and I’m not happy about it.
Back in December, I outlined how former Vice President Al Gore is outlining his own pockets by means of the global warming hysteria. Since that time hundreds and thousands of scientists have unceremoniously exited the global warming express because it is bad science and promotes even worse public policy.
I know that it is difficult for many in our popular culture to contradict those at the forefront of the global warming hypothesis. People like Leonardo DiCaprio, Sonny Bono and Sheryl Crow just seem so hip, so cool and so well-meaning that even our politicians, those who should be our leaders, succumb to the pressure. And then if that was not enough, Al Gore was awarded the Nobel Prize – the award that was also bestowed on that notable peacenik, Yassar Arafat, as well as that man who solved the the Mid-East crisis, Jimmy Carter. Al Gore has also earned an Oscar from that scholarly research institute, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. I guess I’m just a little anti-establishment.
I used to believe in global warming. In fact, my 8th grade science project supposedly “demonstrated” its effects. By the time that I reached my senior year in high school, I was pretty well convinced that there was little truth to the hypothes of man-caused global warming. I took a lot of heat (no pun intended) from my classmates for questioning the theory. The theory just did not make sense – it takes a lot of faith to believe that man can change or control the weather . . . we can’t even predict it . . .
I understand that I am in the minority on this topic. In no way does that dissuade me from my position. The masses have been wrong before. I prefer to trust common sense as well as the growing number of scientists who are choosing to make public statements in opposition to the theory. Frankly, most of them seem to be more credible to speak on the topic than George Clooney. Shocking, I know.
If you are one who believes that man must act now to combat global warming, I challenge you to read the following articles. Examine the credentials of those who are writing and then see if a few cracks your faith in the truth of global warming begin to form. Our economy and your financial future depend on it.
John Coleman’s comments before the San Diego Chamber of Commerce reveal a number of historical facts such as pinpointing the moment in time where Al Gore became interested in this whole topic of global warming. Coleman is the founder of the Weather Channel and this particular speech is passionate, well-informed and credible.
Over 400 scientists dispute the claims of global warming in this U.S. Senate report.
I prefer to be on the side of this MIT professor.
Understand, I am not anti-environment. I love the outdoors and believe that we need to be good stewards of the earth that has been entrusted to our care. However, I prefer that stewardship be based on good science, not line the pockets of an elite few and keep our economy strong.
I am confident that we can successfully meet all of those challenges.