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Turning Up the Heat

Far-reaching proposal riles both foes and friends

June 26, 2013

WASHINGTON— Appealing for action “before it’s too late,” President Barack Obama launched a major second-term drive Tuesday to combat climate change, bypassing Congress as he sought to set a......

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BigMike

Jun-26-13 9:24 PM

atoddh, Germmany has scaled back its subsidies of so-called alternative energy. It has reduced Feed-In Tariffs since since 2010 and has embarked on a program of increasing baseload power from cleaner burning state of the art COAL fired generation. Why? Wind and solar are very unreliable. This should be a lesson to the US but it defies there agenda. So much wasted on a fantasy. There is no alternative energy that can compete with hydrocarbon fuels. That is a fact. The rent-seeking lobbyists will try to make you believe otherwise but they are charlatans. atoddh & WVUGEO are you one of them?

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BigMike

Jun-26-13 9:12 PM

The Global Warming catchphrase wasn't having the affect that the tyrants had hoped for. It was rebranded as 'Climate Change'. In reality it is neither. Its real objective is a transfer of wealth from the many to the few. The many will be subject to a tax either real or hidden while those in control (your so-called leaders) will use the proceeds to reward they're supporters and punish they're detractors.

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UNCOMMONSENSE

Jun-26-13 8:43 PM

In May, Marc Morano, publisher of ClimateDepot**** and a former member of the staff of the U.S. Senate Environmental & Public Works Committee submitted written testimony to the committee.

“The scientific reality is that on virtually every claim—from A-Z—the claims of the promoters of man-made climate fears are failing,” wrote Morano, “and in many instances the claims are moving in the opposite direction. The global warming movement is suffering the scientific death of a thousand cuts.”

“There is no evidence,” wrote Morano, “we are currently having any unusual weather.” Weather events such as the Moore, Oklahoma tornado and the sub-tropical storm Sandy that hit the northeast are normal occurrences despite the damage they inflicted.

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UNCOMMONSENSE

Jun-26-13 8:42 PM

In The Wall Street Journal in May, Princeton University physicist Dr. William Happer and NASA moonwalker and geologist, Dr. Harrison H. Schmitt wrote that “Thanks to the single-minded demonization of this natural and essential atmospheric gas by advocates of government control of energy production, the conventional wisdom about carbon dioxide is that it is a dangerous pollutant. That’s simply not the case.”

Literally thousands of scientists around the world have disputed the IPCC “science” and many former “warmists” have reversed their former beliefs. Dr. Lennart Bengtsson, a top Swedish climate scientist, formerly affiliated with the IPCC, said in February “We are creating great anxiety without it being justified…there are no indications that the warming is so severe that we need to panic…

“The warming we have had the last 100 years is so small that, if we didn’t have meteorologists and climatologists to measure it, we wouldn’t have noticed it at all.”

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UNCOMMONSENSE

Jun-26-13 8:38 PM

Big Lie of global warming/climate change Despite President Obama’s incessant claims that the Earth is heating, scientists in both Russia and China have been publishing data from scientific studies disputing the Big Lie of global warming/climate change.

The Chinese Academy of Sciences—50,000 members strong—recently published “Climate Change Reconsidered and Climate Change Reconsidered: 2011 Interim Report”, two hefty volumes with more than 1,200 pages of peer-reviewed data on climate change published by The Heartland Institute in 2009 and 2011

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daWraith

Jun-26-13 8:08 PM

6/26/13

"President Obama's job approval rating in Ohio has fallen to an all-time low, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University. Only 40 percent of voters in the Buckeye State currently approve of the job Obama is doing as president, while 57 percent disapprove.

The latest numbers represent an ongoing deterioration in Obama's numbers in Ohio over the last six months, down from a 54 percent post-election job approval rating in December 2012 and a 45 percent approval rating in April of this year.

BBBWhAHAHAHAAH! Keep talking , Barry Obozo!

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atoddh

Jun-26-13 5:35 PM

wheel. yes it is probably too late now. But at least Obama is making an effort. Gas is the short term fix; possibly nuclear. Yet Germany has done well with solar via policy.

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atoddh

Jun-26-13 5:33 PM

idlike: I personally made a job creating DOD related proposal at the Beckley airport to provide good jobs for displaced miners. I was ignored- and even treated with hostility- by our politicians. Yes Southern WV will die from this; clinging to a sinking ship. WV has done nothing to foster new opportunity.Things will get much worse. Gas in the OV will soften the decline somewhat. The large mineral owners will do very well.

btw: the product will be made in India now and purchased by the DOD from a foreign source. It could have been USA/WV made.

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richardwhee

Jun-26-13 1:34 PM

Hoopie-Gee, I have been told that cigarrettes have caused all this cancer & COPD. Have we been lied too? By the way- Look at where he spoke- G.W. an ultra liberal univ.

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Wheeldog

Jun-26-13 12:43 PM

Thank you, Mr. President. Unfortunately it is too little too late, but it may soften the blow of what is all-too-likely to occur.

