifying anti-Greek violence.

(10) The British Prime Minister admitted to his defense secretary that he and American president Dwight Eisenhower approved a plan in 1957 to carry out attacks in Syria and blame it on the Syrian government as a way to effect regime change.

(11) The former Italian Prime Minister, an Italian judge, and the former head of Italian counterintelligence admit that NATO, with the help of the Pentagon and CIA, carried out terror bombings in Italy and other European countries in the 1950s and blamed the communists, in order to rally people’s support for their governments in Europe in their fight against communism. As one participant in this formerly-secret program stated: “You had to attack civilians, people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple. They were supposed to force these people, the Italian public, to turn to the state to ask for greater security” (and see this) (Italy and other European countries subject to the terror campaign had joined NATO before the bombings occurred). And watch this BBC special. They also allegedly carried out terror attacks in France, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the UK, and other countries.

(12) In 1960, American Senator George Smathers suggested that the U.S. launch “a false attack made on Guantanamo Bay which would give us the excuse of actually fomenting a fight which would then give us the excuse to go in and [overthrow Castro]“.

(13) Official State Department documents show that, in 1961, the head of the Joint Chiefs and other high-level officials discussed blowing up a consulate in the Dominican Republic in order to justify an invasion of that country. The plans were not carried out, but they were all discussed as serious proposals.

(14) As admitted by the U.S. government, recently declassified documents show that in 1962, the American Joint Chiefs of Staff signed off on a plan to blow up AMERICAN airplanes (using an elaborate plan involving the switching of airplanes), and also to commit terrorist acts on American soil, and then to blame it on the Cubans in order to justify an invasion of Cuba. See the following ABC news report; the official documents; and watch this interview with the former Washington Investigative Producer for ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.

(15) In 1963, the U.S. Department of Defense wrote a paper promoting attacks on nations within the Organization of American States – such as Trinidad-Tobago or Jamaica – and then falsely blaming them on Cuba.

(16) The U.S. Department of Defense even suggested covertly paying a person in the Castro government to attack the United States: “The only area remaining for consideration then would be to bribe one of Castro’s subordinate commanders to initiate an attack on Guantanamo.”

(17) The NSA admits that it lied about what really happened in the Gulf of Tonkin incident in 1964 … manipulating data to make it look like North Vietnamese boats fired on a U.S. ship so as to create a false justification for the Vietnam war.

(18) A U.S. Congressional committee admitted that – as part of its “Cointelpro” campaign – the FBI had used many provocateurs in the 1950s through 1970s to carry out violent acts and falsely blame them on political activists.

(19) A top Turkish general admitted that Turkish forces burned down a mosque on Cyprus in the 1970s and blamed it on their enemy. He explained: “In Special War, certain acts of sabotage are staged and blamed on the enemy to increase public resistance. We did this on Cyprus; we even burnt down a mosque.” In response to the surprised correspondent’s incredulous look the general said, “I am giving an example”.

(20) The German government admitted (and see this) that, in 1978, the German secret service detonated a bomb in the outer wall of a prison and planted “escape tools” on a prisoner – a member of the Red Army Faction – which the secret service wished to frame the bombing on.

(21) A Mossad agent admits that, in 1984, Mossad planted a radio transmitter in Gaddaffi’s compound in Tripoli, Libya which broadcast fake terrorist trasmissions recorded by Mossad, in order to frame Gaddaffi as a terrorist supporter. Ronald Reagan bombed Libya immediately thereafter.

(22) The South African Truth and Reconciliation Council found that, in 1989, the Civil Cooperation Bureau (a covert branch of the South African Defense Force) approached an explosives expert and asked him “to participate in an operation aimed at discrediting the ANC [the African National Congress] by bombing the police vehicle of the investigating officer into the murder incident”, thus framing the ANC for the bombing.

(23) An Algerian diplomat and several officers in the Algerian army admit that, in the 1990s, the Algerian army frequently massacred Algerian civilians and then blamed Islamic militants for the killings (and see this video; and Agence France-Presse, 9/27/2002, French Court Dismisses Algerian Defamation Suit Against Author).

(24) An Indonesian fact-finding team investigated violent riots which occurred in 1998, and determined that “elements of the military had been involved in the riots, some of which were deliberately provoked”.

