With the U.S. House of Representatives feverishly attempting to ram through a vote on "cap and trade" legislation - which would ultimately be the final straw on the back of our economic camel - I am reminded of the rebellious teenager who, knowing that he is about to go where his parents forbade him from going, beseeches the friend who picked him up to hit the gas before his parents discover the truth. It has become the hallmark of this fledgling administration; get it done as quickly as possible before they [we] know what hit them.
We have been hammered over the head with the bogus findings of the IPCC, which have all been based on computer models that defy direct observations. When questioned by other scientific bodies, the counter has consistently been to paint the opposition as a collection of kooks. Further, the facts and evidence presented by those "kooks" have been buried and silenced. Now there is proof emerging to back up my assertion, and it is causing the same urgency in the democrats to "speed away from the curb" as that of the teenager.
International opinion on the subject is swaying away from the ideals embraced by Al Gore, et al, and the "consensus" once touted by the former vice president and his cohorts at the UN is crumbling faster than a sand castle at high tide. The Wall Street Journal reports today that "the number of skeptics is swelling everywhere" in an article titled, The Climate Change Climate Change. An excerpt:
Among the many reasons President Barack Obama and the Democratic majority are so intent on quickly jamming a cap-and-trade system through Congress is because the global warming tide is again shifting. It turns out Al Gore and the United Nations (with an assist from the media), did a little too vociferous a job smearing anyone who disagreed with them as "deniers." The backlash has brought the scientific debate roaring back to life in Australia, Europe, Japan and even, if less reported, the U.S.
Add to this the discovery by the Competitive Enterprise Institute that the EPA not only suppressed a report contradictory to the Obama administration position, they silenced and subsequently fired the author, Alan Carlin, Senior Operations Research Analyst at the EPA's National Center for Environmental Economics. They provide the internal emails as proof.
Nancy Pelosi was concerned that the vote today on the climate change legislation being considered at this moment was in jeopardy due to anemic support among the members of the dominant party. She decided to drag the bill to the Hill anyway and assumed that she could brow-beat her members into voting yay on it.
The debate on global warming has raged for decades now, but it is only within the last few years that the fear sewn by its proponents has taken hold. With a meticulously orchestrated media blitz - aided and abetted by alleged high profile celebrities like Al Gore and anyone in the entertainment industry - many, many people have been convinced that they are destroying the planet with their greed. When the United Nations IPCC became involved, the deal was sealed for the gullible, and we now find ourselves at the precipice of financial ruin as a result of their collective endeavors.
Brilliantly blending a scientific argument with a political one, the purveyors of panic have managed to obtain massive support for their diabolical plot to destroy America once and for all, most disconcertingly among many Americans themselves. However, a good portion of them are waking up, and Barack Obama has noticed. That can be the only explanation for his imploring congress to "hit the gas!" Sphere: Related Content