UPDATE: Global Warming: The Fraud You Can Understand
To update related March 24-27, 2005 postings, USA TODAY reports Evidence is underwhelming -Don't give into global alarmists, whose intents are questionable.
James M. Inhofe's report is a short article well worth the reading. Some highlights:
Despite the lack of a scientific consensus to warrant such measures, climate change alarmists — in the heat of the summer for the scariest effect — are promoting mandatory caps on carbon dioxide emissions in the USA. It's a classic case of “ready, fire, aim.”
Wharton Econometrics Forecasting Associates estimates that the costs of implementing Kyoto would cost an American family of four $2,700 annually. Two international leaders once described Kyoto's intent. Margot Wallstrom, the European Union's commissioner on the environment, said Kyoto is “about leveling the playing field for big businesses worldwide,” and French President Jacques Chirac called it “the first component of an authentic global governance.”
MIT professor Dr. Richard Lindzen sums up the current state of affairs best: “Science, in the public arena, is commonly used as a source of authority with which to bludgeon political opponents and propagandize uninformed citizens. … A fairer view of the science will show that there is still a vast amount of uncertainty — far more than advocates of Kyoto would like to acknowledge.” Based on that uncertainty, our constituents hardly need “global governance,” but they do deserve responsible governance at home.