AGW Today: Mercury and OMG WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!
Environment ministers must crack down on mercury poisoning to protect the health of hundreds of millions of people worldwide, the U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Sunday.
“A clear and unequivocal vision of a low mercury future needs to be set,” UNEP head Achim Steiner said on the eve of a February 16-20 meeting in Nairobi of environment ministers who will consider a new strategy to limit mercury. “Inaction on the global mercury challenge is no longer an option.”
Which is interesting, since the U.N., along with all the usual AGW suspects, is pushing everyone to replace their all their light non-CFL bulbs with Compact Fluorescent Lamp’s, which, let’s see…..contain mercury!
On a note separate from AGW, it is interesting that they are so worried about mercury (which they should be) but have seemingly little concern about the millions who die because the international community smacks around countries who use DDT.
But, it doesn’t really matter because AGW is going to kill us all
The pace of global warming is likely to be much faster than recent predictions, because industrial greenhouse gas emissions have increased more quickly than expected and higher temperatures are triggering self-reinforcing feedback mechanisms in global ecosystems, scientists said Saturday.
“We are basically looking now at a future climate that’s beyond anything we’ve considered seriously in climate model simulations,” Christopher Field, founding director of the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University, said at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Everybody panic! What we are talking about is a new report that is being cited, but not linked anywhere I can find, that shows that carbon emissions have been growing at 3.5 percent per year since 2000, which is up sharply from the 0.9 percent per year in the 1990s. And despite all that, the climate temps have been flat or going down for the past 10 years. Strange, huh?
And this hysterical report (taken with both meanings of the word) has caused a typical neurotic, frenzied, and panic-stricken response from AGW Believers and the Credentialed Media, who are all pushing this doom and gloom. While they bundle up in parkas.
But, for the funny part of AGW: Biofuels may speed up, not slow global warming: study. Oops.
And just for giggles, here’s what you get in
your the Democrats porkapalooza bill
- $3.7 billion to conduct “green” renovations on military bases (that’s quite a few CFL’s)
- $2 billion to develop advanced batteries for hybrid cars (that oughta give 3-5 people jobs)
- $3.4 billion for fossil energy research (Isn’t that what is killing Gaia?)
- $5.5 billion for “green” federal buildings (How much money does it take to replace a lightbulb in Washington?)
- $300 million for “green” cars for federal employees (why can’t the workers buy the cars themselves, like the rest of us do?)
- $98 million earmarked for a polar icebreaker
The last one is my favorite. If the Earth is warming up so fast, and supposedly now worse then ever, what need do we have for an icebreaker, when there will be no ice in the polar regions, particularly after the alarmist reports that all the polar ice will be gone?
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