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Comment: Re:Did we not already know this? (Score 1) 791

by ghillo (#28849303) Attached to: Formerly Classified Global Warming Spy Photos Released
From http://www.businessandmedia.org/articles/2006/20061108124934.aspx
The call for global warming spending has been heard before. In 1997, the U.S. Senate spoke out 95-0 against the Kyoto treaty, which was designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions of the world's nations. If the United States had joined that agreement, it was estimated to cost up to $440 billion per year.
And an interesting report about GW from here:
http://cei.org/cei_files/fm/active/0/DOC062509-004.pdf

Comment: Re:Did we not already know this? (Score 1) 791

by ghillo (#28848949) Attached to: Formerly Classified Global Warming Spy Photos Released

How much money do governments spend "fighting" carbon dioxide emissions compared to what they spend on burning fossil fuel? Compared to the handouts to the car industry?

All those anti GW regulations (at least in Europe, the Kioto protocol) are expensive in implementation. And are founded by you in taxes and in prices. The goverment is wasting your money. Period.

Comment: Re:Did we not already know this? (Score 2, Informative) 791

by ghillo (#28848855) Attached to: Formerly Classified Global Warming Spy Photos Released

As far as my history books go, Greenland has been a frozen semi-continent

From Wiki:

From 986 AD, Greenland's west coast was colonised by Icelanders and Norwegians in two settlements on fjords near the southwestern-most tip of the island.[8] They shared the island with the late Dorset culture occupying the northern and eastern parts, and later with the Thule culture arriving from the north. The settlements, such as Brattahlid, thrived for centuries but disappeared sometime in the 15th century, at the time of one given date for the onset of the Little Ice Age.[9] It is debated[who?] whether data from ice cores indicate that between 800 and 1300 AD the regions around the fjords of southern Greenland experienced a mild climate, with trees and herbaceous plants growing and livestock being farmed. What is verifiable is that the ice cores indicate Greenland experienced dramatic temperature shifts many times over the past 100,000 years.

Comment: Re:Did we not already know this? (Score 1) 791

by ghillo (#28848405) Attached to: Formerly Classified Global Warming Spy Photos Released

Anyone that says global warming isn't happening is ill informed.

Maybe. But our goverments are wasting vast amounts of money on fighting carbon dioxide emissions. The Greenland was once actually green. Do you think that it was result of carbon dioxide emissions by ancient industry? I suspect that global warming is just an opportunity to make money on fighting it.

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