“There are ominous signs that the Earth’s weather patterns have begun to change dramatically and that these changes may portend a drastic decline in food production – with serious political implications for just about every nation on Earth… The evidence in support of these predictions has now begun to accumulate so massively that meteorologists are hard pressed to keep up with it… Last April, in most devastating out break of tornados ever recorded, 148 twisters killed more than 300 people and caused half a billion dollars worth of damage in 13 U.S. States… To scientists, these seemingly disparate incidents represent the advance signs of fundamental changes in the world’s weather. The central fact is that after three quarters of a century of extraordinarily mild conditions, the Earth’s climate seems to be cooling down.”
Cooling down? Wait a minute, I thought we were warming up? The above quote was featured in the April issue of Newsweek magazine written by Peter Gwynne in 1975 as part of a national scientific and political craze of “Global Cooling”.
During the 1970’s and 80’s the global cooling theory promoted the same calls for climate change legislation and Environmental Protection Agency regulations, we hear today. These same scientists and politicians now espouse the theory that world is now undergoing “Global Warming” as a result of man-made causes which will, instead of forcing mankind to freeze to death in a global arctic cold, will cause polar ice caps to melt flooding the earth, killing most alive and eventually burning to death those who remain via extreme temperatures and weather events.
But the truth is scientists have never fully agreed on “Global Cooling” or “Global Warming”. Science requires multiple theories and hypotheses to be considered, which ultimately allows one to reach a probable scientific conclusion, in accordance with scientific method. There are truly just as many scientists that disagree with the hypothesis that the worlds climate is warming due to man made intervention as agree. But the image of the lone polar bear on a melting ice cap alongside former Vice President Al Gore’s Academy Award winning slide show effectively pulls the American heartstrings in an attempt to gain support for overwhelming government intervention into every aspect of private industry and our personal lives.
Clean air, clean water and clean planet – these are all powerful rallying cries used by the left to attack the right’s opposition to radical energy polices which will bankrupt industries, place thousands on unemployment rolls, and raise energy costs on the average hardworking American family by hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a year. A liberal biased media is all too willing to help fuel this narrative through their drive-by talking point reporting and by allowing politicians like Nancy Pelosi to get away with statements like “republicans want to destroy clean, clean water, they want to destroy your rights, they do not like government.”
However, its not just the left or the media that are to blame for the hype. The Grand Old Party must take blame for allowing democrats to define the argument and create the narrative. By being bogged down in a debate over global warming we are failing to communicate the common sense environmental reforms and how the liberal energy agenda would directly damage the average American family while failing to do anything to truly protect our environment and natural resources. Republicans must communicate their desire for responsible energy policy coupled with free market reforms to protect our environment while responsibly collecting and utilizing the natural resources given to mankind by our Creator.
I am not a scientist and I don’t purport to be one, but I do believe that the global climate does change – it both warms and cools, because its always fluctuating – but as a believer in God, I also know that He creates the heavens and earth and He only can determine the time and manner of it’s ultimate destruction. I firmly believe that the theory which espouses the ultimate outcome of the globe rests in the mortal hands of mankind and not in the divine providence of the Creator is narcissistic, vain, egotistical, and conceited.
Its time to end the hype and stop using energy policy as the avenue to foster a top down government take over. What America needs is a comprehensive energy strategy which protects the environment while using our natural resources in a responsible manner to promote and spur growth the 21st century American economy.
Categories: Kyle Adams