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Input from Around the World to President-elect Obama on Global Warming

This post first appeared on NRDC’s Switchboard.

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The world is reacting to the election of President-elect Obama.  I understand that Europeans, Nelson Mandela, Kenyans, Mexico and elsewhere (to name a few) were thrilled by the opportunities presented by a change in leadership in the US and the election of Obama.

As a tax-deductible, non-partisan organization, NRDC did not endorse specific candidates. But now that the election has been decided, NRDC and our partner groups are prepared to work with President-elect Obama and the new Congress to restore America’s leadership in international global warming negotiations (as I discussed earlier).  So the international global warming community was also reacting positively to his election.  Here are some snippets from around the “international climate world”:

Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change:

“It is impossible to advance on this important topic without the full engagement of the United States.  I am very encouraged by the stated commitment of Senator Obama to the issue of climate change, and I really hope that he or his representatives can come to the climate change conference in Poznan (in western Poland) and speak to his vision of the way forward.”

R K Pachauri, Chairman of the Nobel Prize Winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change:

“US leadership is critical  for mounting global efforts to meet this threat effectively. For this reason itself, apart from several others, the election of Obama is a development that should generate optimism all-round.”

Marthinus van Schalkwyk, South African Environment Minister:

“The U.S. election outcome could provide new momentum to the climate negotiations.  But we should remain realistic.  Obama’s plans were “not as ambitious as we would like to see.”

Connie Hedegaard, Denmark’s Climate Change Minister (Denmark will host the climate negotiations in December 2009 where negotiators agreed to reach a new accord):

Obama “has a lot to do in a very short time.”

Penny Wong, Australia’s Climate Change Minister:

“We have always said that for an effective global agreement to be in place we will need leadership from the United States and we will need the engagement particularly with China and also with India.  We know that the United States is key to an effective global agreement.”

Frances Beinecke, President of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC):

“Barack Obama’s election is a victory for everyone who wants new solutions that will repower, refuel, and rebuild America. Through a comprehensive approach, we can create clean energy, cut our dependence on oil and create millions of new jobs. From taking on global warming to advancing clean energy, President-elect Obama has sent a clear message that he will make progress on the environmental and energy challenges that our nation faces today.”

So, a number of key international climate players are pushing for US leadership on international efforts to solve global warming. See, it isn’t just me calling for “American Leadership”.

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Comments

  1. This election saw most Global Warming initiatives fail, for good reason. The principle reason is that most consumers, farmers, ranchers and foresters understand two things. First, global warming is good, not bad. Second, carbon in general and carbon dioxide in particular is good, not bad. Higher average temperatures together with higher concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reduce crop failures and improve crop, grazing and forest production. Those two factors are the principal forces greening the planet and feeding all of us today. Liberal and eco-cults want to torpedo that winning combination. Why? Perhaps readers have some ideas here.

  2. Hi John,

    Can you cite the global warming initiatives that failed? I’d be interested to knowing what you’re referring to exactly.

    Most people understand “global warming is good”. Hmmm. You’re going to need to back up your claim that “most farmers, ranchers, and foresters understand” that elevated co2 and climate change is good.

    It is true that growing seasons in northern latitudes will improve. The problem with global warming is that it is global. Your argument has the common problem in failing to understand that. You should talk to farmers and ranchers here in California, or in Africa, Australia, and all over the world facing increased droughts on the one hand and flooding on the other.

    I would recommend you check out sources like the Earth Policy Institute for more information on the state of agriculture and the green revolution and its sustainability – most of which happened before the precipitous rise greenhouse gases of the past 30 years, and had nothing to do with atmospheric carbon.

    Or perhaps you can offer us some of your own research backing up your claims.

    Finally your assertion that “liberal and eco-cults” don’t want people to eat is simply foolish. You need to study these issues and get beyond the tired assumption that there is a liberal and cultist conspiracy behind this. In my research and experience (mush of which is found here on this site) shows that people from all political persuasions and all walks of life – from evangelical Christians to liberal “tree-huggers” – have managed to get beyond this type of thinking simply by seeing for themselves what is happening in the world around them, not to mention the growing body of scientific research and empirical evidence.

