「地球を人間より上位に置いた世界観」を批難するRick Santorum (2012年)

昨年(2012年)2月に、まだ共和党大統領候補の座をめぐって戦っていたRick Santorumも、温暖化否定について神を持ち出していた。
“We were put on this Earth as creatures of God to have dominion over the Earth, to use it wisely and steward it wisely, but for our benefit not for the Earth’s benefit,” Santorum told an audience at the Colorado School of Mines where he was a guest speaker Monday at the Colorado Energy Summit.

“We are the intelligent beings that know how to manage things and through the course of science and discovery if we can be better stewards of this environment, then we should not let the vagaries of nature destroy what we have helped create,” Santorum said to applause from the conservative crowd.



[Troy Hooper: "Santorum and Gingrich dismiss climate change, vow to dismantle the EPA" (2012/02/06) on Colorado Independent]
The former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania argued that science has been hijacked by politicians on the left, and that climate change is “an absolute travesty of scientific research that was motivated by those who, in my opinion, saw this as an opportunity to create a panic and a crisis for government to be able to step in and even more greatly control your life,” Santorum said.

“I for one never bought the hoax. I for one understand just from science that there are one hundred factors that influence the climate. To suggest that one minor factor of which man’s contribution is a minor factor in the minor factor is the determining ingredient in the sauce that affects the entire global warming and cooling is just absurd on its face.



[Troy Hooper: "Santorum and Gingrich dismiss climate change, vow to dismantle the EPA" (2012/02/06) on Colorado Independent]

Rick Santorum本人はキリスト教信仰として語っているが、米国保守思想の精髄でもある人間例外主義に基づく次の点は基本と言えば基本:
"I just said that when you have a worldview that elevates the Earth above man and says that we can't take those resources because we're going to harm the Earth;


[Leigh Ann Caldwe: "Santorum: Obama's worldview upside-down" (2012/02/19) on CBSnews]
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神や聖書を掲げて温暖化否定を語る議員たち Again

テキサス州選出の共和党Joe Barton連邦下院議員が先月(2013/04)、聖書によれば人間起源の地球温暖化は起きないと、2013年4月10日のエネルギー電力小委員会で述べた
“I would point out that people like me who support hydrocarbon development don’t deny that climate is changing,” he added. “I think you can have an honest difference of opinion of what’s causing that change without automatically being either all in that’s all because of mankind or it’s all just natural. I think there’s a divergence of evidence.”
“I would point out that if you’re a believer in the Bible, one would have to say the Great Flood is an example of climate change and that certainly wasn’t because mankind had overdeveloped hydrocarbon energy.”



[Andrew Kaczynski:"Republican Congressman Cites Biblical Great Flood To Say Climate Change Isn’t Man-Made" (2013/04/10) on Buzzfeed]
ここで、十数万年の氷期と間氷期の例を出せばそれまでのことなのだが、ノアの洪水を持ち出すJoe Barton連邦下院議員。米国人の半数近くを占める若い地球の創造論支持層をターゲットにした発言というところか。

で、この元連邦下院エネルギー商業委員長であり、エネルギー政策における共和党の有力者であるJoe Bartonは2009年には、二酸化炭素排出は問題ではないと述べていた。
"CO2 is not a pollutant in any normal definition of the term," Barton said in an interview on C-SPAN.

"It's in your Coca-Cola, your Dr. Pepper and your Perrier water. It's necessary for human life," he continued. "It's odorless, colorless, tasteless, doesn't cause cancer, doesn't cause asthma."


[Chelsea Kiene: "Joe Barton Cites Great Flood To Disprove Human Role In Climate Change" (2013/04/10) on Huffibgtonpost]

聖書を持ち出して、地球温暖化を論じる連邦議員はJoe Bartonだけではない。連邦上院の最も熱心な温暖化否定論者である共和党James Inhofe連邦上院議員は、Right Wing Watch"によれば、自分の新刊本をフィーチャーしたラジオ番組で、次のように述べている。
Inhofe: Well actually the Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that ‘as long as the earth remains there will be seed time and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night,’ my point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.



Caller: Senator, do you quote any Scripture in your book?

