Looks like people are finally waking up, after the horse is out of the barn
Is man-made global warming the biggest schuck of all time?
I don’t know. I’m not a scientist – and even if I were I might stillbe confused. But that’s the point. Our scientifically-challengedlegislators (Nancy Pelosi can barely speak coherent English, Al Gorenearly flunked out of divinity school) are about to enact amonumentally expensive, tax regressive “climate change” bill at the very moment AGW skepticism is growing in the rest of world. From the WSJ:
Among the many reasons President Barack Obamaand the Democratic majority are so intent on quickly jamming acap-and-trade system through Congress is because the global warmingtide is again shifting. It turns out Al Gore and the United Nations(with an assist from the media), did a little too vociferous a jobsmearing anyone who disagreed with them as “deniers.” The backlash hasbrought the scientific debate roaring back to life in Australia,Europe, Japan and even, if less reported, the U.S.
In April, the Polish Academy of Sciences published adocument challenging man-made global warming. In the Czech Republic,where President Vaclav Klaus remains a leading skeptic, today only 11%of the population believes humans play a role. In France, PresidentNicolas Sarkozy wants to tap Claude Allegre to lead the country’s newministry of industry and innovation. Twenty years ago Mr. Allegre wasamong the first to trill about man-made global warming, but thegeochemist has since recanted. New Zealand last year elected a newgovernment, which immediately suspended the country’s weeks-oldcap-and-trade program.
The number of skeptics, far from shrinking, is swelling.Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe now counts more than 700 scientists whodisagree with the U.N. — 13 times the number who authored the U.N.’s2007 climate summary for policymakers. Joanne Simpson, the world’sfirst woman to receive a Ph.D. in meteorology, expressed relief uponher retirement last year that she was finally free to speak “frankly”of her nonbelief. Dr. Kiminori Itoh, a Japanese environmental physicalchemist who contributed to a U.N. climate report, dubs man-made warming“the worst scientific scandal in history.” Norway’s Ivar Giaever, NobelPrize winner for physics, decries it as the “new religion.” A group of54 noted physicists, led by Princeton’s Will Happer, is demanding theAmerican Physical Society revise its position that the science issettled. (Both Nature and Science magazines have refused to run thephysicists’ open letter.)
This is one of the greatest examples ever of “politics as religion,”people (our Congress) blinded by ideology to a degree that mightimpress the mullahs. Oh, well. It’s only our money and our country.
For the record, I will repeat “I am a anthropogenic global warmingagnostic.” It’s possible that I am wrong about this. But the idea thatNancy Pelosi et al are making decisions for us on this matter, when itis light years beyond their mental compass, is truly frightening. Theyare shameless and we are pathetic for electing them.
Here’s one last interesting example. A Congresswoman named EllenTauscher, Democrat from San Francisco’s East Bay, is so convinced ofthe veracity of AWG that she postponed resigning from Congress (she hasa new job with the administration) to vote for the bill. Ms. Tauscher’seducational background? She has a degree in early childhood education from Seton Hall.
Gary is a writer and photographer living in Florida, occasionally he publishes articles he finds that are relevant and interesting,he thought this was one of them.