Seawalls and Other Barriers to the Truth about Climate Change

“We are not capable of addressing climate change.” Such was the leadoff sentence of the latest climate change guest columnist Gregory Willits in the December 24, 2013 edition of the Orlando Sentinel. An accurate statement to be sure, but for all the wrong reasons.

Mr. Willits, an avowed ‘green’ enthusiast, went on to strongly support the building of sea walls to keep out the predicted rising sea levels that the world’s greatest climate scaremonger Al Gore, has said will swamp most of Florida with 21ft of sea water by the year 2100. Like a pair of old socks left too long in the gym locker, it is now a malodorous, well worn refrain especially to those in SE Florida who have been sold this phony bill of goods for over twenty years by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN-IPCC). Yes, we are not capable of addressing climate change, the truth about climate change that is.

The seawalls and numerous other barriers to the truth about the Earth’s climate status have already been built to enormous heights. We need no more.

The truth of what is really happening to the climate vs. the UN and President Obama version is, however, a bit hard to accept after two decades of global warming propaganda. I know. It was for me when in April 2007, after finishing some research into solar activity, I discovered that global warming was ending and a potentially dangerous cold climate was beginning. Such was my first major climate prediction with several more to follow.

My announcement then to the White House, Congress and the mainstream media was of course greeted with the expected indifference, ridicule, and even slander.

This is the historical outcome of any who stand against the dogma and power politics of their day. Now, almost seven years later, and the track record of my Space and Science Research Corporation (SSRC) in making major climate change predictions, according to public records, is one of the best if not the best in the United States. The Global Climate Status Report©, published by the SSRC each quarter, now shows that of twenty four climate parameters, eighteen show global cooling as the dominant trend. The remaining parameters are expected to switch to cooling in the next five to ten years completing this picture of the next climate change to the predicted long cold climate epoch.

Yet, this capability for climate prediction accuracy and that of the other researchers who follow solar behavior to gauge climate change, goes unmentioned by our leaders and the media because of the ‘sea walls to the truth’ about the climate and the decades long barriers created by the manmade climate change myth or, what I and others have called “…the greatest scientific fraud in the history of mankind.”

The truth is that in the world of climate extremism, the fear and scare tactics of manmade global warming advocates is their only tool for demanding more walls, real and imaginary, more taxes to build them, more seizures of property, more unconstitutional activities like the stated “fascism” styled regional plans like that of the Seven50 Plan of SE Florida. On August 21, 2013, I held a news conference along with other scientists outside Miami to announce the end of global sea level rise. Despite the overwhelming evidence presented that this was likely, not one major media source picked up the story. It seems that the truth is an orphan when deception rules the day.

The truth is that Earth’s global temperature average has had zero growth for sixteen years now. More importantly, the Earth’s oceans have been cooling for ten years now and the atmosphere for seven years. These three critical statements would not be possible if the CO2 emissions of mankind had the alleged effect that the UN has proposed. The truth is the many global climate models of the UN-IPCC that global warming and ‘green’ zealots have used to justify their actions have now all been proven “simply wrong” by a wide margin according to their own supporters and developers. The truth is that climate models based on the Sun being the primary driver of climate change are over 90% accurate compared to the utter failures of the greenhouse theory and climate change based on mankind’s insignificant portion of the total emissions of the minor trace gas, CO2.

The truth is we have begun a new and possibly dangerous cold climate which will reshape the future of humankind through massive global crop losses and social upheaval. Sadly, because of the misguided climate policies of our current government in Washington, we will be completely unprepared for it, virtually guaranteeing nation-wide panic when the first cold crop damage strikes. The truth is that scientists at the Russian Academy of Sciences have said a new “Little Ice Age” will start in 2014 and the SSRC says that the worst cold in over 200 years lies just ahead.

Yes, we are not capable of dealing with climate change, at least not on a truthful, factual level. The all- powerful Sun is about to demonstrate its influence over mankind’s ego by once again cutting back on its life giving warmth on a natural predictable cycle. Those who make decisions based on facts will do well in the coming cold climate. Those who make decisions based on fear and emotion will not.

This then is the truth about the Earth’s climate future when the “seawalls and other barriers to truth” are removed.

Who is John Beale and why I should be very concerned?

John Beale was just sent to jail for fraud. He was in charge of the EPA. His wife Nancy Kete wrote the Clear Air Act based on this fraud. Using this fraud the EPA successfully managed to close industry after industry destroying the American economy. Example: The lightbulb will now end its success due to Rep Fred Upton’s Energy committee, following this fraud.

Why is this important to you?

Americans have been trained in school under fraud programs like NCLB and CCS, to listen to sound bytes, not connect the dots. This way one issue can be reported without anyone ever following cause and effect. So let’s connect some dots.

Every Florida (American) business is being affected by the EPA fraud perpetrated by liar, John Beale (just indicted and sent to jail for fraud) and his lying wife. These liars lie and Americans are stuck picking up the cost for their destruction.  Just look at the budget from early 1990’s when these man made global warming fraud crippling policies became effective. This Fraud was and is the start and end of our debt problem. Eliminate fraud, eliminate the debt.

Perfect example: Recently we have received several emails from Floridians who have received flood bills with premiums off the charts. These new FEMA and Army Corp of Engineer’s maps are drawn using the fraud of the EPA and IPPC computer models which add 4-20 feet to the height of the ocean causing all of Florida to be a flood zone. Check your state.

As a result, the premiums for Floridians, which will cause loss of homes (the true goal), are based on fraud as well.

John Beale has been in the EPA since the late 1980’s as senior advisory in the office of air and radiation. Beale the highest paid EPA employee, paid by American tax dollars, and leading expert on Climate Change also claims about cow flatulence endangering the planet.  This Grandiose narrative resulted in loss of small farms unable to meet stringent requirements. He also pretended that the planet will burn up unless we bike to work. Now DOT pays more attention to bike paths than crumbling highways.

Beale helped rewrite the Clean Air Act in 1990, and led EPA delegations to the Climate Change Conference in 2000 and 2001. He helped negotiate emissions agreement with India and China. Beale is married to Nancy Kete, who Pres. Obama appointed the National Commission on the BP Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill and offshore drilling. She is currently managing director of the Rockefeller Foundation.  Is this why only conservation groups are the beneficiary of BP funds while the people affected get little or nothing?

Nancy Kete, joined the Rockefeller Foundation in January of 2012, as Managing Director, leads the foundation’s global work on resilience (cities), including developing strategies and practices for infusing resilience thinking.  (Nancy wants you to live the ways she desires, not they way you desire. The goal is to change your consumption patterns to suit her strict requirements.)

Nancy has been a diplomat, and a Climate Change negotiator, (WRI). Kete, with 13 years at the World Resources Institute (WRI), first as a director of the Climate Energy and Pollution Program and then as founder and director of EMBARG, a program that catalyzed environmentally sustainable transport solutions to improve quality of life in the cities,  causing rezoning and loss of private property.  ALL based on lies using computer citing the precautionary principle (If I think it can happen then we must regulate for it) while carrying an expensive price tag destroying the American economy.

Dr. Kete provided recommendations on unilateral steps the industry should take to improve safety above and beyond what the regulations would require. (forcing small business to close as they could not comply)   Dr. Ketes, worked for the EPA where she led the development of the acid rain control title of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, the first and as of yet most successful application of market instruments for pollution control. (like burning food for fuel causing food shortages resulting in escalating food prices doing nothing for pollution, or regulating wood burning stoves).

Dr. Kete holds a PhD in Geography and Environmental Engineering from John Hopkins University. It would be tough to fathom that his wife Nancy Kete did not know about the Million dollar fraud!

Both John Beale and Nancy Kete work directly with the U.N., and contribute to their goals in Sustainable Development (aka Agenda 21), using the fraud in Climate Change and global warming, along with the Trillions of taxpayer dollars that the U.S. has invested in the United Nations scheme.

Her program decided: The West must pay for under developed countries. Closing western industry is the way: NAFTA, GATT, Free Trade Zones, outsourcing anyone???

