Monday, June 29, 2009

What A Surprise....

The Environmental Protection Agency may have suppressed an internal report that was skeptical of claims about global warming, including whether carbon dioxide must be strictly regulated by the federal government, according to a series of newly disclosed e-mail messages.

Less than two weeks before the agency formally submitted its pro-regulation recommendation to the White House, an EPA center director quashed a 98-page report that warned against making hasty "decisions based on a scientific hypothesis that does not appear to explain most of the available data."

This is what happens when politics gets in the way of science.

Carlin's report listed a number of recent developments he said the EPA did not consider, including that global temperatures have declined for 11 years; that new research predicts Atlantic hurricanes will be unaffected; that there's "little evidence" that Greenland is shedding ice at expected levels; and that solar radiation has the largest single effect on the earth's temperature.

If there is a need for the government to lower planetary temperatures, Carlin believes, other mechanisms would be cheaper and more effective than regulation of carbon dioxide. One paper he wrote says managing sea level rise or reducing solar radiation reaching the earth would be more cost-effective alternatives

Imagine that. Global temperatures have been DECLINING for 11 years. Did you know that? Of course not. It didn't fit into Al Gore's Global warming nonsense. This does explain the sudden word change to "Climate Change" though. They figured sooner or later it would get out that the earth has actually been cooling for 11 years.

So we are about to "skyrocket" our energy cost with Cap and Trade for something that evidence tells us might not even be effective.

Good Grief.