Blizzard?? It Must Be Global Warming!
The Northeast was hammered again with snow and what could possibly be the cause? Global warming, insist some. How else could you
explain a snowstorm in January? No matter what happens in this ever-endangered world of ours, global warming, used interchangeably with climate change, seems to be the culprit.
If it’s too hot, it’s global warming. Too cold? Global warming. When the weather stays the same, it’s global warming. Global warming or climate change means everything and nothing. In that sense, global warmists tend to follow the thought patterns of the ever-dwindling Freudian psychologists, who preached that you were mentally disturbed because you hated your parents. If you happened to love your parents, it was because you loved them too much. The advice meant everything; therefore it meant nothing.
The warmest decade on record was the 1930s, according to the National Climatic Data Center. The hottest year was 1934, long before SUVs. It’s a good bet the coldest year was 1977 when it snowed for the only time in recorded history in South Florida. But that was when we feared global freezing.
Before global warming and climate change, we had the acid rain scare, allegedly caused by man-made pollutants. Sound familiar? That resulted in a $500-million, 10-year federal study, called the National Acid Rain Precipitation Assessment Project, which basically concluded that acid rain was not an environmental problem and was mostly due to natural causes unrelated to human inventions. When was the last time you heard someone mention acid rain? That didn’t stop the passing of the so-called Clean Air Act, which did little to clean air, but added plenty of federal agencies, do-nothing bureaucrats and regulations at a heavy cost to taxpayers and consumers.
Granted, pollution can be a problem, especially in densely populated cities. It can and has been dealt with through common sense approaches. But
modern-day ingenuity, changing entire species, or uprooting geographical locations in much the same way the volcanic island of Krakatoa did in 1883, also before SUVs? Ever wonder why every “solution” to these alleged earth-shattering problems necessitates more government regulations, more federal agencies and higher taxes? Ever wonder why the top spreaders of environmental doom are earning six-figure salaries, as they jump from one tax-funded agency or organization to another, usually traveling around the country to wail about the pollution spewed from the comfy jets they fly in? As we’ve been saying since Watergate, follow the money.
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