Cap & Trade And Global Cooling
There is a well-publicized campaign around the world to reverse the alleged impact of mankind on the world's climate. This campaign includes proposed destructive taxation on the very businesses, and the population as a result, that mankind depends on for its well being and survival. Cap and trade, or carbon taxes, will cause the prices of most things that the population uses to be increased substantially. By the time an ear of corn gets put into a can and onto the shelf at the store, it will have been taxed at least eight times. Seed suppliers, farmers, transporters, storage facilities, processors, packagers, wholesalers, distribution centers, and everyone else involved will have greater energy costs that they will be forced to pass on to the consumer. You can expect that can of corn, peas, carrots, green beans, loaf of bread, and everything else that you consume to cost 50% more.
Most people correctly associate cap and trade with oil, gas, and coal. Over 80 million people in the Northeast who use oil in their boilers to heat their homes and their water will see their oil bill increased by 50%. On average, this means paying $300 per month as opposed to $200 per month. The price of gas will be increased by over $1 per gallon. If you don’t have a car, the bus, train, and taxi services will have increased energy costs that they will be forced to pass on. The electrical power companies will also have increased energy cost and your electric bill will go up. In addition to the obvious cap and trade impact on these vital services, your doctor, dentist, mechanic, florist, accountant, and everyone else that you depend on will also have higher energy costs that they will be forced to pass on to you.
What if global warming is not what they say it is? What if the world's temperature is headed in the opposite direction? The fact is that global temperatures peaked in 1998 and have been cooling each year since. The global warming and subsequent cooling were even predictable due to hundreds of years of historical trends and observation of the impact of variations in solar activity on global temperature. The Medieval Period (Middle Ages) was as much as 2 degrees Celsius warmer than today's temperature and the world then cooled as much as 4 degrees Celsius between 1450 and 1850. This period was called the Little Ice Age (a period of glacial advance, the same glaciers that are in retreat today)? These temperature variations were not caused by man. They were caused entirely by natural forces. Here are some more facts:
A map from the National Climate Data Center shows that 2008 temperatures in the USA were below the 115 year average for most of the country. April 2009 temperatures were 0.8F below the 20th century average.
NASA announced that 2008 global temperatures were significantly cooler than 2007, the coolest since 2000 and below the average of the last 30 years.
Temperatures that were once rising are now falling rapidly, 1998 was a warm year but the eleven years since have each been cooler, global temperatures have dropped an average of .6 degrees F in this period.
The Antarctic has the most ice recorded since 1979. When adding the April 2009 ice extent at both poles together there was the same amount of polar ice as thirty years ago.
According to NASA the earth's oceans have been cooling since 2003. Compare today’s ocean temperatures to only a few years ago.
To view the above information in a much more entertaining way, while being supported by experts, watch this movie and learn how warming generates C02 content as opposed to C02 content causing warming.
All of this, of course, is not to imply that human beings do not have a responsibility towards their planet, but there are far more truly harmful things to fix and much better ways to do it than to destroy the economy through taxation. In order to clean up the environment, companies need their profits and the population, rather than having it stripped from them through taxation, needs its money to buy companies’ products.
The point is that human beings also have a responsibility towards other human beings. When we allow things like cap and trade to be implemented, we are resigning most of our nation and much of the world to a life that is shorter lived, less enjoyable, and well below what it could be. Cap and trade is anti-humanity and you owe it to humanity to call your Congress members and Senators and tell them to stop the madness.