Inhofe: Yeah, as a matter of fact I do. My favorite is Genesis 8:22 which is ‘as long as the earth remains there will be seed time and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night,’ you know, God’s still up there. There’s another piece of Scripture I’ll mention which I should’ve mentioned, no one seems to remember this, the smartest thing the activists did in trying to put their program through is try to get the evangelicals on their side, so they hired a guy named Cizik, and he had his picture in front of Vanity magazine dressed like Jesus walking on water. He has been exposed since then to be the liberal that he is. I would say that the other Scripture that I use quite frequently on this subject is Romans 1:25, ‘They give up the truth about God for a lie and they worship God’s creation instead of God, who will be praised forever.’ In other words, they are trying to say we should worship the creation. We were reminded back in Romans that this was going to happen and sure enough it’s happening.

実際に引用している。私のお気に入りはた創世記8章12節「地の続くかぎり、種蒔きも刈り入れも/寒さも暑さも、夏も冬も/昼も夜も、やむことはない。」で、ご存知のように、今も神はそこにいる。もう一つ、聖書で言及すべき部分に、言及している。誰も覚えていないようだが、活動家たちが自分たちのプログラムを押し通そうとして行ったことで、最もスマートなことは、福音主義キリスト教徒を味方につけようとしたことだ。それで、彼らはCizikという名の男を雇った。彼は水の上を歩くイエスのようなコスチュームでVanity magazineの表紙を飾った。彼はかつてリベラルだったことを明らかにされている。私はこの問題について、頻繁に引用する聖書の部分は、ローマの信徒への手紙 1章25節である「神の真理を偽りに替え、造り主の代わりに造られた物を拝んでこれに仕えたのです。造り主こそ、永遠にほめたたえられるべき方です」言い換えるなら、彼らは被造物を崇めるべきだと言ってきた。ローマの信徒への手紙えは我々に、これから起きることを思い起こさせる。そして、今まさにおきている。

[Brian Tashman:"James Inhofe Says the Bible Refutes Climate Change" (2013/03/08) on Right Wing Watch"]
温暖化否定で、ローマの信徒への手紙 1章25節を持ち出す例はほかにはない。目の付け所が違う。

何にせよ、James Inhofe連邦上院議員によれば、福音主義キリスト教徒は当然のごとく、地球温暖化を否定すべきであり、実際に地球温暖化を否定している。だからこそ、James Inhofe連邦上院議員は聖書を以て、気候変動えお語るのだろう。

あと、気候変動についての連邦下院公聴会で、聖書の関連部分を読み上げた、共和党John Shimkus連邦下院議員も有名。
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All tobacco products must comply

The plain packaging and new health warning requirements will apply to all tobacco products, including but not limited to cigarettes, loose leaf tobacco, cigars, waterpipe tobacco and bidis.


Supply and trading tips

To effectively manage your stock during the transition to plain packaging and the new health warnings:

Find out when your tobacco supplier can start supplying you with plain packaged tobacco products labelled with the new health warnings.

Think carefully about how much non-plain packaged product with the old health warnings you hold and purchase from now on. This will minimise the quantity of non-compliant stock you may have left which will be illegal to sell after 1 December 2012.

Find out from your tobacco supplier what will happen to any non-compliant stock you have after 1 December 2012 – for example, can you return that stock to your supplier?

[Tobacco plain packaging (YourHealth.gov.au)]
[Competition and Consumer (Tobacco) Information Standard 20111]
BIG tobacco company Philip Morris has been forced to release documents relating to a stoush with the federal government, after taking its fight against the government's plain-packaging legislation to an offshore court.

Despite being defeated in the Australian High Court, the tobacco giant is continuing to pursue the government over what it claims is a breach of intellectual property rights, after the government legislated that no branding can be shown on cigarette packets.

Philip Morris Asia alleges that Australia's Tobacco Plain Packaging Act breaches the 1993 agreement between the Hong Kong government and the Australian government for the Promotion and Protection of Investments. The case is being heard in the international Permanent Court of Arbitration.

The company tried to have court submissions relating to the case suppressed, but the government has succeeded in an application to have all documents released.

