About a year ago, Secretary of State John Kerry gave a speech in Jakarta, Indonesia. During the speech he mocked people who don't believe in global warming. Isn't that nice? No more logical, reasoned debate. Anyone who doesn't believe in global warming is a "flat earth" idiot.
Have any of you been outside lately? Has anyone noticed that it is really cold out there? And, last winter was the coldest, snowiest winter EVER. Remember those global warming scientists who set out to prove global warming and got stuck in the ice for a week?
Global warming hasn't been proven, at all. That is why the have started calling it "climate change." Sometimes, it is really cold. Last year, they called it a "polar vortex."
One year ago, Kerry described global warming as the apocalypse and actually said that the threat of global warming is worse than the threat of terrorism. A year has passed, the Middle East have devolved into chaos and Islamic terrorists are savagely murdering innocent people faster than a redneck can field dress a white tailed deer.
Inexplicably, Obama repeated this same idiocy in last week's state of the union snore-fest.
And, what exactly, is the government supposed to do about the weather? Honestly, does taxing the American middle class into oblivion really make the planet more stable? Does government intervention REALLY have an impact on global weather patterns? News flash: people in France are warm and cozy in their nuclear powered homes. China is building coal fired power plants faster than Obama can close them down.
How does regulating the American energy supply and increasing the cost to ordinary Americans impact, in any way, global weather?
If anyone can answer these questions, please let me know.
Meanwhile, while the left demonizes progress, let's think back to how things were, just a little over 100 years ago.
People went everywhere by horse. This was before Ford invented the car, (1905 ish) and before MacAdam invented, well, macadam (around 1910) streets were made of mud and horse poo. Just think of all that mud and horse poo on shoes and the bottoms of pant legs and dresses.
Yuck. Think of all the disease spread around everywhere.
Ok, here is another one, people used to burn coal in their homes. I know, my house in the hood has a coal chute. Think of all the coal fumes and black ickiness that people breathed in every day! When the technology for electricity to be produced at coal fired plants came around, wasn't that better than people breathing in all of those coal fumes all the time?
Well, I think that we have things a whole lot better now than we did then. Horse poo and coal breathing deaths have dropped dramatically. Currently, our environment is so clean that bacteria has had to adjust to survive.
What is my point?
We have advanced in the past 100 years. The climate hasn't changed in 18 years. If you insist that it has, fine. I won't call you names. (Although, I am pretty sure that I was called a bad name and am offended). Any minuscule change in the past 100 years has been caused by THE SUN. Changes in weather based on man made activity is minuscule, at best. Overwhelmingly, the effects of man made change have been positive. Technology, efficiency, ingenuity and invention have helped the world.
Should we get rid of the sun? Or progress? Hey, I know let's get rid of excessive taxation and the burden that regulation is putting on American energy.
How about that? Nothing that we do will change the weather, but we could make American families warmer and at a lower cost.