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As America continues to deal with some of the coldest temperatures on record this winter, I thought it would be a good exercise to explain why we keep hearing about “global warming” – or, more frequently now, “climate change.”

Beginning back in the 1970s, when Barack Obama was just a youngster, those who desired to “fundamentally transform America” got an idea. They couldn’t deny the simple, self-evident truth that free enterprise was outperforming socialism not just for the wealthy, but for the poor as well. But that didn’t make them like free enterprise. In fact, they continued to hate it because they believed in the coercive redistribution of wealth by government as a matter of principle. Yet they knew it would be a hard sell to Americans and others around the world who had eyes to see and ears to hear.

The socialist left began fishing for new “crises” they could use to reorder societies committed to free enterprise and limited government. In fact, they began manufacturing them.

This is why we have global warming today – or, should I say, why we have the fraudulent hysteria about catastrophic, man-made climate change.

It didn’t begin as global warming in the 1970s. Back then, the proponents of this doomsday scenario claimed the world was on the verge of a new ice age that would result in famine, starvation and untold billions of deaths in a few decades.

When the 1990s rolled around and the only starvation the world knew was still coming at the hands of collectivist totalitarians, the crisis hucksters on the left came up with a new climate-change scare tactic. With the help of a demagogic vice president of the United States, the new theory of “global warming” was invented.

It was just the latest hoax designed to frighten the masses into allowing their society to be “fundamentally transformed” for the good of the planet.

Of course it was no more real than the global cooling theory that preceded it. But it had the added advantage of demonizing the lifeblood of freedom and prosperity – energy of all kinds, especially those that are carbon based.

Suddenly, carbon became a pollutant – even though it is an element as natural and vital in our ecosystem as oxygen.

That’s why we have global warming today – or, more precisely, the myth of global warming.

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Enter Barack Obama onto the national political stage in 2008.

He promises as a candidate for president to doing something we have never before heard from a political figure in the history of the world: He pledges to stop the rise of the oceans and heal our planet.

Listen for yourself to his Election Day proclamation: “This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal”:

From a purely political perspective, it was sheer genius. This was certainly one political promise Obama would be able to keep. Why? Because the oceans weren’t rising, and the planet was never in danger of global warming – at least not in a catastrophic way as a result of man’s use of carbon.

It’s hard for many people to believe they have been so hoodwinked, conned and deceived. Don’t the scientists all agree that we are facing apocalyptic danger as a result of climate change? That’s what the media tell us. That’s what the politicians say. And that’s what so many scientists, at least those with government contracts, maintain.

I’m not going to deal with the pseudo-science here. If what I tell you about the motive behind the climate-change incantation resonates as plausible, I invite you to examine the science for yourself by checking out the following books:

And just to be sure you are getting a fair and balanced understanding of the topic, I encourage you to read the global warming manifesto itself – Al Gore’s “Earth in the Balance,” a tribute to neo-paganist spirituality balanced only with neo-communist dogma.

It’s time to awaken from the climate-change matrix.

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