Saturday, July 8, 2017

Common Misconceptions About Global Warming

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13 Misconceptions About Global Warming
Published on Sep 22, 2014

References below: For CO2, sea levels, Arctic sea ice, Antarctic and Greenland land ice: Satellite data shows that ground-based stations underestimate recent warming: Cowtan and Way, 2014 For papers published on climate change during the 1970's, see Peterson, 2008 For solar and temperature data see NASA GISS, PMOD: Krivova et al. 2007: CO2 ratio of Carbon-13:Carbon-12 decreasing. IPCC AR4: CO2 emitted by volcanoes vs by humans: Gerlach, 2011 Gerlach Mauna Loa CO2 data: Rising atmospheric water vapour: Santer, 2007 A doubling of CO2 will likely lead to a 3C increase in global temperatures according to many independent pieces of evidence: Knutti & Hegerl, 2008 CO2 lags temperature rise in the southern hemisphere but leads the global average temperature rise, Shakun et al. 2012

Trumpcare: Tax Cut for the 1%

The Senate’s bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act is not a healthcare bill. It’s a tax cut for the wealthiest Americans, paid for by a dramatic reduction in healthcare funding for approximately 23 million poor, disabled, working and middle-class Americans.

America’s wealthiest taxpayers (earning more than $200,000 a year, $250,000 for couples) would get a tax cut totaling $346bn over 10 years, representing what they save from no longer financing healthcare for lower-income Americans.

That’s not all. The bill would save an additional $400bn on Medicaid, which Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and Donald Trump are intent on shrinking in order to cut even more taxes for the wealthy and for big corporations.

If enacted, it would be the largest single transfer of wealth to the rich from the middle class and poor in American history.

This disgrace is being proposed at a time when the country’s rich receive the highest percentage of America’s income since the era of the robber barons of the late nineteenth century.

Almost all of the transfer is hidden inside a bill that’s supposed to be a kinder and gentler version of its House counterpart, which Trump called “mean, mean, mean”.....

My Comment: Meanwhile, our national debt keeps climbing. Who is stuck with that? Yup! You guessed it.