In November 2008, Americans chose between two presidential candidates, both of whom had pledged to spend large amounts of money on 'climate change' policies.
Three years later, many scientists still say that the Earth is warming and that man-made carbon dioxide is largely responsible. The opposing view is now being heard too, though most of the mainstream media, especially the BBC, ignore it.
The result is a growing public awareness that decisions made by the politicians in energy matters are not being based on the science. This became very obvious at the recent climate conferences in Copenhagen and Cancun.
The problems of the banks have added further pressures, and people are realising that 'decarbonisation' and 'renewable energy' are increasing their energy bills sharply.
The Republican presidential candidates now either oppose greenhouse regulations or deny that climate change is occurring.
Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has described global warming as voodoo, nonsense, hokum, and a hoax.
Business executive Herman Cain has said the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative should be called the “Regional Greenhouse Gas Rip-off.”
Texas Congressman Ron Paul has said man-made global warming is a hoax.
Texas Governor Rick Perry has said there is a substantial number of scientists manipulating data so that they will have dollars rolling into their projects.
For global temperature data, see temperature trends page
For the contributions of water vapour and carbon dioxide to global temperature, see water vapour and carbon dioxide as absorbers .
The view of this website is that energy policy should be rational and evidence-based. We need an energy strategy which minimises waste, delivers energy 24 hours a day at a reasonable price, and enables industry to flourish; we all need jobs.
Everything else should be secondary to that.
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