Skip to comments.How much cooling is enough? Lawmakers are rushing 'cap and trade' in attempt to thwart truth
Posted on 07/19/2009 6:59:12 PM PDT by neverdem
Here's what I wrote in last year's column titled "The specter of global cooling" (Dec. 24, 2008): "Once laws are written, they are very difficult, if not impossible, to repeal. If a time would ever come when the permafrost returns to northern U.S., as far south as New Jersey as it once did, it's not inconceivable that Congress, caught in the grip of the global warming zealots, would keep all the laws on the books they wrote in the name of fighting global warming. Personally, I would not put it past them to write more." On June 28, 2009, the House of Representatives, by a narrow margin (219-212), passed the Waxman-Markey bill. The so-called "cap and trade" bill has been sold as a system for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the struggle against global warming. There's a full-court press on the U.S. Senate to pass its version of "cap and trade."
"Cap and trade" is first a massive indirect tax on the American people and hence another source of revenue for Congress. More importantly "cap and trade" is just about the most effective tool for controlling most economic activity short of openly declaring ourselves a communist nation, and it's a radical environmentalist's dream come true.
So why the rush and the press on the Senate? Increasing evidence is emerging that far from there being global warming, the Earth has been cooling and has been doing so for 10 years. Prominent atmospheric scientists have recently sent a letter to Congress saying, "You are being deceived about global warming. ... The Earth has been cooling for 10 years. ... The present cooling was not predicted by the alarmists' computer models." Last March, more than 700 international scientists went on record dissenting over manmade global warming claims. About 31,500 American scientists, including 9,029...
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If they do; they will not have jobs period. I would suggest taking their pensions since they did ours.
Predicting low of 60 here in Atlanta tonight.
Curse you, GLOBULL WARMING!!!!
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Low fifties here in Metro Detroit. The kids have been in the pool three times this summer; hubby and I, not at all.
michigan has had one of the coldest summers on record. maybe four warm days this whole summer so far!
Well, contrary to the experience of my friends in the upper Midwest, we’ve just had the best three weeks of summer seen in Interior Alaska in a long time. Every day was in the high 70s or low 80s - the greenhouse has just exploded with growth - the beans and carrots out in the garden are lush - in fact, we’ve had to open all the windows and turn on the fans just to be comfortable.
On the other hand, June was uniformly cold and rainy. And the rain and cool temps have come back, too.
Of course, you can’t see “global warming” in a single summer. However, during the past 10 years, when the Arctic was supposedly warming, the last day of frost has been edging closer to June 1 every year, with two years having severe frosts during the first week in June. Last year, the first day of frost was August 19. We’ve had two July frosts since 2000, too. The trend appears to be shorter summers, with later spring frosts and earlier fall frosts. Some of us used to plant out the third week in May, but we’ve been frosted out too many times in recent years, so now everyone plants out on June 1.
Gardeners see long-term patterns in things like climate. Most of us in our little Bush village have been using greenhouses and row covers more and more often. I don’t have fancy instruments or computer data, just the experience of my own eyes. The climate is cooling off up here - even with three really good weeks.
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That’s colder than Michigan. I just checked and we are 64 degrees right now.
Another bull's eye for Walter. This is as succinct a summary of what the real purpose of this abomination is about as I've seen.
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Cap and Trade=government putting we sheeple firmly on the road to disaster.
...it's not inconceivable that Congress, caught in the grip of the global warming zealots, would keep all the laws on the books they wrote in the name of fighting global warming.for "not inconceivable" read "inevitable". Thanks neverdem.
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