Today building in Florida followings International Code (ICC) for “Sustainable Building” also based on this fraud.  Hundreds of small construction companies were put out of business because they could not comply with the high cost of new education, permits and fees mandated by the UN, ALSO BASED ON FRAUD.  Why is Florida being forced to follow anything from the UN WHEN FLORIDA MIAMI-DADE CODES WERE THE BEST IN THE WORLD?

Answer:  MONEY and POWER.   Instead of using American companies, Florida is now being sold to HUGE international corporations who can comply with the fraud regulations instead of small American Businesses who can not comply.

Why?

Everything we do, every policy we have is based on the Man Made Global Warming Fraud, designed to make the rich richer by destroying your business and community, while telling you they want to “HELP the Middle Class”.

Yes they want to help the middle class… out of existence.

Just check your flood insurance premium, permits, building, zoning now based on a computer model of oceans rising. The oceans are not rising.  How do we know? We measure using rulers not computers.

So sorry, computers do not control the climate.

Do these fraud policies affect you?

The fraud of man made global warming has:

1.  Cost Americans trillions of dollars outlawing and restricting construction methods forcing the use of international code.
2.  Forced small companies out of business: cars, lightbulbs, energy, fishing and farming etc to name a few.
3.  Destroyed communities: permitting, rezoning, blowing dams, holding back water, ESA, eminent domain, conservation easements
4.  Destroyed wildlife:  Killed over 200,000 head of cattle so far, eagles, birds
5.  Destroyed farming:  with ridiculous regulations, withholding water for farmers. forcing Americans to buy food from uninspected farms overseas bringing disease and bugs.
6.  Confiscated private property and land due to phony charts and computer models – claiming wetlands, wildlands, flood zones, corridors “Greenways/Blueways”
7.  Created phony off limits for land masses with phony conservation schemes while requesting more money – Florida Forever owns over 28% of Florida.  These programs taking land off the tax roles constantly require more money for more conservations programs…Where is the BP money? The bank fraud money?  in your hands, no it is now in the hands of environmentalists with more fraud schemes.  Has it helped you?
8.  Eliminating cheap energy replacing with phony expensive taxpayer subsidized  “green” energy that fails.
9.  Using tax dollars to subsidize fraud “green” sustainable development programs that that follow the Model City Plan of DETROIT.
10.  LYING to the people in order to steal in the form of phony carbon taxation

Connecting the Dots…

  1. Fraud government regulations close small business.
  2. Big Biz must use subsidies (your tax dollars) to force you to buy new overly expensive products that do not work and often cause more harm than good.
  3. Because these businesses fail, the government steps in with your tax dollars, bails out the business and takes over nationalizing that sector of commerce
  4. Big business then repays the legislators with huge donations so they will stay in business.
  5. Legislators bet in the market on your industry failing and their new favored industry succeeding.  Check to see how much money your legislator made this year.
  6. The middle class, YOU, lose your business, job, house, retirement while you are being told you bought houses that you could not afford.  Yes, you could afford that house when you bought it because you were employed. EPA, IPCC, Government agencies, NAFTA, GATT and other trade agreements, continual fraud put you out of business.
  7. With you gone, more profit for the corporation enabling the government to scream “income inequality.” Of course, your layer of income just went to the corporation profit column. With the middle class gone, the CEO gets this money.  The day the IRS changed designations and made many sales companies into W2 employees eliminating “Independent contractors” the handwriting was on the wall.
  8. The middle class is the mid level citizen who had pride in ownership, morality, loved their family, community and was extremely charitable.

  9. With the middle class focused on survival, their energy is fractured so the government adds more regulations; no one notice the excessive government control.
  10. In all your tax dollars have allowed the Fraud to filter into every industry in America, in the world. It has allowed the elimination of the middle class while screaming they want to help the middle class.

Supporting documentation:

NANCY KETES IS THE FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF EMBARG: THIS WAS UNDER HER ORGANIZATION OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT 

SCIENTIFIC DATA IS MISSING

Jon Stewart recognized the fraud did you?

Did you know … The media is censoring Climate Skeptics

One Judge got it right…A Washington, D.C. federal court judge handed down her sentence this week in the case against the Environmental Protection Agency’s top earner

Green programs DO NOT WORK: Obama pumps over $1B into using carbon to extract oil for uncertain environmental benefits

American Ingenuity prevails: Man finds loophole to fight government tyranny hold on the light bulb

John Beale’s fraud demands investigation into EPA

Congress: No more Incandescent light bulbs for you!

In “Time to Stock Up on Incandescent Bulbs Before They Go Out Permanently“, Nicolas Loris reports, “If your New Year’s resolution is to change your light bulbs, don’t worry—the federal government’s here to help. Beginning January 1, 2014, the federal government will ban the use of 60-watt and 40-watt incandescent light bulbs. The light bulb has become a symbol in the fight for consumer freedom and against unnecessary governmental interference into the lives of the American people.”

In 2007, Congress passed and President George W. Bush signed into law an energy bill that placed stringent efficiency requirements on ordinary incandescent bulbs in an attempt to have them completely eliminated by 2014. The law phased out 100-watt and 75-watt incandescent bulbs last year.

Proponents of government-imposed efficiency standards and regulations will say, “So what? There are still plenty of lighting options on the shelves at Home Depot; we’re saving families money; and we’re reducing harmful climate change emissions.”

“The “so what” is that the federal government is taking decisions out of the hands of families and businesses, destroying jobs, and restricting consumer choice in the market. We all have a wide variety of preferences regarding light bulbs. It is not the role of the federal government to override those preferences with what it believes is in our best interest,” notes Loris.

Families understand how energy costs impact their lives and make decisions accordingly. Energy efficiency has improved dramatically over the past six decades—long before any national energy efficiency mandates.

Loris states, “If families and firms are not buying the most energy-efficient appliance or technology, it is not that they are acting irrationally; they simply have budget constraints or other preferences such as comfort, convenience, and product quality. A family may know that buying an energy-efficient product will save them money in the long term, but they have to prioritize their short-term expenses. Those families operating from paycheck to paycheck may want to opt for a cheaper light bulb and more food instead of a more expensive light bulb and less food.”

Some may read this and think: Chill out—it’s just a light bulb. But it’s not just a light bulb. Take a look at the Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program. Basically anything that uses electricity or water in your home or business is subject to an efficiency regulation.

When the market drives energy efficiency, it saves consumers money. The more the federal government takes away decisions that are better left to businesses and families, the worse off we’re going to be.

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US Supreme Court is Undermining Science and Society

The Supreme Court has taken up another case based on the Environmental Protection Agency’s campaign of lies that carbon dioxide is the cause of “climate change” and claims about the quality of air in the United States. The Court is composed of lawyers, not scientists.

At this point in the present era, the Court has made rulings that run contrary to the original, clear intent of the U.S. Constitution and has wrought havoc on our society.

In 1973 it ruled that the killing of unborn babies was protected and millions since then have been deliberately killed. It extended protection to sodomy and same-sex marriage. It is destroying the fabric of our society that has served Americans well for more than two hundred years.

It ruled that the Affordable Health Care Act was a “tax”, enabling the Obamacare to be unleashed with the subsequent loss of health care plans by millions of Americans, often the loss of their personal physician, and the requirement that deeply-held religious opposition to contraception and abortion be negated by a law that requires their beliefs be overruled and denied.

In 2007, I wrote a commentary that was published in The Washington Times. I criticized a Supreme Court ruling that carbon dioxide (CO2) was a “pollutant”, opening the door to the EPA’s rapacious intent to control all aspects of our lives based on this lie that is used to justify its war on coal-fired plants that provide nearly half of all the electrical energy we use daily. “CO2 is not a pollutant,” I wrote, “It exists in the Earth’s atmosphere and every blade of grass and every tree depends on it.” It plays no role whatever in the Earth’s climate.

