COPENHAGEN - HYPOCRISY, INTIMIDATION, COST AND PUBLIC OPINION

  • Rick Scarborough
  • Dec 9, 2009

With the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit about to begin, a few observations are in order:

  • Fewer and fewer people believe in the myth of manmade global warming. The latest Harris Poll - taken before the Climate-gate revelations - shows that now fewer than 51% of Americans believe in what its proponents insist is scientific fact - down from 75% in 2001 and 71% in 2007. Not that public opinion matters to elites. (Despite the continuing drop in support for Obama-care, Congress seems determined to force it on us.)

 

  • British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, a faithful communicant of the Church of Global Warming, insists the theory is "settled science" (not to the 31,000 scientists who signed a statement casting doubt on the theory) and comparing skeptics to those who think the earth is flat. Increasingly, proponents of this junk science resort to name-calling and disparaging remarks which, let's face it, are easier than trying to prove the improvable.

 

  • For cultists obsessing about the release of greenhouse gasses and their supposed devastation to the environment, it's do as I say not as I do. Copenhagen airport is expecting 140 private jets for officials attending the Summit and their aides. (Heaven forbid they should take a commercial flight.) Note: None of the private jets runs on ethanol. As my friend and colleague Gary Bauer points out, "Including travel, the 11-day conference will use 41 tons of carbon dioxide - greater than the daily amount produced by 30 countries."

 

  • The Copenhagen Summit is seen as a successor to the Kyoto Accords, negotiated in 1997, which the United States never ratified. It's believed that Copenhagen will produce something similar to the Waxman-Markey bill, which passed the House in June and is now pending in the Senate. If it becomes law, this legislation would set stringent limits on energy produced from fossil fuels (which supply America with 85% of its energy needs). If Waxman-Markey goes into effect, it's estimated it will cost the typical family an average of $829 a year between 2012 and 2035, reduce GDP by $394 billion a year over the same period, and lead to a net loss of a million jobs a year. If the global-warming mob, lead by Barack Obama, has its way, there will be an economic meltdown long before the polar ice caps melt.


It's none too soon to begin urging Senators to reject whatever comes out of the Copenhagen Summit. For the sake of our economy, our incomes and our national sovereignty, the environmental hysterics and elitists must not have their way.

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Dr. Rick Scarborough founded Vision America in 1998 as an organization whose mission is to "inform and mobilize Pastors and their congregations to become salt and light, becoming pro-active in restoring Judeo-Christian values in America." He has published the widely acclaimed 252-page book appropriately entitled, Enough is Enough; a Call to Christian Involvement. Other published works include, In Defense of Mixing Church and State and It All Depends on What Is...Is. In 2007 he published Liberalism Kills Kids.

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