Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Denver asking for "personal sacrifice" to fight global "warming"

From Denver:
Denver is gearing up to fight global warming, and residents may soon be asked to make personal sacrifices to help save the planet.
The new plan is aimed at making Denver a national leader in reducing gas emissions that have been linked to global warming, giving a major push to alternative energy, stepping up recycling and changing building codes to encourage energy conservation.

I wonder if said "sacrifice" to fighting global "warming" includes giving extra coats to the needy...because it's been freezing #ss cold in Denver! Details:
Residents of Colorado's Front Range awoke Friday morning to frost-covered windshields as temperatures dropped to the lowest readings in over 50 years.

Just one day later they were at local pools enjoying temperatures in the mid-80s.

The temperature at Denver International Airport fell to 31 degrees at 5:44 a.m. Friday, setting a new record low for the date.

The previous record for June 8 was 37 degrees, last set in 1974.

In addition to the new record low, the sub-freezing temperatures also became the latest freeze on record for the city of Denver and the second-coldest June temperature ever recorded.

The previous date of latest freeze on record was June 2, 1951.

Temperatures in Denver have only dropped below freezing two other times during the month of June; 32 degrees on June 1, 1919 and 30 degrees on June 2, 1951.

The data doesn't lie: 9 of the 12 warmest years in Denver occurred before 1955, which would be before the advent of SUV's and all of the other things that the enviro-Chicken Littles blame for man-made global "warming". But hey, if it makes Denver feel better to act like they're "doing something", then I say "Knock yourselves out."

Speaking of enviro-kooks, recall the the Kyoto Protocol (which our Senate rejected 95-0), which exempted countries like China and India from pollution standards that would be imposed on the U.S.? Considering that China is reportedly polluting 2/3 of their cities' air and water, it doesn't take a genius to see that the main motivation behind the global "warming" crowd who crafted Kyoto was to destroy the United States economy. Otherwise, why exempt the biggest polluters of the world?