Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Global Warming, Cooling could be Harmful, Good for you.

If you have anything left in your wallet you better hold on to it. The government is ramping up it's effort to commit us in the U.N. scam of carbon cap and trade.
The EPA recently prepared a finding for review that global warming is a public health threat.
We are often told how the pursuit of alternative energy will create lots of "green" jobs.
The EPA's dire finding echoes last month's testimony by Howard Franklin, who directs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Environmental Health, before a Senate Committee. Franklin said the CDC "considers climate change a serious public health concern" that could accelerate illnesses and deaths from heat waves, air pollution, and food- and water-borne diseases.

But wait. Before you swallow this entire line let's remember that warming may actually save lives. Warmer weather means longer growing seasons for both food and the raw materials for biofuels. Ironically, the push to biofuels has caused hunger and food riots around the world as crops are diverted and food prices rise. The environment is harmed due to increased biofuel cultivation and agricultural runoff.

Bjorn Lomborg, author of the book "The Skeptical Environmentalist," has said the cost of a Kyoto-like pact "just for the U.S. will be higher than the cost of providing the entire world with clean drinking water and sanitation. It's estimated the latter would prevent 2 million deaths (from diseases like infant diarrhea) a year and prevent half a billion people from becoming seriously ill each year."

According to a Heritage Foundation analysis, "using the Clean Air Act to regulate greenhouse gases will be very costly, even given the most generous assumptions." Clean Air Act regulation of greenhouse gases "could spur additional investment," Heritage acknowledges, but "this investment was completely undermined by the higher energy prices."

So much so, says Heritage, that "cumulative GDP losses for 2010 to 2029 approach $7 trillion with single-year losses of nearly $650 billion." Annual job losses would exceed 800,000 for several years, with some industries experiencing job losses exceeding 50%.

1 comment:

MAX Redline said...

Doesn't matter. We're now in a cooling trend; hence the switch from "Global Warming" to "Climate Change". It's still All Your Fault.

It's a religious thing.