The Environmental Protection Agency has been stoking the fires of fear for so long as to make their repeated lies sound so much like the truth as to be taken as the truth. It wasn’t so bad when our congress was split down the middle, deadlocking major alterations to the foundations of our society; however, with a strong majority of Democrats in control things (Phase II) might change and with Obama in the Oval Office there won’t be any veto signature to hold back bad legislation.
A sampling of articles, some fact based while others are simply “stories”, which need a second look are available for anyone really interested. I’ll start with one about a panicked congress putting together major legislation after having listened to the doom and gloom reports by our good buddies, the EPA. (note: same link is provided in the title bar since the embedded link did not work properly)
“Both sides of the debate on global warming are poised to clash over the legislation after the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said rising sea levels, increased flooding and more intense heat waves and storms that come with climate change are a threat to public health and safety. The agency predicted that warming will worsen other pollution problems such as smog.”
That part about rising sea levels falls under the category of “stories” which are not based on actual scientific data; they are in fact a lie which can be proven scientifically. There are several articles available on sea levels if you look them up on Google; however, you have to go past the first set of “preferred” articles which claim the sea levels are rising, go to the articles which don’t show up on the first page; I wonder why that is? (conspiracy)
Dr. Nils-Axel Morner, (sorry, I didn’t include the double dots over the “o”), a sea level specialist and president of INQUA, an international fraternal association, their Commission on Sea-Level Changes and Coastal Evolution, from 1999 to 2003, has stated without equivocation that the figures being supplied by the EPA have been falsified to match with their particular agenda. As a historical observation, Democrats in general are more interested in “how things feel” much more than determining issues based on facts.
“…in 2003, the same data set, which in their (IPCC's) publications, in their website, was a straight line—suddenly it changed, and showed a very strong line of uplift, 2.3 mm per year, the same as from the tide gauge. And that didn't look so nice. It looked as though they had recorded something, but they hadn't recorded anything. It was the original data which they suddenly twisted up, because they entered a "correction factor," which they took from the tide gauge." (emphasis added)
"So it was not a measured thing, but a figure introduced from outside. I accused them of this at the Academy of Sciences meeting in Moscow—I said you have introduced factors from outside; it's not a measurement. It looks like it is measured from the satellite, but you don't say what really happened. And they answered, that we had to do it, because otherwise we would not have gotten any trend!” (emphasis added)
Going back to statements made by the Democrats trying to rush through garbage legislation, “Every year since 2001 has been among the 10 warmest years on record. Sea ice in the Arctic and glaciers worldwide are melting.”
Well I hate to break it to you; but according to folks who have actually drilled holes in the ice shelf to determine the thickness and trends of either growth or deterioration, overall, “Sea ice conditions have remained stable in Antarctica generally,” at least according to “Australian Antarctic Division glaciology program head Ian Allison said sea ice losses in west Antarctica over the past 30 years had been more than offset by increases in the Ross Sea region, just one sector of east Antarctica.”
“Ice core drilling in the fast ice off Australia's Davis Station in East Antarctica by the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Co-Operative Research Centre shows that last year, the ice had a maximum thickness of 1.89m, its densest in 10 years. The average thickness of the ice at Davis since the 1950s is 1.67m.” (emphasis added)
I’m all for taking care of the planet and the environment; however, when it comes to creating legislation which will destroy any hope of America’s industrial free market system’s recovery through imposed penalties for energy consumption based on falsified data, the sole purpose of which was to influence and frighten, then it’s time to put a spot light on the liars and watch them scurry into the dark corners just like roaches in a dirty kitchen avoid being spotted. I almost forgot, “…you are asking people to worry about their grandchildren or their children…”; save our children!