May 31, 2011
POWER TO THE PEOPLE
Letters to the Editor and other People Speak
Don’t fall for socialist global warming hysteria
To the Editor:
“First there was New Orleans; then … Seabreeze, and then … Greenwich Pier. What’s the common thread? One is global warming. As the ice caps shrink … easily verified by comparing satellite images of the polar caps for the last 10 to 20 years … the oceans rise.” (The News, May 26, “It all begins with one sandbag”)
But what about the disappearance of an entire New Jersey municipality, South Cape May, nearly a century before the “global warming” hysteria? Contrary to liberal fairy tales, catastrophic storms have historically wreaked havoc! Whether cyclical “global warming” or “global cooling,” Atlantic storms have always washed away homes, streets, and acres of the land.
I built our home on the edge of the Delaware Bay. One weighs the obvious storm damage risks, not just from floodwater, but pounding by ocean-sized waves such as the most recent storm that caused extensive damage to Gandy’s Beach. I’ve spent around $30,000 of my own, not taxpayers’ money, to construct and maintain defensive bulkheads over the 20 years I have lived here. That comes to $1,500 a year in addition to the almost $7,000 dollars in taxes, owing to the bay view. Insurance, including flood, is another $2,000 a year. This $1,000 a month is my burden to bear. I don’t expect taxpayers to protect my property from inherent risks.
I’m not some mindless “Gorebot” who believes natural weather events are attributable to man-caused “Global Warming.” Al Gore’s con has made him exceedingly rich. A liberal hypocrite, Gore’s carbon footprint for his 20-room, eight-bathroom mansion in Tennessee and his new $9,000,000 mansion in California, plus cars, boat and private jet, etc. is astronomical. Gore burned more electric every month than did the average household in a year! The writer adds, “The best solution would be to stop polluting the air with carbon dioxide.” One wonders how he heats or cools his home, powers his transportation and generates electricity with no CO2 footprint?
Instead of looking at satellite polar ice cap images over a quite brief interval of only 20 years, I suggest we study global weather patterns thousands of years prior to the Industrial Age, electricity, automobiles, boats and jets. Incidentally, current scientific and weather data indicates that global warming stopped many years ago.
Archeologists believe there was once a “Bering Land Bridge” over which nomadic hunter-gatherers migrated to North America. Sea levels were far lower during that great Ice Age when a mind-boggling mass of water was frozen in the Northern ice cap. In fact, sea levels are thought to have been an incredible 100-150 meters lower than today, exposing a Bering Land Bridge to Alaska. Similarly, glaciers that once covered the northern United States were so thick they gouged out the great lakes! Yet they receded naturally, thousands of years before any fossil fuels were used. The United Nations now postulates that livestock herds cause the worst emissions.
It is estimated that up to 200 million Bison once grazed the Great Plains from Canada to Mexico. A recent UN report states that the current world’s cattle herds are the greatest threat to the climate. Yet ancient Bison herds were exponentially larger. Nevertheless, a U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization claims that cattle generate more greenhouse CO2 emissions than all fossil fuel powered cars and trucks combined.
Do you catch that stunning tidbit? Yet at only 11.2 million head, cattle are a very small percentage of the prehistoric 200 million Bison thought to once inhabit this land. Thus the carbon footprint of innumerable herds of gaseous Bison would dwarf today’s CO2 fossil fuel emissions! I suppose gaseous Bison melted the ice cap?
Global warming and cooling are just one of various natural cycles in which we have negligible effect. Don’t let liberal hypocrites like Gore and other fear mongers intimidate you into surrendering our national sovereignty, our freedom and unique living standards to any autocratic government. The Democrat socialists are trying to impose on free Americans a global government with despotic ruling powers, supported by confiscatory taxes.
Programmed “Gorebots” are incapable of analytical thought. They scare children with cataclysmic propaganda that captive students are compelled to watch in most public schools. It is your responsibility to deprogram your children. Teach them the facts about pre-historic Ice Ages. And about epic “global warming” that naturally melted these great glaciers long before the use of fossil fuels and cattle ranching. Learn! Think! Question! Expose liberal myths! And never, never follow brainwashed “Gorebots” who serve a global socialists agenda.