As an out-of-stater, I applaud Gov. Huntsman's brave stand in Utah. The science
on global warming is in and it's scary. Utah, as I recall is
semi-arid, growing rapdily and has scarce water resources. I recommend the
citizenry listen to the good Governor and stop whinning and do something about
their soon to be drastic situation.
Even conservative Newt Gingrich, long a global warming skeptic, now realizes it
is real and that man is causing it. He has apologized on behalf of the
Republican Party for being so slow to recognize the science. Go ahead. Look it
up with a quick Google.
Huntsman's big chance to hang with Arnold. That's all this is.
You make a lot of assumptions in your argument that would have to be agreed upon
to agree with you, one of which is to quickly dispel the idea that nukes are
safe. Okay. Let's say I agree with that assumption. What about the water it
takes to process the plutonium? Please address this. And while you're at it,
what about the mining itself, and the amount of fossil fuels it takes to do the
mining, etc. Thanks in advance for offering specifics.
I believe Huntsman is a Democrat in a Republicans's suit!
The reason why so many people think that the scientific consensus on global
warming is a left-wing conspiracy is because they get all of their science
education from right-wing political pundits and propogandists.Kudos
to Governor Huntsman for showing us that one can be pro-science and a
The news recently has been full of stories about how the cost of gasoline is
hurting consumers and could cause recession if it stays at current levels next
year. In Utah we get 95% of our electricity from coal, which is the main
whipping boy for man-caused climate change. If Huntsman gets his way and Utah's
coal fired power plants are converted to some other form of generation, all
Utahns' electric bills will increase a greater percentage than the cost of
gasoline has increased. Huntsman does not seem to realize this.
Okay in order to be intellectually honest as an environmentalist then you must
admit that nuclear power emites no emissions, is cheaper than all but one source
of electric power (coal), and gives those of us who like to use power the amount
of power we desire. It really is the perfect compromise. Environmentalists get
the support of people who like and need power and reduces green house emissions.
If they are unwilling to compromise on nuclear then there is a different
agenda. Don't tell me about how dangerous nuclear is. The technoligies that
control nuclear are considerably more reliable and enhanced since the 1970s and
even the UN's report on Chernoble show that the devestation was far far less
than thought. Let me clarify I don't want a melt down or leak my point is it is
much safer than we think.
Its about time. Our state legislators need to pass laws requiring new energy
comes from clean renewable sources (Solar, Wind, Geothermal), and that we
gradually reduce the energy consumed in this state from fossil fuels. We should
end up with only 10% comming from fossil fuels by 2025. Unless, our new energy
needs do not grow that fast.We need laws and incentives for
residents of metropolitan areas to drive hybrid or straight electric vehicles.
It is sad to drive into the Salt Lake Valley and see the Brown Haze everyone
breathes.Even in St. George the other day there was a brown haze.Our state should pass legislation requiring cleaner gasoline, manditory
hybrid or electric commuter vehicles for those living in metropolitan areas.We need to join California in leading the Nation of clean renewable
energy. Look at the solar maps for the USA and one of the best spots is St.
George and the Arizona Strip; our State should be funding in partnership with
the Federal Government a large Solar Plant there.Look at the wind
maps and near Parowan is one of the best places for wind farms.THANK
I only wish more republicans would get on board. I am embarrassed about the
lack of honest discussion on this issue in the GOP. Take imported oil; we are
sending almost $1Billion each business day to the same governments that fund
terrorism. Add the military costs for oil regions (even in "peace-time"
operations) and we already have an effective gas tax of an extra $2.58 per
gallon. Huntsman sees the opportunity here; going green is great for the
economy. Each $1 Billion we don't send abroad creates 10,000 new jobs in
America. Thanks for taking a stand and showing some needed leadership.Utah also has some serious solar power potential in a couple of southern parts
of the state. Unlike nuclear and coal plants solar projects use very little
water and the price points are dropping very fast. In three years solar will
approach price parity with coal, even without carbon taxes. Gov.
