There is one fatal flaw in North Carolina's stance on climate change. ALL of their science is based on "computer climate simulation models" created by a United Nations panel, called the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or IPCC for short. These computer models have been proven to be fundamentally flawed!
Two North Carolina organizations that every North Carolina citizen should communicate with are 1):the North Carolina Legislative Commission on Global Climate Change (LCGCC for short)
The second is for the North Carolina Climate Change Action Plan Advisory Group (CAPAG for short.)
The following is a quote taken directly from the CAPAG website today July 17th, 2008:
"There is a growing scientific consensus that increasing emissions of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere are increasing the temperature and variability of the Earth’s climate. Recognizing the profound implications that global warming and climate variation could have on the economy, environment, and quality of life in North Carolina, the Climate Action Plan Advisory Group (CAPAG) was established with the aim of developing proposals for dealing with global climate change in North Carolina. Its final report and recommendations were released at a public meeting on October 16, 2007, in Raleigh. CAPAG's efforts complemented those of the Legislative Commission on Global Climate Change that the N.C. General Assembly established in 2005. The Commission, which held its first meeting on February 3, 2006, focused mainly on broader issues, such as whether North Carolina should set goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In contrast, CAPAG’s purpose was to develop recommendations for specific actions to help reduce or prevent climate change. The recommendations included measures for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and sequestering or removing such gases from the atmosphere. The group did not discuss or debate the science of climate change. CAPAG worked closely with the legislative commission, with frequent updates on its progress and recommendations. The two groups also shared some common members. The Division of Air Quality, within the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), managed the CAPAG, which had about 40 members representing a broad range of stakeholders from industry, environmental groups, government agencies, academic institutions, agriculture, forestry, coastal interests, real estate, tourism, banking, insurance, and other businesses. CAPAG was assisted by the Center for Climate Strategies (http://www.climatestrategies.us/), a nonprofit organization providing facilitation and technical support. See DENR's Division of Air Quality website (http://www.ncair.org/) for more information about climate change."
If you read between those lines can't you hear your tax dollars being sucked from your paycheck? And they admit that the science was not discussed or debated before they decided to spend your money!
Here is an additional quote from the CAPAG website (7/17/08) that demonstrates clearly that they are basing their existence on the UN IPCC panel:
"There is a growing scientific consensus that increasing emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) are affecting the Earth's climate. That consensus is represented by the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a body established by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations to assess scientific, technical, and socioeconomic information relevant for the understanding of climate change, its potential impacts, and options for adaptation and mitigation."
Two Canadian scientists named Stephen McIntyre and Ross McKitrick in 2004 were able to critique the science behind the IPCC report and found fundamental mathmatical flaws within it. The following link is an online article about their findings.
One of the best summations of this debate is by Warren Meyer entitled:
A Skeptical Layman’s Guide to Anthropogenic Global Warming v1.0 Here is a link to his great resource! http://www.coyoteblog.com/Skeptics_Guide_to_Anthropogenic_Global_Warming_v1.0.pdf
Citizens of North Carolina please contact your elected officials and tell them to stop spending your money on this hoax.