A dichotomy: Cold is declared warm

January 7, 2011

A dichotomy: Cold is declared warm

Published in the Lake County Daily Herald on Saturday, January 1st, 2011

It’s Orwellian when cold is declared warm, that the earth is continuing to get warmer even as it feels colder outside.

Given that a huge blizzard shut down much of the Northeast, creating havoc with holiday travelers, it would seem reasonable for the Obama administration to reexamine its mad dash to limit greenhouse-gas pollution for the purpose of curtailing global warming through the reduction of CO2.

This year Great Britain is experiencing its coldest winter and the heaviest snowfalls since seasonable records began. Despite the winter of 2008 registering as the coldest in a decade and 2009 topping 2008 as the coldest in 30 years, Meteorological Office scientists published a map predicting a 60 percent to 80 percent chance of a warmer-than-average winter on its 2010 website.

Parallel weather is also occurring in the U.S., where new low temperature records are being set. Columbia, S.C., had its first significant Christmas snowfall since weather records were kept.

Notwithstanding, Great Britain is building an energy policy around a global warming policy which will bring more cold and darkness to the British people in order to save them from getting too warm.

If this nation goes down the British road with an equivalent carbon tax, likewise applied to transportation, it could result in raising the average household energy bills of the American people by about $2,200 a year.

Climate on Earth has changed in many ways, many times. In the last half million years, vast expanses of glacier ice have grown on land and then melted away again four times. Instead of standing at attention, animals and plants have gone with the flow, moving along. The changes have been fast and slow, some quite fast indeed, but certainly not caused by man.

It would be foolish to cripple this nation with global warming policies that would enrich a few financially while substantially reducing the standard of living of the American people. Confucius said 2,500 years ago, “Study the past if you would define the future.”

How long will the American people stand for the global warming nonsense!

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