AGW Today: Orympics, Titles, Higher Energy Prices

Ret’s start with some right hearted sirriness, sharr we? (yeah, I know, it’s mean writing it that way)

Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara warned on Wednesday the 2016 Olympics could be the last Games, with global warming an immediate threat to mankind.

“It could be that the 2016 Games are the last Olympics in the history of mankind,” Ishihara told reporters at a Tokyo 2016 press event ahead of the vote.

“Global warming is getting worse. We have to come up with measures without which Olympic Games could not last long.

“Scientists have said we have passed the point of no return,” said Ishihara.

Is Chicken Little Syndrome contagious? Can they come up with a shot for it? Or, perhaps, a smack with ye olde cluebat? Meanwhile, even the NY Times notices something missing from the Kerry-Boxer AGW bill

Senate leaders, in unveiling their long-expected climate bill today, followed the lead of their colleagues in the House: the word “climate” is not mentioned in the bill’s title. How far things have come, or retreated, since the Climate Stewardship Act of 2003, the Safe Climate Act of 2007 or even the Climate Security Act of 2008.

The avoidance of the C word in the bill’s title, “ Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act,” seems at odds with the urgent arguments put forward by backers of the legislation that emissions are climbing and climate is changing more drastically than previously predicted.

As the Times points out, it could have something to do with the fact that people place climate change WAAAAAAAY down on the lists of things people care about. Down at the bottom of the article, we also see more phrase changing. It’s almost like Boxer and Kerry are afraid to tell the truth.

Over to higher energy prices

President Barack Obama’s administration put the brakes on 79 applications for surface coal mining permits in four states Wednesday, saying they would violate the Clean Water Act.

Without the coal, energy prices will go up. Law of supply and demand. It’s what Obama said he wanted to do, and he was speaking specifically about coal fired plants. Oh, and let’s not forget about the job and health insurance losses that will come with this. Obama’s Porkulus in reverse.

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