    But again, I’d be happy to look at your research. Feel free to pass it along.

  3. global warming debunkers are outright irresponsible and might even find themselves on trial for crimes against humanity in the future, after global warming has killed off most of mankind and other species!!

  4. Report: The Truth about Global Warming
    In the future the only thing to eat will be other people
    By: Willie J. McDonald
    July-1983
    Non- Fiction

    In the name of God the world must listen to me, before its too late! I’m an expert on the subject of global warming. The American governmental scientists are knowingly lying to the world about global warming. Telling the world green house gases are causing global warming, so the oil companies can continue to pump crude oil. The truth will cause a world wide economic collapse, but the alternative is far worse. The real reason for global warming is the earth’s orbit around the sun is decaying, in other words the earth is moving closer to the sun, and the moon’s obit around the earth is decaying, as well. I’ve studied this phenomenon since July-1983, warning people of the coming destruction, and death. People called me crazy at first. I understand the weather was normal at that time, but now the weather is beginning to support my findings. December- 2007: Houston, Texas is experiencing warm sunny winters, a record high of 81degrees. Eventually Houston’s winters will completely disappear, as time goes on.
    Houston is the perfect place to observe global warming, what’s occurring in Houston in winter will occur to the rest of the world. Houston’s winters are being replaced by warm sunny days, and that not normal for Houston, Texas. The sun is over the southern hemisphere now, and in the past the sun’s direct, and peripheral heat, and rays stayed within the southern hemisphere, away from the equator, and the outer edges of the polar ice caps. The sun is thousands of times larger, than earth. The earth has moved, so close to the sun that it’s peripheral rays, and heat has spread over the equator from the southern hemisphere to the southern part of the northern hemisphere, where Houston, Texas is located, and the sun’s peripheral heat, and rays has spread over the outer edges of the south pole, and is melting the ice. The same thing will occur, when the sun reaches the northern hemisphere. The peripheral heat and rays will spread over the equator, and heat the northern part of the southern hemisphere, and melt the ice on the outer edges of the North Pole, Just ask the governments of Greenland, Iceland, and the city of Alaska-USA about their melting ice packs. Talk to the people of Venice Italy about their rising ocean.
    This trend will continue, until all the ice in both polar ice caps is melted, and until winter no longer exist in both hemispheres, back, and forth melting one polar ice cap at a time. The ice is melting faster in the summer months, faster than it can reform (build up ) in the winter months. There is enough ice in both polar ice caps to flood 95% of the existing land mass of this planet. The warmer the winters, the hotter the summers. The direct heat, and rays from the sun will intensify as the earth move closer, that’s the area of the earth the sun is stationed directly over. I grew up in Houston, Texas. I remember the hotter part of the day use to be 12:00 noon, now its 5:00 o’clock in the after noon.

