Global Warming: Light Bulbs And The Goracle

Amazing, simply amazing. Democrats really do want to control every aspect of your life

( – A Democratic lawmaker has introduced a bill that would ban the sale of traditional incandescent light bulbs – which are less energy-efficient, prompting claims that they contribute to "global warming" – one day after a colleague told a press conference that legislating a ban would be a "last choice."

As Cybercast News Service reported last week, Rep. Don Manzullo (R-Ill.) and Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) held a news conference Wednesday calling for more efficient lighting options, and Manzullo said "the last thing we want to do is force legislation down people's throats."

One day later, Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) introduced legislation that would set target dates for certain types of light bulbs to be prohibited for sale in the United States.

Democrats are in favor of abortion on demand, raising taxes, socialized everything, and legalizing marijuana, among others, but want to ban these light bulbs. I wonder how many people that bill would put out of work?

So much for freedom. Democrats can bloviate all they want about Bush taking away freedoms, without a shred of evidence, but they prove that they are the ones who will actually take it away, and all in the name of global warming, a mostly natural process.

I wonder if Harmon's homes have any incandescent bulbs? Is she using compact flourescent ones exclusively? They are the best. The bulbs in my home are mostly CFL ones, because they last longer, use less energy, and put out less heat. But that is no reason to restrict my freedom of consumer choice.

And, the Goracle, who wants YOU to live the life, but refuses to do so himself, instead playing the carbon offsets game, appeared on the Hill to speachify

( – If global warming activist Al Gore has his way, Americans will over the next several years face tougher vehicle emission standards, a freeze on carbon emissions, a moratorium on coal, a ban on incandescent light bulbs, a government requirement that corporations disclose carbon emissions to shareholders, ratification of an international treaty to reverse global warming – and a carbon tax.

Democrats wet their pants. Al Gore and a new way to tax Americans!

Speaking of America's victories in World War II and fighting the Cold War – which took bipartisan cooperation – Gore said of global warming, "This crisis is more serious than any we have ever faced."

Funny, I would think that World War II and the threat of global thermonuclear war were one hell of a lot more serious. So is the threat from global jihadists.

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) praised Gore for his passion on the issue but disagreed with him on policy and on science. Barton cited an article in the magazine Science that said temperature usually increases before carbon emissions increase, not afterward.

"The temperature appears to drive CO2, not vice versa," Barton said. "On this point, Mr. Vice President, you're not just off a little. You're totally wrong."

Barton also took exception to Gore's repeated references to becoming "carbon neutral."

"If you take that literally, we can add no new industry, nor new cars and trucks on our streets and apparently no new people," he said. "People are mobile source emitters. Every person emits 0.2 tons of CO2 a year."

Barton said Gore's idea of a carbon tax would cost jobs. European countries that signed the Kyoto Protocol – the treaty whose aim is to reduce CO2 emissions – were not meeting their goals but at the same time losing jobs.

Actually, that is the goal of the global warming as caused by Man zealots. Destroy industry and impose socialism.

"The day will come when your children and your grandchildren will look back and ask, 'what in God's name were you doing? … What was wrong with them? Did they think it was perfectly alright to dump 10 million tons of pollution into the earth's atmosphere? Did they think all the scientists were wrong?" Gore said.

Pssst, Al? CO2 is natural. It has been around just about as long as the planet. And, our children and grandchildren will be fine. Stop being an alarmist.

Quite frankly, the last person I want to hear from is someone who talks the talk, but doesn't walk the walk. Buying carbon offsets so he can live the good life just does not cut it. If Ed Begley, Jr, wants to talk, I'll listen. He walks the walk. But the Goracle? He got his, but he doesn't want you to have yours.

Hot Air points out Gore refusing to pledge to live the life.

Others: Sister Toldjah, Michelle Malkin, Ace of Spades HQ, The Jawa Report, Rightlinx, Iowa Voice, Mary Katherine Hamm

BTW, since Silke brought it up, why not take a gander at this website by the National Climatic Data Center, and compare temperatures in the 1930's to today?

