Although Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) is dead under the weight of endless flaws, until last week “Cap and Trade” was alive and well – needing only the majority party in the Senate to hammer it through. Then all of a sudden on the way to becoming law, a horrible thing occurred. The truth emerged in the “Gore-ified” exposé of email conversations between rogue scientists whose work is the basis for the global warming hysteria that began at the Climate Research Unit in Britain. The concept (hypothesis) was catapulted to worldwide prominence by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Al Gore’s movie and book entitled An Inconvenient Truth for which he received the Nobel Prize.
Our comments and quotes are based on a deluge of articles that have appeared in The New York Times, Investors Business Daily, and The Wall Street Journal.
- WSJ Global Warming with the Lid Off
- WSJ “Cap and Trade is Dead”
- IBD Climate-gate Scandal should be a wake-up call for Press, Politicians
- IBD Road to Hopenhagen
- WSJ Rigging a Climate Consensus
- IBD Big Media ask: What Climate Scandal?
- IBD On The Left: Stolen E-mails Don’t Change Climate Reality
- NYT Hacked email is new fodder for climate dispute
A simple email on the Internet stating that the United States declines the offer to join in mandated solutions to a hypothetical problem based on pseudo-science and potentially fraudulent data should be sufficient. His appearance unfortunately only adds credibility to their flawed and phony works.
With Iraq (where the Europeans were right and we were wrong – no WMDs), Afghanistan, and a collapsing economy, not to mention the 1600 plus homicides on our border at Ciudad, Juarez due to narco-terrorism, the President’s working calendar is already dangerously overloaded. The significance of the narco-terrorism in Juarez should be readily apparent to the President since its trade route through El Paso leads directly to Chicago where hundreds die of heroin over-dosages. The importance of nuclear weapons in the hands of Ahmadinejad of Iran and Kim Jong of North Korea and elsewhere has yet to be considered. Depending on perspective, these alone are consuming issues, especially when one considers Israel and the Palestinians. In view of this sampling of serious issues requiring the President’s full attention, Obama has no business attending the Copenhagen Conference Climate Change Conference on December 9, 2009.
Of course declining to attend would be rude considering President Obama just received the Nobel Prize. Interestingly, since his current accomplishments do not justify such an award, it has been assumed that his selection was based on prospective deeds. Receiving the award under these circumstances was quite an accomplishment, somewhat akin to winning the Heisman trophy before the season begins.
Charles E. Reier MD
Rebecca A. Reier