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  1. 1. A~~~rt~~~~Page l of 5 r RECORD TYPE: FEDERAL (NOTES MAIL) CREATOR:Dafla M. Perino C CN=Dana M. Perino/OtUhCEQ/O=EOP [ CEQ I CREATION DATE/TIME: 7-MAY-2003 09:25:22.00 Again SUBJECT:: Ten Second Response: Time to Debate Global Warming TO:Joel D. Kaplan ( CN=Joel D. Kaplan!CU=WHO/O=EOP@Exchange@EOP [WHOI READ :UNKNOWN TEXT: just an fyi ... -- --------- Forwarded by Da a M. Perino/CEQ/EOP on 05/07/2003 09:24 AM -- - - - - - - - - - - - - National Center for Public Policy Research <National_Center_for_Public-Pol~rzygqs gm44.com> 05/07/2003 12:18:36 AM Record Type: Record To: Dana M. Perino/CEQ/EOP@EOP cc: Subject: Ten Second Response: Time to ebate Global Warming Again eNewsletter 3 Click here to send this to a friend Consider a tax-deductible dona ion! National Center for Public Policy Rese ,rch Ten Second Response Fast Facts on the Environment National Center for Public Policy Research Time to Debate Global Warming Again DATE: May 7, 2003 on BACKGROUND: The global warming debatE is again coming to the forefront Senator John McCain CR-AZ) has scheduled global warming Capitol Hill. hearings in the Senate Commerce Committee May 7; Senator Joseph Lieberman most is expected to give a speech May 7 on global warming; and, significant, consideration of the Sen te Energy Bill, S. 14, began this are expected to be week. Numerous amendments relating to global warming proposed, and debate is expected to b contentious. Expected amendments include, among ot ers: 8/14/2003 file://D:SEARCII_7_9_03-CEQ053J31lt7g 03_ceq.txt
  2. 2. Page 2 of 5 An amendment based on McCain-Liebermanl' S. 139, which would force the commercial sectors to cut electricity, transportation, industrial and 2010, and 1990 levels by 2016 greenhouse gas emissions to 2000 levels by (see Ten Second Response *1803); (D-NM) 's proposal, consistent An amendment based on Senator Jeff Bingaman with last year's Democrat Energy Bill, to establish a federal greenhouse gas emission reporting system; establish a "Forest Carbon An amendment by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) to forest owners, local Program"' to give federal funding to states, governments and others to restore and conserve forests. regardless of TEN SECOND RESPONSE: All global warming legislation, policies that would kill sponsor, tends to be expensive, anid most propose the U.S. Senate are not, many hundreds of thousands of jobs. Jcbs at however, among those imperiled. activity is causing the THIRTY SECOND RESPONSE: The theory that human planet to warm significantly is just~that, a theory, and one that, so far, about global warming - hasn't been coming true. Any serious discussion speeches, prepared remarks or whether in Senate debate, hearing testimony, that the best available press releases - should include an ack owledgement yet sophisticated enough to scientific models of our atmosphere are not impact upon accurately predict either future tempe atures or humankind's climate. debate continues: DISCUSSION: Points to ponder as the gl bal warming Academy of Sciences report "One must dig carefully through [the N tional vapor and cloud droplets "Climate Change Science"] to discover :hat water are in fact the dominant cause of gree house warming. We are not told, is due to water vapor and however, what fraction of the greenhou e effect is a minor greenhouse gas - clouds. Nor are we told that carbon dioxide of the greenhouse effect - one that accounts for less than ten percent Adding more carbon dioxide whose ability to absorb heat is quite limited. warning very slowly. to the atmosphere only increases green ouse in the atmosphere only Similarly, decreasing the amount of carbon dioxide -National Policy Analysis #349: decreases greenhouse warming very slowly." Sciences Global Warming Climate Change Science? National Academy of Report Fails to Live Up to Its Billing, by Gerald Marsh occurs naturally in the nCarbon dioxide is a minor greenhouse gas that a temperature suitable for atmosphere and helps to maintain the Earth at life. Carbon dioxide is essential to the growth of all plants. . Without would consequently die. In it, plants could not grow and all ani al life no way is this gas a pollutant. To ca11 it one is badly misleading. The -National Policy Analysis #458: principal greenhouse gas is water yap r.," Dioxide A Pollutant Doesn't Nonsense by Any Other Name: Calling C rbon Make It A Pollutant, by Gerald Marsh have to be followed for a "Approximately 5 million different pa ameters computer mock-up of the climate syste to be accurate. All their but they are not. important interactions and impacts mu t be known, spatial scales and Furthermore, a full mock-up, covering all the would take more than 10 generating a 40-year forecast of clim te change, In other words, an incredibly to the power of 34 years of supercompiting. task.". -National Policy long wait and a near-impossible compu ational Analysis *417, Climate Change and Cal~fornia Assembly Bill 1058: Is it 8/14/2003 file://D:SEARCH_7_9_O3tCEQ053_f_9lt7I003_ceq.txt
