EPA cracks down on 'ideologically driven regulations'
While environmental groups deride methane as a â€śsuper pollutantâ€ť because it traps 25 times as much heat as CO2, its climate impact is inconsequential. It is 200 times more dilute in the atmosphere as CO2 and is emitted at 1/200th the rate of CO2. Even if the U.S. eliminated all its methane emissions by 2050, climate models estimate that the effect on average global temperature by 2100 would be 0.03Â°C. This change is nearly one-fifth the size of the error range of global temperature measurementsâ€”and irrelevant within the context of expected temperature rises of 1Â°C or greater.
The significance of the new standards is that they rescind the direct regulation of methane, and only regulate emissions of volatile organic compounds. The EPA will now be required to determine that methane significantly contributes to air pollution that harms human health and welfare before regulating it, per the requirements...
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"Well, many of the radical policies being suggested by alarmists will have detrimental effects on the poor. For example, one of the best ways to lift nations out of poverty is to provide access to inexpensive energy. But with the global push for only renewable (and therefore expensive and often unreliable) energy, developing nations will have a harder time to advance, and poor populations are likely to remain in poverty. That is one of the challenges we need to consider as we wrestle with the issue of climate change thoroughly."
"Itâ€™s a complex issue. But, it does remind us that if we want to encourage others to be good stewards of what God has entrusted to us, that includes obeying another command from God to usâ€”caring for the poor and needy. That includes not enacting policies that may be perceived as good for the environment, but that will have negative consequences on the poor." (answersingenesis)