Danes Propose Tax on Bullshit

The price of porterhouse may soon get beefed up in Denmark– if the small Scandinavian nation’s Council on Ethics has its way.
The council, an independent body that advises the government, said this week that Danes have an ethical obligation to fight climate change. And to push them to do that, it called for a “climate tax” on red meat.

According to The Local, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization has determined that 18 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions – more than the total exhaust from all forms of transportation – comes from animal agriculture. Raising cattle not only contributes 10 percent of those emissions, but it also takes11,360 gallons of fresh water to produce just over two pounds of beef.

Beef also requires 28 times more land and 11 times more water to produce than pork or chicken, and it emits five times their climate-changing gases, according to The Guardian.

But would a tax on red meat actually lead people to switch from chops to tenderloin to tofu?

Yes, the council says. “Danes are ethically obligated to change their eating habits,” it said, but they won’t lower their red meat consumption just because it’s the “right thing” to do

Decade-long ice age predicted due to reduced sun activity

Decade Long Ice Age Predicted as Sun ‘Hibernates’

its the SUN, stupid!

carbon Dioxide is an essential gas for the animal and plant growth cycle with little significant effect on temperature.

The hysteria has to to do with grant funding, government power and redistribution of wealth.

long term historical data estimates reveal that periods of higher carbon dioxide FOLLOW periods of higher temperatures. This suggests a different causal relationship.

The UN  is Trying to establish a global taxing authority based on deceptive – deliberately falsified -data.

They have to be quick about it as the facts are betraying their assertions.


 

California pension systems to lose millions by divesting coal

Last month, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill calling on state pension funds to divest from 24 coal mining companies that have $83 million in holdings.

The law also affects the California State Teachers’ Retirement System.

POLITICS
California pension systems stand to lose millions by divesting from coal
By Rob Nikolewski
Published November 06, 2015
watchdog.org
No coal will likely translate into less money for the nation’s largest pension fund for state employees.

But at least for now, it appears the unions representing members of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System aren’t kicking up a fuss about the potential financial hit from a law calling for CalPERS to sell its holdings in companies that derive at least 50 percent of their revenue from coal mining

Last month, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill calling on state pension funds to divest from 24 coal mining companies that have $83 million in holdings.

The law also affects the California State Teachers’ Retirement System.

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California governor has state pay for oil prospecting on his ranch

California governor ordered state workers to research oil drilling on family land

Associated Press
Published November 5, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown last year directed state oil and gas regulators to research, map and report back on any mining and oil drilling potential and history at the Brown family’s private land in Northern California.

Democrat presidential candidate, O’Malley says global warming caused ISIS

 

Add this one to the list:

“democrat O’Malley links rise of ISIS to climate change.

Republican Party Chairman Reince Priebus ripped Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley on Monday for linking the rise of the Islamic State to climate change.”

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Has Hillary Clinton commented on this?

This “global warming” stuff  has been correlated to carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere. It’s caused by people breathing, among other things.

The government wants to stop it.

Problem is,

The “global temperature” hasn’t risen significantly,

the Earth may now be cooling (?)

Most people would benefit from warmer winters and more carbon dioxide benefits agriculture crop yields.

the “causal relationship” is questionable–Albert Gore’s charts show warming precedes rises in carbon dioxide.

(Gore went to Harvard you know. His degree is in science– “Political Science.” I’m not real sure what kind of science that is, but he sure isn’t very politic or very scientific. But he sure got rich over this boondoggle.)

People sure do enjoy breathing, and using energy from fossil fuels has made for better living and, thus, more people living.

Hey, OMalley,where should we stick the thermometer?

 

Climate change contributed to demise of wooly mammoths

“The woolly mammoth coexisted with early humans, who used its bones and tusks for making art, tools, and dwellings, and the species was also hunted for food. It disappeared from its mainland range at the end of the Pleistocene 10,000 years ago, most likely through climate change and consequent shrinkage of its habitat, hunting by humans, or a combination of the two. Isolated populations survived on St. Paul Island until 6,400 years ago andWrangel Island until 4,000 years ago.” (Wikipedia.org)

HYDROGEN-fueled cars are coming. Where do you get the hydrogen?

“There’s no fuel like an old fuel.”
Fox News reports:

“Despite the lack of a refueling infrastructure and the dubious means by which the majority of commercially available hydrogen is sourced (typically from natural gas that’s undergone steam-methane reforming, a complex process that wastes a lot of energy and produces a lot of CO2), a number of automakers, mostly from Japan, are working to get mass-produced hydrogen-powered fuel cell cars on the roads.”

Comment: all these schemes-hydrogen, ethanol, electric, solar, wind, would work great if you could ignore the energy cost of producing the equipment and the “alternative fuel” itself.
Since the process usually costs more than you get out of it, the major benefit of these boondoggles is a transfer of wealth to the green cabal and a lot of useless churning of human energy. The consumers lose not only money, but also, their freedom to work with a free market to find genuine improvements.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/07/02/bmw-shows-off-fuel-cell-powered-i8-and-5-series-gt/