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    This is more evidence of earth’s orbit is decaying. December- 2007: The thunderstorms, and floods that occurred in the States of Oregon, And Washington State was suppose to by a snowstorm, after all its winter, but the atmosphere was too warm to support a snowstorm, so a thunderstorm was created instead, the flooding was extraordinary. January-2008 tornadoes touch down in the mid-west of America, causing death, and destruction in the millions of dollars. Febrary-2008 many tornadoes touched down, and killed dozens of people.
    The only different between a snow storms, and a thunderstorms is the temperature of the upper atmosphere. The position of the sun to the earth determines the temperature of the upper atmosphere. This is the type of weather that will dominate in the future, floods, and tornados during the winter months, when these storms are not suppose to develop. The weather will go from one extreme to the other, from flooding to droughts in various parts of the United States, and the world. Food production will gradually come to a halt, because of the weather. As I said in the past global warming has nothing to do with C02 gases, R-12 gases, CFC gases, a hole in the ozone, the sun going nova, nor methane gases leaking from the ocean’s floor, as you will see in the future. Global warming will not be reverse by ridding the atmosphere of these gases.
    Some of these gases have polluted the atmosphere since the industrial revolution in America, and Europe. In the early 20th century, before emission devices were installed on automobiles, and trucks the air in many cities was, so polluted it blotted out the sun, And cause breathing problems. There was no global temperature increase during this time period. Global warming is in its beginning stages, and will gradually get worse. It will not occur over night, and the winters will diminish gradually, over the decades. June-1978: I went to the mountains of Big Bear, California. As I looked down the city of Los Angles, California. The greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles, trucks, and industrial activity was, so bad a very noticeable thick haze formed reducing visibility by 30%.There was no noticeable spike in temperature in Los Angeles, California, during that period. Carbon dioxide is poisonous to all mammals, including humans. If the levels of C02 gases are, so high why there haven’t been reports of carbon dioxide poisonings, such conditions require hospitalization.
    The reason the earth is moving closer to the sun the molten core of the planet is cooling, because it’s not getting enough crude oil (fuel). The oil companies drill into an oil well to extract the crude oil. These oil wells are actually self- pressurizing fuel cells, and over time the crude oil extraction process used by the oil companies releases the pressures needed to force the oil into the outer core. All oil wells (self pressurizing fuel cells) must be capped off, and the pressure within them brought back to normal, so the crude oil can be forced into the outer core.

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    This will raise the temperature in the core, and strengthen the earth’s magnetic field, and push the earth away from the sun. The higher the temperature in the core the stronger the earth’s magnetic field, and the cooler the temperature in the core, the weaker the earth’s magnetic field. The core is cooling, because it’s not getting the fuel (crude oil) it once did, before man discovered crude oil, and new uses for it.
    Everything that generates energy, or expends energy needs fuel, and the earth is no different from any other machine, People, and animals derive their energy from food, plants derive their energy from water, and sun light, automobiles from gasoline, and thunderstorm, snowstorms, hurricanes, tornadoes derive their energy from electro-magnetic energy generated by the earth itself, these storms are electro- magnetic phenomenon.
    The earth (a machine) generates a magnetic energy field from the inner core, and it is derived its energy from combustion of crude oil in its outer core. I was told by other scientist there’s not enough oxygen in the core for crude oil, and/or its components to combust. This is not true the earth’s core temperature is between 5000 to 7000 degrees Celsius, it’s hot enough to melt steel, and its hot enough to combust crude oil, and its components, when they come in contact with the core.
    This is a man made situation, not the will of God. People take the earth’s magnetic field for granted, because it’s invisible, and silent. The magnetic field holds people, object, and the oceans to the surface of earth. It keeps the air we breathe from escaping into space. It protects life on this planet from the harshness, vacuum, poisonous gases, and radiation of space. It protects life on the surface of this planet from sun flares, and it locks the earth in orbit around the sun, locks the moon in orbit around the earth, and keeps the earth at a safe distance from the sun, and moon. Contrary to popular belief the electro- magnetic energy in thunderstorms, winter storms, hurricanes, and tornadoes, etc. are not generated by sunspots, neither, sun flares, nor energy from deep space striking the earth’s magnetic field. The energy in these storms are generated by the earth magnetic field. The earth acts as a generator’s armature. The sun rotates the earth at one thousand miles per hour, the earth’s magnetic field brushes against the magnetic field of the surrounding universe. The electricity that’s generated is trapped in the earth’s atmosphere, and dispersed throughout the earth’s atmosphere, where it gathers water from the atmosphere, and form thunder storms, and from thunder storms into other weather phenomena, tornados, and hurricanes, etc. The electro- magnetic energy in a thunder storms can carry hundreds of million of gallon of water, and weigh hundreds of millions of metric tons. That’s just some of the things earth’s magnetic field does. The earth is a machine, a self-contained biosphere designed specifically for our life form.

