Denver Breaks 104 Year Old Cold Temperature Record as Arctic Chill Sets In. Coldest Ever 1st Half of October in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Chicago: Chilliest October in 133 Years. Earliest Snow of Record in Pennsylvania. Coldest Early October Ever in Lincoln Nebraska. Record Lows in Central Florida. Record Snowfall in Pocatello, Idaho.
Are these headlines from the ice age that killed off the dinosaurs? No, they are headlines from around the U.S. – this October. They are headlines that are hard to find in the state-run media because those headlines don’t support the “global warming” agenda of the Left.
Records are being broken all over the world and I’m not talking about Disco or Air Supply – I’m talking about record cold temperatures. Last year, snow fell on Baghdad for the first time in anyone’s memory.
The earth’s average temperature only has risen 1.3 degrees over the past 100 years and has been dropping for the past 10 years. The environmental leftist groups say that is due to global warming.
So, it’s global warming if it’s too hot and it’s global warming if it’s too cold. Maybe, they will come up with a new expression like “climate change.” Many scientists recognize that any global warming is neither man-made nor urgent.
Al Gore’s net worth went from $2 million to $50 million since he left the White House by making movies of polar bears floating adrift on a small piece of ice and telling us of rising temperatures and oceans.
However, hurricane activity has dropped and temperatures are colder. Maybe, Gore should win the Nobel Peace Prize for Propaganda. Or, be appointed Propaganda Czar!
At a recent global warming conference, he refused to answer questions about inaccuracies of his movie, An Inconvenient Truth, to the filmmaker, Phelim McAleer. They cut off McAleer’s microphone and all Al Gore could do was mockingly ask him about Polar Bears dying.
By the way, Al, the Antarctic pack ice has expanded the last two years and the polar bear population has increased over the past 30 years. In reality, the polar bear should grab a Coke and chill out. On the other hand, the earth really does have a temperature – it’s cold.
Our own Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) noted Gore is personally invested as a partner in the firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, which may benefit from the climate bill. You’re right, Al, the debate is over - you know how to make money using scare tactics.
Earlier this year in March, one of the largest global warming public protests ever in the U.S. was in a massive Washington, D.C. snowstorm. Protestors stood shivering in the cold with their gloves and hats on while holding their Green Jobs and Stop Coal signs.
Last year in October, snow blanketed London as the House of Commons debated global warming. It was their first October snow since 1922.
While we are debating healthcare reform, lurking in the Congress is an $845 billion Cap-and-Trade tax bill. The U.S. Energy Information Administration economic models predict the cost would approach $7,000 per household per year!
In an interview last year with the San Francisco Chronicle, Obama acknowledged under his cap-and-trade proposal, “electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” He was right.
Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) said of the Cap-and-Trade tax bill, “One estimate is that it will raise electricity rates 90 percent after adjusting for inflation, and boost gasoline prices 74 percent and natural gas prices 55 percent.”
The Congressional Budget Office also warned Congress that the Climate Bill would also cost jobs. Has Congress completely lost their minds?
If the government spending more money would create more jobs, why haven’t we been doing that for the last 200-plus years? It was just announced that the federal deficit would triple in 2009, yet the unemployment rate continues to climb.
As Reagan said in his 1981 inaugural speech, “In our present crisis, government is not the solution, government is the problem.” It still holds true.
You know where I’d like to put my carbon footprint – right on the behind of the United Nations Climate Change Convention. The United Nations is the only group that will benefit from our tax dollars being spent on this global warming hoax.
Al Gore will go down in the annals of time with Chicken Little and the Boy Who Cried Wolf. Man up, Al. Put your global warming toys in your lock box. The debate is over. It may be inconvenient, but it’s the truth.
(Dennis Powers is a conservative columnist and his columns can be found in TheLaFollettePress.com, OnTheRightTrackOnline.blogspot.com, BackyardPolitics.org and BackPorchPundits.com. Send your comments to DennisHPowers@Comcast.net or mail them to POB 179, Jacksboro, TN 37757.)