IS GLOBAL WARMING A GIANT SCAM?
By Matt Gray, Editor News Viewpoint, New Jersey Newspapers
Former Vice President Al Gore says the science is settled and refuses
to debate anyone about global warming. Of course he can't debate anyone
on the issue, because he will be exposed for the charlatan that he is.
The Nobel Peace Prize and the Oscar was bestowed upon him by his liberal
cronies for his movie, "An Inconvenient Truth".
This is the same movie that is shown to our school children and
presented as gospel in order to indoctrinate them into the global warming
camp. It is also the same movie British High Court Judge, Mr. Justice
Barton ruled contained gross exaggerations and incorrect information and
could not be shown to students without an opposite view or a disclaimer.
Al Gore also dismisses the 31,000 scientists from around the world
who signed a petition rejecting the global warming alarmism. Mr. Gore's
crony in this scam is Dr. James Hansen of NASA. This is the same man who
30 years ago said the earth was cooling and we were headed for another
Global warming is nothing more than a grand hoax, designed by the
environmental groups (the Natural Resources Defense Council and the
Environmental Defense Fund are the largest with over $173 million in
annual revenues and over $275 million in assets) to scare the world into
voluntarily giving up fossil fuels and to steal wealth from the most
prosperous nation on earth and redistribute it to those of their choice.
These groups have a huge influence in Washington, D.C. They give lip
service to "clean energy", but block all efforts by this nation to
retrieve its own natural resources. They block all efforts to drill for
gas and oil. They hate coal. They block access to federal lands for
drilling. They oppose the importation of tar sand oil from Canada and
they are opposed to the extraction of shale oil here in the USA.
They prevent us from building any new gas refineries and they are
even opposed to nuclear power, which releases zero carbon dioxide into
the atmosphere. They make and keep us dependent on foreign oil, while
trumpeting "green energy" sources like wind and solar power.
The environmental groups have also opposed or held up in court
several large-scale solar farms proposed for our western deserts because
of their concerns for the affected wildlife. In other words, they claim
to be for "clean energy", but in reality, they are for no energy at all.
Currently, we derive about 1 percent of our energy from wind and
solar power. Both forms of energy are highly inefficient and depend
heavily on taxpayer subsidies. A megawatt hour of wind power is now
subsidized at $23.37, while solar power is subsidized at $24.34. Compare
this to coal at 44 cents and natural gas at 25 cents.
The official White House estimate for the initial roll out of the cap
and trade system is $646 billion dollars over 8 years. But word leaked
out from a meeting between Senate staff and the deputy director of the
White House National Economic Council, Jason Furman, who stated that the
true cost of the cap and trade system would be two to three times the
initial projections. The Dow Jones reports that five people at this
meeting confirmed his statements.
If this is right, then the true costs will be in the trillions,
between $1.3 and $1.9 trillion dollars. No company is going to absorb
these cost and they will be passed on to the consumer, to the tune of
roughly $3,100 dollars per year. If people would have listened to Obama
during his run for the presidency, he told us, "Under my plan of a cap
and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket . . .
whatever the industry was, they would have to retrofit their operations.
That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers."
He also said, "If they want to build coal-fired power plants they can,
but the cost to do so will bankrupt them."
This whole cap and trade system is nothing but a scam, designed to
pull money out of thin air. The government can then offset the costs for
Universal Health Care, college tuition for all, pre-kindergarten, welfare
and all of the other social programs which are designed to enslave
another sector of society and make them dependent on the liberals for
their very existence. The liberals know it's a scam themselves.
If Republicans convince voters that clean energy legislation amounts
to a new tax, Obama's plan is toast. They are trying to disguise their
true agenda. This is why they have stopped using the term "global
warming" and now call it "climate change." They now call it climate
change, because the earth has in fact been cooling for the last 10 years
and this past winter was one of the worst on record. People are becoming
very suspicious of their message and they know that their movement is
As you become poorer, just remember, Al Gore's net worth in 2001 was
estimated to be between $1 and 2 million dollars. Today, his net worth
is over $100 million dollars. Of course he made some of this money from
his film, book deals and speaking engagements, but the majority of this
money was made through his private equity firm, Generation Investment
Management. He is heavily invested in "green" corporations and
technologies and he is also a large purchaser of "carbon credits." He
and all of his political cronies are set to reap a windfall from this
legislation, all while they burn more fossil fuel in one day than most of
us burn in one year.
This cap and trade system should be called a cap and tax scheme,
because that is all it is. A new way to scare you out of more of your
hard-earned money. Humans contribute less than 4 percent of the total
volume of carbon dioxide, which itself, makes up just 0.038 percent of
On April 1 of this year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the
Environmental Protection Agency had the authority to regulate the
emissions of carbon dioxide from automobiles. The head of the EPA, Carol
Browner, wasted no time deciding that the EPA would soon declare carbon
dioxide a danger to the public, which clears the way for regulations and
mandatory reductions in the emission of this gas. For those who do not
know Ms. Browner, she was one of 14 members who sat on the Socialist
International's commission for a Sustainable World Society. This group
calls for "global governance" and believes rich countries must shrink
their economies to address climate change.