Tuesday, May 29, 2007

An Inconvenient Change

Speaker Pelosi, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, and Mr. Paul Pelosi, Global warming tour

"This trip for us began in Greenland where we saw first-hand evidence that climate change is a reality," Pelosi said. "There is just no denying it. We saw the impact on the local people there, on their hunting, their fishing, their economic survival.
"And it wasn't caused by the people in Greenland. It was caused by the behavior in the rest of the world."
"The science is clear, the challenge is undeniable," Pelosi said. "We have to work together, though, to reach a solution."

How did you spend Memorial Day? I hope that you remembered the countless Americans that gave their lives for this country. I was with family and friends and we discussed the sacrifice that families all over this great country had made and are making because of love ones who have paid the ultimate price for this country in past wars and presently in Iraq.

Nancy Pelosi took a delegation of politicians to Greenland this Memorial Day during Congress’ holiday break for the purpose of changing the way we discuss the subject of Global warming in this country. And the Speaker of the house made a monumental discovery during this trip which was in her own words, “climate change is real.”

What is profoundly ironic about Ms. Pelosi’s epiphany is that many had dubbed this trip the Global warming tour; and one would have thought that Ms. Pelosi would have come back extolling dangers of Global warming and the fact that Global warming is real, but she didn’t. Pelosi and her delegation used the tax payer’s dime to come back with the very important message that the climate is changing, imagine that! I’m guessing that we all knew that Ms. Pelosi.

Pelosi joined by Reps. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Hilda Solis (D-Calif.), Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin (D-S.D.), Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.), John Larsen (D-Conn.), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), and the token Republican David Hobson of Ohio on the trip.

Rep. Hobson was there so that Ms. Pelosi could boast of a bi-partisan delegation, what Pelosi is hoping is that you don’t realize that she has change the topic of Global warming into that of climate change.

Most Democrats won’t notice because… well they’re Democrats, but this Orwellian redefinition, this shift of topic is, number one, an admission that the shill warnings of the earth burning to a crisp were lies! And second this reorientation is meant to keep the momentum of all the little global warming sycophants while trying to establish the cause on science rather than emotion.

As more scientist come out against Al Gore’s “Michael Moorish” attempt to affect the outcomes of social change on environmental issues by film and DVD, the left senses that it needs a change in direction in order to remain believable even to their committed.

The fact is the left is no longer comfortable attempting to sale the theory that human emissions of CO2 is the cause of global warming and that it is under human power to stop it, now that many more reputable scientist are taking issue with flawed models and flawed theories.

``We do not understand the natural internal variability of climate change the Arctic was as warm or warmer in 1940,the evidence so far suggests that the Greenland ice sheet is actually growing on average. Alpine glaciers have been retreating since the early 19th century, and were advancing for several centuries before that. Since about 1970, many of the glaciers have stopped retreating and some are now advancing again. And, frankly, we don't know why." --Richard Lindzen, MIT Alfred P. Sloan professor of meteorology”

The fact that media and popular opinion is driving this discussion on the left is disturbing especially because it is the left that accuses their opponents of being “deniers” as if people who disagree with global warming advocates have something in common with people who hate Jews and deny that the holocaust really happened.
``Most media reports ignore the evidence for cooling and focus instead on records from land stations, which indicate a 1°F increase in surface temperatures during the 20th century. What they fail to report is that this increase was measured mostly in and around urban centers, and therefore indicates urban—not global—warming.

Also left unreported is the fact that 90 percent of this 1°F urban warming occurred before 1940. If carbon dioxide emitted by industries and cars was causing this warming, should not most of the increase in temperature have occurred after 1940, when industries and cars became more plentiful and, consequently, carbon emissions increased significantly?

Even more interesting, but also left unreported, is the fact that from 1946 until 1975, while industrialization expanded and carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere increased, urban surface temperatures actually cooled. At the time, many in the media feared a new ice age.

Such facts throw into question the belief that global warming exists and that industrialization is affecting the earth's temperature. Nevertheless, the New York Times recently stated: "Human activity is the dominant force behind . . . global warming."

Dr. Fred Singer, professor of environmental sciences and former director of the National Weather Satellite Service, explains that climate change is a natural phenomenon, which has been going on for hundreds of millions of years. Ice core samples from the Arctic, for example, show an 18ºF temperature variation during the last 160,000 years. Dr. Singer further notes that solar activity greatly affects the temperatures and the climate on earth.

But most reports in the media ignore the existence of dissenting views such as Dr. Singer's. According to Scientific American, "few scientists doubt the atmosphere is warming." Time magazine bluntly claims: "Scientists no longer doubt that global warming is happening."

Ms. Pelosi no one is denying that the climate is changing in fact let us agree that it is a fact that the climate is changing and that has been a reality since the earth was formed.

And no one is denying that the earth is getting warmer and/or cooler depending on where one is on the planet.

What we disagree about is allowing you to increase our tax burden in the name of Global warming or Climate change to attempt to fix a phenomenon that is beyond the control of humankind to fix or control in any meaningful way.

And some of us, perhaps just a few resent that you would attempt to insult our intelligence with dishonest political ploys meant to stampede the electorate toward self taxation in order to support your pop political causes


  1. Perhaps we would be more inclined to believe the Global Warming kooks if they didn't always demand the same solution.

    Whether it's healthcare, deficit, biodiversity, income inequity... the shouts from the left are always the same: GIVE UP OUR FREEDOM!

    Or should I say give up YOUR freedom. The ones that do the shouting always make sure that they themselves are exempt.

  2. I had posted to (God forgive me!) SLATE, long before Gore's climatic version of Michael Moore's fiasco. GLOBAL WARMING/COOLING, IS AN ONGOING NATURAL PHENOMENA....that has repeated itself for millions of years.

    If I knew that, how come the brilliant left-wing representatives in DC, don't?