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Climategate's Phil Jones Confesses to Climate Fraud
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by Pleasanton Mom, Birdland,
on Feb 15, 2010
This is the beginning of the end of the Global Warming Fraud. The level of deception perpetrated by Jones and his co-conspirators at the Climatic Research Unit will likely remain the yardstick by which Climate Fraud is measured for years to come.
Be sure to see the "Comments" from American Thinker readers on this article too, they are great.
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Posted by Pleasanton Mom
a resident of Birdland
on Feb 18, 2010 at 7:39 am
Obama's Politically Correct "Green Jobs" Will Destroy Our Economy
January 11, 2010
Barack Obama announced his desire to create 17,000 "green jobs" at a cost of $2.3 billion of taxpayer money. This translates to a cost of $135,295 per job created.
No one, including the White House, is really sure what a "green job" is or is not. Obama thinks "green jobs" have to do with politically correct energy production.
"Building a robust clean-energy sector is how we will create the jobs of the future," said Obama.
He added that the fund "will help close the clean-energy gap that has grown between America and other nations while creating good jobs, reducing our carbon emissions and increasing our energy security."
There are predictions for many areas that the green energy bubble will soon burst. Green energy costs many more times that of conventional fossil fuel and nuclear generated energy. Green energy production is economically destructive and destroys far more jobs than are created.
President Obama has been touting Spain and other countries as examples of countries relying on wind generated electricity. How fortunate it is for Obama that his supporters and opponents do not think, research, or challenge his economically destructive Socialist ideas.
"Think of what's happening in countries like Spain, Germany and Japan, where they're making real investments in renewable energy," said Obama while lobbying Congress, in January to pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. "They're surging ahead of us, poised to take the lead in these new industries."
"Their governments have harnessed their people's hard work and ingenuity with bold investments investments that are paying off in good, high-wage jobs jobs they won't lose to other countries," said Obama. "There is no reason we can't do the same thing right here in America. … In the process, we'll put nearly half a million people to work building wind turbines and solar panels; constructing fuel-efficient cars and buildings; and developing the new energy technologies that will lead to new jobs, more savings, and a cleaner, safer planet in the bargain."
The Danes have covered their country with wind machines, destroyed their beautiful landscape, and destroyed wildlife with wind machines that chop up birds and bats.
The claim that Denmark derives about 20% of its electricity from wind overstates matters. Being highly intermittent, wind power has recently (2006) met as little as 5% of Denmark's annual electricity consumption with an average over the last five years of 9.7%.
Taxes and charges on electricity for Danish household consumers make their electricity by far the most expensive in the European Union.
Denmark has been a first-mover in the wind power industry for over ten years, and its leading wind turbine manufacturers have been able to maintain a very strong global position. . . The policy has only been made possible through substantial subsidies supporting the wind turbine owners. . . Exactly how the subsidies have been shared between land, wind turbine owners, labor, capital and shareholders is opaque, but it is fair to assess that no Danish wind industry to speak of would exist if it had to compete on market terms.
Germany has also been touted as a haven for green energy. However, Germany's wind and solar generated electricity costs are hidden in government subsidies.
Government support for solar energy between 2000 and 2010 is estimated to have a total net cost of $73.2 billion US, and $28.1 billion US for wind. A similar expenditure in the US would amount to about half a trillion dollars US.
Green jobs created by government actions disappear as soon as government support is terminated, a lesson the German government and the green companies it supports are beginning to learn.
Government aid for wind power is now three times the cost of conventional electricity.
"Green jobs" have devastated the economy of Spain and greatly slowed its economic recovery. In spite of this man-caused "green jobs" economic disaster, Barack Obama and the Progressive Left still try to convince us that "green jobs" offer solutions to our economic woes. Spain's experience has been quite the opposite.
For every 1 green job financed by Spanish taxpayers, 2.2 jobs were lost as an opportunity cost
Only 1 out of 10 green job contracts were in maintenance and operation of already installed plants, being the rest working positions only sustainable in an expansive environment related to high subsidies
Since 2000, Spain has committed €571,138 ($753,778) per each "green job"
Those programs resulted in the destruction of nearly 110,500 jobs
Each "green" megawatt installed destroyed 5.39 jobs elsewhere in the economy.
Adding insult to injury, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Spain's annual emissions of carbon dioxide have increased by nearly 50 percent since the nation began its aggressive push to subsidize and support "green jobs."
Obama has become a perpetual menace to our energy independence and our economic recovery.
The solutions to our problems are still very simple. Taxes must be cut and government spending must be drastically cut except for our national security and a few other essential expenditures.
Energy, like health care, needs to be returned to free market control with the government out of the way. We have more oil, natural gas, and coal than any other country. We also have very adequate supplies of nuclear fuel. We simply need to develop and use these resources.
The idea that global warming was produced by human activities is a hoax and must be ignored if we are to economically survive. With the increasing colder weather over the past several years, some global warming would actually be of good benefit.
Keeping government Socialists and busybodies out of our energy production, health care, and other economic functions is the key to our health, happiness, and economic prosperity. It is also fundamental to recovering our Liberty.
By Donald R. May