… Iran is building nuclear weapons (Broken link, active April 12, 2007), but the Senate of the United States is intent on turning our national security focus to … global warming. Can you have confidence in the Senate’s deliberations when they apparently haven’t even gotten the memo that it is supposed to be global climate change now? Global warming is so 2006, before the calmest hurricane season and coldest winter in recent memory reminded humans once again that God makes foolish the wise of this world.
The Senate could not resist a jab at the president: “If the White House does not absorb the independent scientific expertise, then maybe something from the intelligence community might have more weight.” Granted, the White House has made mistakes, but refusing to get the government involved in a little understood, hotly debated issue among scientists is not one of them.
To underscore just how little scientists understand global warming, in the proclamation of the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, it was stated that global cooling would cause the population of the United States to collapse to 22 million by the year 2000, according to University of London professor emeritus Philip Stott. This prediction was, of course, based on the latest science. I searched for the text of the actual proclamation itself and couldn’t find it posted anywhere, especially on the green sites. Which leads me to believe that Professor Stott’s quote must be accurate.
And while we are talking of politicians trying to score brownie points by hopping on the latest PC bandwagon, Newt Gingrich “debated” John Kerry the other day on global warming. Apparently Kerry, seeing Al Gore reinvent himself as the environmental messiah after becoming the most despised Democrat in the country for losing to George Bush, has written a book on the great global warming crisis. Not only was Gingrich hawking Kerry’s book at the debate, he said:
“I am not automatically saying that coercion and bureaucracy is not an answer.”
Okay, thank you for narrowing my list of possible GOP candidates down for me, Newt. I guess this long presidential pseudo campaign has its advantages, after all.
When is someone going to talk about Iran and World War III? Other than in a coddling dictators sense, I mean. Just wondering …