Intro to the Paul Driessen Article
Paul Driessen is an expert on energy sources, and always presents well-reasoned writings to back up his positions - not wild claims of forthcoming doom to humanity and the earth that never materialize. He is "senior policy adviser for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), which is sponsoring the All Pain No Gain petition against global-warming hype."
He does not work for Big Oil. He does not work for Big Gas. He does not work for Big Coal.
The eco-maniacs hate him - obviously.
His points in this piece are widely unknown yet salient, and should be made known to all of society.
It's my view that those who oppose his reasoning do so either because they are benefitting financially from Big Wind, Solar, Global Warming research funds or they are so brainwashed they can't possibly go against the propaganda they have swallowed.
Notice too that these are true subsidies Driessen is speaking of for Big Wind, which are direct costs to the taxpayers of billions annually.
Can America become a crude oil exporter on the global market?
Across the United States are discovered enormous reserves of natural gas and crude oil. Novel exploration and exploitation technologies, such as fracking and horizontal drilling, are not cheap. However the high price of oil, around $100 per barrel, makes the new expensive techniques very profitable. Which means that oil deposits scarcity is not a factor in the US.
Q. Is CO2 a pollutant?
A. No, it isn't!
Video of Seven World Renowned Scientists Refuting Al Gore's Claims That CO2 is Polluting the Planet and Causing Global Warming
Although the most extreme of the environmental movement lobbied the Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, and Bush II Administrations to force their EPA to declare C02 as a pollutant, none would do it.
And why would they not do that? Because C02 is not a pollutant.
One definite scientific fact is that CO2 is the only substrate nature utilizes to build higher forms of organic compounds: life, for example!
Another scientific fact is that photosynthetic efficiency and rates increase along with carbon dioxide concentrations.
Is our planet actually cooling?
"The salient facts [regarding climate change] are these. First, the accepted global average temperature statistics used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change show that no ground-based warming has occurred since 1998. Oddly, this eight-year-long temperature stasis has occurred despite an increase over the same period of 15 parts-per-million (or 4 percent) in atmospheric CO2."
Did our elected politicians listen to the sane scientists? No. Why energy prices keep soaring beyond reason? This is a rhetoric question... Otherwise, we're the fools in this huge big joke they call "man-made global warming." It's another mistake ditched on the taxpayer, or is it a mistake or not?
Worse Hurricanes, A Dying Barrier Reef, Really?
Question:Are cyclones and hurricanes getting worse? How about the dying Great Barrier Reef? Is this environmental alarm true at all?
Answer: Wrong. Ryan Maue of Florida State University recently measured the frequency, intensity and duration of all hurricanes and cyclones to compile an Accumulated Cyclone Energy Index. (Big Oil does not contribute to Dr. Ryan Maue's department at FSU)
His findings? The energy index is at its lowest level for more than 30 years.
Global Warming Alarmists State That Seas are Hotter and Rising, Ture or False?
Question: Because of the global warming effect, is it true that oceans are hotter than before and is the sea level rising?
Answer: Wrong. The seas are getting cooler. For more than five years, a network of 3175 automated bathythermographs has been deployed in the oceans by the Argo program, a collaboration between 50 agencies from 26 countries.
Melting Polar Ice Caps, True or False?
Question: Is it true that the polar ice caps are melting?
Answer: Wrong. The British Antarctic Survey, working with NASA, last week confirmed ice around Antarctica has grown 100,000 sq km each decade for the past 30 years. There has been no polar ice-cap melting at all!
Is Our Planet Warming Because of Industrial CO2 Emissions?
Question:Is it true that our planet suffers a global spike in temperatures because of increasing industrial carbon dioxide emissions? Jackie T., OH
Answer: Wrong. It is true the world did warm slightly between about 1979 and 1999, but even Professor David Karoly, one of the world's leading Warmers, admitted that "temperatures have dropped" since 1999 - "both in surface temperatures and in atmospheric temperatures measured from satellites." In fact, the fall in temperatures from just 2002 has already wiped out half the warming our planet experienced last century, which was only a little over one degree. (So says the latest data from Britain's Hadley Center, NASA's Aqua satellite, and the US National Climatic Data Center.) (None of the above-mentioned outfits is sponsored by Big Oil!)