Monday, January 15, 2007

Global Warming on Steroids By Alan Caruba

Global Warming on Steroids
By Alan Caruba

On December 4, then Speaker-Elect Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) issued a statement protesting the lifting of a presidential moratorium protecting Alaska’s Bristol Bay from oil and gas exploration. Rep. Pelosi had to reach back to the Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989 to find a reason why this energy-rich area should not be opened to exploration.

“Allowing oil drilling to go forward in Bristol Bay,” said Rep. Pelosi, “puts our precious environment at risk.” We are all in for heavy doses of global warming propaganda and hearing a lot more about “our precious environment.” In recent months, the volume of global warming hysteria has markedly risen and with it came demands from two U.S. Senators that any dissent from this Big Lie be silenced.

Coincidently with Rep. Pelosi’s announcement, The Wall Street Journal published an opinion titled “Global Warming Gag Order” in which it noted that “Washington has no shortage of bullies, but even we can’t quite believe an October 27 letter that Senators Jay Rockefeller and Olympia Snowe sent to Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson. Its message: Start toeing the Senator’s line on climate change, or else.”

The Senators demanded that Exxon Mobil “end its dangerous support of the (global warming) ‘deniers’.” They went on to demand that the company “should repudiate its climate change denial campaign and make public its funding history.” This is comparable to the house arrest imposed on Galileo for saying that the Earth was not the center of the universe and that the sun is the center of our planetary system.

Today we know the truth that Galileo revealed and we know, too, that real science, true science, is under attack by the global warming crowd. Simply stated, meteorologists and climatologists have long established that the Earth goes through regular cycles of warming and cooling with the occasional blip of a mini-Ice Age or other anomaly.

However, the global warming Gestapo wants to make sure that their plan to retard the use of energy sources such as oil, natural gas, or coal be forced upon an unwilling public. In addition to endless, non-stop bogus studies to “prove” global warming is not only real, but affecting everything from polar bears to hurricanes, any suggestion by what The Wall Street Journal calls “a doughty band of dissenters who can barely get their name in the paper” to the contrary must be suppressed.

I haven’t seen any “proof” beyond the bloviations of the likes of Al Gore that indicates a significant warming of the planet, because there isn’t any. It’s not as if there haven’t been plenty of studies debunking and disputing global warming. The problem is that the mainstream media takes no notice of them, denigrates them, or mentions them only briefly as an effort to appear even-handed.

No self-respecting scientist, other than those in the thrall or on the payroll of environmental organizations, will assert there is any unusual global warming.

On July 25, 1997, by a unanimous vote, the U.S. Senate rejected participation in the Kyoto Protocol, an agreement made under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change that requires participating nations to greatly reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. At the time, the Senate noted that it “would result in serious harm to the economy of the United States.” Neither the Clinton, nor Bush administration submitted the protocol to the Senate for ratification.

What we are witnessing now is a deliberate effort to impose the conditions of the Kyoto Protocol on the United States despite the Senate’s rejection. This is manifest in the recent California “emissions” legislation that Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) has announced she wants to extend nationwide.

The theory is that “greenhouse” gases such as carbon dioxide generated by the human use of so-called “fossil fuels” are “causing” global warming. This is the justification for schemes intended to force “conservation” and other energy use limitations, but CO2 is a natural part of the Earth’s ecology. All plants, trees, crops and other vegetation are dependent on CO2 for growth.

Also ignored is the fact that water vapor is a major so-called greenhouse gas, along with the constant emissions from the Earth’s many active volcanoes. These and other factors are completely beyond the control or interdiction of mankind.

We are being subjected to demands that we alter our economy to accommodate an utterly false assertion of global warming. At the same time, environmentalists are actively involved in schemes to put as much of the U.S. landmass as possible off-limits to any development. All of this has been neatly spelled out in a United Nations plan alleged to insure “sustainable development”, but which in fact is designed to inhibit and prohibit any development anywhere.

There is a reason why oil companies have been impeded from providing the United States with “energy independence” by restrictions on where it may explore and extract this vital source of energy.

There is a reason why coal is under constant attack, particularly as regards the building of coal-fired utilities to provide more electrical power of a population that now exceeds three hundred million. Coal is one of America’s most abundant energy sources.

There is a reason why automobile manufacturers find themselves under attack for the use of gasoline and diesel fuel.

There is a reason why those engaged in agriculture are under attack from an utterly failed “Endangered Species” act, sometimes deprived of the water for irrigation that generations of farmers had in the past or deprived of the herbicides and pesticides needed to protect their crops.

There is a reason why the member nations of the European Union have always exceeded the emissions limits placed on them by the UN Kyoto Protocol while nations such as China and India are exempt.

The whole of America, Europe and other nations that are the engines of the global economy, has been under attack by the environmentalists because an evil, corrupt United Nations wants to be an unelected global government and we stand in their way. This is why the worldwide environmental movement is directed from the United Nations.

Behind the United Nations are those who subscribe still to the failed economic theories of Marxism and who hate the success of the United States and others who have embraced capitalism.

They are the people who would suppress the truth about the greatest modern hoax, global warming.

They are the ones seeking to destroy the sovereignty of the United States by stealth, creating a North American Union to merge our nation with Canada and Mexico, sinking the individual protections afforded by our Constitution into a morass of regulations over which there will be no vote by Americans.

Global warming is the mask, the charade, the Big Lie by which the destruction of the United States of America is being advanced. The new Congress, controlled by Democrats advancing the environmental agenda, is a renewed and increased threat.
The mainstream media and press will continue to support the Big Lie by its daily repetition.

We have entered a period of global warming on steroids. It is a period in which every possible effort will be made to impose this Big Lie on all of us. The reason for this is the increased skepticism of everyday Americans who have concluded that there is no massive increase in global warming.

