Rob Krupicka on Climate Change

Click here to read Councilman Krupicka’s press release on Climate Communities. It’s always wonderful when a boss fully supports one’s activities. His comments rightly emphasized the roles and responsibilities that “local government and local communities” (in that order?) have to reduce global climatic change instead of waiting for the federal government to do something.

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2 Responses to Rob Krupicka on Climate Change

  1. http://english.pravda.ru/science/earth/106922-0/

    The world may be about to get a lot colder, really really fast. The possibility that this rapid cooling the last decade is part of a more widespread cooling is increasing. We may be headed for another mini-ice age, or even as this article suggests, a full-blow major Ice Age. Ice cores show that these changes take place very rapidly, not gradually.

    Global warming is a myth. The data is true. FACTS can’t be refuted. There has been no warming since 1998 and 2007 was one of the coldest years in modern history. We will not be taken for fools any longer.

  2. bullmooser08 says:

    Lee,

    Science rarely positively proves anything, but when the scientific method is adhered to, it disproves so much that drawing conclusions becomes possible. The Environmental Protection Agency states that “According to NOAA and NASA data, the Earth’s average surface temperature has increased by about 1.2 to 1.4ºF in the last 100 years. The eight warmest years on record (since 1850) have all occurred since 1998, with the warmest year being 2005. Most of the warming in recent decades is very likely the result of human activities. Other aspects of the climate are also changing such as rainfall patterns, snow and ice cover, and sea level.”

    By basic inductive reasoning using the most widely respected data in the field, we can confidently conclude that global warming is not a myth.

    But let’s assume that global warming is indeed a myth (if only for the sake of argument), should we continue along our current course? The answer is still no for a variety of reasons.

    I promote environmentalism not simply because it is good for the environment, but it also has many collateral benefits unrelated to the environment. Reducing dependence upon personal vehicles and increasing our collective utilization of public transit, walking, biking, skating, etc. will not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but people will be healthier. Moreover, a healthier population means cheaper health care premiums for all.

    Eliminating idling reduces greenhouse gasses, but it also lowers the prices of gasoline, which in turn, will stem the great transfer of wealth from the United States to freedom-living petrostates like the Islamic Republic of Iran, Saudi Arabia, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and yes, even the Russian Federation.

    Not only was Pravda online founded by the older employees of the Pravda of the old Soviet Union, but Reporters Without Borders no longer considers Vladamir Putin an “enemy of press freedom.” (source: http://www.rsf.org/print.php3?id_article=22158)

    Even if there was evidence to support the conclusion you drew from the article, I would not trust it due to its origin.

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