Friday, February 23, 2007

Global Warming Hysteria is Child Abuse

Global warming concerns are keeping children awake at night was the headline. In England, half of young children are anxious about the effects of global warming, often losing sleep because of their concern, according to a new report today.

One in seven of the little darlin’s said their own parents were not doing enough to improve the environment. They feared the possible submergence of entire countries. Thanks very much, Al Gore!

“By raising awareness amongst today's young, hopefully we are improving our chances of reaching a solution” explained Pete Williams, a spokesman for the survey. “While many adults (even Brits) may look the other way, this study shows that global warming is not only hurting the children of the future, it's affecting the welfare of kids now.” Thank you, Pete, keep scarin those kids.

Meanwhile, the Hollywood mafiosa are poised, that’s the word, to bestow an Oscar or two on Al and his science fiction movie. And those rascally Asians are finding a way to make a buck or two zillion.

Andy Mukherjee in Bloomberg reports: “Governments in rich nations are spending billions of dollars to buy a clearer conscience over climate change. Are they getting their money's worth?”

If you are one of those who stay awake at nights wondering what you can do to prevent the polar caps from melting, there’s a growing menu of choices for your largesse.

Easy Being Green Co. says it will mitigate your cat's flatulent contribution to global warming for $8 per year. The same company could also make your granny carbon-neutral at $10 a year, according to a report in The Australian.

Then there's Carbon Planet Co. If you’re hopping a flight between Sydney and Canberra, and feeling bad about the damage you are doing to the ecosystem, you can buy carbon credits worth $23, for which the company will guarantee to keep a ton of carbon dioxide out of the air for 100 years.

Now for the serious stuff. Michael Wara of Stanford U. explained in an article in the journal Nature this month: “Countries that must purchase emission credits to atone for their higher-than-mandated production of carbon dioxide are paying a tiny group of chemical manufacturers in China and India massive sums to reduce industrial gases and methane.”

China and India are getting a prize for producing lots of hydrofluorocarbon-23, one of the greenhouse gases under the Kyoto Protocol. Six Chinese companies have consented to be paid $986 million by Euro countries to destroy the HFC-23 they are producing and only spending $31 million on incinerators, thanks to the elaborate trading mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol. DuPont Co. in the USA does it for free.

Gujarat Fluorochemicals Ltd., the first company from India to join the game, reported that it had tripled its revenue in the last quarter and shareholders have earned 662 percent on the stock since March 2005, when Japan, Italy, the UK and Netherlands agreed to pay the company to destroy HFC-23. (Attention, son John) Italy alone may pay 12.8 billion euros over the next four years to buy emission credits. The UN loves this subsidy from the developed to the developing world to get them to clean up their industrial byproducts.

I do not think that Americans should love it. Now there is something we can do about it. The PatriotPost has launched an important petition to “Stop Albert Gore and Reject the UN's Global Warming Treaty.” Gore is trying to re-energize the Clinton-era movement advocating Kyoto compliance -- the biggest UN power-grab in history. Sign this petition, please!
They already have over 30,000 electronic signatures and want to deliver 100,000 signatures to the Senate by the time Al Gore reaches the podium at this Sunday's Academy Awards.

The petition reads as follows:

We urge the United States Senate to reject the 1997 United Nations Kyoto Protocols Treaty purporting to address global warming by constraining economic growth in the United States while allowing unmitigated growth in 129 other nations, including two of the largest world economies in China and India.

We reject the Orwellian solutions proposed by Albert Arnold Gore and others who claim that the Kyoto Protocols must be adopted to stop global warming. The science of climate change is very imprecise, and current trends in climate change may have little or nothing to do with production of so-called "greenhouse gasses" such as carbon dioxide.

Albert Gore's solutions will only impede the advancement of scientific and technological innovation, and would impoverish hundreds of millions of people around the world.
Friends, send this to your friends -- let's flood the site with our signatures.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sending it to everyone I know Bill. Albert BORE is nuts!!!


9:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill, this aint one of your proudest pieces. And I wonder about the accuracy of some of the info you probably obtained from another blog? For example:
"Gujarat Fluorochemicals Ltd., the first company from India to join the game, reported that it had tripled its revenue in the last quarter and shareholders have earned 662 percent on the stock." How did the company triple its revenue? If a company sees a huge increase in revenues, that's usually (95%?) associated with a huge increase in profits and-- therefore if it's public-- a large increase in stock value. I also wondered whether that meant that revenue increased from a-little-bit to three-times a-little-bit etc. No data leads to no data.

Apparently what the world needs is for U.S. children to soon have difficulty falling asleep knowing that we're the biggest contributor to a significant problem and that we're playing the baby-game by crying that we won't begin to move until China and India moves. Another reason our kids will soon have difficulty sleeping is the recognition that our fossil-fuel "contribution" is yet another reason for the rest of the world to dislike to intensely dislike our country.


11:49 AM  
Blogger Bill Lama said...

The info was from Bloomberg ( a respected business resource. The article was "China, India Smile as West Overpays for Climate" by Andy Mukherjee, Feb. 21. Google the article to read it for yourself or email Mr. Mukherjee in Singapore at

These are just a few examples of the egregious profiteering being done through the mechanism of carbon trading. I advised my son to get in on it by investing in those 3rd world companies.

Do you really think that US kids should be soon having "difficulty sleeping because we're the biggest contributor to a significant problem"? Should they also disrespect their parents, those SUV-driving reactionaries who transport their little league teams to games? Is scaring children with fairy tales and having them turn against their parents a good thing? It reminds me of the Soviets in the Ukraine when they convinced the children that dying of starvation for the state was a good thing and ratting on their parents for trying to feed their family was heroic. There is a statue of a kid named Pavel for doing that to his dad, who the Commies shot.

Economic logic seems to be lost here. Why should the US hamper it's economy for the sake of a token CO2 reduction when the growth in the developing world will swamp our efforts? Remember that humans account for just 3 percent of the total carbon dioxide released into the biosphere annually. The whole Kyoto fiasco is just grand gesturing to make liberals feel better.

And liberals are obsessed with whether the rest of the world likes us. What rubbish! There are really serious dangers facing the Western world in the name of Islam, immediate dangers that need to be faced with a united will. Yet liberals in Europe (redundant, I know) and America prefer to ignore the existential threat and worry instead about the supposed danger of a world getting warmer. Even worse, they prefer to spend developed nations resources on carbon trading a non-problem away rather than helping the poor escape poverty. Surely you've heard of organizations that lobby the UN and the World Bank and other institutions trying to restrict growth in India and China for the sake of the environment.

As a former lib, it's clear to me that I made the right turn.

11:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sheesh…and then Gore’s movie wins the Academy Award! AND the song wins, too!


12:46 PM  
Blogger Bat Guano said...

Nice post. I calculated that algore owes me 20 bucks for doing my part to offset his and Tipper's excesses!

1:28 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home