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    These fuel cell (oil wells) can be re-pressurized by igniting the methane gases in them. In fuel cells thought to be empty, such as spindle top in Beaumont, Texas. It will be necessary to pump in a mixture of air, and methane gas, and ignite the mixture. The gas will expand, when ignited creating the necessary pressure to force the remaining oil into the core. These fuel cells extend for thousands of miles, from the upper crust down to the outer core of the planet, the oil companies can only drill less, than ten miles down.
    There are millions of gallons of crude oil remaining in these fuel cells, and they are located all around this planet for even heating of the core. Uneven heating of the core will result in a shift of the earth’s axes, and the earth has shifted on its axes by 15 degrees (As reported by NASA).
    Normalizing the flow of crude oil to the core will increase the temperature in the outer core, and the outer core heats the inner core, which generates the earth’s magnetic field. If the pressure in these fuel cells (oil wells) were placed back to normal pressure, and left alone the temperature in the outer core will stabilize. My report is the only way to save all life on this planet. The evidence that large quantities of crude oil are combusted, and sustain the high temperatures in the core, every conceivable by-product, and/or residue of crude oil is ejected from volcanoes all around this planet, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide, etc.Volcanic eruptions in the past occurred more frequently, and they occurred in various parts around the planet, and were much more
    The materials ejected from volcanoes originate from the outer core. There is a point of no return, because it will take decades to reheat the core back to normal temperatures. Volcanoes are the means by which the outer core rids itself of spent fuel, and volcanoes regulate the pressures in the outer core, volcanoes extends from the surface of the planet down to the powerful, than volcanic eruptions in present days. This is more evidence the core is cooling. The higher the temperature in the core, the more frequent, the more wide spread, and the more powerful the eruptions. The cooler the temperature in the core, the less frequent, and the less violent, and the less wide spread the eruptions will occur. Many volcanoes are lying dormant, and haven’t erupted in many decades.
    Crude oil is capable of generating temperatures found in the core, after all crude oil is a hydro- carbon, and hydro-carbons are used to melt, and manufacture steel There are three types of hydro- carbons, crude oil (a liquid), methane (a gas), and coal (a solid). The tremendous pressures ejected from volcanoes are due to the combustion of crude oil in the outer core The gases in all hydrocarbons expand, when ignited, and will create pressure in an enclosed vessel, such as the core of this planet. There are two different diagnoses, but only one right solution. Please don’t close your mind to my findings.

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    The one thing that frightens me the most is the lies the leading scientists are telling the world, and the world believes the thing these scientists are knowingly lying about. Once these scientist notice their plans to reverse global warming is failing. These scientist will come up with another explanation for global warming, and convince the world this time they got it right, and the world believe them. I say again eliminating green house gases will not reverse global warming, and/or stop the earth’s orbit around the sun from decaying.
    My solution is the only correct one. The leading scientists are wrong about everything, cleaning the air will not reverse global warming. Please keep an open mind. If we choose the wrong solution we will leave our grandchildren and great grandchildren a future that doesn’t exist, It will be a hellish existence. In the future the weather will be, so harsh it will be very difficult to grow plants, and to raise farm animals, what I’m trying to say is in the future the only thing left to eat will be other people. The leading scientist will think of another excuse for global warming, when they realize they are wrong, and their plans are not working. Please don’t let them do that, time is running out! If the earth past the point of no return, or if the core temperature drops below the flash point of crude oil, all is lost. Don’t focus on the fluctuation in temperature from year to year, focus on the weather trends, and the trends are its getting hotter, and the ice in both poles are melting. Global warming is in its beginning stages.
    This report has been printed in the Journal of American Science. July- 2008. Volume-4/ number-2, and Volume-5/ number-1

    Mr. Willie J. McDonald
    2601 Holman St.
    Houston, Texas 77004-USA
    832-889-2058
    [email protected] [email protected]

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