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, http://www.anxietycenter.com/. His new book, “Right Answers: Separating Fact from Fantasy”, has been published by Merril Press.
© Alan Caruba, January 2007