OPINION: Global Warming, Fact/Fiction
Vast Antarctic ice shelf on verge of collapse,,,,,, REALLY?
"As most of you have heard many times, the consensus of climate scientists believes in global warming. Historically, the claim of consensus has been the first refuge of scoundrels; it is a way to avoid debate by claiming that the matter is already settled. Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, reach for your wallet, because you’re being had."
I've learned over the years that a healthy degree of skepticism is an asset, especially when people making fantastic claims stand to benefit greatly from their positions.
My skepticism of global warming claims is not based on emotion but research. I have read a great deal on this topic and know that the degree of misinformation regarding this topic is appalling. People are being frightened rather than informed and the motivation of those promulgating the disinformation is financial, not environmental. So when the headlines last week told the harrowing tale of the demise of the Wilkins Ice Shelf stating that "Scientist are SHOCKED at the magnitude of this unprecedented event", my interest was naturally piqued.
So,,,,, here is what the associations who are poised to rake in literally BILLIONS of dollars with the advent of "CAP AND TRADE" (Global Warming Tax) are not telling you.
The break up of the Wilkins Ice Shelf is not only NOT unprecedented, it happens with calendar regularity. Satellite photos show the regular advance and subsequent break up of the Wilkins Ice Shelf and in historical terms, there is absolutely nothing exceptional about the current event. You can follow the link below for more information.
Unfortunately 95% of the population will only hear the "politically correct" version of this story while Al Gore, G.E. and countless "green" companies line up to take billions out of the economy with literally nothing in exchange.
Please don't misunderstand me. I am in my own right an environmental activist and will hug a tree faster than most people, but I am also a man of principal and believe strongly in making informed decisions. The environmental movement has been hijacked by the political left for the purpose of taxation and control. Strip this topic of the monetary incentives, and only the "true activist" will remain, the politicians and lobbyist lacking altruistic motivation will fade in the morning sun.
The tide of disinformation is against me on this issue. News broadcast whose ratings are a reflection of the amount of hype they dispense and the advertisers they are in bed with espouse theory with the certainty of fact. School children are indoctrinated with cultish fervor and parents lack the moral and intellectual fortitude to articulate a meaningful rebuttal.
Regardless of where you stand on this issue, even if the audacity of my short rant makes your blood boil, you owe yourself the intellectual honesty of exploring both sides of this issue before you willingly hand the government additional taxing authority to prevent something which demonstrably can be proven not to exist.
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