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Read online @ B A K K E N O I L B I Z . C O M / d i g i t a l - j o u r n a l 19 ‚ě§ continued, pg 20 > Title V, PSD and state permiing > State and tribal registrations > NSPS and NESHAP compliance > GHG and toxics inventory reporting > Bakken VOC emissions quantification > NAAQS/toxics modeling > Effective agency negotiation We help oil & gas producers understand and ensure compliance with air quality regulatory requirements: (800) 229-6655 Your Partner in Air Quality Compliance > NSPS OOOO and OOOOa workshops and webinars > Air Quality training for oil & gas field operations > Advanced Clean Air Act training for environmental professionals in the oil & gas industry > Custom on-site training throughout North Dakota View our complete training schedule and register online at Upcoming Training for EHS Professionals Coincident with this alarmist viewpoint were a series of ulterior motives. These included: 1 Those who truly believed we were headed toward a manmade disaster. 2 Those who resented the Western world's dependence on imported energy from politically unstable regions of the world. 3 Those who objected to the by-products of oil consumption. 4 And those who wanted to re-allocate some of the resources away from the industrialized world toward developing countries. The common element linking all of these agendas was CO2. However, evidence of global warm- ing failed to match the predictions, so during the 2000s, a new phraseol- ogy, "Global Climate Change" was in- troduced. This term was deliberately broad so that one could be correct when claiming temperature increases or temperature decreases; or climate shifts from one region to another. Most recently, in 2010, a new term was introduced which is "Global Cli- mate Disruption". This latest desig- nation lends itself to a negative con- notation about any changes in weather patterns. It plays more conveniently into the promoted reduction in energy consumption and justifies governmen- tal intervention into this policy. The media outlets have conveyed spe- cific choreographed messages. They report all of the extremes in nature as if these had not been happening all throughout earth's history. Regional droughts in Africa, flooding in South- east Asia, hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and polar bears stranded on a broken iceberg. All have been blamed on global climate change. In addition, well-known politicians and celebrities have taken sides to pronounce global climate change upon us. Al Gore, for example, has effectively secured the media's attention, persuaded some in the public, and even won the Academy Award and other recognitions for his support of global warming. Is global climate change the most pressing problem facing mankind? Does it require intergovernmental co- operation to avoid disaster?

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