In what the Attorney-General, Nicola Roxon, said was a ''very significant and somewhat unusual step'', the international court ordered that each party be allowed to publish its own documents filed in the proceedings.

As previously revealed by Fairfax Media, the government believed Philip Morris engaging in corporate restructuring as a ''trick''.

When the company launched its compensation claim through Philip Morris Asia, it argued the laws were detrimental to its investment in the company's Australian arm, which was supposed to be protected by the trade treaty. But the government said the challenge was spurious because Philip Morris Asia only acquired a stake in the Australian operation a year after the government’s plain-packaging plans was announced, in "full knowledge" of what was to come.



フィリップモリスは裁判に関連する文書公開を抑えようとしたが、豪州政府は全文書の公開の申し立てに成功した。司法長官Nicola Roxonは。国際法廷が原告被告両者に対して、法廷亭主文書の公開を許可したことは、「非常に重要かつ、異例の一歩である」と述べた。

Fairfax Mediaによって明らかにされたように、豪州政府はフィリップ・モリスが「トリック」として企業のリストラクチャリングに取り組んでいると考えている。


[Jacqueline Maley:"Tobacco giant won't quit fight on plain packaging" (2013/01/20) on Canberra Times]

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Wiredが選ぶ2012年の科学的最悪のひとつ、ノースカロライナ州法案SL2012-202 (HB819)だった。それは...
RALEIGH – Gov. Beverly Perdue on Wednesday declined to sign or veto a controversial bill on sea-level rise, allowing it to become law.

Instead, the Democratic governor urged the Republican-dominated legislature to reconsider its stand on the issue.

"North Carolina should not ignore science when making public policy decisions," Perdue said in a statement. "House Bill 819 will become law because it allows local governments to use their own scientific studies to define rates of sea level change. I urge the General Assembly to revisit this issue and develop an approach that gives state agencies the flexibility to take appropriate action in response to sea-level change within the next four years."

State Sen. David Rouzer, R-Johnston, one of the bill's main supporters in the Senate, said he was pleased Perdue allowed the bill to become law. But he argued that House Bill 819 doesn't ignore science, but rather requires that the state look at all available studies and data on the issue when it develops policies regarding sea-rise.

海面上昇についての州法案に対して、ノースカロライナ州Beverly Perdue知事は署名せず、拒否権も発動せず、州法として成立させた。そのかわりに、民主党知事は、共和党が過半数を占める州議会に対して、この問題について再考を求めた。

Beverly Perdue州知事は声明で「公共政策決定のおいて、ノースカロライナ州は科学を無視すべきではない。海面上昇率を定めるのに州独自の研究を使うことを州政府ができるようにするが故に、HB819が州法として成立する。私は州議会に対して、この問題を再考し、今後4年間に海面上昇に対して、州政府機関が適切に対応できるようなアプローチをつくることを強く求める」と述べた。

州法案の州上院における主たる支持者の一人である、Johnson選出共和党David Rouzer州上院議員は、Perdue州知事が州法を成立させたことを歓迎すると述べた。しかし、彼はHB819が科学を無視するものではなく、海面上昇についての政策立案に際して州政府に、この問題についての研究とデータを見ることを義務付けるものだと述べた。
Last month, at the close of this year's state legislative session, lawmakers approved a watered-down version of an earlier, more controversial proposal regarding sea rise.

The legislation prevents the state from defining rates of sea-level change for regulatory purposes before July 1, 2016. Meanwhile, the Science Panel of the Coastal Resources Commission will update a March 2010 report that recommended the state plan for as much as 39 inches of sea rise by 2100.
The bill passed the Senate 40-1. It passed the House 68-46.

An early version of the proposal would have prohibited the state from using projections of accelerated sea rise – which many scientists believe is coming because of global warming and the melting of polar ice caps – when forming coastal development policies and rules. Instead, under the earlier proposal, the state could have determined sea-level rise rates using historical data alone, which would have allowed the state only to plan for about 8 inches of rise this century.




[Patrick Gannon: "Sea-level rise bill becomes law" (2012/08/01)]
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