US alone in trying to stop the G8 from pushing for greenhouse gas rules

At least on this issue, thank goodness for the Bush administration putting up a fight. When you consider that man accounts for only 3 percent of greenhouse gases and that the Sun plays the most important role in determining the earth's temperature (one could also note the earth's orbit and tilt of its axis). Even if someone believed that the Sun did not account for any of the earth's changes in temperature, cutting greenhouse gases by 50 percent would lower the total level of greenhouse gases by 1.5 percent. Of course, the sun is important, and a more reasonable estimated impact from manmade greenhouse gases is just a small fraction of one percentage. What is not asked by the other members of the G8 is how much poorer the world will be from the policies that they are pushing and how many people more will die because of that loss in wealth. For example, how much medical research would have been obtained from this increased wealth?

Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to use Germany's presidency of the G8 to secure a major climate change deal, including:

Agreement to slow the rise in average temperatures this century to 2C

A cut in global emissions by 50% below 1990 levels by 2050

A rise in energy efficiency in power and transport by 20 percent by 2020. . . . .

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Anonymous N. Joseph Potts said...

To paraphrase Al Gore and many others:

As to global warming, the science is over.

6/09/2007 1:56 PM  
Blogger John Lott said...

Dear Joe:

I understand you as being very sarcastic. If you are saying that the science is over that most of the changes in temperature on earth and the other planets is due to changing energy output from the sun and that man contributes to only about 3 percent of even the small percent due to greenhouse gases, I would say that you are correct. If you are citing Gore as an expert, you might want to look at some of my other posts where even the scientists that he cites have disowned many of Gore's claims.

6/10/2007 10:47 AM  

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