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Trillions in New Taxes to Accomplish Nothing

Posted By Conn Carroll On March 3, 2009 @ 10:26 am In Energy | Comments Disabled

Discovery News [1] reports:

For those who have endured this winter’s frigid temperatures and today’s heavy snowstorm in the Northeast, the concept of global warming may seem, well, almost wishful.

But climate is known to be variable — a cold winter, or a few strung together doesn’t mean the planet is cooling. Still, according to a new study, global warming may have hit a speed bump and could go into hiding for decades.

Earth’s climate continues to confound scientists. Following a 30-year trend of warming, global temperatures have flatlined since 2001 despite rising greenhouse gas concentrations, and a heat surplus that should have cranked up the planetary thermostat.

How does this square with temperature records from 2005-2007, by some measurements among the warmest years on record? When added up with the other four years since 2001, Swanson said the overall trend is flat, even though temperatures should have gone up by 0.2 degrees Centigrade (0.36 degrees Fahrenheit) during that time.

So “Earth’s climate continues to confound scientists” and none of their computer models has any track record of accurately predicting actual scientifically observed global temperatures, yet the left and the White House wants us to adopt economy killing trillion dollar energy taxes and regulations [2]?

No thank you.


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[1] Discovery News: http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/03/02/global-warming-pause.html

[2] economy killing trillion dollar energy taxes and regulations: http://www.heritage.org/Research/EnergyandEnvironment/cda08-02.cfm

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