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Default Comment U.S. Could Gain Trillions From Global Climate Change Action

This is what it is really about. No surprise here I'm sure.
I guess they didn't see the post about Volcanoes putting out more of the CO2 than we ever could with our meesley little factories.


U.S. Could Gain Trillions From Global Climate Change Action, Study Finds
Our financial stability is at stake, economists warn.


The U.S. stands to gain up to $10 trillion by 2050 if other countries take action against climate change, a new report finds.

The economic analysis, which was released Thursday by the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law, argues that this financial benefit is reason enough for the U.S. to take the lead on securing ambitious carbon reduction pledges from countries like China and India.

The U.S., the study explains, is "particularly vulnerable to effects that will spillover from other regions of the world" because it is the world's largest economy and a military superpower with widespread trade deals and investments across the globe.

Those gains were calculated by examining the "social cost of carbon," or SCC, which the study's authors say includes "lost agricultural and labor productivity, trade and energy supply disruptions, negative public health consequences, ocean acidification, extreme weather events, flooding, wildfires, increased pests and pathogens, water shortages, migration, regional conflicts, and loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services, among others."

Without significant action from other countries, the U.S. could suffer from disruption to global financial markets, such as higher prices on goods when nations we import from experience climate change-linked disasters, or lower demand for U.S. goods when climate-affected countries can no longer afford them.

Climate-related disaster in nearby countries could also trigger an expensive mass migration to the U.S., the researchers note. For example, a 10 percent decline in Mexico's crop yields could spark 2 percent of its entire population to emigrate to other regions, largely to the U.S. Such mass emigrations, the researchers warn, could also bring infectious disease.

Additionally, climate change will be costly to U.S. national security, the authors write. Military operations abroad are threatened by natural disaster and the U.S. will be expected to respond to climate-driven humanitarian crises.

"Should the United States fail to mitigate its emissions, it is our country that risks looking like a free-rider and undermining an international climate agreement," the researchers conclude. "With recent, ambitious pledges from China and India, trillions of dollars in direct benefits to the United States from foreign efforts are on the line at the U.N. meeting in December 2015. ... With our economy, public health, environment, and national security at stake, the United States simply cannot afford not to act."

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What a bunch of BS. Typical HuffPost support of a failed presidency.

The only people that will benefit from global warming action will be the asshats like Al Gore and his Chicago Carbon Exchange ruse. He and his buddies (Obama) were set to make billions. The only thing good the GOP has done in years was to put the cabbash to the carbon cap-and-tax gimmick Obama was trying to force thru Congress.

But mark my words: Obama WILL enact some sort of salacious cap-and-tax scheme before he leaves office. By the stroke of his pen.
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Where does Carbon Dioxide really come from?

Ian Rutherford Plimer is an Australian geologist, professor emeritus of earth sciences at the University of Melbourne, professor of mining geology at the University of Adelaide, and the director of multiple mineral exploration and mining companies.

He has published 130 scientific papers, six books and edited the Encyclopedia of Geology.



Where Does the Carbon Dioxide Really Come From?

Professor Ian Plimer could not have said it better!

If you've read his book you will agree; this is a good summary.


PLIMER: "Okay, here's the bombshell. The volcanic eruption in Iceland.

Since its first spewing of volcanic ash has, in just FOUR DAYS, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet - all of you.

Of course, you know about this evil carbon dioxide that we are trying to suppress - its that vital chemical compound that every plant requires to live and grow and to synthesize into oxygen for us humans and all animal life.

I know....it's very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of driving Prius hybrids, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up till midnight to finish your kids "The Green Revolution" science project, throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies, using only two squares of toilet paper, putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir, selling your SUV and speedboat, vacationing at home instead of abroad, nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle, replacing all of your 50 cent light bulbs with $10.00 light bulbs....well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes in just four days.

The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth's atmosphere in just four days - yes, FOUR DAYS - by that volcano in Iceland which has totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the evil beast, carbon. And there are around 200 active volcanoes on the planet spewing out this crud at any one time - EVERY DAY.

I don't really want to rain on your parade too much, but I should mention that when the volcano Mt. Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in all its years on earth.

Yes, folks, Mt. Pinatubo was active for over one year - think about it.

Of course, I shouldn't spoil this 'touchy-feely tree-hugging' moment and mention the effect of solar and cosmic activity and the well-recognized 800-year global heating and cooling cycle, which keeps happening despite our completely insignificant efforts to affect climate change.

And I do wish I had a silver lining to this volcanic ash cloud, but the fact of the matter is that the bush fire season across the western USA and Australia this year alone will negate your efforts to reduce carbon in our world for the next two to three years. And it happens every year.

Just remember that your government just tried to impose a whopping carbon tax on you, on the basis of the bogus 'human-caused' climate-change scenario.

Hey, isn't it interesting how they don't mention 'Global Warming' anymore, but just "Climate Change" - you know why?

It's because the planet has COOLED by 0.7 degrees in the past century and these global warming bull**** artists got caught with their pants down.

And, just keep in mind that you might yet be stuck with an Emissions Trading Scheme - that whopping new tax - imposed on you that will achieve absolutely nothing except make you poorer.

It won't stop any volcanoes from erupting, that's for sure.

But, hey, relax...give the world a hug and have a nice day!"
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