A Barometer of Truth

Surprise! Surprise! Someone in Washington is actually listening. Senator James Inhofe, R-Okla., noted that Democratic support for climate-change legislation is wavering, and that its introduction by its sponsors is being delayed until later this month. He said the delay was “emblematic of the division and disarray in the Democratic party over cap-and-trade and health care legislation – both of which are big government schemes for which the public has expressed overwhelming opposition.”

“Cap-and-trade has pitted Democrat against Democrat,” the Senator said. “As to who will win this intra-party squabble, I put my money down on those representing the vast majority of American people, who are clear that cap-and-trade should be rationed out of existence.”

Back on July 7th, the House passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act by the narrowest of margins – 219 to 212 – and the initiative has resulted in some strong opposition from a number of industry groups. The National Association of Manufacturers, for example, said the bill would result in a $ 3.1 trillion loss in GDP, and would cost the U.S. 2.4 million jobs by the year 2030. Exactly what we need – more costly “big government schemes”.

Maybe – just maybe – the delay called for by the sponsors of the scam will prove to be beneficial. Maybe – just maybe – our legislators will take the time to look into the scam and come to their senses. All they need to do is review the story carried by the Telegraph of London a few months ago.
“Scientists sign petition denying man-made global warming” the story was headlined, and went on to report that, “More than 31,000 scientists have signed a petition denying that man is responsible for global warming … including 9,000 with PhDs, who claim that greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane are actually beneficial for the environment.”

The renowned late American physicist Frederick Seitz created the petition in 1998 in response to the Kyoto Protocol a year earlier, and urged the U.S. government to reject the treaty, saying that, “the proposed limits on greenhouse gases would harm the environment, hinder the advance of science and technology, and damage the health and welfare of mankind.”

The petition went on to say, “There is no convincing evidence that human release of greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial specific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments.”

It’s a safe bet that most Americans haven’t even heard about the growing international body of dissenting scientists simply because our disgraceful media has regularly falsified reports on this non-issue. But the debate on man’s role (?) in climate change is not over, and maybe – just maybe – sensible national leaders, if there are any, will stop looking for ways to correct this fictitious global warming/climate change problem, and concentrate instead on what really ails US – unemployment.