The Clean Air Act and revisions passed in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1990s. The original regulation of air pollution was a good idea, as were the laws affecting clean water, but the EPA has since used pollution to impose a vast matrix of regulations that do not reflect the fact that the nation’s air and water is now as clean as it ever can be.

Carbon monoxide emissions have fallen from 197 million tons to 89 million tons. Nitrogen oxide emissions fell from 27 million tons to 19 million tons. Sulfur dioxide emissions fell from 3l million tons to 15 million tons. Lead emissions fell by more than 98%. Particulate emissions (soot) fell by 80%. The air in the U.S. is considerably cleaner, but the EPA’s assertions continue to be made to expand its regulatory power and to attack the sovereignty of the states.

A case that was recently argued before the Court is another EPA effort to rewrite the Clean Air Act, asserting that it be given authority to regulate the flow of alleged “pollution” between “upwind” states and those who receive particulates and gases under its control. Some 27 states are considered “upwind” and those states along with all others have their own air control laws. In states that are more heavily industrialized and which have a large number of coal-fired plants on which the EPA wants to impose expensive standards that have no basis in fact.

A coalition led by Texas of more than a dozen other states brought a case, Environmental Protection Agency v. EME Homer City Generation, opposing the EPA’s regulatory re-write of the Clean Air Act. In August 2012, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the EPA which appealed to the Supreme Court.

The Wall Street Journal noted that “The D.C. Circuit only rarely overturns EPA rules, which shows how out of bounds the cross-state regulation is. The Supreme Court should overturn it for violating the federalist intentions of Congress, but there is also the added judicial incentive to show this increasingly rogue agency that it can’t rewrite the law as it pleases.”

The U.S. has been harmed by the many laws whose justification is based on the totally unscientific hoax regarding CO2. During the 101st and 111th Congresses, there were 692 laws introduced containing the term “greenhouse gas” when, in fact, CO2 is NOT such a gas, playing no role whatever in trapping warmth to affect the weather and/or climate of the Earth.

Stringent domestic laws and regulations, moreover, do not take into consideration the role of many other nations whose emissions are far greater than those produced here. However, reducing their emissions will have no effect on the Earth’s climate. The Earth is in what will likely be a lengthy cycle of cooling based on reduced solar radiation. It recently snowed in Egypt and in Israel where snow has long been a rarity.

The Obama administration’s “war on coal” has used the EPA to inflict an attack on the nation’s capacity to provide energy and the EPA has not ceased from using every ruling it has imposed to degrade the nation’s ability to maintain and expand the industrial base it needs to provide for economic growth, an increase in jobs, and the sovereign right of states to determine their own response to the need for clean air. The U.S. is a republic composed of separate republics.

At this point, control of the nation’s air and water quality should be returned in full to the states and the EPA should be eliminated as the threat to the nation it has become. The Supreme Court has played a role in this threat, ruling without any attention to real science, traditional values, and the clear intent of the Constitution.

© Alan Caruba, 2013

Climate Depot Debates Global Warming on UN TV At UN Summit!

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UN TV debate: ‘The idea that somehow we can do an [climate] insurance policy with anything the United Nations is currently proposing is pure madness.’

‘The whole agenda here is politics. You have Michael Oppenheimer, a UN IPCC scientist, on the payroll of Barbara Streisand of Hollywood. Big Hollywood is funding one of your top UN scientists, but I don’t hear you worrying about his credibility there’ —

‘You get into the immorality of telling Africans and 1.6 billion people of color in the developing world – Asia, Africa, South America — that they can’t develop with coal, natural gas and carbon based energy like we have. You get into basically a racial component where the white wealthy western world is telling the developing world they can’t have the same standard of living.’

Climate Depot debated a UN television interviewer during the UN global warming summit in Warsaw Poland on November 19, 2013. Morano was interviewed by the UN’s ‘Climate Change Studio’ and the video has now been posted on YouTube by the UN.
At one point, the UN interviewer told Morano, “There is no need to shout,” to which an animated Morano retorted “I am not shouting.”  The UN interviewer also told Morano: “Many do strongly disagree with you.”

The UN bills “Climate Change Studio” interviews as “an opportunity for representatives of NGOs, IGOs, UN system and Parties to be interviewed briefly by a professional journalist on actions, solutions, observations and issues that impact on climate change.”

 

Selected Highlights from Morano’s 10 minute contentious UN TV interview.

Morano on UN IPCC reports: These reports are political. It was essentially written by a handful of UN scientists and they are fulfilling a narrative on man-made global warming.

Morano on alleged ‘consensus’ of scientists: I authored report of over 1000 dissenting scientists; this included many scientist who reversed themselves from believers to skeptics. People like [Green guru] James Lovelock, who has now gone from alarmist to almost skeptic — to Lennart Bengtsson, former UN IPCC scientist who now says we would not have noticed the global warming. [See: See: More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims – Challenge UN IPCC & Gore — See: Top Swedish Climate Scientist Says Warming Not Noticeable: ‘The warming we have had last a 100 years is so small that if we didn’t have climatologists to measure it we wouldn’t have noticed it at all’  — ‘Gaia’ scientist James Lovelock reverses himself: I was ‘alarmist’ about climate change & so was Gore! ‘The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago’  ]

Morano: The UN IPCC is first and foremost a political process, not scientific. The IPCC is great political theatre. The settled science which the UN IPCC claims, seems to be changing by the week. We had two contrary studies in one week, with one study saying the global warming ‘pause’ was due to Montreal Protocol and another study saying we recalibrated [past] temperatures and presto, there was no ‘pause’ in temperatures.

The whole agenda here is politics. You have Michael Oppenheimer, a UN IPCC scientist, on the payroll of Barbara Streisand of Hollywood. Big Hollywood is funding one of your top UN scientists, but I don’t hear you worrying about his credibility there. [See: Scientist to the Hollywood Stars: UN IPCC’s Michael Oppenheimer ‘was the holder of the ‘Barbra Streisand Chair of Environmental Studies’ at Environmental Defense Fund’]

UN Host Ed asks Morano: “What would it take you to be convinced [of man-made global warming threat]?”

Morano responded: You would have to see unprecedented climate and weather and we have neither. Multiple studies, in fact hundreds of scientists have shown the medieval warm period was as warm or warmer than current temperatures. [See: ‘More than 700 scientists from 400 institutions in 40 countries have contributed peer-reviewed papers providing evidence that the Medieval Warm Period was real, global, & warmer than the present’]

Morano on attempts by UN to exploit Typhoon Haiyan which hit the Philippines and calls to regulate bad weather:

That is akin to medieval witchcraft to imply the UN can prevent natural weather disasters like typhoons. To turn this typhoon into ‘proof’ of global warming is unscientific and sheer cheap exploitation.

The UN interviewer then asked Morano: “What if you are wrong?”

Morano’s responded: Why not get a [climate] insurance policy? Why would you buy an insurance policy on your home that costs more than your home is worth and would pay out virtually nothing if your home burned down? You wouldn’t, that would be insurance fraud, but that is what they are selling. The UN’s Kyoto protocol, even if fully implemented and ratified — which it never was — wouldn’t even have had a noticeable impact on global temperatures in 50 to 100 years [according to warmists’ own estimates.] In the U.S., with cap-and-trade and carbon taxes — not only would they not impact global temperatures, but they would not even impact global CO2 levels.

The idea that somehow we can do an insurance policy with anything the United Nations is currently proposing is pure madness. It is silliness to think that treaties and acts of Congress or the EU can control the weather in any way that would be noticeable.

The question is: If you are right, we basically have to accept a climate catastrophe because there is no solution according to you guys, other than just restricting economies and emissions.

Morano: ‘A racial component where the white wealthy western world is telling the developing world they can’t have the same standard of living’

Then you get into the immorality of telling Africans and 1.6 billion people of color in the developing world – Asia, Africa, South America — that they can’t develop with coal, natural gas and carbon based energy like we have. You get into basically a racial component where the white wealthy western world is telling the developing world they can’t have the same standard of living. And we have people like California Governor Jerry Brown say that very thing — that the developing world cannot emulate wealthy western prosperity because the Earth cannot handle it.

