Is Cap And Trade Actually Dead?

The notion that global warming is caused by Mankind is certainly dead after ClimateGate, followed by the issues in New Zealand, and surely more to come. Scientists of all stripes, along with members of the media and academia, are feeling much freer this year to speak their minds and publish their dissent. Climate alarmists are in full retreat, spinning away, publishing even more alarmist claptrap, and just generally sticking their heads in the sand, covering their ears saying “lal la la la la I can’t hear you,” covering their eyes to avoid anything that interferes with their almost religious type beliefs

So declares Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe, taking a few minutes away from a Thanksgiving retreat with his family. “Ninety-five percent of the nails were in the coffin prior to this week. Now they are all in.”

If any politician might be qualified to offer last rites, it would be Mr. Inhofe. The top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee has spent the past decade in the thick of Washington’s climate fight. He’s seen the back of three cap-and-trade bills, rode herd on an overweening Environmental Protection Agency, and steadfastly insisted that global researchers were “cooking” the science behind man-made global warming.

This week he’s looking prescient. The more than 3,000 emails and documents from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (CRU) that have found their way to the Internet have blown the lid off the “science” of manmade global warming. CRU is a nerve center for many of those researchers who have authored the United Nations’ global warming reports and fueled the political movement to regulate carbon.

But, is it really dead? All the legislation and treaties floating around have little to do with science, and everything to do with politics and control. They do virtually nothing to reduce the actual temperatures, despite massive restrictions to deal with this fake issue, which effect people in a very real way, raising their cost of living, restricting their lives, putting people out of work, destroying industries.

Second and Third world countries love the legislation and treaties, because they will get lots and lots of money from the First world countries. Caribbean countries are currently meeting behind closed doors, not to help with the legislation and “do something” themselves, but to come up with a good political statement.

A French explorer no one has heard of is making news because he is going on a 5 month voyage to bring awareness. Like the rest of the Climahysterics, he isn’t actually making changes to his life, he just expects everyone else to do so. He thinks there is no time to lose to fight AGW. Hmm, why couldn’t he have done this years ago? Oh, he is probably going to make a bundle of $$$ pushing the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea.

Speaking of money, Professor Phil Jones, at the heart of ClimateGate, has received $22.6 million in research grants since 1990. That money pit will surely dry up, and certainly would have dried up long ago without the alarm-ism and faking of data, along with hiding the decline.

But, don’t think cap and tax is dead. It is political, having nothing to do with science.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove

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