Jun 12 2014
This post is about jaw dropping arrogance from the Obama Administration, and what I fear is rampant ignorance and/or apathy now infecting American society. The arrogance is captured in the equation above, and comes from two recent posts on the EPA edicts on fighting global warming (i.e., controlling CO2 production).
A U.S. Chamber of Commerce study calculates that the new regulations will cost our economy another $51 billion annually, result in 224,000 more lost jobs every year, and cost every American household $3,400 per year in higher prices for energy, food and other necessities. Poor, middle class and minority families – and those already dependent on unemployment and welfare – will be impacted worst. Those in a dozen states that depend on coal to generate 30-95% of their electricity will be hit especially hard.
So what do we get for all this pain and suffering?
This is what we will get as our return after 85 years of this madness:
But no worries. What the EPA left out, we’ll fill in.
Using a simple, publically-available, climate model emulator called MAGICC that was in part developed through support of the EPA, we ran the numbers as to how much future temperature rise would be averted by a complete adoption and adherence to the EPA’s new carbon dioxide restrictions*.
The answer? Less than two one-hundredths of a degree Celsius by the year 2100.
0.018°C to be exact.
Trillions of dollars ($4.335 Trillion) and millions of lost jobs (19 million) later we get what?
Does the Political Industrial Complex think we are that stupid we would buy this Snake Oil?
Worse – are we as a people so stupid we will buy this Snake Oil?
Does this compute or not?
(100,000′s of Jobs + Billions of Taxpayer $’s) x 85 years = 0.018° C
Think of what we could do with all that effort applied to something important and real.