In other words, they can’t have modern sewage and coal plants, as the Obama Administration prevents coal through World Bank in Africa. But you can get a solar panel on your hut made of dung. We will let you do that. It’s immoral.” [End Morano excerpts] [See: S. African activist slams UN’s ‘Green Climate Fund’: ‘Government to govt aid is a reward for being better than anyone else at causing poverty’ — ‘It enriches the people who cause poverty’ – ‘The UN is saying to poor countries: ‘Those of you who adopt more anti-prosperity, anti- jobs, and anti-growth policies — under the pretense of environmentalism — we will enrich you”]

UN TV interviewer Ed concludes debate with Morano by stating: “I think you made your points very clear.”

Obama’s War on America’s Energy Needs

The Obama administration’s relentless war on the nation’s coal industry and on the electrical power generation plants that depend upon it is one aspect of his war on America that doesn’t receive the attention it deserves. There is literally no basis, no justification for it, and yet the mainstream media tends to take little notice or supports it.

coal as energyIt is far more than a “war on coal”. It is a war on the nation’s capacity to meet its ever expanding energy needs. You can’t build a power generation plant overnight. You can’t get the enormous amount of electrical energy the nation needs from wind and solar power. Even nuclear energy, touted as “clean” because it produces no carbon emissions, has not seen any surge in new plants in decades.

As a Washington Times editorial noted on November 20, the regulations being imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “have forced more than 100 coal plants to shut down and have made it all but impossible to construct new coal-fired plants despite rising energy demand…Since coal-fired plants generate nearly half of all the electricity used in the U.S., the EPA regulations add significantly to other upward pressures on electricity rates across the country.”

Two days later, CNS News reported that “The price of electricity hit a record for the month of October, according to data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That made October the eleventh straight month when the average price of electricity hit or matched the record level for that month.”

“Americans now pay 42% more for electricity than they did a decade ago.”

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity released a report in 2013 that stated that 204 coal powered plants would shut down over the next three to five years. That represents the loss of 31,000 megawatts of generating capacity. The law of supply and demand says that when there is less and the demand is more, the price goes up.

The closures are spread over twenty-five states. People living in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina will see the most closures. Not only will the cost of electricity go up, but jobs will be lost. Less energy. Less employment. Less reason to build a new manufacturing facility in these states.

An article from the current edition of EnergyBiz Magazine points out that “As recently as 2008, coal-fired power plants accounted for more than 50 percent of our nation’s electricity supply. Coal and other hydrocarbons such as oil and natural gas have supported our standard of living and provided us with a substantial and sustained competitive advantage in the world economy.”

“The war on hydrocarbons (coal, oil, and natural gas) is fought on many fronts, but they tend to converge at the most basic of our critical energy infrastructure, the electric power plant. People assume that even though we use more electronic gear we are not increasing power demand. The opposite is true.”

The most identifiable culprit in this assault on the nation’s energy needs is the EPA. The Washington Times noted that its officials “have stalled for two years on providing Congress and the American people with the scientific evidence—peer-reviewed studies, analytical papers, and databases—that would justify regulations targeting the coal industry.” When you are intent on destroying a critical element of the nation’s infrastructure, the last thing you want to do is produce any verifiable evidence, particularly when there is none.

As the Times noted, “There are solid reasons for being suspicious of the EPA’s claims about peer reviews and public comment periods. Peer reviews mean little when everybody involved is funded by an administration conducting a ‘war on coal.’ And public comment periods are all but useless when conducted away from areas of the country most affected by the agency’s regulators.” No public sessions were held in major coal states like West Virginia or Kentucky.

This isn’t just devious. It is borderline criminal as a deliberate act of deception perpetrated on all Americans. It is economic warfare. It is a war against America’ energy needs.

The justification for the EPA regulations is the claim that coal-fired plants emit too much carbon dioxide which, in turn, contributes to global warming. But there is NO global warming. And hasn’t been since the Earth entered a natural cooling cycle about fifteen or more years ago.

The Institute for Energy Research succinctly says the “EPA’s proposed rule (to increase limits on CO2 emissions) will have essentially no positive impact on the environment. If the U.S. as a whole stopped emitting all carbon dioxide emissions today, the impact on projected global temperature rise would be a mere reduction, of approximately 0.08 degrees Centigrade by the year 2050 and 0,17 Centigrade by the year 2100.” And, of course, coal-fired plants in China, India and other nations continue to email CO2, a gas that is vital to all life on Earth as “food” for all the vegetation on Earth.

We are looking at a travesty being imposed on the nation, one that has a larger percentage of proven reserves of coal than Saudi Arabia has of world proven reserves of oil. Obama’s 2008 pledge to bankrupt the coal companies is coming true and, in the process, denying Americans the energy they need and expect while needlessly driving up the cost of what they are using today and tomorrow.

Congress has to shake off its partisanship and lethargy, and save the nation from Obama’s EPA and an Interior Department resisting the granting of leases to find new sources of energy.

© Alan Caruba, 2013

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Many citizens believe the United Nations and the US government can no longer be trusted to tell them the truth about climate change? Do you want to know the truth for your next research paper, your next newscast or newspaper column, for your family’s sake, because your business is affected by climate change, or you are a responsible governing official? Then you need the only authoritative, accurate, quarterly report available in the United States on the Earth’s climate – the Global Climate Status Report (GCSR)©.

In addition to the factual coverage of the Earth’s climate status, the 4-2013 Edition of the GCSR also includes a tongue-in-cheek commentary by Mr. Casey about the President’s November 1, 2013 Executive Order on climate change. Climate researcher and author Robert Felix, whose books include “Not by Fire, But by Ice,” and “Magnetic Reversals and Evolutionary Leaps,” has described Mr. Casey’s review of the Executive Order as “…a fantastic article! Great writing! A perfect combination of wit, sarcasm, opinion, and fact.”

The GCSR is the only source document you will need to get you through the fog of climate change. It is clear, concise, and contains no-nonsense assessments of exactly what the true status of the Earth’s climate really is and where it is heading. It is based on facts and not the political correctness of the day.

The Global Climate Status Report is from the industry leading Space and Science Research Corporation (SSRC), in Orlando, Florida.

Climate change data in the GCSR is compiled from the world’s best sources of satellite and ground station climate data and measures the planet’s climate status using 24 different climate parameters.

World class expertise is brought to bear in the GCSR’s publication using distinguished scientists and other experts from around the world.

The GCSR is edited by Mr. John L. Casey, SSRC President. He is a former White House and NASA Headquarters advisor, author of the internationally acclaimed climate book, “Cold Sun,” and was named “America’s best climate prediction expert” by Watchdogwire.com in 2013.

Here is what others are saying about the GCSR:

“Whether it’s global sea levels or the next climate change to a long cold epoch, the Global Climate Status Report is a necessary document in everyone’s library if they want an up-to-date status of the Earth’s climate.” – Dr. Nils-Axel Morner, World Renown Global Sea Level Expert

“The correlation between cold climate periods and major earthquakes and volcanic activity is quite strong. The Global Climate Status Report is the only US published climate report that covers this relationship and otherwise provides for the world’s citizens a clear statement of the Earth’s climate status, where the data is not colored by politics.” – Dr. Dong Choi, Australia, Director of Research, International Earthquake and Volcano Prediction Center

“As Co-Editor of the GCSR, I believe this report is giving everyone what they have needed for years – an authoritative fact based non-political coverage of the planet’s climate using numerous parameters for measurement. I am proud to be part of this important document that allows both scientist, educator or the average person a chance to understand what is happening with the Earth’s climate and why.” – Dr. Ole Humlum, Professor of Physical Geography University of Oslo, Norway

“Mr. Casey and the team at the SSRC give the average citizen the truth about climate change which sadly, we cannot get from our own government. Most importantly, we need to understand what is going to happen in this new cold climate brought on because of the Sun entering its ‘hibernation’ phase. The GCSR is the only climate report that the people can go to get the truth.” – Mr. Bob Knox, President, American Citizen’s League

To get your copy of the Global Climate Status Report now, go on line at the SSRC web site at: www.spaceandscience.net and download it. Pick up the current December 2013 quarterly edition today.