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idliketoknow

Jun-26-13 12:42 PM

atoddh, The OV may win but the majority of WV will suffer bringing the OV with it. The southern border counties are already in very bad shape. Go check it out sometime, it's pretty eye opening. But, it's ok because most of the suffering are working class white families.

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Triton

Jun-26-13 12:40 PM

President Obama says he as a father and an American he refuses to condemn future generations to rising temperative, but has no problem carving out such debt that each child, decades before they are ever born is already in debt and with poor prospects for a life like Obama and his family enjoy. At our expense. Wonder what Obama's carbon footprint is?

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wvhoopie2

Jun-26-13 12:02 PM

Elected representatives of CONGRESS make the laws, President SIGNS them and enforces them. So after Congress makes the law on immigrations and President signs it then he will go about changing it with executive order. Time to add a amendment to stop this practice.

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WVUGEO

Jun-26-13 11:29 AM

Princeton University, as well, along with a commercial spin-off company, "Liquid Light", in New Jersey, are establishing the basis of a commercial Carbon Dioxide recycling technology and business. For instance, late last year, Princeton was awarded: "US Patent 8,313,634 - Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Organic Products; November 20, 2012; Inventors: Andrew Bocarsly and Emily Barton Cole; Assignee: Princeton University, NJ; Abstract: The invention relates to various embodiments of an environmentally beneficial method for reducing carbon dioxide. Government Interests: This invention was made with United States government support from National Science Foundation Grant No. CHE-0616475. The United States Government has certain rights in this invention. A method of converting carbon dioxide to provide at least ... ethanol." And, note, your tax money paid for that research, too, but you're not being told about it. Why?

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mikeyd

Jun-26-13 11:14 AM

how many local coal miners are employed in the ohio valley compared to local gas drillers?

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daWraith

Jun-26-13 11:04 AM

WVUEGO, why? Same reason NONE of your pie in the sky bullspit patent holic fascination amounts to jack, COST EFFECTIVENESS.

If it WORKS and competes COST EFFECTIVELY with current energy sources, the free market will beat a path to your door.

If it a Solyndra version 2.0, it is just paying 10 times as much for energy that comes more cheaply from coal.

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TrollSlayer

Jun-26-13 11:04 AM

Well, this piece sure brought out the sycophants and the snake oil salesmen. LOL

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WVUGEO

Jun-26-13 10:52 AM

Under Contract Number DE-AC02-05CH11231, your US Department of Energy, by the way, paid the University of California some of the tax money collected from you to develop a better catalyst to convert Carbon Dioxide into fuel alcohol at a lower energy cost. The project was quite successful, and US patents on the resultant technology have been applied for. Haven't been told about that, either, have you? Why?

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atoddh

Jun-26-13 10:48 AM

idlike: yes coal is the big loser in this policy. The OV will be a winner with our gas wealth vs coal.

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atoddh

Jun-26-13 10:46 AM

folks: Clearly the intention is to promote natural gas for power here in the US and as an export to other Countries for power. Gas is beneficiary.

Gas export will ease the balance of payment problem for the USA and Global Warming.

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idliketoknow

Jun-26-13 9:38 AM

Obama needs to take a drive through coal country and see what his environmental policies have already done to the coal industry. I guess the only poverty his administration is concerned about is inner city minority poverty.

The most ridiculous thing about all of this is that the rest of the world could give two s***s about climate change. And we all know the kind of weight this adminitration pulls in the global scheme of things. Good luck getting China and Russia to comply.

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WVUGEO

Jun-26-13 8:50 AM

Since we mentioned the fact, somewhere below, that Bayer Corporation is converting Coal power plant CO2 into plastics manufacturing raw materials at a Coal-fired power plant in Germany, we wanted to note that some reports have it that they're partnering there with Siemens, who are providing the CO2-capture tech, but, who also, as is revealed in: "United States Patent 7,989,507 - Production of Fuel ... Utilizing Waste Carbon Dioxide; 2011; Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft (AG), Munich, Germany", know how to convert Carbon Dioxide into gasoline.

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Gerald

Jun-26-13 8:42 AM

Obama is a breath of fresh air after 8 years of a fake born again christian, war mongering, unscientific, fact ignoring creationist!

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WVUGEO

Jun-26-13 8:39 AM

Even further, Methanol, fuel alcohol, trade named "Vulcanol", synthesized from industrial exhaust gas CO2 is being blended into gasoline and sold in filling stations in several European nations by the company "Carbon Recycling International", who were also, last year, awarded: "United States Patent 8,198,338 - Process for Producing Liquid Fuel from Carbon Dioxide and Water", which is a technology that converts reclaimed CO2 into gasoline and diesel. Why aren't we being informed?

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WVUGEO

Jun-26-13 7:45 AM

The potentials for the productive, profitable utilization of CO2 are immense. As another "for instance", since we mentioned the conference they're hosting in DC in our post below: Just this May 14, Penn State University was awarded: "US Patent 8,440,438 - Electromethanogenic Reactor and Processes for Methane Production". It's a technology, that, using about as much voltage as you get from a flashlight battery, converts Carbon Dioxide into Methane, ie., substitute natural gas. Why aren't we being informed?

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