Shhh, U.S. Leads World In Carbon Emissions Reductions

Over the past six years, the United States has reduced its carbon emissions more than any other nation in the world.

Efforts to curb so-called man-made climate change had little or nothing to do with it. Government mandated “green” energy didn’t cause the reductions. Neither did environmentalist pressure. And the U.S. did not go along with the Kyoto Protocol to radically cut CO2 emissions. Instead, the drop came aboutthrough market forces and technological advances, according to a report from the International Energy Agency.

Breakthroughs in how natural gas is extracted from underground shale formations were the key factors that led to the reductions, the report said. Natural gas has a low carbon footprint and is widely available in the United States. As a result, entrepreneurs are flocking to extract it from new areas.

“It’s good news and good news doesn’t get reported as much,” John Griffin, executive director of Associated Petroleum Industries of Michigan, said of the lack of reporting about the CO2 reductions. “The mainstream media doesn’t want to report these kinds of things.”

Rep. Chuck Moss, R-Birmingham, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, said he was unaware of the extent of the fall-off in carbon emissions.

Read more at Michigan Capitol Confidential. By Jack Spencer.

Photo credit: Cristian_RH7 (Creative Commons)

Comments

  1. Irwin Langewisch says:

    this is what you get when the inmates take over the assylum.

  2. John Stewart says:

    Any idiot that thinks their is one mandate out to reduce CO2 emissions needs to pull there head out of the sand. Every one of these so called "clean energy" lies is nothing other than a government attempt to create a one world body of Czars. The same as the Czars Wonder Boy has put in place. Now our elected officials are admitting this is a news flash to them, get a life, we (most of us) didn't just fall off the turnip truck.

  3. We should be putting more Co2 in the atmostphere not less. Time to due away with the criminal EPA.

  4. It is a proven fact that plants develop over 3 times the root mass and over 5 times overall growth in a CO2 rich environment. The flora and fauna thrive in a warmer environment. However, true global warming has been widely proven to be a result of solar cycles, and NASA was shocked to find that the world is in a cooling trend. Catalytic convertors and oxygen sensors are wonderful inventions and we all like clean air, and CO2 is not a crisis, but al gore IS a crisis.

  5. The comments posted previous to this one are "right on." People have to learn that those who are currently in power are opting for complete power and control over the people. Global Warming is one helluva scam and Al Gore has scammed millions perpetrating that belief. Carbon emissions and Obama wanting to extort money in the guise of a tax, is another part of the same scam. They are not only crooks. They are criminals of the lowest order.

  6. IamaproudAmerican says:

    Someone needs to tell the moronic money grabbing fools in my state of California who just implemented Cap and Trade!

  7. There is no such thing as Global warming, at least the brand being tossed around these days. Global warming is simply a chosen issue greatly exaggerated into a false narrative in which to create a movement, and it seems to work with great ease. It really does reveal just how easily our worlds members are deceived. This should be seen as a sign of our condition by us, and should cause us to realize just how long we allowed these perpetrators to impose their crap on our friends who are weaker vessels. We have a lot of work to do if we are going to change their minds back to sanity, & then kick the crap out of those who imposed this on our world.

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