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December 7th, 2009
03:00 PM ET

We Listen – Your comments 12/7/2009

Editor's Note: “Climate-gate” dominated feedback from Monday’s American Morning audience.

  • Donald: The story about the emails from the climate change research people misses the most important question: Is it just a coincidence that right before the climate change conference hackers find suspicious emails regarding climate change? Obviously not. Who were the hackers? Why did they choose this target? Were they paid to do this? Who paid them? What percentage of the thousands of emails were incriminating? Exactly what manipulation of data is implied by the emails? The timing of this story is obviously designed to block action against climate change. So, when you cover this story, give equal time to the questions I just mentioned. If you don't then you are just doing a service to the ones who planned this.
  • Edward: Climate Gate Story. Does the fact that there is "actually" no scientific equipment present, at the most prestigious scientific institute in the world on global climate change, set off any alarm bells?
  • Judi: Boy it seems CNN is pushing the idea that global warming is bogus. You are pushing the Republican lies that this is not happening. We have fought this subject since the early 60's. Nut cases have caused this country to lag behind in going green instead of depending of oil. You are nuts for pushing this stupid idea. Science must put up the negative to prove the positive.
  • Susan: Climate change – As far as people debating climate change; proof and evidence should bring an end to anything [where there] is unbelief. If not, those who continue on arguing over something that has factual evidence are ignorant and out for their own gain, no matter who it is or what field it is in. People love to go with their own personal theories and concepts instead of proof and evidence. You can refute proof, I don't care who it is.
  • Lela: Kiran and John, don't tell me now CNN is going to join the ranks of the Republicans, especially Inholfe in trying to prove that Global warming is a trick or a myth. We know the major pollutants of global warming lies with big corporate. Car industry, oil and coal industry, among others. Not far from where I live is an Alcoa a plant, it would make you cringe if you knew the stuff coming out of that big smoke stack. Pcb along with other things. My husband retired from Alcoa and the things I have heard is unconscionable what Corporate will do to keep from paying money to fix the situation. It is possible most of the factories could fix what they omit, but it would cost a lot of money for them, and that would take away from the big boss's bonus. Kiran, we are smart. The ones of that have lived long enough know the difference in the climate than what it use to. I really started noticing something wasn't right in the 80"s. It seems as though republicans are so void of feels or other people's welfare but their own, plus some of Blue Dogs. Some people will sell their soul to the Devil for money and power, and the dire situation our country is in now , is never more apparent than what greed can do.
  • Hubert: We know the earth is changing, We can slow it down a little. If we used windmills for electric and electric cars would help some. But the big money makers don't want that. They want to keep making money, The hell with their kids, MONEY is more important.
  • Bruce: What is going on in your research department? There is massive suppression on climate data and deliberate corruption of that data by the CRU. Carbon levels in Gore's hockey stick went up ONE HUNDRED years before the temperatures did. Why didn't you call your guest on that? No wonder Rense and Whatreallyhappened are doing so well! Isn't the Copenhagen agreement unconstitutional? Also, your truthometer people should actually told the truth on skyrocketing energy costs from climate gate – tell them they are not fired.

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  1. Vincent

    Climate change debate,

    Back in the 90’s the news reports about the climate had to do with cutting down the rainforest around the world for the timber and clearing for farmers. Some reports had reported 50% of the world’s rainforest had been cut down. The debate at that time was if the trees are cut down which we know take in Co2 and give off oxygen then the Co2 levels would go up and cause global warming.

    Now for the last few years the climate debate is over man made emissions from green house gas emitters.

    My comment is which is it?

    I think the problem is with the rainforest and other types of forest around the world diminishing as cities grow and the timber is cut and farmers develop the land for farming to feed the worlds growing pollution.
    We need to have countries around the world for the next 10 to 20 years start tree planting programs. If on average each country could plant 1% of there land mass size with new forest and maintain the forest that still exist in 10 to 20 years the trees would begin reducing the Co2 levels.

    Just something to have the smart environmental scientist around the world to think about.

    December 8, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  2. Johnny

    Global Warming is a Scam. Anyone leader in power that tries to say Carbon Dioxide is a poison should be arrested on site for crimes against humanity. Only the ignorant and blind can still believe the lies of Al Gore and company.

    December 8, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  3. ann

    I do believe that some things we are breathing today are bad for our health from some industrys.
    But, to say it is causing global warming needs to be proven with
    real scientific facts. The corelation between the two ideas are a stretch of beliefs. Global warming is a condition of the planet we live on that is going thru a cycle since the beginning of the earth. Global cooling will follow. We have documented only a short time. Until the midwest can grow palm trees, I would not believe in what some are saying about linking the two ideas together Many industrys started in the early 1900's Corporations are not intentionally trying to be bad for our planet
    They just need new technology for the future

    December 8, 2009 at 8:37 am |
  4. Gina Harry

    If I may paraphrase Mr. Inhof? "All this pesky environmental legislation will cost money (aka My corporate investments). The environment simply isn't worth spending money on. What? You're concerned about future generations? Do what we always did–just pray!"

    December 8, 2009 at 8:34 am |
  5. Frank

    Seriously, not much good is coming out of the USA these days. The political climate is so adversarial that it is becoming acrimonious to say the least. You have a party in opposition, not o use their party name at the risk of sounding partisan, which does not miss an opportunity to stir up things whenever controversy is possible. They are now attempting to promote that carbon dioxide emissions are not all that bad for our climate. Did you mention by any chance that the Amanda Fox verdict is the result of an anti American sentiment in Italy, well this is regrettable but understandable given that the biggest USA export these days appears to be acrimony and that those seeds are being planted world wide. It is really deplorable, but yet you have to accept your accountability your political wrong doings. The planet is not going green, it is going red.

    December 8, 2009 at 7:26 am |
  6. millie

    Do you all have any clue how much your bills are going to sky rocket if Cap N Trade (TAX) passes? Every energy company will be forced to pass on government regulation costs to you, the consumer. The US has reduced the amount of pollution entering your atmosphere without government interference. They are close to reaching the goals set at the Kyoto meeting. Efforts are being made as we speak to reduce the effects of pollution yet the DEMS want to control more of what goes on in your lives and then they want the companies to charge you for it. A $900,000 state of the art "Green home" in Michigan was going to hold a grand opening. It had to be canceled. The solar panels couldn't keep the pipes from freezing over.

    December 7, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  7. Dee

    We all now what America is all about – Greed, Greed and Greed. Some ambitious aloof of this country make fools of others, bomb others and then spare their changes, but there is always reaction of every action (Newton's third law and science approved it) .... when kids in third world will sink after doing slavery for Americans, American kids will die of heart and genetic diseases.. And people will not just sink their land because of American arrogance, they will cross the borders anyhow.. Are not we seeing what's happening in Europe....

    December 7, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  8. A. Smith, Oregon

    With the Democratic party a majority in both the House and Senate, its time to pass sweeping laws to curb and stop Big Oil from continuing to spew out millions of tons of toxic gases, poisonous fumes and hazardous wastes into the air that America's children breathe.

    The Democratic party should fight back against the Republican party of No, by passing real environmental laws with teeth which are fully enforced complete with huge and meaningful fines on any Big Oil Coal belching plant that does not fully comply.

    December 7, 2009 at 6:13 pm |