The global-warming hysterics have found something that terrifies them even more than the sky falling: It is the sun rising.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently received attention for pressing forward with its own version of the “cap and trade” scheme which the elected representatives of the American people refused to impose on the nation’s floundering economy.
If Washington, .D.C. was supposed to “get the message” after the November elections, it would appear that the memo never made it to the desk of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.
Several weeks ago, one of the central figures associated with the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — Ottmar Edenhofer — admitted what critics of the IPCC’s approach to addressing purported climate change have suspected for some time now: Economic redistribution, not science, is driving the agenda. As reported for The New American on November 19, Edenhofer told Germany’s NZZ Online Sunday:
For those who have tracked the development of the theory of manmade climate change in recent years, it seems as if its adherents thrive on a succession of purported crises. It is as if every study which is debunked, every scandal which discredits the prophets of doom, and every economic failure associated with the climate change theory has sparked two more crises to take their place.
Even as the actions of New Mexicans at the polls on Tuesday mirrored the nationwide trend away from the policies pushed by the Washington elite, an unelected board was busy working to impose the “cap and trade” agenda of the radical environmentalists.
Until his resignation on October 6, Harold Lewis, a man who has been described as “one of America’s most distinguished physicists,” was a member of the American Physical Society (APS) for 67 years. What could lead Lewis, an emeritus professor of Physics of the University of California, Santa Barbara, to tender his resignation after nearly seven decades of membership in the APS?
After the significant defeat that confronted environmental extremists at last year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, organizers for the 2010 conference in Cancun are trying to avoid a repeat of that failure. A significant reason for the failure of last year’s conference — apart from the greed of Third World nations looking to grab billions of dollars from the First World — was the unwillingness of the Chinese to join the economic suicide pact demanded by environmentalists.
Canadian scientists are learning the truth of the old maxim, “He who pays the piper calls the tune.” While the general public and most scientists believe that science should be a search for truth, government ministers in Ottawa have a different notion. Since March, the role of Canadian Minister of Natural Resources Christian Paradis has become that of scientific gatekeeper.