"Jim Bunning (R-KY): The other side wants you to be afraid."
Cap and trade is the biggest threat to the US economy I’ve ever seen.
The reason this legislation is on the floor is fear. The other side wants you to be afraid. [But not our side, no, we don't want you to be afraid of anything, except that this bill will raise energy prices, destroy the economy, cost jobs....]
Carbon emissions are a function of economic growth.
We don’t even know if carbon has a bigger impact on climate than solar radiation. [Uh, yes we do.]
If every industrialized country did this, it would only reduce temperatures 0.07 degrees in 20 years. [didn't hear whether this was Celsius or Fahrenheit, not that it matters. Why not point out it won't reduced temperatures at all over the next five years!]
Just 20 years ago the same scientists were talking about an ice age [actually, this is the 20th anniversary of Hansen's famous congressional warning about global warming].
In 2008, airlines are expected to pay $62 billion for fuel, compared to 40 billion last year. And we have eight airlines that have just gone bankrupt….