The American Petroleum Institute announced Sept. 7 that changes in the U.S. oil and natural gas policies could generate more than 1.4 million new jobs, $800 billion in added government revenue, and 10 million barrels’ worth of added oil and natural gas production by 2030. The figures are from a study by Wood MacKenzie, an economic research organization.
German scientists Dennis Bray and Hans von Storch last year released their latest international survey of climate scientists. It asked scientists to rank data for climate change on a scale from very adequate to very inadequate. More ranked available data “very inadequate.” Majorities of climate scientists responded that they don’t believe the claims that underlie the predictions of catastrophic anthropogenic climate change.
The most recent and significant appraisal of climate change comes from Craig D. Idso, chairman of the Center of the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change; Robert M. Carter, adjunct research fellow, James Cook University, Queensland, Australia; and S. Fred Singer, president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project, along with executives of the Heartland Institute, the Chicago-based think tank. In its 415-page book, the Heartland Institute reached the conclusion that “natural causes,” rather than man-made greenhouse gases, are most likely to be “dominant.” The study also made what to many may be a surprising finding: that “a warmer world will be a safer and healthier world for humans and wildlife alike.”
A Rasmussen opinion poll reported Sept. 8 that only 24 percent of likely voter consider Al Gore an expert on global warming, even though he and the IPCC won a Nobel Prize with his devastating forecasts on the subject. And he has made multi-millions on his crazed warnings for years.
The Huffington Post Sept. 9 wrote about a trivial study that made projections for 11 states with the ridiculous prediction that a 10 percent reduction in CO2 over the next 10 years would increase employment by 9,490-50,700 jobs and “carbon pollution from transportation [would be] cut by 5 to 9 percent.” Doubtful and inconsequential.
In its exhaustive study, the Heartland Institute and the three renowned scientists aforementioned declared the following: New evidence shows in the “Medieval Warm Period, approximately 1,000 years ago, when there was about 28 percent less CO2 in the atmosphere than there is currently,” it was warmer than today’s world, there is currently less melting of ice in the Arctic and Antactic than previously thought, and there is “no sign of acceleration of sea-level rise in recent decades[.]”
Contradicting forecasts of the IPCC, the “frequency and severity of floods, droughts, and hurricanes all appear to be determined by natural processes other than anthropogenic climate change.” Continued warming “would not increase the incidence of diseases.” And, in fact, “mankind will be much better off in the year 2100 than it is today.”
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