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Al Gore to the contrary, man-made global warming has not been proven and, in fact, many scientists believe a cooling period is coming. I pointed out in that last post on the subject that Al Gore is actually making money by promoting the idea of man-made global warming, making anything he says on the issue entirely suspect. I also pointed out that the mandate to deal with the so-called crisis actually comes from the looniest environmental groups and goofs imaginable. Remember this quote?
“Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring about?” ---- Maurice F. Strong, one of the worlds leading environmentalists and senior advisor to various U.N. Secretaries-General
R. Timothy Patterson, professor of geology and director of the Ottawa-Carleton Geoscience Center of Canada's Carleton University, says that "CO2 variations show little correlation with our planet's climate on long, medium and even short time scales."
Patterson, sharing Tapping's concern, says: "Solar scientists predict that, by 2020, the sun will be starting into its weakest Schwabe cycle of the past two centuries, likely leading to unusually cool conditions on Earth."
So, in fact, we may be heading into the kind of winters in which the Thames freezes over and we in the midwest are all "Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house we go" fighting through a foot of snow. I hope you review my last article, and now allow me to give Phil Brennan a soapbox:
Mankind’s Deadliest Foe:
by Phil Brennan, Lincoln Heritage Institute Trustee
Millions of Africans are dying or facing death, Americans are reeling as gas prices soar, threatening to wreck the economy and drive many into poverty, famine is rearing its ugly head in many areas of the world, and available remedies for these and other serious problems are ignored, ridiculed or stymied.
None of this is by accident. It is instead the direct result of the sinister activities of a small but politically powerful clique of a privileged and wealthy elite which hates humans and will not be satisfied until humanity has been driven from this planet.
I’m talking about the members of the radical environmentalist movement, and I’m laying the blame for the continuing success of their anti-mankind efforts on every single one of us who have stood by and allowed these monsters to impose their hatred inspired agenda on the world.
As a result of our inaction in the face of their assaults on mankind, we have allowed a million of our African brothers and sisters and their helpless infants to die of malaria when that scourge of mankind could have been completely eradicated by the use of a totally harmless chemical, DDT, which the radical environmentalist movement has stripped from our arsenal of disease fighting weapons.
Let it be said loud and clear: There is not a single shred of evidence that DDT poses the least kind of threat to the health of the planet’s people, yet on the flimsiest of grounds created by an alarmist book, Silent Spring by the late Rachel Carson (based on myth rather than science), this life-saving chemical is banned and whole populations die.
Think that’s an accident? Think again. As I quoted Michael Berliner, co-chairman of the board of directors of the Ayn Rand Institute in Irvine, Calif., in last week’s column, the mankind hater’s goal is nothing less than the extinction of humanity.
He quoted philosopher Paul Taylor in Respect for Nature: A Theory of Environmental Ethics, would most likely be greeted with a hearty ‘Good riddance!’ “In a glowing review of Bill McKibben’s The End of Nature, biologist David M. Graber writes (Los Angeles Times, October 29, 1989): ‘Human happiness [is] not as important as a wild and healthy planet.…Until such time as Homo sapiens should decide to rejoin nature, some of us can only hope for the right virus to come along.’ Such is the naked essence of environmentalism: it mourns the death of one whale or tree but actually welcomes the death of billions of people. A more malevolent, man-hating philosophy is unimaginable.”
Gasoline prices are soaring. Prices at the pump are pushing toward $4.00 a gallon and predictions are being heard that at least $10.00 is a probable pump price in the near future.
What we’re talking about here is economic chaos, the beggaring of what was not long ago the most prosperous economy on the face of the earth. In one fell swoop, the economy of the United States is being destroyed and widespread poverty is about to grip an America whose people cannot survive the deadly attack on their limited incomes that soaring gas prices constitute. Remember, just about everything we need for survival, food, clothing etc., comes to us by fossil fuel-powered vehicles. Incredible hikes in fuel prices can only lead to incredible hikes in the prices we pay for commodities. We are about to become a third world country.
Who’s to blame? Well, despite the claims of elitists who look down their noses at the rest of us, it’s not the fault of those millions of Americans who drive SUVs, consume electric power generated by the use of fossil fuels, or barbecue hamburgers on the backyard grill. The fault is directly traceable to those political powerful elites who will not allow us to use the virtually unlimited supply of petroleum that lies within the United States, in Alaska’s ANWR area and in the gulf where China and just about everybody else but is sucking up petroleum.
There’s enough oil in the continental U.S. alone to give us all we’ll ever need yet we are not allowed to go after it.
It’s recently been revealed that the Bakken Formation in the Great Plains holds an incredibly huge deposit of petroleum. Estimates of its potential range as high as the U.S. Geological Survey’s figure of more than 400 billion barrels. In contrast, the Saudis have 260 billion barrels of proven reserves, and the Russians just 60 billion.
As Dennis T. Avery, a senior fellow for the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C. and the Director for the Center for Global Food Issues, has written, “Until recently, Bakken was thought too expensive to drill. But oil is now at $100 per barrel. Even more important, new computer-controlled drills can go sideways for hundreds of feet to suck the petroleum out of oil-bearing shale strata, instead of just punching short vertical holes through shallow rock layers.
“At the higher end of its potential, Bakken could change the political economics of the world. One hundred billion barrels would be worth $9 trillion at today’s prices. Will America turn its back? Will we give up our autos, airplanes and air conditioners if the oil to power them is affordable and “home-grown.”
Why aren’t we in a mad rush to get our hands on this bonanza Mother Nature has bestowed on us?
Ask Byron Dorgan and his liberal chums, who The Business Investor’s Daily explained are opposed to drilling in a tiny portion of ANWR’s frozen tundra, the so-called “pristine” Alaska area that resembles the surface of the moon when it’s not covered with snow.
Wrote the paper, “He and his fellow Democrats also oppose new oil production in the Outer Continental Shelf and off the Florida coast where China and Cuba are gleefully setting up rigs 50 miles from Key West.
Dorgan and is ilk are captives of big environmentalism. And we’re letting them get away with it. They want to kill us all, and we’re giving them the weapons to do it. In Pogo’s words, “We’ve met the enemy and it is us.”
Phil Brennan is a veteran journalist and World War II Marine who writes for Newsmax.com. He is editor and publisher of Wednesday on the Web and was Washington columnist (Cato) for National Review magazine in the 1960s.
Millions of Africans have died of malaria due to the banning of DDT. This is a curse akin to the AIDS epidemic and it is laid at the door of environmentalists. Now they would like to take down Western Society by taking away our energy resources or making them so expensive that our economies fail. Lies laid upon lies = Global Warming and Oil-Drilling Derangement.