Editorial - 3/24/14

Recently, Secretary of State Kerry said the following during a speech in Indonesia:  "Climate change can now be considered the world's most fearsome weapon of mass destruction."  How profoundly-foolish.  Comparing God's control, over which we have none, to man's threat of nuclear and other mass-weaponry, over which, to a degree, we do.  Kerry's assertion is that man's activities are climate's villains.  With corrections proposed that would severely damage progress, economies, and individual freedoms.  Interesting to note that Mr. Kerry's alarm-the-world, multi-nation tour is estimated to have generated over 12-tons of carbon dioxide exhaust, and that's just from his jet travel.      

Then, an over-zealous Northeastern philosophy professor has stated that those who deny man's impact on climate should be considered "criminally negligent." So much for scientific inquiry and freedom of speech, among those who won't swallow the kool-aid.  Among the credible deniers of man's direct impact on climate change, is former NASA scientist, now University of Alabama prof, Dr. Ray Spencer, who said: "The idea that any of the weather we are seeing, is in any significant way, due to humanity's greenhouse gas emissions, verges on irrationality."  Feelings echoed by a once-unlikely source, Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore, in recent Senate testimony (quote):  "There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide are the dominant cause of warming of the Earth's atmosphere over the past 100-years."  Even the man-is-to-blame  60,000 scientist, American Physical Society is now re-examining its stand. 

As with so many issues today, like immigration, environment, and health care, the effort by the left has very little to do with actually solving issues for the good of the nation, and everything to do with satisfying the power and control needs of big-government elites.