Sunday, October 28, 2007

Not "Step it up", but Step on it

By Alan Caruba
A week from now, on November 3rd, Friends of the Earth will roll out yet another tiresome effort to brainwash people into believing that global warming is an immediate peril.

The FOE will sponsor rallies around the country "and invite our politicians to join us" in order to pressure them to show "real leadership on global warming." There is no global warming. At least the kind that Al Gore and the FOE describes.

There is only the natural warming that has occurred since the end of the last mini-ice age in 1850. Neither the United States, nor the rest of the world is in the grip of a searing global warming. Temperatures generally have not risen barely a degree in the 150-plus years that have passed.

Not the California wildfires, nor hurricanes, nor any other natural event has anything whatever to do with global warming. Think about it, long before anyone ever heard of global warming, there were wildfires and hurricanes, and blizzards, and floods. Et cetera! Long before global warming, these same environmentalists were predicting a new Ice Age.

The "Step it up" campaign on Saturday is evidence of how deeply involved environmental groups are in the political life of the nation because they understand they can impose more and more limitations on the economy and on the personal lifestyles of Americans if voters believe the earth is imperiled and that vast cutbacks in the use of energy are required.

On Saturday next, take down the names of the politicians spouting global warming nonsense because you will not want to see them in office in the future---your future!

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