Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Prophets of Doom

Snow on palm trees. Must be global warming!

A new prophet has emerged for the followers of the global warming doomsday scenario. He is Steven Chu, the new secretary of energy, and new green oracle, who has prophesied yesterday that by the end of the century California farms, vineyards and even cities will disappear unless we tackle the issue of climate change.

"I don't think the American public has gripped in its gut what could happen," he said. "We're looking at a scenario where there's no more agriculture in California." And, he added, "I don't actually see how they can keep their cities going" either.

Let us look at the solution presented by the new secretary to prevent these catastrophic events from taking place. The first and most important solution is to spend “billions of dollars for alternative energy research and infrastructure, a national standard for electricity from renewable sources and cap-and-trade legislation to limit greenhouse gas emissions.”
Where have I heard this before?

The second solution is public education, a euphemism for indoctrination.

And so the broken record continues its gyrations, and the old mantras are repeated ad nauseum. If only we educate our youth and spend more money the planet would be saved. Notice that the prophets of doom avoid discussing the role of China, India and Russia in polluting the planet, and I am leaving out Africa and South America because they are chronic basket cases. The most contaminated and polluted land and bodies of water are in the above mentioned nations. A cloud of pollution covering most of the Indian Ocean is visible from outer space. But we have to bear the brunt of fighting global change because supposedly we are guilty of a high standard of living.

The more I read on the sub jet, the more convinced I have become that global warmism has replaced communism and totalitarianism as the method of destroying capitalism and democracy.
In a gathering of fifth and sixth graders, Al Gore had the audacity to tell students, and I am paraphrasing, that they knew things that their elders (parents) didn’t know. He meant that the children knew about global warming, while most adults don’t. What was his intention in saying this to 12 year old children?

This type of indoctrination, saying to children that their parents are wrong was a known method of operation in the old Soviet Union and during the Third Reich.

In the meantime, we are experiencing some of the coldest months in the last few decades, and this too is a result of global warming. High temperatures and cold temperatures prove the same. The fact is that temperatures are fluctuating, and there are periods with higher temperatures which will be replaced with cooling periods.

I don’t object to finding new sources of clean energy or keeping the planet clean. My problem is with spreading fear when the desired result has nothing to do with climate, but with changing our way of life. Somehow, I cannot help but feel that if Obama is president for eight years, we can have palm trees growing in Antarctica, and the world will say that global warming was solved thanks to the trillions in the stimulus package.

The same happened after twelve years of Reagan and Bush with the crisis of the homeless; Clinton was elected and the homeless disappeared.

Ideological bias anyone?

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