Huntsman is trying to fill a void created by two oilmen; Bush and Cheney. Going
green is very wise for the economy if done right--and Gov Huntsman seems to be
headed in the right direction.
Can anybody offer an example of something conservatives have actually conserved?
I agree with KH, the environment shouldn't be a partisan issue. The trouble
is, recent history shows us that the stereotyping of contemporary repubs as
anti-earth is a fair.
Lets see, the Gov. ran on the premise that parents should have more choices in
the education of their children, but absolutely refused to be the "pitch" man
for the parents for choice bill referendum vote. Now he has no problem being
the "pitch" man for global warming. It is purely politics, the referendum vote
looked to him as a losing cause so the conveniently fled the scene, it is
politically correct at the moment to jump on the global warming bandwagon so
away we go. Political expediency never was, never will be the same as
principled leadership. Some day I hope to a see a real leader for the State of
If the earth slightly warms, why is that automatically a disaster and end to all
civilization? Global Warming supporters spread doom and gloom within ten years
so they can cash in on the craze! They've already done global cooling in the
1970's, and now it is global warming? Will the next cash cow be "global staying
the same"... GASP!
Why do so many people assume if you're a Republican, you believe Global Warming
is a hoax? And if you don't believe that or do anything to promote energy
conservation or environmental concerns, you are a Democrat?I don't
see how protecting the environment is a partisan issue. Those who condemn any
Republican who tries to take a stand on issues like this are giving Republicans
a bad image I don't agree they deserve and make the stereotypes the left have
made for Republicans sound correct.I
I guess he's bought in to the farce too. Pretty soon he'll be flying around in
a Prius instead of his families GV. The earth has been warming since the ice
age. Wake up you green heads, who are we to say what temperature the earth
should be? Because we're used to the climate of our lifespans? What about the
climate of early man? Shouldn't their climate have been the ideal climate? Oh
yeah the cavemans hummers and coal plants warmed the earth up, wake up people.
By the way the warmest temp recorded was in 1938 or 39 (long before the SUV was
invented), not 2007. Al Gore has sold you all on a farce! I thought Huntsman
was smarter than this?
The NASA report this week is important in this discussion. They showed that
warming in the Arctic in the recent decade was caused by changes in Arctic ocean
circulation, not by global temperature change. They further said it's a
decade-scale cycle.When will people wake up to the fact that "global
warming" is a fraud? Mankind isn't causing changes, Nature is! Govs. Huntsman
and Schwartzeneggar have been duped!
I can not agree more. Man-made global warming is the biggest political witch
hunt of our generation. Climate change happens. To think that us, humans, have
the power to change the climate is arrogant. I think that enivornment is ours to
care for and we should avoid pollution. Global climate change is not man-made.
Proving causation is VERY difficult, as any student of statistics or science
knows. Should we wait and do nothing, while the average temps rise? God helps
those who help themselves. Also, from a geo-political perspective,
reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, particularly petroleum, makes sense.
You don't have to be a supporter of Gore or an Environmentalist to recognize
Way to go, Gov. Huntsman! Take a stand!While I am unsure of global
warming, I also believe it is absolutely foolish to continue status quo. We
must make changes to they way we continue to pollute our earth.
It is nice to see that the majority of the citizens of Utah are not caught up in
the false hype of Global Warming. Yes there is climate change, but to think
that man is the driving force is very arrogant. I hope the citizens think twice
before re-electing this Governor.
Way to go, someone in control finally caught on. I have solar hot water and 1kw
of solar power coming in every sunny day. Lots of people like to talk about it
(or against it), but nothing will get done unless everyone of us do something
about it. With population growth being so 'popular' in Utah, gunna need to do
something about it all...
Good job, Gov. Huntsman. I'm behind you. Before long this will not be a
partisan issue - it will be a survival issue.
