Here Comes The Kerry/Lieberman Climahysteric Bill

Well, not quite a bill, more of an outline. Well, really, the outline is more of a deck, which has annoyed some climate alarmists, via Tom Nelson

Twitter / Kate Sheppard

– After six months of negotiations, all we have for tomorrow is a 21-page outline?!?

Twitter / David Roberts

– Is the EPA doing financial modeling on 21 pages of bullet points?

That’s right, a whopping 21 pages of bullet points. Don’t believe it? You can read the whole thing over at the Green Hell blog.

It does have many bullet points in support of expanding nuclear energy, however, then goes on to perhaps restrict more offshore drilling, and makes a huge deal out of capturing and sequestering CO2 from coal sources, which will increase energy costs, as will all the new clean air standards and regulations (FYI, I have never been a big fan of coal, I’m not in favor of expanding coal, and I am dubious about this supposed “clean coal.” That said, I do not want to see it reduced until there are viable alternatives in place and operating.)

There’s a tiny blurb on renewable energy. A tiny section on clean transportation, which seems to direct many government agencies to make demands on autos, which could affect the vehicles already on the road (and could include a gas tax). All that covered a tiny bit more than 5 of the 21 pages. From that point till midway on page 14 is all about cap and tax. The rest of the pages are about the government spending quite a bit of money giving tax breaks for purchasing carbon friendly products, investing in “green” jobs, adhering to the targets that the international community may come up with, and all sorts of ways that will actually increase costs to the US consumer.

As Climate Depot points out, this legislation will create 60 new programs, studies, and reports. They cost money.

I can understand why Kerry and Lieberman want to hide what is going to be a massive crap sandwich legislation. I would assume they have more than just a deck. Because something like this (page 15)

Section 3102 Home Heating Oil and Propane Consumers

Section 784 Home heating and oil consumers: Beginning in 2013 and annually through 2029, the Administrator will distribute emission allowances among states based on the carbon content of home heating oil and propane sold to consumers in the United States. The allowances are to be used exclusively for the benefit of the consumers of home heating oil or propane for residential or commercial purposes.

Exactly what does that mean? I can make many inferences, and none of the are good, and all of them show the price of heating oil and propane skyrocketing.

There is even a cute section to end it up, Community Protection From Global Warming Impacts (I’ll give Kerry and Lieberman bonus points for not going wobbly and calling it climate change). Good luck in protecting us from Mother Nature, boys.

Oh, and it has to be follow the rules PAYGO. I’ll stop here, because most of you are probably snorting a drink through your nose after that one.

More: Oh, snap! John Kerry tells us all about his plan on those bastions of mainstream American neutrality, The Huffington Post and Grist.

James Inhofe is calling BS.

Uh oh. The Gore Affect is running rampant all over the USA. Not in Raleigh, but, damned sure in Kerry’s home state, which just set a low record. Eh, what am I saying, we all know that global warming causes record cold temps, right? RIGHT?

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6 Responses to “Here Comes The Kerry/Lieberman Climahysteric Bill”

  1. […] strategic intent by Jim Fister Pirate’s Cove has the scoop on the progress of the Climate Bill going through the Senate. That’s right, a whopping 21 pages of bullet points. Don’t believe it? You can read the whole […]

  2. John Ryan says:

    skyrocketing ??? Teach how much of a percentage change do you envision ? 300% ??? 400%????
    or 5% ?

    • Obama: Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.

      Let’s say it just goes up 5%. That’s about another $5-$10 a month for me in NC, depending on the month for electricity and natural gas. Of course, it will go up for everyone. The supermarkets I go to. The places I eat. The places I buy clothes at. And everywhere. And those hikes will be passed on to the consumer.

      And then we get into higher gasoline costs. Which will all be passed on to the consumer.

      I’m all for renewable, cleaner energy. This legislation won’t do it. It is all about the carbon taxes.

  3. John Ryan says:

    and did you see the record high temp of 79 degrees in Cherry Hill NJ Gee Teach it sure looks like we are getting all of tat EXTREME weather that Gore warned about doesn’t it .

  4. gitarcarver says:

    skyrocketing ??? Teach how much of a percentage change do you envision ? 300% ??? 400%????
    or 5% ?

    How much temperature change is a baseline?

    and did you see the record high temp of 79 degrees in Cherry Hill NJ

    The record highs in May for Cherry Hill NJ is in the low to mid 90’s. Seventy nine is not an extreme at all.

    Even if you made a typo, and were trying to say the high was “97,” that is incorrect as well.


    Anything else Ryan?

  5. Otter says:

    Gee, I recall a high of 72 degrees in January of 1972.

    And scientists said we were heading for a new Ice Age at that point.

    But hey, record highs and unusual weather are only climate when people like ‘lil LYING johnnie say they are.

    Teach, you will like this one. ‘lil Lying johnnie won’t:

    It was seven months ago today that the NCAR scientist sent out this infamous E-mail shown below:

    From: Kevin Trenberth
    To: Michael Mann
    Subject: Re: BBC U-turn on climate
    Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 08:57:37 -0600
    Cc: Stephen H Schneider , Myles Allen , peter stott , “Philip D. Jones” , Benjamin Santer , Tom Wigley , Thomas R Karl , Gavin Schmidt , James Hansen , Michael Oppenheimer

    Hi all
    Well I have my own article on where the heck is global warming? We are asking that here in Boulder where we have broken records the past two days for the coldest days on record. We had 4 inches of snow. The high the last 2 days was below 30F and the normal is 69F, and it smashed the previous records for these days by 10F. The low was about 18F and also a record low, well below the previous record low. This is January weather (see the Rockies baseball playoff game was canceled on saturday and then played last night in below freezing weather).

    The Colorado Front Range is now entering it’s eighth month of winter. Yesterday I had to cancel soccer practice for the sixth time in six weeks due to winter weather. Here is what CU experts running climate models forecast two years ago.

    DENVER — A study of two Rocky Mountain ski resorts says climate change will mean shorter seasons and less snow on lower slopes.

    On the other side of the pond, The Guardian reports :

    Snow and frost bring winter chill to May Snowfall, overnight temperatures of -1C

    Confirming once again The Met Office Forecast from 10 years ago:

    Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past

    Not to mention this gem of modern science:

    Scottish ski industry could disappear due to global warming, warns Met Office

    How did that prediction turn out?

    Scotland records coldest winter. Scotland has suffered some of the coldest winter months in almost 100 years, the Met Office has confirmed.
    Scotland’s ski resorts are enjoying one of their most successful seasons ever, with a big rise in visitor numbers and the best conditions in a generation.

    Most of the US has been running well below normal temperatures since October 1.

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