DON’T BE CAUGHT OUT IN THE COLD ALONE WITHOUT YOUR COPY OF THE GCSR!

The Power-Mad EPA

Barely a week goes by these days without hearing of some new demand by the Environmental Protection Agency that borders on the insane.

Increasingly, EPA regulations are being challenged and now reach the Supreme Court for a final judgment. This marks the failure of Congress to exercise any real oversight and control of an agency that everyone agrees is now totally out of control.

Recently the EPA ruled that New York City had to replace 1,300 fire hydrants because of their lead content. The ruling was based on the Drinking Water Act passed by Congress in 2011. As Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) pointed out while lambasting the agency, “I don’t know a single New Yorker who goes out to their fire hydrants every morning, turns it on, and brushes their teeth using the water from these hydrants. It makes no sense whatsoever.” Reportedly, the Senate is poised to consider legislation exempting fire hydrants if the EPA does not revise its ruling.

The EPA is not about making sense. It is about over-interpreting laws passed by Congress in ways that now continuely lead to cases before the Supreme Court. The Court is composed of lawyers, not scientists. In an earlier case, they ruled that carbon dioxide (CO2) is a “pollutant” when it is the one gas that all vegetation requires. Without it, nothing grows and all life on Earth dies.

A federal appeals court recently heard a case about the EPA’s interpretation of the 2012 Mercury and Air Toxics Rule, yet another effort in the “war on coal” that would shut down more coal-fired plants that provide the bulk of the electricity the nation requires.

The EPA is asserting that the rule would annually prevent 11,000 premature deaths, nearly 5,000 heart attacks, and 130,000 asthma attacks. Moreover it asserts that it would help avoid more than 540,000 missed work days, and protect babies and children. These statistics are plucked from various studies published in journals and are typical of the way the EPA operates to justify its rulings. Their accuracy is dubious.

What makes this case, brought by EarthJustice–formerly the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund–of interest is the way the NAACP, along with 17 other organizations, came to the defense of the ruling. Are you surprised that the NAACP has a director of Environmental and Climate Justice?

Apparently civil rights for Afro-Americans now embraces the absurd claims about climate change, formerly known as global warming. “Civil rights are about equal access to protections afforded by law,” said Jacqui Patterson, the NAACP director. “These standards provide essential safeguards for communities who are now suffering from decades of toxic exposure.” If these essential safeguards are in place, on what basis does she make such a claim?

The EarthJustice attorney, Jim Pew, claims the case is about protecting “hundreds of thousands of babies each year from development disorders, and spare communities of 130,000 asthma attacks each year. If, in a lawsuit, you find yourself arguing against the lives of babies, children with asthma, and people suffering from your toxic dumping, then you are on the wrong side of both the lawsuit and history..”

Here, again, the claims about health-related harm are absurd. Who believes that asthma or development disorders are related to mercury? Who believes that communities served by coal-fired power plants are subject to major health hazards?

The claims about mercury are baseless, in a 2011 commentary published in The Wall Street Journal, Dr. Willie Soon, a geoscientist at Harvard and expert on mercury and public health issues was joined by Paul Driesson, a senior policy advisor for the Committee For a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), is rebuts the claims about mercury that have been part of the environmental lies put forth for years.

“There is no factual basis for these assertions. To build its case against mercury, the EPA systematically ignored evidence and clinical studies that contradict its regulatory agenda, which is the punish hydrocarbon use.”

“Mercury has always existed naturally in the Earth’s environment … Mercury is found in air, water, rocks, soil and trees, which absorb it from the environment. This is why our bodies evolved with proteins and antioxidants that help protect us from this and other potential contaminants.”

Dr. Soon and Driessen do not deny that coal-burning power plants emit an estimated 41-to-48 tons of mercury per year, “but U.S. forest fires emit at least 44 tons per year; cremation of human remains discharges 26 tons, Chinese power plants eject 400 tons; and volcanoes, subsea vents, geysers, and other sources spew out 9,000-10,000 additional tons per year.”

“Since our power plants account for less than 0.5% of all the mercury in the air we breathe, eliminating every milligram of it will do nothing about the other 99.5% in our atmosphere.”

Such FACTS mean nothing to the EPA. The air and the water of the United States is remarkably clean, but to justify its existence and expand its power, the EPA continues to impose idiotic and unscientific rules about fire hydrants and power plants.

The threat is the EPA, not mercury.

© Alan Caruba, 2013

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Environmentalism’s Endless Lies

I am on the Friends of the Earth (FOE) email list and receive a steady stream of theirs and the Sierra Club’s lies about the environment. A recent FOE mailing stating that “Devastation from climate change has become all too frequent.”

This is simply an outright lie. Inherent in natural events such as hurricanes and typhoons, blizzards, tornadoes, floods, droughts, and forest fires is the damage they cause, but FOE asserted that “People in vulnerable communities are already struggling with dirty air, unsafe housing and increased cancer rates. So when extreme weather hits, its impacts are even more devastating.”

All communities, from small towns to major cities are by definition “vulnerable”, but the air has undergone significant clean-up over the years so this is not a common problem anywhere. As for cancer rates, they too have been in decline thanks to advances in medical care. It is doubtful that most Americans live in allegedly unsafe housing these days. Houses on both coastlines are vulnerable to ocean storms. Houses inland are vulnerable to floods and fires. There is nothing inherently “environmental” about this. It’s about location.

All this is little more than blatant scare mongering and FOE was calling on its members and others who received its email to “Call on President Obama to ensure that all Americans are protected from climate disasters.”

No President has any control over weather events. To FOE, however, this is a call for “critical environmental justice.”

There is no such thing as “environmental justice.” It is an invention of environmental groups that are intent on convincing people that whatever they do or fail to do somehow has an impact on the weather.

Indeed, the entire global warming hoax, now called climate change, was based on the lie that humans were responsible for producing huge amounts of carbon dioxide via industry, driving, or making some toast for breakfast. The environmental enemy was and is the use of energy, but it is energy that has so vastly improved and protected everyone’s life.

In a recent article, Dr. Craig Idso, the founder and former president of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, a coeditor of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change, and James M. Taylor, a senior fellow of The Heartland Institute and the managing editor of Environmental & Climate News, a monthly publication, examined how “Global Warming Alarmism Denies Sound Science.”

They took note of the way the Fifth Assessment Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change moved away from its earlier predictions and assertions. “The IPCC report contradicts claims that global warming is causing more extreme weather” and “admits the lack of global warming this century defies nearly all computer models that predict rapid future warming.” The organization devoted to the global warming hoax has been forced to retreat from decades of lies about it.

While FOE tries to scare people with references to “extreme weather disasters”, Idso and Taylor pointed to the fact that “Global hurricane frequency is undergoing a long-term decline, with global hurricane and tropical storm activity at record lows during the past several years…The United States is benefitting from the longest period in recorded history without a major hurricane strike. Tornado activity is in long-term decline, with major tornado strikes (F3 or higher) showing a remarkable decline in recent decades.”

This is not to say that hurricanes like superstorm Sandy or tornadoes have not occurred, but it is to say that there have been far less. These weather events affecting the United States have been in decline and that is the reality.

The FOE claim that any President can possibly “protect communities” is absurd. It is a lie.

The most worrisome aspect of environmental lies is that they are used to justify governmental policies.

The new Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Gina McCarthy, ahead of a trip to China, told a liberal advocacy group in Washington that she has devoted her life to protecting the environment: “And I really see no greater issue and no more urgent threat to public health than climate change.”

There is NOTHING the EPA can do about CLIMATE CHANGE.

The present global climate is, in fact, in a lengthy cooling cycle, not caused by anything to do with human activity, but by a reduction in solar radiation due to its own diminished cycle of magnetic storms (sunspots).

