By Tom Quiner
The recent revelations of Climategate II reveal the scientific duplicity behind the global warming movement. An international global warming conference is taking place in Durbin, South Africa, right now, with little international fanfare.
The movement has been discredited. As Jim Inhofe, Republican Senator from Oklahoma, says above:
“The message from Washington to the U.N. delegates in South Africa this week could not be any clearer: you are being ignored. And you are being ignored by your biggest allies in the United States: President Obama and the Democratic leadership in the Senate.”
Global warming is relevant and will remain relevant for at least one more year because of liberal politics.
I sat in on a small gathering with former Minnesota Governor and presidential candidate, Tim Pawlenty, earlier this year. He told us he embraced global warming theories for awhile before he took a closer look at the science, and learned it relied on shaky premises.
Same with Newt Gingrich. He called his initial embrace of the issue a “dumb move.” But you can’t blame a lot of folks for embracing global warming, or “climate change”, as it is now known. We were sold a bill of goods. There was a steady drumbeat of media attention and Hollywood adulation for this cause.
Mature analysts who have patiently waded through the hype have poked holes in the theory. Coupled with the latest revelations from Climategate II, we see the issue for what it is: a con job.
The global warming-related legislative priority for President Obama and his party was cap and trade. This would have foisted massive new taxation on America and dramatically lowered our standard of living (even more than Obamanomics has already done to us).
In light of the way the issue has been discredited, has Team Obama backed away from Global Warming/Climate Change?
They are pursuing it with a vengeance through regulatory decree rather than the democratic legislative process by allowing the EPA to impose onerous new regulations on businesses.
Global warming has simply been a ruse to give Big Government more control over our lives. Mr. Obama’s head of the EPA, Lisa Jackson, has publicly admitted that unilateral U.S. effort to reduce CO2 emissions will have no impact on the world situation. Nonetheless, she is moving ahead with the president’s blessing to essentially impose elements of Cap & Trade by presidential fiat.
The global warming religion provides the fig leaf to mask the ulterior motive behind the con: to expand the power of the federal government over our lives.
The principle of a limited federal government as established by our Founders is on the line in the next election in many ways. The Global Warming religion is but one of the battle fronts.