GOP'er "Eric Bradenson" is in complete denial about current science on the notion of US human CO2 induced global warming. It's quite believable that he's a GOP House staffer since he's unaware that massive US government climate action was mandated by George Bush #1 in 1990 against human caused atmospheric and environmental change (excerpts below). Climate science is different from politics. Mr. Bradenson has the two confused. His title and thesis are followed by key parts of the 1990 law binding at least 13 federal agencies:
7/10/13, "How the GOP Could Win the Climate Debate," Real Clear Science, by Eric Bradenson (a pseudonym)
"Editor's note: This article was awarded second place in the "Young Conservative Thought Leaders" contest from the Energy and Enterprise Initiative at George Mason University."
"Members and a larger number of Republican staffers who recognize the problem -- for the country, for the party -- but don’t know how to solve it....
If we just come to the table, Republicans can lead on climate change and the American people will be with us."
"Eric Bradenson, writing under a pen name to protect his boss and himself, is a conservative staffer on Capitol Hill working for a House Republican. His views are his own."
Since at least 1990 13 U.S. government agencies
have been mandated in addition to efforts already underway to fight human induced global atmospheric change including reduction of CO2:
"U.S. Global Change Research Act of 1990"
- reducing energy consumption through conservation and energy efficiency;
- promoting the use of solar and renewable energy sources which reduce the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere;
- developing replacements for chlorofluorocarbons, halons, and other ozone-depleting substances which exhibit a significantly reduced potential for depleting stratospheric ozone;
- promoting the conservation of forest resources which help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere;
- assisting developing countries in ecological pest management practices and in the proper use of agricultural, and industrial chemicals;...
6. Although significant Federal global change research efforts are underway, an effective Federal research program will require efficient interagency coordination, and coordination with the research activities of State, private, and international entities.
(b) PURPOSE.--The purpose of this title is to provide for development and coordination of a comprehensive and integrated United States research program which will assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change....
SEC. 102. COMMITTEE ON EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES....
The President, through the Council, shall establish a Committee on Earth and Environmental Sciences. The Committee shall carry out Council functions under section 401 of the National Science and Technology Policy, Organization, and Priorities Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. 6651) relating to global change research, for the purpose of increasing the overall effectiveness and productivity of Federal global change research efforts.
(b) MEMBERSHIP.--The Committee shall consist of at least one representative from--
- the National Science Foundation;
- the National Aeronautics and Space Administration;
- the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the Department of Commerce;
- the Environmental Protection Agency;
- the Department of Energy;
- the Department of State;
- the Department of Defense;
- the Department of the Interior;
- the Department of Agriculture;
- the Department of Transportation;
- the Office of Management and Budget;
- the Office of Science and Technology Policy;
- the Council on Environmental Quality;
- the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health; and
- such other agencies and departments of the United States as the President or the Chairman of the Council considers appropriate.
Such representatives shall be high ranking officials of their agency
or department, wherever possible the head of the portion of that agency
or department that is most relevant to the purpose of the title described
in section 101(b)....
cooperate with the Secretary of State in--
- (A) providing representation at international meetings and conferences on global change research in which the United States participates; and
- (B) coordinating the Federal activities of the United States with programs of other nations and with international global change research activities such as the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program;...
SEC. 204. GLOBAL CHANGE RESEARCH INFORMATION OFFICE....
Such information shall include, but need not be limited to, results of scientific research and development on technologies useful for...
4. promoting the conservation of forest resources which help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere;...
Approved November 16, 1990."
The US Global Change Research Plan "was known as the U.S. Climate Change Science Program from 2002 through 2008. The program is steered by the
Subcommittee on Global Change Research under the
Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, overseen by the
Executive Office of the President, and facilitated by the
National Coordination Office."
5/25/12, "US Global Change Research Plan" 2012-2021, globalchange.gov
"As mandated by Congress, the USGCRP develops a new Strategic Plan every ten years that must “provide for [the] development and coordination of a comprehensive and integrated United States Research Program which will assist the Nation and the world to understand, assess, predict, and respond to human-induced and natural processes of global change.” The Plan will be implemented through the next decade by the collective efforts of 13 U.S. government agencies that collaboratively help the Nation better understand global change and its impacts."
"The USGCRP began as a presidential initiative in 1989 and was mandated by Congress in the Global Change Research Act of 1990."
"What Is Global Change?
'Global change' refers to changes in the global environment that may alter the capacity of the Earth to sustain life. These changes include:
- Alterations in climate
- Land productivity
- Oceans or other water resources
- Atmospheric chemistry
- Ecological systems"