Cleaning the nation’s air and water is a public health activity, but denying Americans access to the nation’s vast reservoirs of coal, oil, and natural gas is an attack on the nation’s economic growth and a denial of the energy it requires to recover from the 2008 financial crisis, providing jobs and keeping energy costs under control.

Environmentalism is based on lies and the lies reflect an agenda that regards humanity as the enemy of the Earth.

© Alan Caruba, 2013

Letter demands AG Bondi investigate misconduct by Florida elected and appointed officials

A coalition of twelve Florida based organizations has sent a letter to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi stating, “We the undersigned, ask that your office immediately launch an investigation into the possibility of widespread official misconduct potentially involving fraudulent activity and malfeasance, by elected and appointed officials. While our concerns are primarily involved with SE Florida, the results of such an investigation may affect all Floridians, with likely national ramifications.”

The letter is signed by: Taking Our Country Back: Randy McLendon, Tea Party Ft. Lauderdale: Danita Kilcullen/Jack Gillies, Save America Foundation: Fred Brownbill, FL Panhandle Patriots: Brenda Follis-Lengyel, The American Citizen’s League: Bob Knox, The American Coalition 4 Property Rights: Phyllis Frey, Taylor County Tea Party: Bob Root, Tea Party Solutions: Steve Hunter, Martin County 9/12 Tea Party Committee: Cindy Lucas, North Pinellas 912 Project: Debra/Tony Caso, Gilchrist County Tea Party: Charlie Perez, The Highlands Tea Party: John Nelson, Northport Patriots: Sherry Smart and Tea Party of Punta Gorda Mark Zehr. Combined these groups represent over 16,475 Floridians.

Fox News reports, “Through the stroke of the pen, President Obama on Friday [November 1, 2013] used his executive powers to elevate and take control of climate change policies in an attempt to streamline sustainability initiatives – and potentially skirt legislative oversight and push a federal agenda on states. The executive order establishes a task force of state and local officials to advise the administration on how to respond to severe storms, wildfires, droughts and other potential impacts of climate change. The task force includes governors of seven states — all Democrats — and the Republican governor of Guam, a U.S. territory. Fourteen mayors and two other local leaders also will serve on the task force.”

PBS Newshour‘s Margaret Talev states, “What’s really interesting about this [Presidential] task force is that it is really codifying, it’s laying down the policy for the Obama administration for the sort of stuff that he can’t do though Congress because Congress will not cooperate with his policy goals on this front. And so, the real question becomes one of funding. If these agencies said we need x amount of dollars to rebuild this bridge; shore up this shoreline; work on roads and infrastructure and be prepared for wildfires and excessive heat; it will still be up to Congress to decide how to appropriate. But to the extent that he can use executive power to further his policy goals and say ‘hey, I believe climate change exists and we need to take it seriously. ‘This is his effort to do that.”

The letter states, “At the heart of our allegations is what appears to be a long-term conspiracy by numerous SE Florida officials and their science advisors to deceive Floridians about the full range of causes and effects of climate change. This conspiracy involves the use of the unproven hypothesis of mankind being the primary agent of climate change. We believe it can be shown that the citizens of Florida have been injured by local and state officials’ inappropriate use of this flawed hypothesis and associated, potentially fraudulent, unreliable, and manipulated data, and untrustworthy climate science reports. The source of this bad climate science is primarily from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN-IPCC) and similar unreliable climate reports from agencies within the US government, State of Florida offices, as well as governing documents and policies of city and county governing bodies.”

The letter concludes with, “Further, although there is much money available to those who have been pushing man made climate change, we as individual citizens or groups of citizens cannot mount an expensive effort to fight this climate charade. We therefore call on your office to fully fund and lead this necessary investigation in the interest of all Floridians. If required, we would be willing to supply a list of independent conflict-free, national and international climate science experts who would add greatly to the investigation’s credibility. We look forward to your response to our request and respectfully ask that you provide it by Thanksgiving, November 28, 2013.”

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Breaking: Global sea level rise ending in 2014

In a news conference held near Miami, Florida last night, the Space and Science Research Corporation (SSRC) announced that the global threat of sea level rise caused by decades of global warming is ending.

Speaking to cheering supporters from several groups from the general Miami area, SSRC President Mr. John Casey issued a formal declaration of the end of global sea level rise during a presentation in which he discussed the vital role the Sun plays in climate change and how the past growth in sea levels was caused by the Sun and not mankind. The event was sponsored by the American Citizens League.

The declaration read:

“As a result of the Sun entering a ‘hibernation’ phase, the Space and Science Research Corporation hereby declares that the past two hundred years of global sea level rise is expected to end no earlier than mid-2014 and no later than 2020. After that time, global sea levels are expected to begin a long term period of decline, lasting at least through the decade of the 2030’s. The estimated global sea level decline during that period will range from 20 to 25 cm from current levels.” Casey elaborated with, “The many climate models that have taken two decades and billions of dollars to fabricate have been utter scientific failures. Once you take the greenhouse gas theory out of the laboratory and try in in the real world it just does not stand up. Not only has there been no effective growth in the planet’s temperature for sixteen years, but current temperature trends show the Earth’s oceans have been cooling for ten years and the atmosphere for seven years! These real world indicators of the true status of the Earth’s climate are of course, an impossibility if the greenhouse gas theory really worked and mankind’s CO2 emissions had the effect as has been alleged. On the other hand, using solar variations for climate prediction, we see global warming ended and the next climate began right on schedule.”

Mr. Casey, is a former White House space program advisor, space shuttle engineer, and NASA Headquarters consultant, and is the Editor of the Global Climate Status Report (GCSR)©. Mr. Casey is also the author of the internationally acclaimed climate book, “Cold Sun,” which describes the cause and effects of this potentially dangerous new cold climate. He has amassed a list of correct, major climate predictions that according to public records of predictions, is unmatched by the UN-IPCC, NASA, NOAA and all US university Ph.Ds funded for climate research by the government.

Using charts of data, sea level and global temperature trends, Mr. Casey explained that the primary reason for the coming historic drop in sea levels will be caused by the recently started “solar hibernation,” a once every 206 year reduction in the energy output of the Sun. A list of other scientists , echoing Casey’s prediction of a new cold climate, was posted for attendees to read and is also available at the SSRC web site. He emphasized the seriousness of the SSRC prediction of a coming cold era by pointing out to the attendees a recent article on display which had comments from scientists at the Russian Academy of Sciences who said that a new “Little Ice Age” would be starting in 2014.

Clarifying how this change in the Sun will affect us, Mr. Casey stated, “As has happened before, when a solar hibernation hits, the Earth gets cold. The Sun cuts back on the energy by which it warms the Earth and we enter a period of at least twenty to thirty years of record, potentially dangerous cold. This next cold era has already begun to show a trend of longer colder winters and weather extremes which mark the transition from the previous climate of global warming to the next climate period of strong global cooling. Our climate varies by highly predictable natural cycles. Mankind and his industrial greenhouse gas emissions have little to nothing to do with major climate changes.”

Joining Mr. Casey via Skype were other experts from around the globe. They included Dr. Nils-Axel Morner, from Sweden, one of the world’s leading experts on sea levels, as well as Dr. Dong Choi, Director of Research at the International Earthquake and Volcano Prediction Center (IEVPC) in Canberra, Australia. Though unable to attend because of work in the field, Dr. Ole Humlum from the University of Oslo, Norway submitted a statement on the future of sea levels.

Dr. Ole Humlum, is also an Associate Scientist at the SSRC, a prominent geomorphologist and glaciologist and Co-Editor of the SSRC’s quarterly climate report. His comment read, “As Co-Editor of the Global Climate Status Report with John Casey, I can say that our regular review of global climate trend data is unmistakable. The past period of global warming has ended, just as John predicted it would in 2007. Now, a new cold climate has begun. Over the next few decades, sea levels will drop, possibly to where they were two hundred years ago. My own research indicates the oceans surrounding Greenland, Svaalbard, and the Arctic are all heading into their own decades-long cold period.”

