August 13, 2009
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
Letters to the Editor and other People Speak
FROM- Cape Cod Times
Global warming 'crisis' may be all about power
Discussing global warming is more like discussing religion than science. Maybe global warming has become a religion!
Temperature records started in the late 1800s. Up until the mid-1970s, temperatures must have been dropping, because, for those of us old enough to remember, all we heard about in school and in the news was "global cooling" and the coming ice age!
For the next 25 years, temperatures must have been rising, because all we heard about was "global warming," and this time they knew the cause: man!
After Y2K temperatures stopped rising and started dropping slightly, so the warning had to change to "climate change" — but still man-made, of course.
Give me a break! Two contradictory climate scares in 50 years, when we've got core samples of the Earth's crust and ice packs that show climate change for thousands or millions or billions of years, all without man's influence!
So why the big push to get us to swallow this swill? It's the "crisis" that justifies wielding power to subvert capitalism, competition, free markets, individual freedoms and economic prosperity to government control and socialism, or worse.
David A. Maczko