WTW: More Global Warming Idiocy

 

Morning, y'all, Jebedia here. Guess what? The EU has a new, special, super dooper plan to reduce CO2 output, as well as destroying their economies even more

European Union environment ministers agreed Tuesday on an ambitious target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 in one of the boldest moves yet to contain global warming — a goal likely to lead to mandatory limits for cars and pollution allowances for airlines.

But the goal — to cut emissions to 20 percent below their 1990 levels — could put a heavy burden on the EU's newest members, and it was unclear how much of the load wealthier nations would shoulder.

It could put a heavy burden on the EU's oldest members, many of whom have enemployment rates that are approaching double digits, and GDP is low. Other then some cars, wine, and cheese, what does Europe actually produce?

The target, which must be approved at an EU summit next month, is a critical first step in a global warming strategy that must be in place by the time the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012. The protocol requires 35 industrial nations to cut carbon dioxide and other harmful gases collectively by 5 percent from 1990 levels.

Wasn't Kyoto the critical first step? And, how are the EU members going to reach that 20% goal when they aren't even going to make their Kyoto mandated goals?

Most of Europe, which has criticized the United States over its stance on global warming, looks set to miss a set of goals to cut greenhouse gases under the Kyoto Protocol.

The findings by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), revealed Tuesday, will make embarrassing reading for European governments that have berated Washington for its refusal to ratify the United Nations pact.

Of 15 countries in Europe signed up to Kyoto, only Britain and Sweden were on target to meet their commitments on reducing harmful gas emissions by 2012, said the IPPR, Britain’s leading progressive think tank.

Now, if the global warming hysterics want to attempt to reduce methane output, methane being the worst and pervasive greenhouse gas, I'm all for it. But, reducing CO2 is simply hysteria, fake science, and, for some, a way to reduce capitalism.

If you want to read lots of facts at the same time, check out Global Warming Hysteria.

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Discussions also were advanced on imposing limits on carbon emissions by new cars and encouraging more reliance on wind, solar and possibly nuclear energy rather than on carbon-rich fossil fuels.

It would be nice if our Lefties would allow reliance on wind, solar, and nuclear energy. Europe has a much higher reliance on nuclear then we do. As for wind, you get lefties like Ted Kennedy, who is blocking the Cape Wind Project.

Pete Du Pont writes at the Opinion Journal

When Eric the Red led the Norwegian Vikings to Greenland in the late 900s, it was an ice-free farm country–grass for sheep and cattle, open water for fishing, a livable climate–so good a colony that by 1100 there were 3,000 people living there. Then came the Ice Age. By 1400, average temperatures had declined by 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, the glaciers had crushed southward across the farmlands and harbors, and the Vikings did not survive.

Such global temperature fluctuations are not surprising, for looking back in history we see a regular pattern of warming and cooling. From 200 B.C. to A.D. 600 saw the Roman Warming period; from 600 to 900, the cold period of the Dark Ages; from 900 to 1300 was the Medieval warming period; and 1300 to 1850, the Little Ice Age.

Many things are contributing to such global temperature changes. Solar radiation is one. Sunspot activity has reached a thousand-year high, according to European astronomy institutions. Solar radiation is reducing Mars's southern icecap, which has been shrinking for three summers despite the absence of SUVS and coal-fired electrical plants anywhere on the Red Planet……

Read the rest.

Sister Toldjah (I always thought that should be "Sister Toldjah!!!!!!") points the way to NRO's new Planet Gore site. Good stuff on Global Hot Air.

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2 Responses to “WTW: More Global Warming Idiocy”

  1. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

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  2. […] wonder if they mean the efforts that are plainly failing? Considering that the USA is actually beating several of the Kyoto members, it is simply a […]

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