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I have no idea what John Kinkaid is using as his factual basis for his belief that "temperatures have stopped rising."
Worldwide 2001-2010 was the warmest decade since thermometer-based observation have begun and since 1970, the United States is warming at a higher rate that the rest of the world. According to NASA, 12 of the warmest years on record have occurred in the past 15 years.
Those are facts---not opinions---facts. By ignoring facts and refusing to address the issue at hand, all that Mr. Kincaid and other who share his beliefs are doing is passing the buck onto their kids and grandkids. They're already leaving the legacy of giant debt from social security and Medicare, now they want to leave future where little investment has been made into new energy sources and a West that has less water, more people and no plan for the future.
Thanks for being so "conservative."
Kincaid is most likely referencing this Der Speigel piece from January (Der Spiegel, for the uninitiated, has been one of the loudest Chicken Littles on the global warming bandwagon): Climate change: scientists baffled by the stop in global warming http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/stillstand-der-temperatur-erklaerungen-fuer-pause-der-klimaerwaermung-a-877941.html I can't find an English translation, but this Economist article provides a decent analysis of both the Spiegel piece, and of the New Republic's assault on it: http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2013/06/climate-change The short version, according to the anti-Speigel New Republic: "Since 1998, the warmest year of the twentieth century, temperatures have not kept up with computer models that seemed to project steady warming; they’re perilously close to falling beneath even the lowest projections".
The UK's Met Office has been one of the go-to data sources for the alarmist crowd, and in March concluded: “...there has been no statistically significant increase in annual global temperatures since 1997.”
The alarmist crowd is up in arms and attacking the some of the conclusions derived, but not the data - the facts - used to reach those conclusions. There's been no meaningful temperature increase for the last 16 years, despite the most sophisticated predictions to the contrary.
One of the most important questions that needs asked is of Senators Bennet and Udall:
Do you support Obamas position to limit coal powered electrical power? Yes or no!!! No BS just answer the question. Then we will find out the true colors of these lawmakers. Will they support the people of Colorado, and all the jobs associated with our coal industry or will they once again drink the Kool Aid and join up with "Team Obama"?
Mr. Kinkaid and others on the County Commission can either keep their heads in the sand and hope that somebody digs them out, or they can pull them out and start looking around for new ways to diversify our economy in the region. These guys are a disgrace to the western mentality...instead of striking out and trying to make a new and better world for all of us and our children, these guys cling to their old myths and faulty notions...hoping that the facts will change before their opinions do. Someday, the citizens of Moffat County will look back on the people we've elected to speak for us and laugh, until then all we can do is cringe.
I can tell you some true basics on progressives/Liberals and then perhaps the great Americans (Conservatives) can connect the dots.
Liberals/Progressives(same thing) have a hatred for Conservatives more than anything on this planet. When they make laws, they are not doing it to satisfy themselves, they do it to oppose Conservatives. EPA is nothing more than a group of Liberals with a hatred for the Great American way of Free Enterprise/Capitalism and forces regulations on American businesses far more than one can imagine. And they do it all by Executive order (no voting required or in perspective, dictatorship). Costs are 4 times to produce energy from solar power or wind.
Yes the Arctic is decreasing in size but the Liberals don't tell you that the Antarctic is INCREASING in size.
I better stop before they silence me because there is nothing more the liberals hate is opposition.
Conservatives in Craig I luv 'ya and never give up because Progressives never sleep.
Obviously Dr. Allan Reishus is a resident of Craig who doesn't want to see the town suffer economically, but he also understands that our energy sources need to diversify and there is a way of doing it with care and consideration to the people of Craig.
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