A top observatory has recently been measuring sun spot activity and predicts global temperatures will drop over the next 20 years as solar activity slows and the planet drastically cools down.
So now it’s Global Cooling like Newsweek “predicted” according to another “consensus” back in1975?
Perhaps that study was covertly funded by Dick Cheney and his neo-con minions. They must also be behind NJ Assemblyman Michael Doherty calling on Governor Jon Corzine last week to hold off on proposing any new regulations associated with the state’s Global Warming Response Act.
“New Jersey’s tax and regulatory climate is already chasing jobs from this state left and right and these new regulations will make matters worse,” Doherty said. “Rather than conforming our policies to questionable scientific theories, we should be looking at the concrete economic indicators that show our state’s economy is in trouble. And we should be taking steps to help people who are losing jobs and being forced out of their homes by this state’s anti-economic growth agenda – not making matters worse.”
But what’s the harm in spending trillions of taxpayers’ dollars grasping at straws for alternative energy programs “just in case” Global Warming AND Cooling are maybe, like, real this time?
The harm is ironic considering the agenda behind either/or to implement the seemingly well-intentioned cause of economic equality on a global scale, let alone state and local levels. If that sounds like neo-con paranoia, ponder this headline:
February, 2008. The good news from America – Most environmentalists are indeed leftists who support the redistribution of wealth and believe in a simpler lifestyle.
It appeared in the New Statesman regarding the National Geographic documentary based on the book Six Degrees. And its author is hardly alone with his ideological sentiments and accolades from Al Gore himself.
Given the benefit of the doubt, Global Warming and/or Cooling aren’t insidious hoaxes. But the redundant misinterpretation of facts leads to disastrous policies such as the Kyoto Protocol, cap and trade, burning our food supply with boondoggled attempts at new energy sources such as ethanol, and so on. The only equality achieved by these schemes are disproportionately high food and gas prices, coupled with (and not just caused by) staggering inflation, and an ever more increasing dependency on the Middle East, and even Russia if we continue to prevent ourselves from using our resources.
It’s high time for alternative energy sources like wind, solar, and even dog poop if it works. But it’s not time to drastically sever our current energy sources, which are hardly warming or cooling the planet anymore than its own natural cycles. Especially, if the underlying goal is truly aiding the poor.
This article was published in Metro NYC on August 20, 2008.