Putin Believes Global Warming ‘Is A Fraud To Restrain Developing Nations’

Pres PutinThe Russian president believes that “there is no global warming, that this is a fraud to restrain the industrial development of several countries including Russia,” says Stanislav Belkovsky, a political analyst and critic of Putin. “That is why this subject is not topical for the majority of the Russian mass media and society in general.” —Reuters, 29 October 2015

Putin’s climate scepticism dates from the early 2000s, when his staff “did very, very extensive work trying to understand all sides of the climate debate”, said Andrey Illarionov, Putin’s senior economic adviser at the time and now a senior fellow at the Cato Institute in Washington. “We found that, while climate change does exist, it is cyclical, and the anthropogenic role is very limited,” he said. “It became clear that the climate is a complicated system and that, so far, the evidence presented for the need to ‘fight’ global warming was rather unfounded.” That opinion endures. During a trip to the Arctic in 2010, Putin acknowledged that “the climate is changing”, but restated his doubt that human activity was the cause. —Reuters, 29 October 2015

Obama administration lawyers want a federal court to hold off on deciding whether to block its climate change rule for power plants until late December. Since the regulation from the Environmental Protection Agency is the United States’s most significant climate change initiative, opponents think staying the rule would send a strong signal and could derail an international pact to fight climate change. While the Justice Department and the EPA characterized the schedule as reasonable, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said the administration was trying to delay proceedings. “The Clean Power Plan is on legally vulnerable ground, and the agency knows it,” Inhofe, chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, said in a statement. –Timothy Cama, The Hill, 28 October 2015

Steel bosses warned David Cameron five years ago that energy taxes would risk thousands of jobs on Teesside, but ministers ignored the pleas as they were determined to lead ‘the greenest government in history’. Prior to taking control of the former British steel plant on Teesside in 2011, SSI repeatedly sought assurances from ministers that it would not be hit with punitive taxes for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. George Osborne, however, imposed duty which hiked energy costs for steel manufacturers and other energy-intensive industries that meant that British steelmakers ended up paying 80 per cent more for electricity than the EU average, which is two times higher than the US, and three times more than in China. Despite repeated warnings that the levy would make it almost impossible for British steel firms to compete with overseas rivals the Government has only now stepped to save the industry from collapse. –Andy Richardson, The Northern Echo, 30 October 2015

Green energy investments have been shredded over the past eight years, gutting shareholder value and calling the financial viability of renewable energy into question. The Energy Select Sector SPDR exchange-traded fund, which tracks the alternative energy sector, is down 15 percent over the past eight years. Barron’s reports that losses among individual ETFs in the green energy sector, however, are much worse. Guggenheim Solar ETF has lost investors 88 percent over the same timeframe, with PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy Portfolio losing a similar 82 percent. Global government cuts in green energy subsidies will continue to threaten alternative energy investments going forward. –Steve Birr, Daily Caller News Foundation, 28 October 2015

The global warming hiatus is one of the most important topics in climate science. The data shows us something very interesting is happening and many scientists, looking at many aspects of the environment, are producing amazing research in pursuit of an explanation. It will not be explained or dismissed by this or that paper, and the latest one championed in the media is unlikely to last long. The hiatus is not only telling us something about the importance of natural climatic variations but also about the polarisation of science exemplified by questions like whose side are you on. –David Whitehouse, Global Warming Policy Forum, 29 October 2015

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    Amber

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    I’ll bet Putin didn’t have a bunch of bureaucrats telling him they wouldn’t share their findings .
    You know your democracy is in trouble when bureaucrats tell the government to bugger off .

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      GR82DRV

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      Good point Amber. It’s a sad day indeed when we have to admire Russia’s transparency and candor verses our own. Without the full compliance of the mainstream media the Obama Administration could never get away with boldface defiance of the law.

      We have a new benchmark for democratic corruption in the United States, led by the former [i]guard dogs[/i], now turned [i]lap dogs[/i] – the MSM.

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        GR82DRV

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        Marco Rubio had it spot-on. [b]Who needs a super-pac when you control the MSM?[/b]

        This is how a minority reigns tyranny. Control the media, and control academia.

        How else can liberal/leftists (self identified by polling as only [u]20%[/u],) verses conservative (self identified by polling as [u]40%[/u]) set policy and determine justice?

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    Amber

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    It is a rather sad state of affairs when the Russians are more believable than the earth has a fever promoters in the USA and elsewhere .

    Putin got this right and is not so PC to be part of one of the biggest scams in history .

    Well done Mr. Putin. Now even though your army isn’t in the Ukraine ,if you pretended to remove them as if they were hypothetically there my heart would soar .

    Russia is full of amazingly smart wonderful people
    that need to be leaders on the world stage .

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    Borum

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    I have no use for Putin.

    I defy any warmist to prove he is not telling the truth.

    Even despicable leftist collectivist pigs can be capable of telling the truth.

    The despicable collectivist leftist alarmists will not !

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    Amber

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    China having almost drained the west of manufacturing and is about to embark on it’s next five year plan . The USA is focused on it’s never ending election cycle and the wizard of Oz thinks the earth has a fever, the apparent greatest moral challenge of our time .

    No Obama’s kids and grandkids(nor anyone else’s ), won’t be asking about indiscernible changes in temperature they will be too busy picking rice to care .

    The greatest f!@# up in history without a shot being fired . The Chinese are too polite to laugh in
    the west’s face so they will just quietly go about taking over our economies which must please some in the left wing media.

    Will that be Mandarin or Cantonese our grand children will forced to take ?

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    Irene MacInnis

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    He knpws about Haarp which is your climate control as he too is involved in Haarp. They I feel screwed up and have developed holes in the stratisphere and the chemtrails block the harmful radiation so Putin can’t blame it all on Climate control when he knows what has happened too. Guess it will be the race for another clean planet for those of us lucky ones.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Global warming the biggist lie ever since back in the 1970’s the same liberal leftists rag TIME was pushing for a New Ice Age and Global Cooling the intire enviromental movments based upon lies and junk science we all as computer models made by unscrepious person(Gore,Obama,Etc)and these various eco-freak groups(Greenpeace Sierra Club,Etc)are saying the sattleite data is wrong well i trust a bunch of sattletes before i tust a bunch of granola munching tree huggers and a corupt United Nations and that Koffi Anan scumbag

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