19
Nov
08

Change we need?

And so it begins.

Today, President-elect Obama will release a video message to the nation’s governors regarding global warming. Here is an excerpt.

The Changeling

The Changer

“Few challenges facing America, and the world, are more urgent than combating climate change. The science is beyond dispute and the facts are clear. Sea levels are rising. Coastlines are shrinking. We’ve seen record drought, spreading famine and storms that are growing stronger with each passing hurricane season. Climate change and our dependence on foreign oil, if left unaddressed, will weaken our economy and threaten our national security.

Settled science?

Liberal media outlets have helped bolster the world’s view of global warming by posing unsettled science as just the opposite. Thousands of scientists do not believe the hyped global trend is an actuality.  

They have linked global warming to everything from insomnia in children to fish going deaf. I will include the links below.

The science is anything but settled.

It is a massive fraud perpetuated by environmental special interests and picked up as a mantra by pandering politicians to entice young voters to the liberal cause by creating hysteria for hysteria’s sake.

All I can do is encourage everyone to do their own reading on the subject from ranging sources and you be the judge. I am confident that you will be shocked by what you discover.

Also, have you noticed the paradigm shift in terminology used by the left regarding global warming? When I wrote about the mythical GW creature in an op-ed piece exactly one year ago, that is what it was called – global warming. Now the hip and trendy phrase is “climate change.”

Hmmm, climate change. There is an amazing statement. Climates ebb and flow through time and are constantly changing. I really had no idea. I’m stupefied.  

As I said a year ago, it is essential that human beings work to stop things like dumping toxic waste into the ground or pouring lead into the ocean or belching pollutants into the air when affordable alternatives are available.

However, it is unessential for us to try and eliminate our carbon footprint from the earth.

History teaches us that the earth’s temperature and weather has always fluctuated. The alleged warming trend brought on by the supposed over-indulgence of civilized nations thought to be the certain death of the planet is almost certainly just a warming trend.

It was just three decades ago that Newsweek ran a feature piece about the coming global ice age. Amazing, seeing as how Al Gore and every celebutant under the sun will tell you that is when our lifestyle of pollution started to catch up with us.

I will reiterate that I am in favor of throwing trash in the trash can, recycling when possible, following laws to avoid oil spills and human disasters, etc.

What I am not in favor of is being propagandized by a politically motivated green machine of politicians and Hollywood liberals looking down their respective noses on the American people as bad stewards and then getting onto their private jets and dumping off carbon in mass amounts the average American couldn’t create in a year’s time.

Because Obama and other politicians and movie stars state something as fact does not make it so.

The attempt to create fact through repetition is a disturbing trend from the president-elect that I hope the American people can see for what it is.

Links:

http://www.gm.tv/index.cfm?articleid=24717

http://newscientist.com/article/dn13417-global-warming-poses-deaf-threat-to-tropical-fish.html?feedId=online-news_rss20

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11 Responses to “Change we need?”


  1. November 20, 2008 at 3:38 am

    Why should the left let the facts of climate change get in the way of a good yarn?

  2. 2 Holly
    November 20, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    I think you make some great points.

    Regardless of whether global warming is a farce or totally factual, all individuals should reduce, reuse and recycle – if not for environmental reasons than simply for monetary reasons.

    But if it takes the threat of “global warming” for the Federal government to wake up, get on board and help make our planet’s air cleaner by supporting clean air initiatives, I’ll support it.

    And as for the celebrities who fly around in their private jets, whatever. Somebody is getting the money to fly the jet, work on the jet, etc. I think the salaries of those people are probably more important.

    But for the big three automaker CEOs who showed up in private jets to beg for money, I say shove it. I had to buy a Subaru, because I can’t afford an all-wheel-drive made by GM, Chrysler or Ford. But yet, they’re considering making ME, and the rest of the taxpayers, PAY FOR THE OUTRAGEOUS SALARIES, BENEFITS AND PRIVATE JETS THAT THEY CAN NO LONGER AFFORD?!

    Bogus. Totally bogus.
    Get a grip, people.
    Make them file for bankruptcy, fire their CEOs, rebuild their companies and maybe, just maybe, produce a high-quality vehicle that the average American can afford.

  3. 3 WonderWoman
    November 20, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    I DO BELIEVE in cleaning up the planet, recycling, not polluting, finding more cost-efficient ways to do things, etc.
    I DON’T BELIEVE in creating false hype and panic in an already worrisome time.

    So, Holly, as long as someone is getting paid to pollute, it’s ok? So celebrities who preach about global warming are allowed to be hypocrites and fly in their private jets because they compensate their pilot well? Got it! At least, if global warming is real and the planet is destroyed, we all can rest in peace knowing that, “hey, those pilots made good money and were employed until the earth’s dying day, Thank goodness!”

    I’m sorry, but I just think that people should “practice what they preach.” You can’t hold some people accountable – CEO’s who make cars that the “average American” can’t afford – and not others – celebrities who definitely can afford other means of transportation or who could fly like the “average American.”

    I do agree with one thing Holly said though, I don’t want to pay CEO salaries with my tax dollars either.

  4. 4 Holly
    November 20, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    There is a big difference between a celebrity flying in a private jet and yapping about global warming on MTV and a CEO of a company requesting OUR money for bailout flying to D.C. in a private jet to beg.

    They’re totally different issues. I shouldn’t have mentioned the CEOs in my original comment.

    Hypocritical celebrities are just that. I don’t really care what they say or do; they’re not spending Federal money. They’re a small percentage of our population, and I don’t think grounding private jets is the answer to solving the “climate crisis.”