Dr. Morner’s presentation focused on the lack of reliability in sea level measurements and his prediction of declining levels during the next cold climate. In it he stated, “Mr. Casey is correct in his assessment of the impact of the coming cold climate on the world’s oceans. My research shows from a study of sea levels over the last 600+ years that they will reach a new low between 2030 and 2050 judging from solar variability.”

Dr. Choi’s presentation comments included, “There is a strong correlation between these solar hibernations and the largest earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. We should be on our guard over the next few decades for increased, perhaps record levels of geophysical activity. In 2011, I was pleased to have endorsed his book, Cold Sun, which discusses this important relationship. I said then that he was right about the coming climate change and that we will have challenging decades ahead. My research and work done at the IEVPC confirms this.”

Mr. Casey tied these subjects together by adding, “It is important to note that solar hibernations affect all life on the planet as well as the geophysical nature of the Earth’s oceans, atmosphere, and land masses. The predicted drop in sea levels is just one of the important effects of the new cold climate.

There are other related effects like reduced solar wind, earthquakes and fluctuations in the Earth’s magnetic field. We are all intimately linked to what the Sun is doing. Further, it is time to accept the overwhelming proof that now exists showing the greenhouse gas theory and associated climate models simply don’t work and are fundamentally unreliable in their global temperature and sea level forecasts. They should all be discarded. Solar-climate models have already proven themselves and should become the new, better, highly reliable standard for climate prediction. The Sun rules climate change on Earth, not mankind.”

He summarized by saying, “The choice is straightforward, do we want our lives and our government to be determined by old climate theories that have been shown they don’t work or do we want to rely on climate theories that are highly accurate and account for all past climate variations including the one that is happening now?”

Mr. Casey concluded his presentation with one somber recommendation by stressing that, “We should prepare for a difficult new cold era that has already begun.”

About Dr. Dong R. Choi

Dr. Choi is a specialist in global tectonics, Sun-Earth interaction, earthquakes and paleolands in the present-day oceans. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the New Concepts in Global Tectonics (NCGT) Newsletter. The NCGT publishes papers of its many members and is widely followed for its leading edge research. Dr. Choi received his PhD in Geology from Hokkaido University, Japan in 1972. He studied carbonate sedimentology at Comparative Sedimentology Laboratory, Univ. of Miami from 1977 to 1984 before moving to Australia to work for Bureau of Mineral Resources (now Geoscience Australia), Canberra where he had engaged in studies of marine heat flow and geology of continental margins until 1988. Currently he is Director of Raax Australia Pty Ltd, a borehole imaging and analysis company.

Confirmed: Smart meters are “spy meters”

Blake Levitt from EMF Safety Network reports, “Today the San Francisco Chronicle confirmed utilities are giving customers smart meter data to the government and third parties.  Reporter David Baker writes, “Phone records and email aren’t the only kinds of personal data that government agencies can collect on Americans.  They can look at your home’s energy use, too.  And that information can be revealing.”

Smart meters are being installed throughout the state by Florida Power and Light (FP&L). FP&L allows customers to monitor their smart meter online using its Energy Dashboard. Smart meters are one part of Energy Smart Florida. Energy Smart Florida is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. Given the recent revelations about the NSA PRISM program to monitor online activity the use of smart meter data has come under scrutiny. Blue Planet Foundation states on its website:

Fundamentally, smart meters retrieve the same data that utilities have always retrieved. They measure energy use. Whereas analog meter readings reflect aggregated energy data (kilowatt hours per month), smart meters will be able to communicate data on a much more granular level, in real-time. The implications of the sensitive information that can be derived from this data (will my coffee maker reveal what time I wake up?) have raised numerous questions about privacy: Who owns the data? How will it be used? How will it be protected? Can the utility or burglars or the government use this information to spy on me? [Emphasis added]

It now appears that smart meters are being used to transmit user data to government agencies. Smart meters are a surveillance tool, best described by Jerry Day in this video:

Levitt found:

The Northern California ACLU writes“transparency reports filed by the California utilities companies and obtained by the ACLU of California show that a significant amount of data about the energy use of Californians is also ending up in the hands of third parties.  In 2012, a single California utility company, San Diego Gas & Electric, disclosed the smart meter energy records of over 4,000 of its customers. “

The “privacy” rules, adopted by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) allows disclosure of smart meter data for legal purposes, or pursuant to situations of imminent threat to life or property.  San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) disclosed the records of 4,062 customers. PG&E disclosed 86 and SCE disclosed one.

“In 4,000 of those [SDGE] cases, the information was subpoenaed by government agencies, often in drug enforcement cases or efforts to find specific individuals, according to the utility. The other 62 disclosures came as the result of subpoenas in civil lawsuits. Some of the released information focused solely on billing information, account addresses and other data that could be used to locate an individual.” David Baker- SF Chronicle

Read more.

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Report: Florida ethanol plant a bust – zero gallons of biofuel produced

The Institute for Energy Research (IER) did a review of the Environmental Protection Agencies’ (EPA) biofuel mandate. According to IER, “The Energy Policy Act of 2005 requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set mandatory levels of cellulosic biofuel for refiners to blend into transportation fuels.  In order to restrain EPA, the law requires that the mandate be based on an estimate from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) as to how much cellulosic biofuel would be produced in the given year.”

One of the companies formed to meet the need for biofuels is INEOS Bio. INEOS Bio USA, LLC is located at 925 74th Avenue Southwest, Vero Beach, Florida. INEOS Bio’s parent company is the INEOS Group.

INEOS Group was founded by James Arthur “Jim” Ratcliffe, a chemical engineer turned financier and industrialist. According to the 2010 Sunday Times Rich List, Ratcliffe is one of the richest people in the United Kingdom. INEOS Group is the fifth largest chemical company in the world measured by revenues. In April 2010, Ratcliffe relocated the INEOS Group to Lausanne, Switzerland from the UK to cut the tax bill and save the company £100m a year.

The INEOS Bio website states:

The Center is the first large-scale project in the United States to receive registrations from the EPA for a facility using non-food vegetative waste materials (vegetative and yard waste) to produce cellulosic ethanol. Construction on the Center was completed in June 2012, and production of advanced cellulosic bioethanol is scheduled to begin in the 4th Quarter. INEOS Bio has plans to run municipal solid waste at the Center after the initial start-up.

The BioEnergy Center created more than 400 direct jobs in construction, engineering and manufacturing during its development and injected more than $25 million dollars directly into the Florida economy. The Center has 60 full-time employees and provides $4 million annually in payroll to the local community. The project sourced over 90 percent of the equipment from U.S. manufacturers creating or retaining jobs in more than 10 states.

According to IER:

In November 2011, Ethanol Producer Magazine conducted an interview with INEOS Bio CEO Peter Williams.  The article stated:

The project is on schedule and on budget so far, and if things continue to go as planned, the plant will be mechanically complete in April and will be continuously churning out waste-based ethanol by the second half of next year [2012].

The facilities were not completed by April.  INEOS Bio did not issue a news release on the project until July 23rd, stating:

Construction of Ineos’ $130 million biorefinery joint venture project in the US has been completed, with production expected to begin in the second half of 2012, said Peter Williams, CEO of Ineos Bio, the Switzerland-based company’s bioenergy business.

INEOS Bio did not produce any cellulosic ethanol in the second half of 2012.  In a subsequent news release on August 9, 2012, the company stated:

The Center is scheduled to begin production in the 3rd Quarter of this year.

In an October 31, 2012 news release, INEOS Bio stated:

Construction on the Center was completed in June 2012, and production of advanced cellulosic bioethanol is scheduled to begin in the 4th Quarter.

As EPA is aware, INEOS Bio produced 0 gallons of cellulosic biofuel from it[s] Florida plant in 2012.  As of the date of this comment, the company still has not produced any cellulosic biofuel in 2013.

