What do you do? If you are honest you change your position but if you are a Man-made Global Warming Climate Change Activist such as Al Gore you LIE, continue your spin using false data and fear mongering. The liberals in Congress seem to believe that Climate Change or whatever they are calling it today is the greatest threat to the planet. That extends to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and others in various sectors of society.
The facts are, it is cooler now than when Al Gore won the Nobel Prize in 2007. WHAT? How can that be since Al the Climate Czar insisted that the planet was warming at an alarming rate and one would think that we’d be wearing shorts in Bismarck, North Dakota in December based on his predictions? There would be flooding around the world and all the Coastal Cities would be underwater. In his Oscar-winning documentary in 2006 called, “An Inconvenient Truth” his scenario and predictions were so dire that people became and are still becoming paranoid and living in terror. Some have even determined that man, human beings (not them) are the problem and the planet cannot survive if we do, therefore…
If you remember Gore assured us back in 2008 that in 5 years the entire North Polar Ice Cap would be gone, melted and massive flooding worldwide would be the result. Oops. I’m sure he has modified that prediction now and as I recently heard him he is now claiming that the massive amount of rainfall is one of the unexpected results of Global Warming/Climate Change caused by MAN (not him). He was wrong and the facts reveal that between 2012 and 2013 the Arctic ice grew by about 29%. I’m sure you remember the “Inconvenient News Reports” some time back when the Russian ship carrying scientists traveled to the bottom of the globe to document the shrinking ice caps. How embarrassing it must have been for them and Climate Czar Al when the ship got stuck on ice that was thicker than at any time in recorded history. They had to be airlifted to safety. So much for melting ice caps. But, they ignore facts and continue the spin.
They were blaming hurricanes including Katrina in 2005 and Sandy in 2012 on greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere but when the hurricane season ended in 2013 it was revealed that it was the quietest since 1960. Another Inconvenient fact they choose to ignore because it is a fly in their ointment and a counter to their argument. Last year there were only two Category 1 hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean last year and they go up to Category 5. What happened, Al? Hurricanes, like the rest of the weather, is cyclical and one year we will have massively destructive hurricanes and others years we will not. Barack Obama enacted regulations on the Coal and Energy Industries crippling many businesses in the name of “Climate Change Proactivity” and that only hurt EVERYONE except the Green Energy businesses that got massive kickbacks and subsidies and managed to contribute heavily to the Democrats. Interesting how that works.
Is there Climate Change? Is there an Earth? Are there differing seasons in the year? The Climate has been changing since the Earth started spinning and will continue until it stops. I saw an interesting statistic regarding Earth Temperatures. It reported that we are about 1.4 degrees warmer than our great grandfathers but 2.7 degrees cooler than the Crusaders, 4.3 degrees cooler than the Romans, and 18 degrees cooler than the dinosaurs. In fact, most of the warming that has taken place in the last 100 years took place prior to 1940 and the massive industrialization in the aftermath of WWII. 2008 was cooler than 2007, which was cooler than 2006 and the climatic temperatures are cyclical, as most honest scientist will affirm.
Greenhouse gasses account for less than 2% of the atmosphere and Carbon Dioxide about 3.6%. Humans, we are told contribute about 3.4% of the total CO2 emissions meaning that overall, we (humans) contribute to less than 1% of the total “greenhouse effect.” Barack Obama stated his objective was to cut human CO2 emissions by 80% and even if the Activist achieve that goal it will have minimal effect on the climate. That fact is ignored and the war on coal and the oil and gas industry continue. The regulations desired by the Left would cost us over 2.5 million jobs, send inflation through the roof and increase the cost of gasoline almost 75% and electricity would virtually double. The federal debt would increase by over 25% and the GDP would drop more than $9.6 TRILLION. All that to have minimal or no effect on the climate. HOW DOES THAT MAKE SENSE?
I believe in being good stewards of our planet and our lives. I do not believe that we need to allow paranoia that is often nothing more than a manipulative tool of activist and politicians to achieve their goals of Position and Power while inflating their Personal Wealth. So many things advanced by the Left have a singular target – CONTROL. When you have a group of people who believe that Government can do everything gain control of Congress and Washington DC, TYRANNY cannot be far behind. They begin by harvesting the low-hanging fruit and erode then strip us of our inalienable rights and liberties. I know some reject the direness of the United Nations Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development Initiative but if you examine their objectives you will find things like Climate Change useful tools in their pursuit. The more Government Can Control the less Freedom we have. I am a strong proponent of LIMITED GOVERNMENT and ask that everyone remember in 2018 and 2020 the objective to send Constitutionalist to Washington who will seek to Shrink Government Not Grow it and honor the expressed intent of the Framers and founders allowing us to have “Life, Liberty, and the Freedom to Pursue Happiness without government’s overreaching intrusion into our lives.”
God, bless you and God bless America!