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A Convenient Untruth About Climate Changes

Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 01:41 PM

By E. Ralph Hostetter

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It's one thing for a group of elitists to develop questionable theories about environmental issues that escape proof or disproof in the near term; however, it is quite a different thing when their unproven theories find their way into the U.S. tax code.

Enough is enough!

A climate change tax bill designed to fight global warming will be introduced in the near future by Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., powerful chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

U.S. drivers will be forced to pay a 50-cent tax on every gallon they pump. Then, Dingell reasons that the increased cost will encourage drivers to use less fuel and therefore reduce greenhouse gases and make the planet safe for future generations.

To prove he really cares, Dingell's proposal also will phase out the mortgage interest deduction from taxable income on loans for large houses more than 3,000 square feet and eliminate the property tax deduction benefit for all houses more than 4,200 square feet. This little gift, no doubt, will pay for the global warming damages caused by the fossil fuel energy used to light and heat your home.

Former Vice President Al Gore has been the poster boy for the global warming “industry” for nearly two decades. He has written two books on the subject. One is “Earth in the Balance,” where he claimed the internal combustion engine was the greatest threat to life on the planet itself.

In his new book, “An Inconvenient Truth,” he points out "Our climate crisis may at times appear to be happening slowly. But in fact, it is happening very quickly and has become a true planetary emergency."

This Academy Award-winning, Nobel Prize nominee Al Gore doesn't realize just how slowly it is happening. In the scheme of well-established climate science, tested over the centuries, it will have a tendency to move to the slower side rather than the faster one.

After all the studies were in at the close of the 20th century, the average global temperature during that period had increased approximately 1 degree Fahrenheit. Hardly a life-threatening increase.

Envirocrats (individuals or organizations who capture the moral high ground of an environmental issue and subvert it to their own political advantage) such as Al Gore have flown in the face of this "convenient truth" for some time.

"Convenient untruths" are nothing new to envirocrats such as Al Gore.

The envirocrats have blown both hot and cold during the last century.

A published study, "Fire and Ice" by R. Warren Anderson and Dan Gainor of the Business and Media Institute, exposes the hypocrisy of the envirocrat movements of the last century.

Their messengers include a spectrum of the mass media: The New York Times, Time Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek and The Washington Post.

Timelines of the major publications of the dominant media reveal their complicity.

The New York Times, Sept. 18, 1924, issue headlined "Arctic Explorer Donald MacMillan Reports signs of New Ice Age."

By 1933, The New York Times had switched to a different campaign, global warming. In fact, 1934 was actually the warmest year in the history of recorded temperature since 1888.

By 1975 The New York Times was back promoting another ice age. Time Magazine and Newsweek were in lock-step as other major publications of the dominant media joined in the chorus.

The founders of Earth Day in April 1970 began a watershed period for a new breed of envirocrat, fresh out of the hippie era of the 1960s. This new breed engineered an "ice age" scenario of major proportions.

The Washington Post headline “Colder winters herald dawn of new Ice Age” led into an article by Climatologist Reid Bryson, who said, “There’s no relief in sight.”

The "ice age" lasted until the late 1980s when the present global warming movement took hold.

The theory in back of the man-made present day global warming that carbon dioxide is the main cause was developed more than 100 years ago in 1896 by Swedish professor Svente Arthenius, who reasoned that increases in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere might have effects on temperature at ground level. An increase of 50 percent would raise temperatures by 7 degrees Fahrenheit over a 100-year period. The actual increase in temperature was about 1 degree Fahrenheit.

Carbon dioxide has never been proved to be the cause of global warming. At present, it comprises only .038 (38 thousandths of 1 percent) of the atmosphere, rising some 33 percent from .028 to .038 in nearly 150 years, most of which occurred before 1940 and the onslaught of motor vehicular traffic.

Water vapor has been shown to be the principal greenhouse gas and comprises 95 percent of all greenhouse gases, according to U.S. government research.

The point of this discourse is to illustrate the unreliability of the promoters of present day global warming issues. These purveyors of untruth are creating fear within our society. They imply that Americans will face death due to environmental consequences such as tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and other forms of violent weather. These “environmental” consequences have been considered normal weather in the past.

The trailer from Al Gore's movie “An Inconvenient Truth” claims ominously: "Our ability to live is what is at stake."

And now to give the envirocrat promoters of this unfounded and unproved global warming fantasy access to the U.S. tax code is unthinkable.

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