Maybe having Congress and the White House involved in the automobile industry wouldn’t be such a bad idea – because if they pushed cars like they are pushing the climate bill, the auto industry would be poised for unprecedented growth. But therein is the rub – spreading hot air and manure around the halls of Congress and using unfounded assurances of global catastrophe isn’t synonymous with successful business strategies 101.
Sen. Barbra Boxer, D-Calif., claims that if the Senate doesn’t pass a bill to cut global warming there will be dire results of biblical proportions: both droughts and floods (she wants the bases covered), fires, agricultural losses, loss of species and worsening air pollution. She left out water to blood, boils and death of firstborn – oh that’s right; she covers that with abortion – my bad.
She says, “It’s going to be a tough slog, but I’m excited about it. … I know my Republican colleagues are going to try to do everything to stop it and distort it.” It won’t be just Republicans out to stop the bill – at least 15 Democrat senators who are afraid of losing their seats because of voter-backlash are positioned to oppose it as well. They should be afraid, and you the voters should do everything in your power to keep them that way.
As I wrote in March 2007, “From the beginning, radical prognosticators of environmental apocalypse have been miserably wrong. Now, armed with new fictional threats and apocalyptic warnings, they seek to legislate the environment and thus further erode the rights of individuals.”
David Deming wrote, “This is not science – it’s religion. It takes faith to believe in global warming. You need to pretend the sun is not the major factor in how warm the earth is at any given time. You need to pretend that your choice of light bulb can really impact the temperature of the planet. You need to pretend that buying carbon credits from Al Gore will actually save the planet. You need to pretend massive redistribution of wealth can reduce the temperatures of the planet. That’s a lot of pretending [i.e., faith].” I would phrase it more succinctly – I would say it was a lot of nonsense.
“John Coleman, [founder of The Weather Channel], now a meteorologist for San Diego TV station KUSI, calls it a ‘manufactured crisis’ by dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives who have manipulated long-term scientific data to create an illusion of rapid global warming.” (Weather Channel founder: Warming ‘greatest scam in history’; Nov. 8, 2007; WorldNetDaily.com.)
I wrote, “We are still waiting for Newsweek’s 1975 article about the impending ice age entitled, ‘The cooling world’ by Peter Gwynne, to become a reality.” Said article predicted the world would see a global ice age by 1985. Well, its 2009 – when it gets here, call me.
This charade isn’t about planetary concern – it’s about control of people and free-market industries. It’s about a few dictating what the world can do.
When the threat was global cooling there were predictions of acid rain and forest death in Central Europe. William and Paul Paddock’s book “Famine – 1975” promised disaster of unprecedented magnitude and famine greater than at any time in history ravaging the undeveloped nations. We were told in the early 1970s that the population would outstrip the available food supply creating the greatest catastrophe the world has ever known. We’re still waiting for all that to take place as well.
“Coleman believes scientists with political motives have been joined by extremist environmentalists to support and broaden the research to further enhance the totally slanted, bogus, global warming claims. He believes their friends in government [have] steered huge grants their way to keep the movement going, which has led to claims of consensus.”
The climate bill is over 1,200 pages long, and none of those pushing it has bothered to read it in its entirety – and yet they are trying to convince us the sky will fall if the bill isn’t passed immediately.
Voters should be asking themselves, Congress and the “transparent” White House: Why the rush? What difference will a few months or year make to fully vet the bill and the supposed catastrophes that await us if same doesn’t pass?
The public should remember the promises of total collapse if the stimulus packages were not passed immediately. They should remember the corruption in Congress and their inability to handle their own personal affairs. They should also keep in mind that the only true emergency that cannot wait is the one that demands a restroom.