    And if you don’t like what a celebrity says and does, don’t watch their movies; don’t buy their music; and don’t go to their concerts. Eventually, their planes will be grounded and the pilots will have to work for Delta.

  5. 5 Rich
    November 20, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    It really amazes me that people can still actually think global warming is not happening. I’m sure there are scientists who say it’s not true. there are also scientists who say evolution is a myth. The majority of scientists however are on board with both issues. But since the liberals jumped on this boat first, of course you conservatives will call it a fraud. So then “celebutant” Al Gore won the Nobel prize in what? Storytelling? Or is the Nobel Prize another outlet that the liberals control??
    I do agree with the hypocricy of some celebrities and the such. But to use that to argue against global warming is fairly lame. But that it was I’m beginning to think this blog is really about, bashing the left. There really is never anything saying what great ideas the “right” has to fix the problems it’s just about the “left”;s ideas being completely wrong.
    I know….”drill baby drill” , right? Screw the future genertions. Let’s make sure to make these oil tycoons even more money. Oh yeah, and give them a tax break while your at it, right?
    I must say I never really considered myself on the left or right but this blog in itself has changed my mind. If this is the thought proccess of the right, you can call me “Lefty”.

  6. 6 Tree Hugger
    November 21, 2008 at 3:17 am

    Holly says “Make them file for bankruptcy, fire their CEOs, rebuild their companies and maybe, just maybe, produce a high-quality vehicle that the average American can afford”

    I am with you on that Holly!

    Did you know that in 1996 there was an electric car built by GM called the EV-1. They were available by lease in California and Arizona. GM never offered the EV-1 for public sale. If you have not heard of it this link is worth viewing! It is eye opening.

    http://www.sonyclassics.com/whokilledtheelectriccar/

    If they had the technology to build this vehicle back then why did they literally scrap it? Toyota and Honda scrambled to catch up and now they are far ahead of us. Now we are waiting for the Chevy Volt which I have heard is not coming until 2010! How did they go from being so innovative with the first assembly line to dropping the ball and ending up in this current situation?

  7. 7 Terri
    November 21, 2008 at 5:53 am

    Listen closely to what we all agree upon. Climates ebb and flow through time and are constantly changing. What we do not agree upon is the pompous concept that we are entirely causing it to happen and the ridiculous notion that we can or should try to control it. Some things are not ours to “fix”. We can not control the world or the climate for future generations no matter how much money we throw at it. I’m not surprised at the frightened hopeless masses just hanging on every manipulative word from the “champion” of their cause. I’m sorry but having no concept of a creator is sad and as for screwing future generations-the pro-choice movement has done that to the tune of 3,750 babies killed…and that was just today.

  8. 8 WonderWoman
    November 21, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    I’m not 12 anymore, I don’t watch MTV.

    Holly, just because I think some celebrities are hypocrites and liberals does not mean that I don’t appreciate their talents. I’m not the type to boycott their movies and entertainment because I don’t agree with them politically. Everyone’s entitled to their opinions.

    I was simply saying there’s NOT a difference if a CEO takes a private jet or if a celebrity takes a private jet. How is that different? And, Holly, it’s not about what they did once they got off of the plane, it’s how much they polluted the Earth while ON the plane. I mean if we’re talking about Global Warming, which is what I thought we were talking about.

    Rich – where are your ideas? you complain that we don’t discuss topics and figure out the correct way of doing things, but where are your big ideas? “There really is never anything saying what great ideas the “right” has to fix the problems it’s just about the “left”;s ideas being completely wrong.” It amazes me how many liberals on these blogs that I read say this, but really, do you really think that 2 completely different sides are going to reach common ground and get things solved on an opinion blog? Especially when both sides (and I’m guilty of this too) pick apart everything said by anyone else?

    However, I do find what some people say on here interesting, and it does make me think. So even though we haven’t come together to solve world hunger, the economic struggles we face, abortion issues, same sex marriage, the war etc., I think this blog is a great way to hear both sides and how people feel about these issues!

  9. 9 Tree Hugger
    November 21, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Josh said “However, it is unessential for us to try and eliminate our carbon footprint from the earth”.

    Response – I don’t think that we can totally “eliminate” it but we should be taking essential steps to reduce it for sure.

  10. 10 Carly
    November 21, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    I’m confused…when people talk about car pooling for the environment’s sake…isn’t that so more people can travel in less vehicles that pollute our earth? But yet it is being said that celebrities are only “a small percentage of our population, and I don’t think grounding private jets is the answer to solving the “climate crisis.””

    1. I’m a small part of the population, so are you, so is the person next to you, so is he, so is she, but we’re all encouraged to buy a hybrid vehicle and do everything we can to stop pollution.

    2. Grounding private jets of course isn’t going to be THEE ANSWER alone, but wouldn’t it help if this “climate crisis” really did exist?

    I’m not saying to ground private jets though. I don’t think there is a crisis. All I am saying is that if there is this “crisis,” shouldn’t celebrities and CEOs and anyone for that matter be trying to make a conscious effort to not make things worse?

    “there’s NOT a difference if a CEO takes a private jet or if a celebrity takes a private jet.”
    I agree, WonderWoman! It can’t be ok for one person to take a private jet and not another. I’m sure Rich will agree with me on that…haha, right Rich?! :o)

  11. 11 Rich
    November 21, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Carly,
    I couldn’t agree more….either NOONE flies in private jets or EVERYONE should!!
    Seriously though, we are a country of excess. If anyone thinks Donald Trump is about to fly commercial or carpool with Rosie, it’s not going to happen. Th “crisis” is real though. Will it affect us? No. Our kids? Probaly not. Our grandkids? Very possible. Whether you believe it or not, can it really hurt to conserve a little?


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