Patrick J. Michaels on Climate Change
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Cato Institute Senior Fellow Patrick J. Michaels discusses climate change on various television programs. Michaels is a research professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia and visiting scientist with the Marshall Institute in Washington, D.C. He is a past president of the American Association of State Climatologists and was program chair for the Committee on Applied Climatology of the American Meteorological Society
Mitt Romney earlier held the view that we had to take an aggressive view concerning climate change but has lightened up on that view since then. I have big doubts concerning climate change and I am willing to say that I don’t know for sure but now the facts indicate to me that global warming is happening. It may just be a cycle that includes periods of cool downs too in the past.
Below is an interesting article that I wanted to pass along.
Living in Quadrant 2 is the same as living in Saline County, he thought to himself. Vaguely he could still perceive the term “Saline County”, even though all his neighbors had forgotten it.
From his dingy window overlooking the People’s Ministry Headquarters in Bentonia, he could see the lines of uniformed workers already waiting impatiently to be let into their work stations.
He knows that the main reason they are anxious to get inside is that their breakfast rations are laid out for them in the entry hall, to be picked up on the way to their cubicles. It’s a good thing that the food is neatly cut into perfect squares, each with its complete nutrition, low fat, high fiber, artificial taste, designed by a GS-12 dietitian, for quick consumption and zero waste.
This Orwellian, far-fetched scenario may seem like a total outlandish exaggeration when compared with the reality of 2011 in Saline County, Arkansas. But have you seen how quickly things are changing? If you have read George Orwell’s “1984″, look around you and see literature come to life!
“Newspeak” is the language of Orwell’s land of Oceania, where the government has taken over the language and is changing it rapidly to incrementally conform the thinking of all citizens to the official view handed down by the administration. Couldn’t happen here, you say?
Tell me where the following terms came from: Smart Growth. Green Economy. Sustainable Development. Undocumented Workers. Climate Change. Kinetic Military Action. Carbon Footprint.
This is your government telling you how to think. Business must not grow for profit – it must grow “smartly”. It must conform to a thousand regulations. It must not leave behind any unsightly traces. It must be globally fair and internationally lawful.
The economy mustn’t be robust. It must be environmentally pure. It must be inoffensive to other countries. It must be controlled. It must be manipulated.
The environment has been exalted by our government and the media to a higher status than people. Indeed a huge part of “Smart” and “Sustainable” projects to many futuristic thinkers in this world involves many, many fewer human beings than now inhabit this planet. The United Nations and I.C.L.E.I. have dire plans for the human race. Do yourself a favor and go to http://www.freedomadvocates.org. Look at the ICLEI Primer. Read the articles. See what is about to happen to our “unalienable rights” if the globalists get their way. The attack on America started decades ago. The dumbing down of our people by controlled media and public education which has been saturated with globalist attitudes and values is sucking the lifeblood from our nation. By the way, in case you think that surely nobody in our fair state would be radical enough or stupid enough to allow this ICLEI monster into our local governments – Pulaski County, North Little Rock and Fayetteville, Arkansas have all three already signed on. Check it out.
On another front, Al Gore and his merry band of junk scientists have convinced our schoolchildren that evil America is drowning the baby Polar Bears, when in truth the Polar Bears are thriving. Someone slipped up and told the truth about the global farce that is Climate Change. Will Al Gore give back his Nobel Peace Prize?
We have to stop the “death by regulation” and the organized brainwashing that is being perpetrated on us by Big Government.
As I am emphatically the Conservative columnist, you may ask,”What does this have to do with Conservatism vs. Liberalism?” Pretty much everything. For some reason, most Liberals seem to have an appetite for big government. They strive for the bliss they feel will come when government levels every playing field to the point that no one person even feels the need to try to excel anymore. Big Government left unchecked could easily become the “Big Brother” of Orwell’s “1984″. Maybe not in every detail, but the complete stifling of freedom would be the same.
I find some comfort in knowing that I am not sounding this alarm alone. Besides the Freedom Advocates website I gave you, also look at http://securearkansasnetwork.org for plenty of good local information.
If you don’t want to wake up some morning living in Quadrant 2 and lining up to get your rations along with your comrades, do some research.
Let’s make sure that we can continue to sing “The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave” without having to lie.
Romney reaffirms stance that global warming is real Bucking skeptics, he urges changes Mitt Romney, at UNH yesterday, said if elected, he would pursue more oil drilling, as well as natural gas and nuclear energy. (Stephan Savoia/Associated Press) By Matt Viser MANCHESTER, N.H. — In the first town hall of his freshly announced presidential campaign, Mitt [...]
President Obama c/o The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President, I know that you receive 20,000 letters a day and that you actually read 10 of them every day. I really do respect you for trying to get a pulse on what is going on out here. I wondered [...]
I wondered why President Obama was claiming that he was not increasing regulations as much as Bush did. However, the real truth coming out in this article below: Chart of the Week: Obama Tops Bush With More, Costlier Major Regulations Alison Meyer March 18, 2012 at 2:40 pm President Obama famously declared in this year’s [...]
I used to like Newt back in the 1990′s but a lot has changed since then. Take a look at this fine article from the Cato Institute: Gingrich Rise Is Triumph of Style over Substance by Gene Healy Gene Healy is a vice president at the Cato Institute and the author of The Cult [...]
The Heritage Foundation website does it again. Take a look. CAFE Standards: Fleet-Wide Regulations Costly and Unwarranted By Diane Katz November 28, 2011 Automakers would be required to double current fleet-wide fuel economy by 2025 under regulations proposed last week by the Obama Administration. Advocates contend that this crackdown on the internal combustion engine would [...]
What about climategate? Here is an article from the Wall Street Journal: OPINION NOVEMBER 28, 2011 Climategate 2.0 A new batch of leaked emails again shows some leading scientists trying to smear opponents. By JAMES DELINGPOLE Last week, 5,000 files of private email correspondence among several of the world’s top climate scientists were anonymously leaked [...]
This may get interesting. AFP reported today: Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman took a swipe at his rivals and warned his party against rejecting science in an interview that will air Sunday. “I think there’s a serious problem. The minute that the Republican Party becomes the party — the anti-science party — we have a [...]
I ran across this great video above on global warming. ____________________ Uploaded by ForaTv on Apr 15, 2009 Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/03/12/Climate_of_Extremes Patrick Michaels argues that, when discussing climate change, “people accept the strangest things without really fact checking.” Michaels argues that many of Al Gore’s claims and presumptions about global warming are false. —– [...]
I love it when the facts come out and contradict the liberal spin on things. “Why Hasn’t the Earth Warmed in Nearly 15 Years?”by Patrick J. Michaels. Patrick Michaels is senior fellow in environmental studies at the Cato Institute and author of Climate Coup: Global Warming’s Invasion of our Government and our Lives. Added to [...]