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Type: unusual suspects

When in doubt, ask... your insurance company!

“The prospect of extreme climate change and its potentially devastating economic and social consequences are of great concern to the insurance industry.” — Kyoto Statement of The Geneva Association, 29th May, 2009

Category:Who to Believe?
When in doubt, ask... the Roman Catholic Church!

"At its core, global climate change is not about economic theory or political platforms, nor about partisan advantage or interest group pressures. It is about the future of God’s creation and the one human family.” — U.S. Bishops

Category:Who to Believe?
When in doubt, ask...  big business!

"Last month, more than 70 European companies, including Ikea and Coca Cola, asked the European Union to aim for more ambitious carbon cuts."—Chris Huhne.

Category:Who to Believe?
When in doubt, ask. . . an investor!

Climate change is "a significant investment risk for the foreseeable future".

Category:Who to Believe?
Tundra melt:  Would you believe a 4,000-year-old tomahawk?

Senator John McCain saw direct evidence of climate change when a Yukon elder presented him with a 4,000-year tomahawk freshly melted from the permafrost.

Responsibility (personal and for the planet) is a Republican value

"Responsibility is a big Republican theme. Why should we not take responsibility for what we are collectively doing to the climate system?" — conservative Republican MIT climate scientist Dr. Kerry Emanuel

More CO2 is good?  Try telling a farmer that...

Farmers know that plants grow best when all their needs are in balance, not just more and more CO2. Crops also need water, nutrients, correct temperature, pollination, weed & pest control, etc.

Global warming means more droughts and floods. No amount of CO2 will grow corn in a Dust Bowl or under 3 feet of water.

I'd like to see the oil lobbyist who coined this slogan explain the benefits of doubling CO2 to a farmer wiped out by flood or drought. He'd better first swap his Guccis for Nikes . . . and have a good head start!

It's not conservative to waste stuff, then send our kids to fight for it.

"It's not conservative to waste stuff," Inglis says, "and to cause somebody else's kids to go on the sands of the Middle East to fight for that stuff that we're wasting."

Insurance companies don't care if you believe in AGW.

"Insurance companies don’t care if you believe in climate change or not: Your premiums are going up anyhow...home insurance premiums are going up across the board in response to the record number of tornadoes, floods, fires, blizzards and other heavy weather that hit the country in 2011."—Dean Kuipers, Los Angeles Times

Category:Extreme Weather
Geoengineering:   Is heart surgery better than a good diet?

“Is heart surgery preferable to a good diet? Of course not. Let’s go for the good diet.”—Bill Gates, on geoengineering.

Desperate people do desperate things

Climate chaos breeds conflict, violence and terrorism. When people become desperate, they do desperate things, because they have nothing left to lose.

Coal: Not a good long term investment says Goldman Sachs

"The window for profitable investment in coal mining is closing. " — Goldman Sachs, Rocks & Ores Commodities Research Report, July 24, 3013.