The Bad News:
- The climate scientists agree that the world has at most 35 years to reduce total greenhouse gas(GHG) emissions down to near zero otherwise we risk severe climate disruption and much of the world becoming virtually uninhabitable.
- 70% of the GHG emissions are caused by the burning of oil and natural gas. Their use is increasing. Not going down.
- The controls proposed by President Obama apply only to the 30% of GHG emitted by electric power plants.
- The Federal Government does not even count the methane (natural gas) that leaks from gas wells and old pipes. It is 100 times as potent as carbon for decades and thus makes natural gas as bad a GHG emitter as coal.