Isn't it interesting how all our problems seem to be global these days. A global war on terrorism, a global economic crisis, the need for a global currency, global trade, global health concerns, global warming, etc.
It's almost as if someone is pushing for a one-world government, with a one-world monetary system, a one-world police force, a one-world set of rules and a population of obedient worker bees to keep the whole economic engine going at full throttle.
Except for the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderberg Group, Pindar, powerful international bankers, Skull and Bones, global elitist power brokers, the Military-Industrial Complex, the CIA, the KGB, the Federal Reserve, the international Communist conspiracy, the Knights of Malta, the Club of Rome, the 13 ruling families of the Illuminati (Rothschild, Bruce, Cavendish, De Medici, Hanover, Hapsburg, Krupp, Plantagenet, Rockefeller, Romanov, Sinclair, Warburg, Windsor) and the ghost of Adam Weishaupt, I can't imagine who would have a motive to create a one-world government and slither their way to the top of the pyramid of power to rule the world.
Global problems, such as global warming, require global solutions.
However, global warming is a myth, perpetrated by various factions that seek to control planet Earth and carried out by the fools who fall for such blatant nonsense.
The surface temperature of Earth has only changed slightly more than one degree Fahrenheit over the last century. Plus, the planet has cycled through ice ages and warm periods many times without human interference.
Steven Milloy has a B.A. in Natural Science and an M.S. in Biostatistics from Johns Hopkins University, and a Juris Doctorate from George Washington University. He was on the judging panel for the American Association for the Advancement of Science Awards and has testified before the U.S. Congress on environmental issues.
Milloy refers to the global warming controversy as the "mother of all junk science." He contends that climate varies naturally and the ongoing climate change is within the natural variation.
The Kyoto Protocol is an agreement among nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 8 percent, from the 1990 levels, by 2012. The USA and most of the European Union signatories have been ignoring it.
A Russian study showed that the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is approximately 370 PPM (parts per million) and compliance with Kyoto would result in a difference of only one or two PPM by 2012.
Using data provided by those who promote the Kyoto Protocol, if every country complied with the agreement, the average global temperature would be reduced by 0.0015 degrees Centigrade. At this rate, it would take 667 years (and a cost of $100 trillion) to hypothetically forestall global warming by one degree Centigrade.
That's correct -- it will cost $100 trillion to alter the global climate by one degree over a period of 667 years.
Ironically, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 25 percent of methane emissions into the atmosphere come from livestock. Globally that's 100 million tons of methane annually.
In 2006, Al Gore recently flew (round trip on a private airplane) from his Tennessee mansion to Hollywood, and was chauffeured around in a stretch limousine, where he accepted an Academy Award for his documentary film, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, which warns of the dangers of global warning and criticizes excessive usage of fossil fuels.
Not only did Gore once proclaim to have invented the Internet, but his film is also filled with exaggeration.
Gore claims virtually all scientists blame humans for global warming when in fact there are vast differences among scientists, including more and more every day who believe global warming is a sham.. Not surprisingly, those scientists who believe in global warming are those who have large government grants to study the issue whereby findings of global warming yields more grants to study the problem further.
Gore claims global warming would raise sea levels 20 feet when 23 inches is the correct amount. He claims polar bears are on the decline but the opposite is true. He fabricated historical temperatures. And so on.
The documentary shows some glaciers that are receding but fails to even mention that other glaciers are actually growing as well. Also, certain glaciers in Alaska have been receding ever since famous outdoor photographer John Muir photographed them back in the 1800s, long before the onset of manmade greenhouse emissions.
The documentary also implies that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide have historically preceded increases in global temperatures. However, a 2005 study in the journal SCIENCE reports that the opposite may have been true in the past -- that higher temperatures may actually precede increased carbon dioxide levels.
There are many non-human causes for global temperature changes. There has been a sharp increase in volcanoes under the oceans, increases in solar activity, complex ocean currents that control local weather systems and many other factors.
Plus, there has actually been a cooling trend since 1998.
With Al Gore, exaggeration and hypocrisy go hand in hand.
Gore's main residence, a 10,000 sq. ft. mansion in Nashville, has 20 rooms, including 8 bathrooms. While urging Americans to "conserve energy by reducing electricity consumption at home," his home devoured 221,000 kilowatt-hours in 2006, compared to the average American who consumes 10,656 kilowatts-hours per year.
Al and Tipper Gore also have a 4,000 sq. ft. home in Arlington, Va., and a third home in Carthage, Tenn.
But the former Vice President has a trick up his sleeve that will excuse him from any harmful environmental excesses. It's a scheme involving "carbon credits" and it would make most professional flimflam artists blush.
Carbon credits are trendy items invented by global warming bullies ostensibly to help the environment. When Gore flies a plane or drives his SUV, he purchases carbon credits. In turn, whoever sold the carbon credits then applies a portion of the proceeds (after expenses) toward some sort of environmental project. Thus, buyers of carbon credits will remain "carbon neutral" since they create a balance between producing and reducing carbon.
Eager to help the environment, Gore buys his carbon credits from Generation Investment Management, LLP, a private, owner-managed partnership, with offices in London and Washington, D.C., established in 2004.
Surprise, surprise -- Gore is the founding partner and chairman of Generation Investment Management, LLP.
In other words, he lives an opulent lifestyle, emitting oodles of carbon, and pays for his excesses by buying carbon credits from his own company, thereby easing his conscience of polluting the planet while turning a profit on the side. He basically writes a check to himself and acts like a hero while alarming the world of pending doom.
Surprise, surprise -- all Academy Award nominees in 2006 received a bundle of prepaid carbon credits in their goody bags. In Hollywood, it's called concern for the environment. In the real world, it's called marketing.
Worldwide carbon credit sales rose from $6 million in 2004 to $110 million in 2006. Lacking government oversight, there's no visibility on overhead or environmental value.
And the Global Warming express rolls on.
On March 20, 2007, Gore testified before the. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee about the emergency of global warming, where he vigorously endorsed a "carbon tax." Naturally, he would be immune from such a tax since he buys carbon credits (from himself).
The world changes; mankind adapts.
Life goes on.
We don't need politicians taxing us for the air we breathe.
And we don't need an all-mighty one-world government lording over us by creating problems that don't exist and enslaving humanity for the pleasure and profit of those at the top.
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Bret Burquest is an award-winning columnist and author of four novels. He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a dog named Buddy Lee and where global warming is usually a daily event, called daylight. His blogs appear on several websites, including www.myspace.com/bret1111