Clean power plan will cost jobs and income, while doing nothing to curb global warming

Nevada is already ahead of Obama’s futile gesture by closing cheap coal-fired plants and increasing the cost of power while doing nothing to curb global warming. (R-J photo)

Obama rhapsodized about his administration’s Clean Power Plan from the EPA, and preached about the urgency to curb global warming now because 2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record and ice caps are shrinking.

“Climate change is no longer just about the future that we’re predicting for our children or our grandchildren; it’s about the reality that we’re living with every day, right now,” he said.

The plan is to cut carbon emissions from power plants by 32 percent by 2030.

Pay no heed to the fact that 2014 was warmer than 2010 by just two-hundredths of a degree – or 0.02C — or that the margin of error means there is only a 38 percent chance that this is true.

But be assured this plan will curb global warming — by 0.018°C by 2100, using the global alarmists own model.

According to a Heritage Foundation report, Obama’s plan will only result in a few costs by 2030:

  • An average annual employment shortfall of nearly 300,000 jobs;
  • A peak employment shortfall of more than 1 million jobs;
  • A loss of more than $2.5 trillion (inflation-adjusted) in aggregate gross domestic product (GDP); and
  • A total income loss of more than $7,000 (inflation-adjusted) per person.

Someone should tell the president polar ice has been growing since 2012.

Then there is the possibility that a little man-made warming might not be so bad since some scientists are predicting a subsidence of solar activity that could result in global cooling.

But never let the facts get in the way of Obama’s mission to stop the oceans from rising — just like King Canute.

“And it’s easy to be cynical and to say climate change is the kind of challenge that’s just too big for humanity to solve. I am absolutely convinced that’s wrong,” said Obama the self-assured. “We can solve this thing.”

An expensive solution in search of a problem?

White House or Animal House?

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12 comments on “Clean power plan will cost jobs and income, while doing nothing to curb global warming

  1. Rincon says:

    “Then there is the possibility that a little man-made warming might not be so bad since some scientists are predicting a subsidence of solar activity that could result in global cooling.”

    ” An average annual employment shortfall of nearly 300,000 jobs;
    A peak employment shortfall of more than 1 million jobs;
    A loss of more than $2.5 trillion (inflation-adjusted) in aggregate gross domestic product (GDP); and
    A total income loss of more than $7,000 (inflation-adjusted) per person.”

    So the scientists and economists are all wrong until they say something you want to hear. In that case, speculation with little evidence seems perfectly adequate.

  2. It is a futile and senseless gesture on Obama’s part. It is a cure for the healthy that just picks pockets.

  3. nyp says:

    Inasmuch as you do not believe in global warming, I understand your position.

  4. That’s mighty charitable of you…

  5. I believe in global warming, I just call it spring.

  6. Steve says:

    AGW is real.
    Climate changes, always has always will.
    AGW contributes to the change in the ever changing climate.

    The argument is to what extent AGW contributes to the ongoing and ever changing climate.

    On this point, climate scientists are NOT in 97% agreement. In fact they are in severe disarray, when posed with the question on those terms.

    This is why we are all told that 97% of climate scientists agree AGW is real. Because on that point, it is true.

  7. Rincon says:

    It is presently beyond our ability to predict. Humility though, is not a strong suit of Liberals or Conservatives. They’re certain of everything.

  8. Vernon Clayson says:

    I don’t understand the urgency, nature balances itself in time man cannot understand. There will be little discernable change to the last generation of any person alive today. We walk on the dust of our ancestors that lived through the same seasons we do, the ice age moved so slowly over centuries they believed each year was normal for their time.

  9. Patrick says:

    First the tobacco companies said cigarettes were good for you. Then they claimed that at least they weren’t bad for you. Then they said, well “our” scientists say that the overwhelming majority of scientists that say that cigarettes are bad for you don’t really know for sure. Then they said, “the evidence” about whether cigarettes are bad for you is “debate able”.

    Then, they said, “everyone knew since cigarettes were invented that they were bad for you.

    Now, energy companies tell us that “the evidence” about global warming is “debate able”

    Very soon the energy companies will claim (in court after lawsuits are filed against these companies) that “everyone understood since coal was first burned, that it was changing the climate so how could they be to blame for anything.”

  10. Rincon says:

    Vernon is sanguine about the effects the climate can have on human beings. The Little Ice Age killed millions. According to the documentary I recently saw, the Bubonic plague was in great part attributable to the weather. The claim was that nutrition in Europe was extremely low due to numerous poor harvests, leaving the majority with weakened immune systems. A different documentary claimed that there is good genetic evidence that, in prehistoric times, all but a few thousand of the hundreds of thousands of humans on the planet were wiped out by the climate – I think they said an ice age. But Vernon merrily trumpets that humans will survive. OK for you and me Vernon. We’ll be dead anyway.

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