The San Francisco Chronicle has the details:
Sen. Barbara Boxer opened a push Tuesday for a bipartisan bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the handful of days before she forfeits the gavel of the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee to a Republican who wrote a book calling climate change a hoax.
The legislation she pushed Tuesday is a bill by Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, that would use existing federal authority to require cuts in emissions of three potent greenhouse gases — soot, methane and hydrofluorocarbons — which scientists testified would both reduce global warming and improve public health.
I will bet you did not know that soot is a gas?
The idiots in Washington who think that soot is greenhouse gas have decided that restricting CO2 is too hard to control and are going to put some pain cream on their egos by proposing legislation to reduce the three big “superpollutants”, estimating that by reducing methane, soot and hydrocarbons the US could cut the rate of global warming by half over the next 40 years.
I guess it is not too hard to cut zero in half. The US has not had any global warming for the last 18 years. If there is no warming with the current emissions of methane, soot and hydrocarbons, cutting it in half over the next 40 years, will accelerate the projected cooling, resulting from a quiet sun.
In the past history of the earth, every time that sunspots vanished, the planet cooled. The sun spots are in decline and are projected to vanish by 2020. Stay Tuned.