STATEMENT AT PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION HEARING, JANUARY 12, 2010
I am Bill Day (not the Valero spokesman, who is in Texas), a Ph.D. environmental scientist from Newark.
For many years, the UN, many U.S. and foreign politicians, environmental groups, a few “scientists,” and the media have repeatedly promoted the idea that CO2 (carbon dioxide) is causing the Earth to warm; that the slight warming of the 1990’s was unprecedented, harmful, and would continue; and therefore that alternative (and more expensive) means of electrical generation MUST BE REQUIRED.
Recently, more than 31,500 scientists (including David L. Legates, Univ. of Del.) and engineers have disputed the theory that the tiny amount of CO2 (3 hundredths of 1%) in the atmosphere was raising Earth’s temperature (their petition to Congress is attached). And many knowledgeable citizens have objected to the expensive alternative means of heating, operating our factories, and fueling our cars, planes, and trains that have been mandated by state and federal governments to replace “fossil fuels,” reduce “carbon footprints,” and “alleviate global warming.”
Moreover, for nearly a decade the Earth has been cooling, as the periodic reduction in solar activity (sunspots) has occurred, just as happened several hundred years ago when people suffered through the “Little Ice Age.” Furthermore, “Climategate” (the recent disclosure of thousands of e-mails) proved that the CO2/global warming promoters have falsified their results, issued fictional reports, concealed their data from scrutiny, and prevented the publication of opposing studies, for many years.
It is now clear that CO2 has no significant effect on Earth’s climate, and therefore that regulations that require alternative energy sources (and the tax “credits” and other subsidies to increase their use) will have zero effect on Earth’s climate. Instead, such requirements will make our travel and manufacturing more expensive, reduce our national competitiveness, increase everyone’s cost of living, reduce jobs, and prolong the present recession. The present PSC regulations should not be expanded, and in fact should be rescinded.
We urge the United State government to reject the global warming agreement that was written in Kyoto, Japan in December, 1997, and any other similar proposals. The proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind.
There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases, is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the Earth.
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