(25) Senior Russian Senior military and intelligence officers admit that the KGB blew up Russian apartment buildings in 1999 and falsely blamed it on Chechens, in order to justify an invasion of Chechnya (and see this report and this discussion).

(26) According to the Washington Post, Indonesian police admit that the Indonesian military killed American teachers in Papua in 2002 and blamed the murders on a Papuan separatist group in order to get that group listed as a terrorist organization.

(27) The well-respected former Indonesian president also admits that the government probably had a role in the Bali bombings.

(28) As reported by BBC, the New York Times, and Associated Press, Macedonian officials admit that the government murdered 7 innocent immigrants in cold blood and pretended that they were Al Qaeda soldiers attempting to assassinate Macedonian police, in order to join the “war on terror”.

(29) Senior police officials in Genoa, Italy admitted that – in July 2001, at the G8 summit in Genoa – planted two Molotov cocktails and faked the stabbing of a police officer, in order to justify a violent crackdown against protesters.

(30) Although the FBI now admits that the 2001 anthrax attacks were carried out by one or more U.S. government scientists, a senior FBI official says that the FBI was actually told to blame the Anthrax attacks on Al Qaeda by White House officials (remember what the anthrax letters looked like). Government officials also confirm that the white House tried to link the anthrax to Iraq as a justification for regime change in that country.

(31) Similarly, the U.S. falsely blamed Iraq for playing a role in the 9/11 attacks – as shown by amemo from the defense secretary – as one of the main justifications for launching the Iraq war. Even after the 9/11 Commission admitted that there was no connection, Dick Cheney said that the evidence is “overwhelming” that al Qaeda had a relationship with Saddam Hussein’s regime, that Cheney “probably” had information unavailable to the Commission, and that the media was not ‘doing their homework’ in reporting such ties. Top U.S. government officials now admit that the Iraq war was really launched for oil … not 9/11 or weapons of mass destruction (despite previous “lone wolf” claims, many U.S. government officials now say that 9/11 was state-sponsored terror; but Iraq was not the state which backed the hijackers).

(32) Former Department of Justice lawyer John Yoo suggested in 2005 that the US should go on the offensive against al-Qaeda, having “our intelligence agencies create a false terrorist organization. It could have its own websites, recruitment centers, training camps, and fundraising operations. It could launch fake terrorist operations and claim credit for real terrorist strikes, helping to sow confusion within al-Qaeda’s ranks, causing operatives to doubt others’ identities and to question the validity of communications.”

(33) United Press International reported in June 2005:

U.S. intelligence officers are reporting that some of the insurgents in Iraq are using recent-model Beretta 92 pistols, but the pistols seem to have had their serial numbers erased. The numbers do not appear to have been physically removed; the pistols seem to have come off a production line without any serial numbers. Analysts suggest the lack of serial numbers indicates that the weapons were intended for intelligence operations or terrorist cells with substantial government backing. Analysts speculate that these guns are probably from either Mossad or the CIA. Analysts speculate that agent provocateurs may be using the untraceable weapons even as U.S. authorities use insurgent attacks against civilians as evidence of the illegitimacy of the resistance.

(34) Undercover Israeli soldiers admitted in 2005 to throwing stones at other Israeli soldiers so they could blame it on Palestinians, as an excuse to crack down on peaceful protests by the Palestinians.

(35) Quebec police admitted that, in 2007, thugs carrying rocks to a peaceful protest were actually undercover Quebec police officers (and see this).

(36) At the G20 protests in London in 2009, a British member of parliament saw plain clothes police officers attempting to incite the crowd to violence.

(37) Egyptian politicians admitted (and see this) that government employees looted priceless museum artifacts in 2011 to try to discredit the protesters.

(38) A Colombian army colonel has admitted that his unit murdered 57 civilians, then dressed them in uniforms and claimed they were rebels killed in combat.

(39) The highly-respected writer for the Telegraph Ambrose Evans-Pritchard says that the head of Saudi intelligence – Prince Bandar – recently admitted that the Saudi government controls “Chechen” terrorists.