Alan Caruba writes a weekly column, “Warning Signs”, posted on the Internet site of The National Anxiety Center, His new book, “Right Answers: Separating Fact from Fantasy”, has been published by Merril Press.

© Alan Caruba, January 2007


Frank said...

just a note: Exxon has yet to pay one dime to the people in the Valdez bay area for their lively hood that has been destroyed. And we the taxpayers not Exxon have paid to clean up the mess..... When those corporations will be held accountable for their screw ups then we can open up areas to them. Why should our tax dollars pay for them?

Longstreet said...

In 1991 Exxon paid the Federal government, and Alaskan governments, 1 Billion dollars to settle the claims against it. Plus, Exxon says it has spent another 2 Billion dollars to restore the land and to clean up the affected area.

Civil suits continue, however. the 9th circus court has ordered Exxon to pay somewhere around 4-1/2 to 5 Billon dollars more to claimants. I believe Exxon is appealing that. I don't blame them. I would, too.

If one doesn't drive a car, or a truck, or mow his, or her, lawn, or heat one's home, or take medications with petroleum base chemicals in them, then one MIGHT be able to proclaim oneself above the fray and take shots at oil companies. I don't. I use their products every day. I thank God they are there and I lobby the government at every opportunity to allow them to get the oil in Alaska, and off the continental shelf, and whereever it is found to help us get out from under the thumb of the Oil Barons in the Middle East, South America and elsewhere.

Frank said...

Bio-Willie!!!!! Helping American farmers while cutting our dependency on the "Rag Heads".

Jay Draiman said...


In order to insure energy and economic independence as well as better economic growth without being blackmailed by foreign countries, our country, the United States of America’s Utilization of Energy sources must change.
"Energy drives our entire economy." We must protect it. "Let's face it, without energy the whole economy and economic society we have set up would come to a halt. So you want to have control over such an important resource that you need for your society and your economy." The American way of life is not negotiable.
Our continued dependence on fossil fuels could and will lead to catastrophic consequences.

The federal, state and local government should implement a mandatory renewable energy installation program for residential and commercial property on new construction and remodeling projects with the use of energy efficient material, mechanical systems, appliances, lighting, etc. The source of energy must by renewable energy such as Solar-Photovoltaic, Geothermal, Wind, Biofuels, etc. including utilizing water from lakes, rivers and oceans to circulate in cooling towers to produce air conditioning and the utilization of proper landscaping to reduce energy consumption.

The implementation of mandatory renewable energy could be done on a gradual scale over the next 10 years. At the end of the 10 year period all construction and energy use in the structures throughout the United States must be 100% powered by renewable energy. (This can be done by amending building code)

In addition, the governments must impose laws, rules and regulations whereby the utility companies must comply with a fair “NET METERING” (the buying of excess generation from the consumer), including the promotion of research and production of “renewable energy technology” with various long term incentives and grants. The various foundations in existence should be used to contribute to this cause.

A mandatory time table should also be established for the automobile industry to gradually produce an automobile powered by renewable energy. The American automobile industry is surely capable of accomplishing this task.

This is a way to expedite our energy independence and economic growth. (This will also create a substantial amount of new jobs). It will take maximum effort and a relentless pursuit of the private, commercial and industrial government sectors commitment to renewable energy – energy generation (wind, solar, hydro, biofuels, geothermal, energy storage (fuel cells, advance batteries), energy infrastructure (management, transmission) and energy efficiency (lighting, sensors, automation, conservation) in order to achieve our energy independence.
"To succeed, you have to believe in something with such a passion that it becomes a reality."

Jay Draiman, Energy Consultant
Northridge, CA. 91325

P.S. I have a very deep belief in America's capabilities. Within the next 10 years we can accomplish our energy independence, if we as a nation truly set our goals to accomplish this.
I happen to believe that we can do it. In another crisis--the one in 1942--President Franklin D. Roosevelt said this country would build 60,000 [50,000] military aircraft. By 1943, production in that program had reached 125,000 aircraft annually. They did it then. We can do it now.
The American people resilience and determination to retain the way of life is unconquerable and we as a nation will succeed in this endeavor of Energy Independence.

Solar energy is the source of all energy on the earth (excepting volcanic geothermal). Wind, wave and fossil fuels all get their energy from the sun. Fossil fuels are only a battery which will eventually run out. The sooner we can exploit all forms of Solar energy (cost effectively or not against dubiously cheap FFs) the better off we will all be. If the battery runs out first, the survivors will all be living like in the 18th century again.

Every new home built should come with a solar package. A 1.5 kW per bedroom is a good rule of thumb. The formula 1.5 X's 5 hrs per day X's 30 days will produce about 225 kWh per bedroom monthly. This peak production period will offset 17 to 24 cents per kWh with a potential of $160 per month or about $60,000 over the 30-year mortgage period for a three-bedroom home. It is economically feasible at the current energy price and the interest portion of the loan is deductible. Why not?

Title 24 has been mandated forcing developers to build energy efficient homes. Their bull-headedness put them in that position and now they see that Title 24 works with little added cost. Solar should also be mandated and if the developer designs a home that solar is impossible to do then they should pay an equivalent mitigation fee allowing others to put solar on in place of their negligence.

Installing renewable energy system on your home or business increases the value of the property and provides a marketing advantage.

Nations of the world should unite and join together in a cohesive effort to develop and implement MANDATORY RENEWABLE ENERGY for the sake of humankind and future generations.

Longstreet said...

Much of what you say, I agree with. Much of what you say, I disagree with. But, I must stridently disagree with any more government intrusion, and intervention, in the lives of Americans! When government begins to MANDATE… that’s when I get my back up!

Thanks for the comment!

Best regards,