Again, it's time to move to Idaho a truly conservative state. We should all be
writing the Governor telling him of our displeasure with this ad!!! How have we
got to the point were we are actually listening to these
Governor Silver Spoon's family might have sold the company, but it's highly
unlikely they gave away the "dirty money" they made by pumping CO2 into the
atmosphere.Perhaps our wealthy governor counts all that Huntsman
Chemical polystyrene sitting in our nation's landfills as "sequestered carbon".
It is nice to see that the State of Utah has a progressive and smart Governor.
The jury is out increased carbon emissions do cause climate change.
i agree huntsman chemical ought to look inside, but i'm proud huntsman is
leading the way on this. it's time for moderates to speak out; only wackos at
this point deny climate change is real.
All is well in Zion, right?Read the article in "Opinion" today. Notice
it's written by an actual local meteorologist. Someone who knows what he's
talking about.Global warming is not based on political ideology. It is
based on sound science. Go read a science journal.
Because of this issue I'm not voting for Huntsman for reelection. He's turning
into a democrat.
Enough of the East Coast Kool Aid. How about a little help with the price I'm
paying for diesel gas. Nothing like letting outside forces set the agenda for
the majority of Utahns. Great leadership there.
Huntsma has done a great job as far as our economy goes. I don't recall Huntsman
campaining he would fight global warming.
The greatest hoax being perpetrated on mankind and Huntsman has bought into it
hook, line, and sinker.There is not one shred of proof that man-made
CO2 causes global warming. None. The only link between global warming and CO2
came from ice cores. Gore used this connection in his movie, yet he failed to
mention that atmospheric CO2 levels increased several hundred years AFTER the
global temperature rise. The IPCC calls this bit of information "irrelevant."
Irrelevant? They used this connection to jump-start the GW scare, but now that
we know the data doesn't support their theory of man being responsible for GW,
the data is now irrelevant?We taxpayers are going to see our energy
bills double in the next three years just so we can combat an imaginary
pollutant: CO2.Thanks, Gov. (Are you really a Republican?)
Now look for him to propose a "global warming" tax on Utah residents.
Boy, and I thought Rocky Anderson was the only one!
Once again, a purportedly conservative majority in Utah has elected another
Republican In Name Only. Wise up during the primaries before the next election
Didn't Huntsmans sell off the chemical business?What we do know is
that Jon Sr. took a big lo$$, choosing to stop making plastic foam containers
for fast food, because they were polluting, long before anyone else raised the
ARE YO KIDDING ME? This is the leftist governor. He parades around like a
Republican yet acts like a Democrat. I don't have any issue with the fact that
he's more left than right but don't say you're a conservative and then go
running around the west with Arnold.
I'm proud that Utah is "at the table" on this issue so that the state's energy
industry will have a say on how climate change policy in the West will play
out... so many Utahns are saying we should ignore climate change science and
politics. But if we do, our coal and gas industries will simple be "on the
menu" as other states set policies to Utah's energy exports out of their energy
portfolios! Word is that Milford will have a super large wind farm to serve
California's demand for renewables. Wind is the fastest growing energy source,
with Texas, Wyoming, and Colorado taking the lead and their rural communities
are flush with economic growth! Let's hope Utah gets in on this future energy
boom so that our farmers and ranchers can get a share of this new industry! It
should bring millions in new economic development to the state!
Way to go Jon. It is good to see a Utah politician take science and reality
Gov. Huntsman needs to come out of his ivory tower. Not only is climate change
part of the natural order and not within our ability to control, this new
"religion" is based on political ideology and not science. In addition, it
flies in the face of common sense. I am not prepared to allow Huntsman and the
Greenies to force their environmental religion on me. Higher taxes and
unnecessary gov. control of our lives. There is no crisis and if we examine
modernity, the environment is cleaner than it was 50 or 100 years ago. C'mon
Huntsman, get a grip!
I wonder what his family business (Huntsman Chemical) is doing about global
warming... guaranteed they haven't changed any practices...