(40) High-level American sources admitted that the Turkish government – a fellow NATO country – carried out the chemical weapons attacks blamed on the Syrian government; and high-ranking Turkish government admitted on tape plans to carry out attacks and blame it on the Syrian government.

(41) The former Ukrainian security chief admits that the sniper attacks which started the Ukrainian coup were carried out in order to frame others.

(42) Britain’s spy agency has admitted (and see this) that it carries out “digital false flag” attacks on targets, framing people by writing offensive or unlawful material … and blaming it on the target.

In addition, two-thirds of the City of Rome burned down in a huge fire on July 19, 64 A.D. The Roman people blamed the Emperor Nero for starting the fire. Some top Roman leaders – including the Roman consul Cassius Dio, as well as historians like Suetonius – agreed that Nero started the fire (based largely on the fact that the Roman Senate had just rejected Nero’s application to clear 300 acres in Rome so that he could build a palatial complex, and that the fire allowed him to build his complex). Regardless of who actually started the fire, Nero – in the face of public opinion accusing him of arson – falsely blamed theChristians for starting the fire. He then rounded up and brutally tortured and murdered scores of Christians for something they likely didn’t do.

We didn’t include this in the list above, because – if Nero did start the fire on purpose – he did it for hisown reasons (to build his palatial complex), and not for geopolitical reasons benefiting his nation.

So Common … There’s a Name for It

The use of the bully’s trick is so common that it was given a name hundreds of years ago.

That's what the Gl;obal Warming Affair is all about

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Aliceinwonderland 8 years 29 weeks ago

Apparently Doctor Quack assumes that by flooding this thread with bullshit, he can convince us that human-caused global warming is not happening. I guess he knows more about climate science than the 98% of REAL climate scientists out there who take the opposite view. Quack quack quack.

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2950-10K 8 years 29 weeks ago

What's up Doc??? LOL This blog doesn't have foxmerized participants, well except for maybe Ken, so you're wasting your time to say the least.

Anyway here's a science fact for you to consider: "For the first time in human history CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere has topped 400 parts per million. This is the greenhouse gas most responsible for global warming. For the past 800,000 years CO2 levels never exceeded 300 parts per million."

Science is soooo damn inconvenient for the Carbon Barons you work for.

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Willie W 8 years 29 weeks ago

Dear Doctor. Chill! Better still, watch the weather channel. Global Warming is a household word with them. They have actual people who have studied meteorology that can explain this concept to you.

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DAnneMarc 8 years 29 weeks ago
Quote Aliceinwonderland:Apparently Doctor Quack assumes that by flooding this thread with bullshit, he can convince us that human-caused global warming is not happening. I guess he knows more about climate science than the 98% of REAL climate scientists out there who take the opposite view. Quack quack quack.

Aliceinwonderland ~ You took the words right out of my mouth about "Dr. Quack". The man has a lot to say yet cites nothing. I suspect he isn't a real Dr. If he is, and expresses himself that way in front of his peers, they would laugh him out of the room. Not that he doesn't have a degree, just that his previous posts would never fly as a science paper in any journal I've ever read; or, in any school I've ever attended. However, it would probably float, like a boat, in a lake, full of quack quack quacks! Good one, Alice!

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Kend 8 years 29 weeks ago

Isn't it a bitch when facts get in the way of a good protest. Thank god finally some truth to A false global warming claim. Way to go doc. How dumb are we that we are going to borrow money from China then give it back to them to clean up the pollution they are making to sell us there crap. If you want to clean up China stop buying their products. We live in a nation that punishes and wants to shut down oil companies but bales out the car companies. that doesn't make any sense at all

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Willie W 8 years 29 weeks ago

Kend. Guess you don't get the Weather Channel up there. Too bad.

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2950-10K 8 years 29 weeks ago

Polls indicate that a full two-thirds want carbon emissions reduced in order to combat global warming, and the Republicans/Fascists oppose this. Isn't it the media's responsibilty to communicate to those same two-thirds that a major political party is standing in the way of saving the planet? It god damn well is, but we all know why the communication isn't happening. The media is owned and controlled by Fascists, and they realize that by controlling the message, they can get many of those same two-thirds to vote against their own desires and best interests.

