There are a lot of folks, particularly on the left, who seem very worried about the possibility that our planet’s atmosphere may be heating to unsafe levels. The problem with this worrisome assertion, which may have best been described by former Vice President Al Gore more than a decade ago, “unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return.” In Gore’s own words, he claimed we were in “a true planetary emergency.” Sadly for Gore and his fellow climate fear mongers, the planet hasn’t actually seen ANY warming in over 19 years now! 19 years!!!
The folks at Prager University have noticed this odd liberal drift into tinfoil hatted insanity and they’ve decided to ask and answer the question of… why? Why all the fear mongering, and doomsday prophesying over an issue that doesn’t actually seem to be causing any problems?
By now you’ve probably heard the frightening statistic: 97% of scientists agree that climate change represents an existential crisis for mankind, and the only way to save the planet is to ban fossil fuels. But is this statistic really true?
Enter Richard Lindzen, an emeritus professor of atmospheric sciences at MIT and one of the nation’s most renowned climate scientists. Professor Lindzen explains that most atmospheric scientists do indeed agree on the basic factors, both man-made and natural, that significantly impact the climate, but that the science and data aren’t giving us much reason to worry. So where are all of the doomsday predictions coming from?
Al Gore was wrong. The liberal fear monger machine is wrong. We may indeed see warming, or we might see cooling, or things might even stay the same… but the one thing we can be sure of is that come what may, the liberals will attempt to invent a crisis. Why? Because in the immortal words of Rahm Emmanuel, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
Liberals are always looking for new and inventive ways to increase the government’s control of the people, and at the end of the day that is all that climate change hysteria truly is…
A new way for liberals to control the people.
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