(Letter in the March 18, 2008, edition of the Tomahawk Leader)
To the Editor:
“Tell a lie. Tell if often. Soon people will believe it and will start making decisions based on that lie.” So said Josef Goebbles, the Nazi propaganda minister for Adolf Hitler. Such is the case with the issue of “Global Warming.”
It is true that the Earth has warmed slightly in the last 30 years (about .4 degree), the lie is that human activity in the form of “greenhouse gasses” such as carbon dioxide (CO2) have anything to do with it. All, repeat, all heat received by the Earth comes from the sun. The slight increase in temperature corresponds to an increase in solar activity, i.e. solar flares. When the solar activity decreases, as it is expected to do in a short time, Earth’s temperature will drop back.
CO2 does not trap heat. Two simple examples prove that fact.
Daytime temperatures, in the desert, can reach well over 100 degrees and drop to near freezing at night. No heat retention there, even though there is just as much CO2 in the desert atmosphere as anywhere else. The next time the winter temperature drops really cold look at the sky. Chances are it will be clear. In both examples, the heat absorbed during the day is radiated out into space. The temperature moderates when the clouds move in. It’s the clouds (water vapor) that reflect and retain heat, not CO2.
It is true that CO2 is called a “greenhouse gas.” Some greenhouse operators actually pump it into their greenhouses because it promotes plant growth. It has nothing to do with retaining heat.
The big “global warming scare” is being promoted by the major media to frighten the people into demanding that the U.S. government sign and ratify the KYOTO accord which would grant to the United Nations the power to tax and ration energy. If the UN controls, rations and taxes energy, they will have the power to determine whether you can operate a wood stove, whether you can run an automobile, and if and when you can use electricity.
The power to tax and ration energy is the power to control the world – to have life and death control over every person on this planet. No government should have this power. The UN agenda is not about the climate or saving the environment. It is about power and money – lots of both.
It is long past time to get the U.S. out of the UN. Our freedom and independence cannot survive if we remain a member.
Kirby F. Crosby