Das Repräsentantenhaus des US-Bundesstaates Utah hat am Freitag mit großer Mehrheit eine Resolution mit “Climategate”-Bezug verabschiedet, mit der die Umweltschutzbehörde darum ersucht wird, sämtliche Klimaschutzmaßnahmen unverzüglich einzustellen.
Kaum zu glauben aber wahr:
CLIMATE CHANGE JOINT RESOLUTION
2010 GENERAL SESSION
STATE OF UTAH
Chief Sponsor: Kerry W. Gibson
Senate Sponsor: Scott K. Jenkins
This joint resolution of the Legislature urges the United States Environmental Protection Agency to cease its carbon dioxide reduction policies, programs, and regulations until climate data and global warming science are substantiated.
This resolution urges the United States Environmental Protection Agency to immediately halt its carbon dioxide reduction policies and programs and withdraw its “Endangerment Finding” and related regulations until a full and independent investigation of climate data and global warming science can be substantiated.
Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
WHEREAS, proposed cap and trade legislation before the United States Congress, together with potential state actions to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2), would result in significantly higher energy costs to American consumers, business, and industry;
WHEREAS, the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Endangerment Finding” and proposed action to regulate CO2 under the Clean Air Act is based on questionable climate data and would place significant regulatory and financial burdens on all sectors of the nation’s economy at a time when the nation’s unemployment rate exceeds 10%;
WHEREAS, global temperatures have been level and declining in some areas over the past 12 years;
WHEREAS, the “hockey stick” global warming assertion has been discredited and climate alarmists’ carbon dioxide-related global warming hypothesis is unable to account for the current downturn in global temperatures;
WHEREAS, there is a statistically more direct correlation between twentieth century temperature rise and Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in the atmosphere than CO2;
WHEREAS, outlawed and largely phased out by 1978, in the year 2000 CFC’s began to decline at approximately the same time as global temperatures began to decline;
WHEREAS, emails and other communications between climate researchers around the globe, referred to as “Climategate”, indicate a well organized and ongoing effort to manipulate global temperature data in order to produce a global warming outcome;
WHEREAS, there has been a concerted effort by climate change alarmists to marginalize those in the scientific community who are skeptical of global warming by manipulating or pressuring peer-reviewed publications to keep contrary or competing scientific viewpoints and findings on global warming from being reviewed and published;
WHEREAS, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a blend of government officials and scientists, does no independent climate research but relies on global climate researchers;
WHEREAS, Earth’s climate is constantly changing with recent warming potentially an indication of a return to more normal temperatures following a prolonged cooling period from 1250 to 1860 called the “Little Ice Age”;
WHEREAS more than $7 billion annually in federal government grants, may have influenced the climate research focus and findings that have produced a “scientific consensus” at research institutions and universities;
WHEREAS, the recently completed Copenhagen climate change summit resulted in little agreement, especially among growing CO2-emitting nations like China and India, and calls on the United States to pay billions of dollars to developing countries to reduce CO2 emissions at a time when the United States’ national debt will exceed $12 trillion;
WHEREAS, the United States Department of Agriculture estimates that current legislation providing agriculture offsets and carbon credits to reduce CO2 emissions would result in tree planting on 59 million acres of crop and pasture land, damaging America’s food security and rural communities;
WHEREAS, according to the World Health Organization, 1.6 billion people do not have adequate food and clean water; and
WHEREAS, global governance related to global warming and reduction of CO2 would ultimately lock billions of human beings into long-term poverty:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah urges the United States Environmental Protection Agency to immediately halt its carbon dioxide reduction policies and programs and withdraw its “Endan- germent Finding” and related regulations until a full and independent inves- tigation of climate data and global warming science can be substantiated.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the United States Environmental Protection Agency and to the members of Utah’s congressional delegation.
Verabschiedet mit 56 gegen 17 Stimmen – parteiübergreifend.
Die Resolution an sich ist übrigens nicht bindend, da das Repräsentantenhaus einer Bundesbehörde keine Vorschriften machen kann. Die Episode unterstreicht aber wieder einmal mehr als deutlich, welch enormes politisches Kapital die “Skeptiker”-Gemeinde in den USA aus dem CRU-Hack zieht. Man stelle sich vor, der Landtag von Schleswig-Holstein würde das deutsche Bundesumweltministerium auffordern, sämtliche Klimaschutzmaßnahmen einzustellen – und dann auch noch mit einer derartigen Begründung…