This file is a very brief diary of some examples of the Roanoke Times slant.
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Roanoke Times, 8-17-12, Pg 1, 14: CO2 emissions in US drop to 20 year low.
Many of the climate scientists were surprised because the change was caused by market and economic forces and not government regulations.
Private industries on private lands are generating large amounts of natural gas that burns with less products of combustion. Industry is using that awful fracking process to produce this fuel. Obama and the EPA are busy getting that shut down ASAP! Certainly don’t want to have any additional domestic production of energy.
What a surprise? We and the world are now in the fourth year of a major recession and we’re not consuming as much energy as we were when people had jobs and were building things. Other major CO2 generators are production of fertilizers, cement and metals all of which are in economic recession.
Perhaps this all fits in well with Obama’s plan to choke off American energy and reduce us to a third world county under the guise of saving us and the world from CO2. However, as Obama tries to drive his agenda down American throats there is a world reality.
China consumes 30% more coal than the US
For every coal fired electric plant Obama shuts down, China starts up three new plants
China produces four times as much coal as the US.
So much for saving the world from coal fired power plants.
All this is playing out in the theatre of debunked so called "alarmist climate scientists" like Michael Mann, who was quoted in this article. His “hockey stick” temperature chart that was the centerpiece of Gores Inconvenient Untruth has been completely discredited by both the Alarmist and Skeptic communities. Why is he still quoted in articles like this as if he were a creditable source?
It’s now clear that whatever global warming that may or may not be occurring is not primarily caused by mankind AGW. The Alarmist community has lost favor with the world community because of the reality of the actual data, the intellectual challenges from the Skeptics and the Alarmist over-the-top scare tactics for every weather event.
The public have become aware that natural forces have driven the earth’s climate for all history and that the Alarmist models and hypothesis and scare tactics are not a scientific basis for predicting future climate or determining national energy policy.
How I became a Skeptic, and why I still am:
Why We Need Debate, Not Consensus, on Climate Change
by Joe Bast on August 10, 2012 Heartland Institute