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Acceptance of the Unsubstantiated Global Warming Theory Could Harm Our Economy. Viewed 21,680 timesBy: Bill Tew
Published for Los Angeles, California (Area-Info.net Feb. 24, 2012)
With some time at L.A.X. before my flight to Salt Lake City, I’m musing about my week’s calls that JBS Coordinator Panzarello and I made around Los Angeles this past week. One in particular stands out to me, a visit on UCLA Campus with several university students.
We walked past the large, brass statue of a grizzly bear, the symbol of the UCLA Bruins and made our way into what I believe was a student union building. Funny, I thought, the grizzly bear has been extinct in California since the 19th century, yet no radical-greenies are begging to transplant them from Montana into L.A. County’s Santa Monica Mountains.
This was only my second time on the UCLA campus. Joe and I met with an 18-year old student at UCLA at a table on the second floor where we were surrounded by other students eating lunches they had obtained from a large variety of food concessions.
The UCLA freshman shared with us an article in the DAILY BRUIN newspaper, the campus publican free for all students, titled “Ron Paul’s Policies May Appeal To Students.” It was an opinion piece that surprised me at how honest an objective it appeared.
We had discussed with the UCLA freshman some facts about The John Birch Society’s 53-year founding and history when his friend showed up, a senior in political science. We talked about the deceptions that were prevalent on campus and he related how one of his professors admitted that he is a Marxist-Communist to his class. The senior student who had joined us for lunch talked of the tight rope he had to balance upon to earn grades for graduation, yet to keep truth uppermost in his mind in an atmosphere of professorial propaganda. Notice I don’t offer either of the student’s names as I don’t want to cause them any kind of repurcussions should their professors coincidentally read this opinion piece.
Briefly we discussed the United Nations Agenda 21 plan, the UN’s local Agenda 21 programs that insinuate themselves through facilitators into local cities and county governments through a United Nations Non-governmental Organization (NGO) called ICLEI, an acronym for International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. I pointed out that the UN’s agenda for mankind for the 21st century is based on fanning the flames of environmental fears over hyped environmental catastrophes such as their long-trumpeted anthropogenic (man caused) global warming crisis. We discussed how the supposed crisis of anthropogenic global warming had become nearly a religion upon university campuses, a religion preached by professors who pontificate upon the UN’s doctrine of mankind causing a global catastrophe through energy use and production of CO² as a greenhouse gas.
It seemed appropriate to tell the students a story of a speaking event I had attended February 25th, 2010 at the Utah Valley University (UVU) in Orem, Utah. "The crowded Reagan Theater on the UVU campus," I told the two UCLA students, "held some 350 students and professors, yet I managed to garner a seat about eight rows up directly in front of the speaker, an editor named Mr. Tom Zeller, Jr. from the NEW YORK TIMES. The speaker’s topic was: 'REVERSING CLIMATE DECAY.'" (I had never heard before that climate could rot or decay).
Mr. Zeller spoke for over an hour and it appeared to me that the objective of the speech was to reassure the students that they should lose faith in the tenants of the global warming crisis religion just because of the Climategate scandal. While terms like “climate change” and “climate decay” peppered his talk rather than the familiar “global warming” fright-phrase, it was clear that he was there to reassure the students that their carbon footprints needed to be reduced in order to save the planet from a catastrophe such as a flood from melting polar ice caps.
When Mr. Zeller completed his presentation, he looked out over the audience, drew his mouth close to the microphone and asked, “Are there any questions?”
My hand was the first one raised so he called on me. I stood so that I could be heard and seen. “Thank you, Mr. Zeller.” I began, “I graduated from UVU way back in 1976 when it was still UTC. Before that, in the early 1970s, scientists and publications such as the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC had claimed we were going into a new ice age. Later, when I attended USU, my geology professor taught us of four major ice ages that had occurred on earth which sent huge ice sheets to cover the northern hemisphere with 100- foot thick ice fields that push boulders ahead of it as it grew down past the area where the great lakes are today.” I held up four fingers and asked the audience what had occurred between the four ice ages. Then, I informed them, “Global warming, global warming, global warming, and global warming.”
“Was it automobiles and factories spewing for CO², “ I asked, “that caused the global warming that melted the vast ice age, continent-wide, ice-fields? No, there were no such man-made inventions upon the planet. Was it the smoke from cave-men’s fires curling out of their caves that melted the vast ice fields, or buffalo flatulence? No again,” I said. (There was laughter from the audience) “Have any of you heard of the sun?” I asked as I held up a reprinted article and displayed a photo of the sun to the audience. “Could solar activity and sun spot variance have altered earth’s climate from time to time? But, Mr. Zeller that’s not my question let me ask you my real question.”
“Mr. Zeller, if you could get control of the earth’s thermostat what is the perfect temperature that you would set the earth’s thermostat at? Or would you set a different temperature for each latitude? Oh, and would you change the temperature to allow for seasons like spring, summer, fall, and winter? Oh, but that’s already been done hasn’t it? Have any of you,” I asked in a loud voice turning to the audience, “have any of you heard of God? He’s already set these seasons.” I then sat down.
Mr. Zeller looked at his papers on the podium then looked up at me. He answered, “I’m not a scientist so I can’t tell you what that temperature would be, but we do need to reduce our carbon footprint if we are to protect our atmosphere.” He then pointed to one of the professors that dotted the theaters seats, a professor standing with a raised hand who was obviously very perturbed at my questions and assertions.
