The Cost of Climate Change Legislation – The Real Global Warming Alarmists

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, responds to Newt Gingrich and other Republicans claiming that global warming and clean energy policies are just giant energy taxes that will destroy the economy. Waxman cites Dr. John Reilly, the co-author of an MIT study Republicans have distorted, who explained to that the GOP claims are a “gross exaggeration” and “just wrong.”

Don’t like the numbers? Make up your own or misrepresent those of someone else. Thus many in the GOP continue to fight against substantive progress to deal with climate change by using alarmist tactics, while at the same time accusing those that warn of  the possible consequences of inaction as being – alarmist.

Thomas Schueneman
Thomas Schueneman
Tom is the founder and managing editor of and the PlanetWatch Group. His work appears in Triple Pundit, Slate, Cleantechnia, Planetsave, Earth911, and several other sustainability-focused publications. Tom is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

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  1. Global Warming legislation just came out of committee. World oil production is now in permanent decline. What oil is left will provide us the only bridge we will have to what comes next. I am asking myself, “Why is the Democratic Party making this a TOLL bridge with the passage of this new tax legislation?”

    The move to change legislative language from “Global Warming” to “Climate Change” confirms Congress’s acknowledgement that the planet is now cooling and that the decline in solar activity is responsible for the “Global Cooling” we are now feeling.

    • Hey John,
      Thanks for the comment. I admit I really don’t follow your logic here at all. I’m wondering if you really understand the full intent of the Waxman-Markey bill or if you’ve taken the time to study other mechanisms used to “cross the energy bridge.” (take a look at Germany for instance) It almost sounds as if you’re only interested in making a false partisan issue out of the coming energy crisis.

      Speaking of false issues, this “Glen Beckian” attempt at making some sort of issue from “global warming vs. climate change” is simply bogus and reflects a complete lack of even a cursory understanding of climate science. It simply goes nowhere and is either an attempt to sow confusion where there should be none, or demonstrates that you are a victim of that confusion. I don’t know which it is, but there is certainly no “acknowledgement” in Congress of “global cooling” from the term climate change. You just made that up (or someone else did it for you).

      Finally, I invite you to trot out the information upon which you base your assertion of global cooling. I think I know exactly what it is, but I’d like you to support your own statements.


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