Global warming alarmism

Don’t forfeit Kansas’ economic future to the United Nations

By Phil Kerpen and Derrick Sontag The global warming debate is at a crossroads. With a skeptical American public already rising up against a cap-and-trade scheme that would send energy prices through the roof, a whistleblower at the influential Climate Research Unit revealing that the temperature data used to make the case for global warming was badly manipulated, predictions of yet another cold winter, and the fact it has been nearly a decade since global temperatures stopped rising. India and China have suggested they might agree to increase their emissions at a slightly slower rate, but that’s it, and would…
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Copenhagen to Wichita, lunch provided

A message from Americans For Prosperity: As part AFP’s ongoing Hot Air Tour, we will be hosting a viewing party in Wichita at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and in Overland Park at the Doubletree Hotel of our Simulcast live from Copenhagen on the same day the President is there to make sure that the truth is told. AFP President Tim Phillips and Director of Policy Phil Kerpen will be in Copenhagen hosting an event with Lord Monckton ( click here to join the 3.5 million people who have seen his video detailing how our nation could be threatened by international…
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Kansas news digest

News from alternative media around Kansas for December 7, 2009. Deeper K-12 cuts possible — governor and fed. government must approve (Kansas Liberty) Discussion of Kansas school funding: "Walt Chappell, a Kansas State Board of Education member, also agreed that the state should request the waiver and said he believed that students could easily receive a quality education if school funding were further cut. Chappell said many districts have substantial savings accounts that could be utilized. 'Since the Montoy decision...the schools have been taking more money from the state than they can spend,' Chappell told Kansas Liberty." Left-wing organization misrepresents…
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Kansas news digest

News from alternative media around Kansas for November 16, 2009. 2010 Commission advocates tax hikes and wants more K-12 funding (Kansas Liberty) "The 2010 Commission, which monitors school finance, is recommending that Gov. Mark Parkinson and the Kansas Legislature raise taxes to maintain funding for K-12 education. The commission is not only asking that K-12 receives no cuts for fiscal year 2010, but that schools also receive an increase in funding for fiscal year 2011. School districts have threatened legislators that they will pursue a lawsuit if they do not receive the level of funding they have requested." Higher-than-expected demand…
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Here’s how to maybe solve global warming

One of the problems in the global warming debate is that the warmists advocate a solution that's very painful: moving away from fossil fuels. Alternatives are not mentioned or considered. A reason for this is that the war on fossil fuels is a thinly disguised war on capitalism and human economic freedom. That's a big reason why environmental extremists don't want to consider other solutions. If they can save the earth and kill capitalism and humanity at the same time, this false crisis has surely not been wasted. If the earth is warming (it hasn't recently), and if the warming…
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Kansas news digest

News from alternative media around Kansas for October 19, 2009. Letter from the Newsroom: National Security Edition This week State of the State Kansas takes an in-depth look at national security, with interviews of Mike Pompeo, Bob Beatty, Dennis Farnsworth, and news stories as well. Film and Mike Smith Debunk Global Warming (Kansas Watchdog) Coverage of "Not Evil Just Wrong" and the presentation before the film. "A 50-minute presentation by atmospheric scientist Mike Smith of Wichita preceded the presentation. Smith, CEO and Founder of WeatherData Inc., talked about the science and opinion behind manmade global warming theory. Smith, like the…
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Kansas should not repeat Europe’s mistakes

By Ann McElhinney Not for the first time, the prosperity of thousands of Kansans rests in the hands of politicians more than 1,000 miles removed in Washington, D.C. In the next few weeks politicians will decide whether to embrace the hype about manmade "climate change" and impose a costly global warming tax to address it. Some Americans believe the country needs to adopt more "European" policies such as "cap and trade" which would ration the use of fossil fuels and drastically push up energy prices. But many other Americans fear the legislation now before the Senate will spell an end…
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‘Not Evil Just Wrong’ filmmaker tells of harms of radical environmentalists

Update: for my review of the film, click on "Not Evil Just Wrong" a powerful refutation of Al Gore, environmental extremism. Watching the film she made, I became angry. After talking with her, I feel better, but I'm still angry. She's Ann McElhinney. The film she made is Not Evil Just Wrong. It's a very powerful antidote to former vice president Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth and the extremism it has generated. McElhinney was in Wichita yesterday to speak to a civic group. I attended her talk, and then spoke with her afterwards. So why am I angry? Over…
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Cap-and-trade admitted to be tax

Thinking people have known this all along, and now we know that the Treasury Department believes that proposed cap-and-trade legislation -- the Waxman-Markey bill -- is really a tax in disguise. A Washington Times article gives more detail. It's based on the work of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a think tank that's done some great work on the issue of global warming alarmism. The memo that CEI received indicates that a cap-and-trade program could generate revenues to the federal government of $100 to $200 billion annually. The memo, captioned "Domestic Climate Policy" contains this sentence, referring to President Obama's proposed…
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Waxman-Markey costly, ineffective

The Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade legislation that is working its way through Congress is ineffective in its stated goal, and will harm the American economy. The goal of this bill is to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere, thereby reducing the threat of global warming. The amount of temperature reduction Waxman-Markey might produce is a matter of dispute, but most sources cite a decrease so small that it will be difficult to measure it. Its effect could easily be overwhelmed by something else over which we have no control. As bad as this is, the economic effects of…
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