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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Climate catastrophe predicted by 2005, global upheaval of millions due to rising sea levels, could be prevented by signing treaties and paying billions-UK Guardian, 2/21/2004. Ten years later still no upheaval and no refund given for tax dollars diverted from poor and needy to imaginary climate scare

"So dramatic are the (2004) report's scenarios, Watson said, that they may prove vital in the (2004) US elections."

2/21/2004, "Now the Pentagon tells Bush: climate change will destroy us," UK Guardian, Mark Townsend, Paul Harris
 
"As early as next year (2005) widespread flooding by a rise in sea levels will create major upheaval for millions....An imminent scenario of catastrophic climate change is 'plausible and would challenge United States national security in ways that should be considered immediately', they conclude....

They also hope it will convince the United States to sign up to global treaties to reduce the rate of climatic change. 

A group of eminent UK scientists recently visited the White House to voice their fears over global warming, part of an intensifying drive to get the US to treat the issue seriously. Sources have told The Observer that American officials appeared extremely sensitive about the issue when faced with complaints that America's public stance appeared increasingly out of touch. 

One even alleged that the White House had written to complain about some of the comments attributed to Professor Sir David King, Tony Blair's chief scientific adviser, after he branded the President's position on the issue as indefensible. 

Among those scientists present at the White House talks were Professor John Schellnhuber, former chief environmental adviser to the German government and head of the UK's leading group of climate scientists at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. He said that the Pentagon's internal fears should prove the 'tipping point' in persuading Bush to accept climatic change.

Sir John Houghton, former chief executive of the Meteorological Office - and the first senior figure to liken the threat of climate change to that of terrorism- said: 'If the Pentagon is sending out that sort of message, then this is an important document indeed.'
 
Bob Watson, chief scientist for the World Bank and former chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, added that the Pentagon's dire warnings could no longer be ignored....

'You've got a President who says global warming is a hoax, and across the Potomac river you've got a Pentagon preparing for climate wars. It's pretty scary when Bush starts to ignore his own government on this issue,' said Rob Gueterbock of Greenpeace. 

Already, according to Randall and Schwartz, the planet is carrying a higher population than it can sustain. By 2020 'catastrophic' shortages of water and energy supply will become increasingly harder to overcome, plunging the planet into war. They warn that 8,200 years ago climatic conditions brought widespread crop failure, famine, disease and mass migration of populations that could soon be repeated.

Randall told The Observer that the potential ramifications of rapid climate change would create global chaos....

Randall added that it was already possibly too late to prevent a disaster happening. 'We don't know exactly where we are in the process. It could start tomorrow and we would not know for another five years,' he said. 

'The consequences for some nations of the climate change are unbelievable. It seems obvious that cutting the use of fossil fuels would be worthwhile.' 

So dramatic are the report's scenarios, Watson said, that they may prove vital in the US elections. Democratic frontrunner John Kerry is known to accept climate change as a real problem. Scientists disillusioned with Bush's stance are threatening to make sure Kerry uses the Pentagon report in his campaign."...via Paul Homewood.

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Added: George Bush was a boon to the CO2 industry and was fine that he was portrayed otherwise. He even started cap and trade as Gov. of Texas. Ethanol is a disaster, but no one will stop it:

Jan. 24, 2007, "Bush claims ethanol is answer to oil addiction," theecologist.org

"George W Bush used his seventh annual State of the Union Address to say that Climate Change is "a serious challenge" and announce ethanol as the answer to oil dependency.

He claimed, "These technologies (known as biofuels in the UK) will help us become better stewards of the environment and they will help us confront the serious challenge of global climate change."

The US President will attempt to bring the production of US fuel back under US control by announcing a desire to cut American oil consumption by 20% by 2017 and increase alternatives to 7.5bn gallons by 2012 and 35bn gallons by 2017....

George Bush's claims his enthusiasm for ethanol comes from a desire to import less oil from countries the US deems unstable in the Middle East and to reduce carbon emissions.
Others are more sceptical. Most of the Ethanol, biodiesel, methanol, butanol and hydrogen production will take place in Midwest Republican States heavily reliant on agriculture.


Some critics claim that Bush is attempting to appease Americans who have grown weary of 'big oil' making big profits while the nation suffers in a war for oil. Others have pointed out that ethanol currently costs more to produce that it sells for on the open market. The difference is subsidized by the American tax payer. As next months Ecologist special on Biofuels will show Ethanol production is unsustainable and damaging to the environment."...


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George Bush enacted cap and trade while Gov. of Texas:

From PewClimate.org, C2ES:

"Renewable Portfolio Standards"

"In summer 1999, Texas Governor George Bush signed legilation (SB 7) that restructured the Texas electricity industry. A key part of this legislation is a minimum renewable energy requirement, the Texas Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS).... The renewable energy capacity required by the electricity sellers can be provided directly or through the Renewable Energy Credit (REC) market. This market enables renewable energy producers to sell energy and renewable energy credits separately. It also allows retailers to buy credits instead of owning or contracting for electricity from renewable sources. Thus, an electricity provider that does not own or purchase enough renewable energy capacity may purchase credits instead of capacity."...


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George Bush enacted cap and trade as Gov. of Texas:

1/10/2007, "Frontline Interviews James Hansen"

Question asked of Hansen: "In 2000, candidate George Bush proposed putting a cap on carbon, something that he had done as the governor of Texas. If he'd kept that pledge,...if there had been a move toward capping carbon dioxide by a Republican president in 2000, would it have made a difference?"





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