October 2008, Hottest October on Record, according to NASA

On Monday (Nov 10, 2008), NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), run by Al Gore’s chief scientific ally, Dr James Hansen, stated that October 2008 was the hottest October on record. The problem? NASA had used September’s figures again for October. We’ve mentioned before how NASA and Hansen have had to revise figures due to errors and problems with methodology, but the cult of global warming is willing to ignore data and rely solely upon computer models to make their arguments. GISS is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures.

Obama Wants to Bankrupt the Coal industry

From NewsBusters.org and a January 17, 2008 San Francisco Chronicle interview. See the link below for the full NewsBusters story. Obama, January 17, 2008:

Let me sort of describe my overall policy.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.

What I’ve said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else’s out there.

I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year.

That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel and other alternative energy approaches.

The only thing I’ve said with respect to coal, I haven’t been some coal booster. What I have said is that for us to take coal off the table as a (sic) ideological matter as opposed to saying if technology allows us to use coal in a clean way, we should pursue it.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can.

It’s just that it will bankrupt them.

For the full NewsBusters.org analysis see: http://media.newsbusters.org/stories/hidden-audio-obama-tells-sf-chronicle-he-will-bankrupt-coal-industry.html?q=blogs/p-j-gladnick/2008/11/02/hidden-audio-obama-tells-sf-chronicle-he-will-bankrupt-coal-industry

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