  3. 3. Page 3 of 5 Hype? by Dr. Willie soon specialize in climate "The vast Majority of American scientis s who studies - including such giants as S. F ed Singer, former head of the U.S. Seitz, past president of Weather Service's satellite operations; Frederick of Virginia's Patrick the National Academy of Sciences; and the University are wrong. The U.N. Michaels - believe the (global warming] fear-mongers bases its Panel on Climate Change, often cited by environmentalists, projections on worst-case scenarios fron two flawed computer models, each when it comes to impact of of which significantly contradicts the 3ther -National Policy Analysis global warming on specific geographical areas.' Ecoactivists With New #446, McCain and Lieberman Join the Ranks of Legislation on Global Warming, by AMY Ridenour predictions of computer "Contrary to the conventional wisdom and the models, the Earth's climate has not warmed appreciably in the past two The evidence is decades, and probably not since about 1940. & overwhelming." -Testimony of Dr. S. Fr dSinger, President, The Science Committee on Commerce, Environmental Policy Project, before the Senate Science, and Transportation on Climate Change, July 18, 2000 of Carbon Dioxide and Global "Dr. Craig Tdso of the Center for the Study Change, one of the nation's leading ca bon dioxide research centers, concentrations and air examined records of atmospheric carbon dioxide were three dramatic temperature over the last 250,000 year . There ice episodes of global warming that occurr d at the end of the last three rise during those warming ages. Interestingly, temperatures started to to increase. periods well before the atmospheric ca bon dioxide started In fact, the carbon dioxide levels did not begin to rise until 400 to Concludes Dr. Tdso, 'Clearly, 1,000 years after the planet began to warm. there is no way that these real-world observations can be construed to increase in atmospheric even hint at the possibility that a si nificant global warming. '" -National carbon dioxide will necessarily lead to any for the Environment by John Policy Analysis #334, Carbon Dioxide i; Good Carlisle links at right or visit FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please see our r commended our website. for Public Policy Research by AMY Ridenour, President, The Nationa1 Center ardnu~aioacne~r Contact the author at: 202-371-1400 x11O or Contents WEY Time to Debate Global Warming Again 0ED Recommended Links More Valuable Links ]ED 8/14/2003 file:/D:SEARCH_7_9_OXCEQ053_f_91t7 t03_ceq.txt
  4. 4. Page 4 of 5 Recommended Links Change Science? National Academy of National Policy Analysis #349: Ilimate to Live Up to Its Billing by Gerald Sciences Global Warming Report Fails Marsh, at htp/ww~itoacetrogNPA349.htfll By Any other Name: Calling Carbon National Policy Analysis #458: Nonsense by Gerald Marsh at A Pollutant Dioxide A Pollutant Doesn't Make It http://w aioacne~ogNA5.htmI Change and California Assembly Bill National Policy Analysis #417, Climate at 1058: Is it Hype? by Dr. Willie Soon 4 7 .htmI http://ww-w.nationalcenter.org/NPA 1 and Lieberman Join the Ranks of National Policy Analysis #446, McCain Global Warming by Amy Ridenour at Ecoactivists With New Legislation on ml http://w aioacne~ogNA4.ht The Science and Environmental Testimony of Dr. S. Fred Singer , President, ttee on Commerce, Science, and Policy Project, before the Senate Comm Transportation on Climate Change, July 18, 2000 at2 OOO .html htp/ww ainlene~r/yooi~eTestimony Dioxide is Good for the Environment National Policy Analysis #334, Carbon center.org/NPA334.html by John Carlisle at http://www.nationa at Questions and Answers on GlobaL Warming http://w atoacntrog yt~etionsknswers .html More Valuable Links The National Center for Public Policy Research is a non-partisan e tablished in 1982 and located on conservative/free market foundation for informat on about us or here to make a Capitol Hill. Click here on. much-appreciated tax-deductible donat with Click here for archived issue of Ten Second Response newsletters footnotes. more information on this or any other Click here to search our website for topic. National Center for Public P licy Research 8/14/2003 file://D:SEARCH_7_9_03_CEQ053_f_91t7 OO3_seq.txt
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