Global Warming has been canceled!

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Global Warming has been canceled!

global-warming-study.jpgHold the phone! Global warming has been canceled! A new study by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee could cause President Obama to re-think Cap and Trade legislation that aims to reduce carbon emissions through a new "carbon" tax.

The article about the global warming study states:
The climate is known to be variable and, in recent years, more scientific thought and research has been focused on the global temperature and how humanity might be influencing it.

However, a new study by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee could turn the climate change world upside down.

Scientists at the university used a math application known as synchronized chaos and applied it to climate data taken over the past 100 years...

"In climate, when this happens, the climate state changes. You go from a cooling regime to a warming regime or a warming regime to a cooling regime. This way we were able to explain all the fluctuations in the global temperature trend in the past century," Tsonis said. "The research team has found the warming trend of the past 30 years has stopped and in fact global temperatures have leveled off since 2001."

Synchronized chaos? Now that's some funky science. Sounds like something from Star Trek if you ask me. Scientists are going to examine the study to see if there is indeed some validity. If proven accurate, then maybe all that talk about humans causing Global Warming is wrong? We can all agree that Global Warming exists, as does Global Cooling. The question is whether it's a natural cycle or if human activity is having an adverse effect on the climate.

As for me, I'm all for less carbon pollution, including less carbon dioxide, a by-product of human breathing. Not sure I agree that a cap and trade tax is the way to do it though. Seems like just another government scam to come up with a new tax. The U.S. electric companies, which burn coal to produce 57% of U.S.'s electricity, will be hammered hard with this tax. But guess who pays for it? You the consumer. The cap and trade "sin" tax might work if it forced the electric companies to build "clean" power from nuclear power, but the U.S. hasn't built a nuclear plant since Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar 1 reactor was built in 1973. The NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) mentality and political wrangling has forestalled any nuclear power plants being built. So we stuck between a rock (cap and trade) and a hard place (no new nuclear plans) for America's future electricity needs. With more people using electricity-guzzling large screen TVs, multiple home PCs/laptops, gadgets, and mobile phones, America's insatiable demand for electricity is only going to get worse.

So for me, this cap and trade is just a smokescreen for the government to raise billions of dollars. Also, when I we start to get taxed for breathing carbon dioxide, then by golly, you will see revolts and protests that will make the Boston Tea Party look like a slumber party. Ok, no political party would be that dumb to "tax" breathing - certainly not if they value their political future. Still, the cap and trade legislation may not target human breathing, but once precedent is set for taxing carbon dioxide, we're one step closer to that end. Just imagine a future 1040 IRS tax form where you have to fill out the number of TVs, PCs, mobile phones, DVD players, gaming consoles so they can calculate your "carbon footprint"? Even George Orwell himself couldn't have imagined such a government intrusion.

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