Saturday, August 8, 2009

I Accuse!

By Alan Caruba

In 1898, an article by the great French novelist, Emile Zola was published in L’Aurore. It was addressed to the President of France. Zola accused the military of having wrongly convicted Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish artillery officer, of treason, incarcerating him for years on Devil’s Island. The title of the article was “J’Accuse!” Zola’s courage has been an inspiration for writers ever since.

It is in this spirit that I issue my own version of “I Accuse.”

I accuse the United Nations environmental program in general and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in particular of creating a huge hoax, “global warming”, in order to reduce energy use and to create a phony market for so-called “carbon credits,” based on the lie that carbon dioxide plays a role in the alleged warming process.

The Earth is not warming. It is cooling. Meteorologists, climatologists, and solar physicists agree that it has been cooling for at least a decade and predict the cooling will continue for several decades to come.

I accuse the President of the United States and politicians from both political parties for engaging in this deception for their own purposes, while ignoring the peril to the nation’s economy and future. Billions have been and continue to be misallocated to bogus “solutions” such as solar and wind power, the mandate for an ethanol mixture with gasoline, and the construction of a vast regulatory and grant-making apparatus based on the global warming hoax.

I accuse the Obama administration and those members of Congress of seeking to impose a “Cap-and-Trade” bill based entirely on the hoax. It would tax all energy use in America, thus increasing the cost of energy while further reducing the personal income and savings of all Americans. It would codify a bogus market for carbon credits.

I accuse all of the scientists who sought to justify global warming by deliberately publishing falsely documented studies or studies that purported to justify the hoax by attributing natural phenomena to global warming. I accuse them of engaging in such practices to advance their careers and for accepting government largess to further the hoax.

I accuse the academic community for permitting their publications and research programs to be corrupted by the global warming hoax and for lending the prestige of their institutions to its advancement.

I accuse those elements of the nation’s and the world’s media for advancing the global warming hoax in the face of increasing evidence that it is not occurring. It cannot occur at a time when solar activity is decreasing, thus reducing the radiation responsible for much of the Earth’s warming.

I accuse those media that continue to advance the global warming hoax via print and electronic broadcasting. I accuse all print and electronic journalists of failing their responsibility to investigate the bogus science put forth and for deliberately disparaging those scientists and others who disputed it, calling them “deniers.”

I accuse the U.S. Department of Education for the corruption of the nation’s school curriculums, using them to spread the hoax and indoctrinate thousands of students passing through the system with the belief that global warming exists. I accuse every publisher of school texts that advances this hoax.

I accuse former Vice President Gore of advancing the greatest hoax of the modern era and those who joined with him, awarded him honors, and sought to enrich themselves by doing so.

I accuse all the “environmental” organizations such as the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, and all others that have spent millions to advance the hoax to advance their collective and individual agendas.

I accuse the Environmental Protection Agency of falsely asserting that carbon dioxide is a “pollutant” that must be regulated when it is essential to all life on the planet. It is vital for all plant life and plays no role in climate change except to react to it.

I accuse the EPA, Department of Energy, and Department of the Interior, in collusion with many “Green” organizations, of thwarting the construction of coal-fired and nuclear plants to generate the energy necessary to the growth and expansion of the nation’s economy, general welfare, and security.

Lastly, I applaud those many courageous scientists from various disciplines and all others who have stepped forth to denounce the global warming theory with the presentation of legitimate science. The entire world is in their debt.


Rich Kozlovich said...

Well done! To you goes the Col. John Boyd award.

Carolyn said...

Amen and Amen Mr. Caruba! So well done! God Bless~

Genogri said...

Zola had the distinction of issuing accurate charges, however.

Alan Caruba said...

The truth hurts, Genogri, doesn't it?

A. Rational Human said...

I am part of We the People, hence I have standing in the matter. I am on the jury and I vote "Guilty as Charged".

Our government is no longer legitimate in that it is violating individual rights rather than upholding and defending them. It pretends that it owns us and can do anything it wants without even consulting us or the contract We the People have with the government.

Gnostic said...

I caught your comments on Greenie Watch. The UK is farther down the Cap and Trade road than the US and believe me, you need to fight tooth and claw to prevent the US following us.

Your accusations are spot on. I applaud you for taking this stand for freedom and common sense.

Dave said...

Interesting that Genorgi makes no attempt to even refute a single charge.

Guess she/he's got nothing. I'm not surprised.

Mid Stutsman said...

Unfortunately, the(global warming) ball is spinning and cannot be stopped... The Truth will prevail in the end, but not until all of the lies have been exposed. Hang onto your green's going to get much worse!

I'm just glad I know the outcome. If you don't, it's written in the last chapters of Revelation.

Alan Caruba said...

Revelation does not have the answer any more than you do. We're talking science here and the science says that global warming is a hoax. Once enough people get the word, it's over.

jdpeiper said...

Well done sir. As always.

Just to show how far the followers of the church of Bore are going, some here (UK) are saying that people should eat less meat to help with GorbalWarming which as you know they are now calling, 'climate change.'
BTW ... Am most happy to report the purchase of another 50, 100W light bulbs, making it 100 over the last two months. Will order more before the Sept. deadline when by order of the powers in Brussels, which is where the Brits have moved their capitol to, the 100W good old fashioned bulb so perfect for reading will no longer be sold in the UK.
So much for national sovereignty, huh.

Alan Caruba said...

Thank you, J.D. Many Americans are unaware that you Brits suffer more from the climate change regime than we do.

As for the EU, the sooner the UK gets out of it, the better.

phishna said...

Al Gore and his sidekick astronomer Hansen should both quietly resign before they are completely disgraced.

I wrote a blog about this fraud from the viewpoint of a Chemical Engineer:

"Water vapor is 95% of the greenhouse gases, CO2 is 3.618% and man made CO2 is even more miniscule, only 0.117%. CO2 molecules in the atmosphere are so diffuse that is impossible for CO2 to cause global warming. Repeat: CO2 can NOT cause warming."

"The CO2 increase in the atmosphere is very small, rising about 60 ppm is the last 50 years. To put this in context, the current CO2 concentration is about 380 ppm, meaning that there is 380 CO2 molecules vs. a million other molecules. Since it is hard to envision a million molecules, imagine a 1,000 molecules in a box. 380 ppm means there are about 1/3 CO2 molecule vs. a 1,000 other molecules. Less than 1 CO2 vs. 1,000 parts, and we are supposed to believe that tiny concentration of CO2 is a threat to the point that we are to shut down the entire economy!"

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