Wall Street Journal guide to climate change

The editorial page of the Wall Street Journal is one of the most valuable resources for information on economics and politics. A while back the Journal launched The WSJ Guide to ObamaCare. Now there’s a guide to Journal editorials and op-eds on climate change available at The Wall Street Journal Guide to Climate Change.

Here are a few samples:

Writing about the hacked emails, Rigging a Climate ‘Consensus’ states: “The real issue is what the messages say about the way the much-ballyhooed scientific consensus on global warming was arrived at, and how a single view of warming and its causes is being enforced. The impression left by the correspondence among Messrs. Mann and Jones and others is that the climate-tracking game has been rigged from the start.”

In The Climate Change Climate Change: “Steve Fielding recently asked the Obama administration to reassure him on the science of man-made global warming. When the administration proved unhelpful, Mr. Fielding decided to vote against climate-change legislation. If you haven’t heard of this politician, it’s because he’s a member of the Australian Senate. As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to pass a climate-change bill, the Australian Parliament is preparing to kill its own country’s carbon-emissions scheme. Why? A growing number of Australian politicians, scientists and citizens once again doubt the science of human-caused global warming”

In Don’t Count on ‘Countless’ Green Jobs: “If the green-jobs claim sounds too good to be true, that’s because it is. There’s an unavoidable problem with renewable-energy technologies: From an economic standpoint, they’re big losers. Renewables simply cannot produce the large volumes of useful, reliable energy that our economy needs at attractive prices, which is exactly why government subsidizes them.”

In An Inconvenient Democracy: “With cap and trade blown apart in the Senate, the White House has chosen to impose taxes and regulation across the entire economy under clean-air laws that were written decades ago and were never meant to apply to carbon. With this doomsday machine activated, Mr. Obama hopes to accomplish what persuasion and debate among his own party manifestly cannot. This reckless ‘endangerment finding’ is a political ultimatum: The many Democrats wary of levelling huge new costs on their constituents must surrender, or else the EPA’s carbon police will inflict even worse consequences.”


5 thoughts on “Wall Street Journal guide to climate change”

  1. I have never believed that there was a real crisis in the global warming and no more than ever believe it was made only as a get rich scheme by some politicians. We will always have cycles of wet, dry, hot and cold to deal with. This winter here in Kansas we are seeing wet and cold again. We just need to clean up the washington mess, soon!!

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  3. I just watched The Weather Channel founder, John Coleman’s short Youtube, graph and chart presentation on the myth of man-made global warming and it is irrefutable! I suggest doing a web search on this and listening for yourself. After doing so, please forward it on to others and especially younger folks who have been spoon fed this myth in the education system.

  4. Carolyn we are in the middle of one of the coldest winters on record, and 2 of the coolest summers. Average temps are down every year since 1998. The antarctic ice is increasing twice as fast as as the arctic is melting. So fast that penguins must travel weeks longer to reach the open ocean and back, causing their chicks to starve.
    Yes there is global warming and with the exception of the past 9 years has increased every year for the past 600 years,
    since the end of the little ice age. Remember the same liberal scientists warned all of us in the 70″s (during the Carter Admin.) about the rapidly approaching Ice Age.
    I am sorry to tell you this but global warming is just the next Wall Street get rich at everybody’s expense bubble. My family farms in western Kansas, and 2 years ago already, people from wall street companies were offering to pay $15 per acre for the “CARBON TAX CREDITS” on CRP land.
    So they could resell them at huge profits to your utilities so they could raise your utilities.
    Remember 100 million years ago there were ferns and tropical plants in Alaska. Oh and dinosaurs! I hope everybody is right about global warming. It is going to take every square inch of farm ground from here to Canada to feed the 9 Billion
    people we will have by 2060. If anybody really wants to help stop global warming, shut off you computer, shut off your electricity, stop driving your car, grow your own food, and don’t have any kids.

  5. Everybody keeps talking about energy, supposedly educated and smart people. Folks,I am in the Oil and gas business. Let me tell you a little secret we have. In the past 2 years we have discovered so many giant natural gas fields in the U.S. that until the past 3 weeks the price was so low nobody could afford to produce it($2.90- $3.40) much less drill for it. We now have proven reserves of natural gas thet exceed the total energy capacity reserves of most of the middle east including Saudi Arabia. In addition we have coal reserves on the west side of the Rockies that have energy reserves greater then Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, and the UE.
    The only thing between you and cheap abundant energy and jobs is your government, and the dozens of left wing groups that sue energy producers every time they try to drill
    a well.

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