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White House Releases Environmental Report

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It was under court order and it was 4 year too late,  but the White House released its climate report.  The report is required to be compiled every 4 years, but this was the first report since 2000.  The report was characterized by Andrew Weaver, a gloom and doom Canadian climate scientist who was not involved in the effort called it “a litany of bad news in store for the U.S.” 

_ Increased heat deaths and deaths from climate-worsened smog. In Los Angeles alone yearly heat fatalities could increase by more than 1,000 by 2080, and the Midwest and Northeast are most vulnerable to increased heat deaths.

_ Worsening water shortages for agriculture and urban users. From California to New York, lack of water will be an issue.

_ A need for billions of dollars in more power plants (one major cause of global warming gases) to cool a hotter country. The report says summer cooling will mean Seattle’s energy consumption would increase by 146 percent with the warming that could come by the end of the century.

_ More death and damage from wildfires, hurricanes and other natural disasters and extreme weather. In the last three decades, wildfire season in the West has increased by 78 days.

_ Increased insect infestations and food- and waterborne microbes and diseases. Insect and pathogen outbreaks to the forests are causing $1.5 billion in annual losses.

_ The heat would help the Boston Red Sox overcome a 3 game deficit against the Yankees and advance to the World Series

_ Family Guy will return to Fox after a 3 year hiatus

_The Backstreet Boys will break up

“Finally, climate change is very likely to accentuate the disparities already evident in the American health care system,” the report said. “Many of the expected health effects are likely to fall disproportionately on the poor, the elderly, the disabled and the uninsured.”

You know its 4 years later and most of that stuff never happenned.  I have a feeling we’re going to be alright afterall.

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Written by thatsrightnate

May 30, 2008 at 4:26 pm

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  1. Maybe it isn’t hitting the USA yet but here in the Europe over 10,000 people died from the heat in France in 2003 and parts of Spain are importing water from abroad because they are running out with over 50% of the country at immediate risk from desertification.
    Last summer saw 5% of Greece destroyed by the largest wildfires seen there.
    Things don’t seem to be OK here.

    Lucy

    May 30, 2008 at 5:08 pm

  2. Oh I’m sure if it were important the White House would have gotten around to publishing the report before now.

    thatsrightnate

    May 30, 2008 at 7:48 pm

  3. Do you have a time machine?

    “it was 4 year (sic) too late.” “required to be compiled every 4 years” “first report since 2000”

    and finally, you: “You know its 4 years later”

    Four years later than 2008?

    G-Rant

    July 26, 2008 at 1:21 am

  4. Dear Sirs,

    Carbon emissions have no discernable effect on climate, but our gullibility nets promoters of this “crisis” billions per year. Meanwhile they change nothing of their own lifestyles, though they also live on the planet they claim we are destroying. Claiming to want to save us from our folly, they seek to strip away our freedoms while destroying our economy. While the climate itself mocks their so-called linkages, and our economy is already on the edge of collapse, a Democratic Congress is still pushing for carbon cap legislation. What will it take to bring this farce to an end?

    Your website leads me to believe we share the concerns about this attempt to sell out our country for profit and power. Would you help me promote a book I have written examining this hoax? It is intended to make readers angry over being played for patsies. If enough people read it, it would create a public backlash against that legislation, but through my own efforts, I have been unable to sufficiently publicize this work. Would you also pass this e-mail on to all your peers you think might agree and help?

    The book is entitled “A Climate Crisis a la Gore” and is organized as follows:

    • Introduction – the motivation behind the assembly of this information for public use.
    • Part 1 – Excerpted ideas from Mr. Gore’s book, The Assault on Reason. I use Mr. Gore’s own claims regarding the proper and reasonable way to enter an argument or evidence into the marketplace of ideas, the forum of reason, the real power behind democracy.
    • Part 2 – A claim by claim analysis of Mr. Gore’s documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. These are evaluated with simple logic, claims elsewhere in the documentary, Mr. Gore’s excerpted written principles of reasoning, and scientific research and findings regarding the subjects of his claims.
    • Part 3 – Discussion and disclosure of players and special interest groups creating the perception of a global climate crisis. The history of the movement is examined, motives behind involvement, dollar amounts of profit already being reaped by promoters, and what they stand to gain if America enacts carbon legislation.
    • Conclusion – The coming economic storm resulting from enacting this legislation and a plea to readers to contact legislators demanding such laws be reconsidered.

    Excerpts can be reviewed and the book ordered at Amazon.com by entering the title, ISBN# (978-1-4196-8684-9) or by following the link http://www.amazon.com/Climate-Crisis-Gore-perception-warming/dp/1419686844/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1202424474&sr=8-1 If you are willing to inform your readers of its contents and availability, an informed (and angry) population of voters might be a real, and maybe the only, check and balance system capable of stopping Congress.

    Sincerely,

    Paul Spite

    Paul Spite

    September 1, 2008 at 5:44 pm

  5. Thank you for this great opportunity. It appears that you, me, and Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin share very similar ideas on the environment. Unfortunately, I do not read books. I won’t sugar coat it, but with the television and internet I don’t see a whole lot of need for the medium. If you could make a DVD on this topic I would be glad to review it and share it with my readers.

    Sincerely,
    Nate Peele

    thatsrightnate

    September 1, 2008 at 6:44 pm


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