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Update: Watch and listen to the Goracle refuse to walk the walk (h/t Michelle Malkin)

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Also,Rick at Right Wing Nut House asks “Al Gore: Oracle? Or Bunko Artist?”

Dean Barnett has his own Eco Purity Pledge.

And more: Ogre points out that the NC Assembly is not only initiating a similar bill, ie, banning the sale of incendescent light bulbs, but has already made it through one reading. So much for freedom.

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11 Responses to “Global Warming: Light Bulbs And The Goracle”

  1. Iowa Voice says:

    Here Comes Nanny…

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  2. Silke says:

    Teach said: BTW, since Silke brought it up, why not take a gander at this website by the National Climatic Data Center, and compare temperatures in the 1930’s to today?

    First of all, this is U.S. data, not global average temperatures. Second, I looked at the data and still could not find what you are talking about it.

    Here are two resources that contradict what you are saying:
    Page 6 figure SPM-3 (Global average temperature)

  3. You brought up the 30’s, I provided you with climatic data from the USA. If you can’t face facts, I do not know what else to say.

    Just keep on believing that it is all Man’s fault and citing a purely political report, ie, the IPCC one. Ignore natural forces, which have changed the Earth more then anything else.

  4. Silke says:

    Teach, the climate data you linked to doesn’t support your earlier assertion “that the 30’s were warmer then it is today” – nor is it relevant to global climate change since it only covers the U.S.

  5. Can you point out where I made the original assertion? Thanks.

    Second, why is it impossible for you to believe that natural forces can have an effect on the global climate?

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  7. Doug Harvey says:

    The great thing about this is, for me, it’s the ultimate role reversal. After years of working hard, keeping my nose to the grindstone, missing parties, studying, and sweating, thousands of my dollars are taken from me every year to support those who did none of that.

    So, I declare myself environmentally challenged. I’d like to cut my emissions but I’m just not responsible enough. No matter, the rest of the world should be able to conserve enough to counter balance my bad habits. I’ll just cruise for now, on environmental welfare.

  8. Silke says:

    Teach said: Can you point out where I made the original assertion? Thanks.

    Sure, the post is “Beer Monday Linkfest: Wacky Anti-Global Warming Ideas” posted on March 19th, 2007.

    Here’s what you said in the last paragraph: “Instead of worrying about a silly natural occurence (did you know that the 30’s were warmer then it is today?) caused by mostly natural effects (somehow I always have to prove that the Sun is actually hot), why not deal with real environmental issues, like the true pollutants put out by passenger vehicles?”

    Teach said: Second, why is it impossible for you to believe that natural forces can have an effect on the global climate?

    Of course natural forces have an effect, but the global climate is a complex system and there are many factors to consider.

  9. Ah, from the wayback machine. It was warmer in the 1930’s here in the US, wasn’t it.

    You say that it is a complex system with many factors above, yet you are following the line that it is only Man’s fault. Which is it?

  10. Silke says:

    Teach said: It was warmer in the 1930’s here in the US, wasn’t it.

    No – not even according to the data you cite.

    Teach said: You say that it is a complex system with many factors above, yet you are following the line that it is only Man’s fault. Which is it?

    “Changes in the atmospheric abundance of greenhouse gases and aerosols, in solar radiation and in land surface properties alter the energy balance of the climate system. These changes are expressed in terms of radiative forcing, which is used to compare how a range of human and natural factors drive warming or cooling influences on global climate.
    Global atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide have increased markedly as a result of human activities since 1750 and now far exceed pre-industrial values determined from ice cores spanning many thousands of years. The global increases in carbon dioxide concentration are due primarily to fossil fuel use and land-use change, while those of methane and nitrous oxide are primarily due to agriculture.”

  11. How many losers like Gore does it take to change a light bulb?

    None. They just guilt trip stupid people into doing it.

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