The professor, when called upon, outstretched his arm towards me, pointing his finger in an accusatory manner, and in a loud voice said, “That denier over there doesn’t know what he’s talking about.” I smiled back at him as he tried to label me with a label, “denier,” often used to describe people who deny that the Nazi holocaust upon the Jews had actually been perpetrated in the 20th century. The professor then began to tell everyone what a fool I was. Of course I wasn’t allowed to respond to any of the next few professors that stood in indignation against me. And the hundreds of students gathered there listened to the various denials of my assertions.
The two UCLA students politely listened to my continued story as I told them how I had arisen and gone to the back of the theater to pass out THE NEW AMERICAN reprinted article “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO GLOBAL WARMING?” to students as they left the theater when the Q & A period ended. I had distributed twenty-three of the reprints when two professors almost breathlessly clawed their way through the press of students to confront me. The first professor to arrive demanded of me, “What are you passing out?”
“A reprinted set of articles,” I responded.
“Can I have one?” he asked.
“Yes,” I said handing him a reprint. Then the other professor asked, “Can I have one?” and I replied, “No, you can share with him.”
The first professor told me he was willing to answer my question, so I said, “Ok, what is the temperature?”
He promptly went into a long speech about factors affecting global climate. After a few minutes I rolled my eyes with impatience. He said, “Oh, so you don’t want an answer to your question!”
“No, I replied, “what is the temperature? You’re dancing all over the place with all this stuff I’ve already heard for 20 years but won’t name the actual temperature that you consider to be the perfect temperature that earth has strayed from due to human energy use.”
We argued for a bit and I pointed out that 30,000 scientists have signed a petition against our country signing onto the Kyoto Treaty because those scientists believe the treaty will harm our economy without any real effect upon global warming whatsoever.
December 11, 2008, a U.S. Senate minority report entitled MORE THAN 650 INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIESTS DISSENT OVER MAN-MADE GLOBAL WARMING CLAIMS, subtitled SCIENTISTS CONTINUE TO DEBUNK “CONCENSUS” IN 2008, represented the opinions of twelve times as many scientists as the fifty-two government –supported scientists who gave the world, according to writer Ed Hiserodt, “the 2007 Summary for Policy Makers- the abbreviated version of the climate assessment by the UN’s intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)—too which the major media looks adoringly for news about global warming. (There were, however, diplomats from 115 countries aiding the IPCC, making sure the warnings produced the greatest gloom and fear.)”
Yes, I have the reprinted article from THE NEW AMERICAN magazine with me, the same article that I handed out to students at the UVU speech of NEW YORK TIMES editor Tom Zellers in 2010. That’s how I quoted Ed Hiserodt while I waited for my plane. And in fact I’m now on my Delta flight while continuing to type this opinion piece.
Mr. Hiserodt gave us some condensed remarks that were typical of the group of 650 scientists as a whole in his article. Let me share a couple of quotes with you from his article.
“I am a skeptic…. Global warming has become a new religion.” – Nobel Prize winner for Physics, Ivar Giaever.
“Since I am no longer affiliated with any organization nor receiving any funding, I can speak quite frankly….As a scientist I remain skeptical….The main basis of the claim that man’s release of greenhouse gases is the cause of he warming is based almost entirely upon climate models. We all know the frailty of models concerning the air-surface system.” – Atmospheric scientist Dr. Joanne Simpson, the first woman in the world to receive a Ph.D. in meteorology, and formerly of NASA, who has authored more than 190 studies and has been named “among he most preeminent scientists of the last 100 years.”
Here is one of my favorite quotes from Mr. Hiserodt’s article:
“It is a blatant lie put forth in the media that makes it seem there is only a fringe of scientists who don’t buy into anthropogenic global warming.” – U.S. government atmospheric scientists Stanley B. Goldenberg of the Hurricane Research Division of The National Oceanic and Atmospheric administration.
Representative Henry Waxman, a Democratic Congressman for California’s 30th Congressional District, sponsored the 1,100-page AMERICAN CLEAN ENERGY AND SECURITY ACT OF 2009. Thank God and that although the House of Representatives did pass the terrible bill, H.R. 2454, nicknamed the “Cap & Trade bill,” that the U.S. Senate did not pass it, or Americans would have seen a terrible monster of a law killing jobs in the private sector and driving gasoline and electricity prices even further through the roof all in the name of saving the world from an unsubstantiated theory based on computer models that asserts that emissions of carbon dioxide (which plants need to live) would cause a global warming catastrophe!
Yesterday, February 23, 2012, while driving on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles we saw a gas station’s sign that announced the price of premium gasoline as $4.99 per gallon! Yes, just a penny-shy of $5.00 per gallon in one of the largest cities in America.
Of course I'm not just claiming that gasoline prices that seem high today are a result of the Cap and Trade bill, since it did not pass in 2009. The $5.00 a gallon inflated price is due to Federal Reserve System monetary policies. See this article by my twin brother, Chris: http://www.area-info.net/articles/show.php?cty=Salt%20Lake%20City&st=Utah&article_id=956
Still traveling along on Wilshire Boulevard I wondered to myself why Californians continue to vote for Representatives like Henry Waxman or Nancy Pelosi who are bent on making their lives even harder with onerous regulations and rising energy costs based on the unproven and therefore mythical claim that global warming is a product of man’s use of carbon fuels. The only explanation I could come up with is that far too many Californians have been fooled by the UN propaganda because I am sure that Californians wouldn’t intentionally commit economic suicide.
Hold a BS degree from USU with a double major and an Associates degree from UVU. Works in political education field.
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