Smart Brief reported, “Ineos Bio has joined Algenol in asking Florida Gov. Rick Scott to reject a bill [HB 4001] that would do away with the state’s ethanol requirement. Signing the bill into law “would send a clear signal to companies like ours and other investors that Florida is unfriendly to advanced biofuels, investing in new technology and jobs it creates or to building a clean energy economy,” Ineos CEO Peter Williams wrote in an e-mail. The bill “is an all-out attack on ethanol,” said Algenol CEO Paul Woods, adding, “I would rather go to a state that welcomes the jobs and the opportunity.”

HB 4001 reads:

An act relating to the Florida Renewable Fuel Standard 2 Act; repealing ss. 526.201-526.207, F.S., the Florida Renewable Fuel Standard Act, to remove the requirement that all gasoline offered for sale in this state include a percentage of ethanol, subject to specified exemptions, waivers, suspensions, extensions, enforcement, and reporting; amending s. 206.43, F.S.; conforming a cross-reference; providing an effective date.

Governor Scott signed HB 4001 on May 31, 2013. HB 4001 takes effect July 1st, 2013.

Cold Climate Preparation demands US Academic Support

The Orlando, FL headquartered Space and Science Research Corporation (SSRC) announced today that it has launched a nationwide campaign to encourage the largest US academic institutions to become active participants in getting the US prepared for the next climate change, expected to be one of decades of extreme cold weather.

The campaign is in the form of a letter being sent to the heads of major US universities and colleges, academic associations, science and environmental departments, media, and government leaders. Universities in the Washington, D.C. area will be the first to be notified.

The letter was composed by SSRC President, Mr. John L. Casey. Mr. Casey is the leading climate researcher in the US advocating national and international preparedness for the coming cold climate era. His foundational research into cycles of the Sun completed in 2007, led him to the creation of the “Relational Cycle Theory” of global climate change and subsequently, the SSRC. This theory establishes that the Sun drives climate change, not mankind and that repeating cycles of the Sun allow us to predict climate changes decades in advance.

Mr. Casey, a former White House space program advisor, space shuttle engineer, and NASA Headquarters consultant is the Editor of the Global Climate Status Report (GCSR)©. This report is the only regularly published,  independent, climate status report in the US using a unique set of twenty four climate parameters to determine the Earth’s climate status and future. Mr. Casey is also the author of the internationally acclaimed climate book, “Cold Sun,” which describes the cause and effects of this potentially dangerous new cold climate. He has amassed a list of correct, major climate predictions that is unmatched by the UN-IPCC, NASA, NOAA and most universities.

In his letter, Mr. Casey stresses the need to give up on the past efforts to use the disproved greenhouse gas theory for climate change prediction and adopt the far more accurate models available that use solar activity forcing (SAF) as the primary tool for climate prediction.

His appeal to the academic world is not just driven by the need for improved scientific integrity but also the practical aspects of having that component of our society fully aware and engaged in getting the nation ready for decades of destructive cold weather.

According to Mr. Casey, “Our nation can be much better able to withstand the ill-effects of the dangerous cold that is coming if academia is actively involved in getting our students and the general public informed. Their role is vital to our country’s preparations.”

To read the full text of the Casey letter click here.

EDITORS NOTE: In March of 2013, John Casey was named “America’s best climate prediction expert” by Watchdogwire.com for the accuracy of his climate predictions.

Federal government land grab: Florida ranks 15th in total land owned by the feds

According to a Congressional Budget Office report dated February 2012:

The federal government owns roughly 635-640 million acres, 28% of the 2.27 billion acres of land in the United States. Four agencies administer 609 million acres of this land: the Forest Service (USFS) in the Department of Agriculture, and the National Park Service (NPS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), all in the Department of the Interior (DOI). Most of these lands are in the West and Alaska. In addition, the Department of Defense administers 19 million acres in military bases, training ranges, and more. Numerous other agencies administer the remaining federal acreage.

In Florida the federal government owns 4,536,811 acres or 13.1% of the Sunshine State. This is an increase from 2004 when the federal government owned 8.2% of Florida. It is estimated that 33% of Florida is owned by the federal, state and local governments. The table below shows federal ownership by state. As the federal, state and local governments place land under their ownership, the higher the cost of land in that state.

Total Federal Land Acreage     Total Acreage in the State          % of State

Alabama                     871,232                                       32,678,400                          2.7%
Alaska                         225,848,164                               365,481,600                        61.8%
Arizona                        30,741,287                                  72,688,000                          42.3%
Arkansas                     3,161,978                                    33,599,360                          9.4%
California                   47,797,533                                  100,206,720                       47.7%
Colorado                      24,086,075                                  66,485,760                         36.2%
Connecticut                8,557                                             3,135,360                          0.3%
Delaware                      28,574                                           1,265,920                          2.3%
Dist. of Columbia      8,450                                             39,040                                21.6%
Florida                           4,536,811                                     34,721,280                       13.1%
Georgia                         1,956,720                                     37,295,360                        5.2%
Hawaii                           833,786                                         4,105,600                          20.3%
Idaho                             32,635,835                                    52,933,120                        61.7%
Illinois                            406,734                                          35,795,200                       1.1%
Indiana                          340,696                                           23,158,400                       1.5%
Iowa                              122,602                                          35,860,480                       0.3%
Kansas                          301,157                                          52,510,720                       0.6%
Kentucky                      1,083,104                                       25,512,320                         4.2%
Louisiana                      1,330,429                                      28,867,840                         4.6%
Maine                             209,735                                         19,847,680                         1.1%
Maryland                      195,986                                           6,319,360                            3.1%
Massachusetts            81,692                                              5,034,880                          1.6%
Michigan                       3,637,965                                       36,492,160                        10.0%
Minnesota                    3,469,211                                         51,205,760                       6.8%
Mississippi                   1,523,574                                        30,222,720                        5.0%
Missouri                        1,675,400                                       44,248,320                         3.8%
Montana                        26,921,861                                      93,271,040                         28.9%
Nebraska                      549,346                                            49,031,680                          1.1%
Nevada                          56,961,778                                     70,264,320                         81.1%
New Hampshire           777,807                                           5,768,960                            13.5%
New Jersey                   176,691                                            4,813,440                             3.7%
New Mexico                  27,001,583                                     77,766,400                        34.7%
New York                       211,422                                            30,680,960                         0.7%
North Carolina             2,426,699                                        31,402,880                          7.7%
North Dakota                1,735,755                                        44,452,480                          3.9%
Ohio                                298,500                                          26,222,080                          1.1%
Oklahoma                    703,336                                           44,087,680                          1.6%
Oregon                           32,665,430                                    61,598,720                           53.0%
Pennsylvania               616,895                                            28,804,480                           2.1%
Rhode Island                 5,248                                                 677,120                                0.8%
South Carolina              898,637                                           19,374,080                            4.6%
South Dakota                2,646,241                                        48,881,920                             5.4%
Tennessee                     1,273,974                                        26,727,680                           4.8%
Texas                               2,977,950                                      168,217,600                          1.8%
Utah                                 35,033,603                                    52,696,960                             66.5%
Vermont                          453,871                                          5,936,640                               7.6%
Virginia                            2,358,071                                      25,496,320                             9.2%
Washington                    12,173,813                                     42,693,760                             28.5%
West Virginia                 1,130,951                                       15,410,560                             7.3%
Wisconsin                       1,865,374                                       35,011,200                             5.3%
Wyoming                         30,043,513                                    62,343,040                             48.2%
Total                                 628,801,639                                 2,271,343,360                        27.7%
Territories                       161,967                                           not applicable

Sources: For federal lands, see sources listed in Table 2. Total acreage in state from U.S. General Services Administration.

Below is a map of the percentage of state lands owned by the federal government in 2004. Note that in most states the percent of federally owned land has increased. For example, in Florida in 1990 the federal government owned 4,344,976 acres and in 2010 owned 4,536,811 a 191,835 acre increase of 4.4%.

And you wonder why land costs so much in Florida. Look no further – it has been taken off the market by government!

federal land ownership map