Republican Senators are hell bent on a Fascist/Carbon agenda which will lead to the distruction of the planet...that's a fact! So I have to ask.... why aren't they on the global terrorist listings? I'm sure the good citizens of France who just got arrested for taking to the streets and speaking truth to power would agree to this listing. They know what time it is!

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DAnneMarc 8 years 29 weeks ago

Kend ~ First, the "Doctor's" credibility is highly in question because he cites no credible sources for his outrageous claims. An insult to the intelligence of anyone with an education.

Secondly, in a separate post, the one source he does cites - and at great length I might add - is Alex Jones. I'll repeat that... ALEX JONES!

Finally, he has your endorsement... for what that is worth; which, according to memory, is nada. Mucho nada!

My conclusion? Unchanged! However, this is growing into a mildly amusing conversation; and, for that, I thank you.

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Kend 8 years 29 weeks ago

Dmarc, does it matter every scientist that believes the world is warming pretty much has fudged their data. I know what I see. Water levels are not rising and the earth isn't warming. Those are facts. Willie that is why most weather channels call it climate change now. The truth is, we can't change the weather. It's way bigger that us the proof is we have spent trillions and nothing has changed. Have have you ever wondered why climate change is never debated. Have you ever seen it debated even once. We are spending trillions and it is never debated publicly it kind of makes me think I am not getting all the facts

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RLTOWNSLEY 8 years 29 weeks ago

Congratulations Kend, you are one of the few individuals that have proved what P.T. Barnum was credited with saying is not always right; "There's a sucker born every minute !". Wikipedia further clarified this statement with the following explanation "Many people are gullible and will always follow the herd, so we can expect this to continue."

Edward Bernnays was an Austrian-American pioneer in the field of Public Relations and Propaganda, referred to in his obituary as "the father of public relations", combined the ideas of Gustave Le Bon and Wilfred Trotter on crowd psychology with the psychoanalytical ideas of his uncle, Sigmund Freud.

Bernays felt this manipulation was necessary in society, which he regarded as irrational and dangerous as a result of the "Herd Instinct" that Trotter had described. Bernay's work became one of the central driving forces behind the advancement of modern day Capitalism and some of his concerns have been realized in our so-called free thinking society that continues to contribute daily to it's own demise !

Legend 8 years 29 weeks ago

For Doctor Quack. Little things such as my Homeowners Insurance being increased 50% over a 2 year period with the excuse being unstable weather due to Climate Change. The US Military doing large forcasting studies on the effect of Climate Change. NASA doing studies on Climate Change. Do not listen to Alex Jones.

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Willie W 8 years 29 weeks ago

Who knows. Maybe everyone is half right. Maybe Earth is going thru a natural hot/cold cycle and carbon emissions are enhancing the effects of that natural cycle. I think we're somewhere in the middle between gloom and doom and, no changes at all. I also think we should concentrate on dealing with it's current effects and phase in the big ticket control efforts after more people are on board with this.

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Enviro-Al 8 years 28 weeks ago


Took me a couple of days to find the time to read through your long posts. Most of your false flag examples are credible because they were reported by people with nothing to gain. Unfortunately, you've turned to sources that spout climate denial for your understanding of global warming/climate change that are funded by fossil fuel interersts. One needs only to observe what is happening faster in northern latitudes to recognize global warming is real and to research what legitimate sources are reporting. No organized group or country will gain from global warming, but fossil fuel interests will suffer. Consider the source and follow the money. I'm still eating tomatoes from my garden in December in central Minnesota that I picked green two weeks ago. Normally they are killed by frost in September or early October.

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Enviro-Al 8 years 28 weeks ago

What is needed is an international carbon tax levied uniformly with the revenue distributed to nations on the basis of their population with a reduction taken out for that country's contribution to historical cumulative greenhouse gas emissions. The remainder of the collected funds could go back to each country to be used to pay for adaptation and costs associated with climate related disasters. In that way, the concept of external costs for carbon fuels becomes apparent, and social responsibility for the increasing impacts are also made apparent. Every year, a nation's proportion of the collected funds should be adjusted to reflect the progress they have made in reducing their contribution of greenhouse gases.

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Ron Phelps 8 years 28 weeks ago

Republicans don't lead! They mis-lead and call it close enough.

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