Curtis Dahlgren
January 13, 2014
"GLOBAL WARMING 101" by R.U. Kiddingme (mad as hell)
By Curtis Dahlgren

"Yoopers can still walk on water and I drove my car across the local lake on the fourth day of spring!" – CD

www.RenewAmerica.com/columns/Dahlgren/130327

THE "BANANA BELT" OF THE U.P.: That's what we like to call it here in south-central Upper Michigan. It was 27 degrees below zero on Wednesday when I was writing this introduction (and 27 below "feels like" 27 below). It was 33 degrees on June 6th last spring, and 6 below zero on December 7th. I drove across the local lake on the first day of winter, the 21st (not complaining, just explaining). Just don't start with us about global warming!

From the 7th of December to January 8th, we had 8 days in which the average low was 19 below; we had 8 more days with lows averaging almost 9 below, plus 3 or 4 more days with -4 for lows, and the other days were close to zero too. Snow fell in all 50 states the other day, and record numbers have been without heat due to ice and snow. As a consequence, the ruling class in Washington is trying to change the subject (to "inequality"). Here's a letter I got published in our local weekly newspaper:

Dear Editor:

Global warming? Bah, humbug! I've been reading "Climategate" by Brian Sussman, while feeding my wood stove, but when I read that the U.P. is having shortages of propane, that was the last straw! Friends, neighbors, we have almost lost our beloved nation to what we used to call "do-gooders" (that's a misnomer because their policies do a lot of real damage to real people through unintended consequences). If history doesn't teach anything else, it's that scarcity never fails to follow central planning.

Federal subsidies for ethanol, plus EPA regulations, are both involved with a propane shortage (more corn growing is encouraged by the Feds – who are borrowing 40 cents for every dollar of "subsidy" – and it takes a lot of propane to dry that shelled corn).

In 1963, I drove from Wisconsin to Georgia and back on $14 worth of gas (25 cents a gallon and 40 mpg). I could drive 1,600 miles on ten dollars' worth of gas, but now two loaves of bread cost nearly $10 (with more corn being grown, less wheat is). Despite all the "mandates" we hear about, Utopia can't be mandated (utopia means "no place").

The so-called climate change issue is politics-posing-as-science. The American people have always stubbornly resisted creeping socialism, so AGW (Anthropogenic Global Warming) is a double-fake end-around RUN in opposition to the will of the people (i.e., an out-and-out power grab). Concerning President Clinton's "Council on Sustainable Development" (Federal limits on land-use), advisor Paul Begala commented: "Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kind of cool" (N.Y. Times, July 5, 1998).

The "council" Clinton created published "Sustainable America – A New Consensus" which said: "Even in the face of scientific uncertainty, society should take reasonable actions to avert risks . . [etc.]." That was in 1995, but within a decade "risks" had been redefined as "impending doom" and "settled science" and the actions proposed by the Federalis were anything but "reasonable"! Even John McCain, by 2008, had bought the bait of "settled science." "The debate," he said, "is over."

Marxists and Communists have always hidden behind the skirts of the "exact sciences," no matter how inexact. Mining and engineering are "Science" too – and more exact than "social science" – but, with the political elites, social engineering and political correctness trump REAL science! "Spin," P.R., and B.S. blitzes trump the Truth. With ice breakers stuck in the Antarctic and yachts stuck in the Arctic (trying to sail the "Northwest Passage"), global warming has become a JOKE. You can go to www.RenewAmerica.com/columns/Dahlgren/131220 for more information.

But don't take my word for it. Check out ClimateDepot, WattsUpWithThat, or ClimategateTheBook on the Internet. In "State of Fear" by Michael Crichton, he likens the atmosphere's carbon dioxide to about an inch and one-half – on a 100-yard football field, and the amount of CO2 from human activities is like one one-thousandth of one percent of the planet's atmosphere. That's real science, whether you like it or not.

You would think that the enviro-fanatics would be happy to see a cold winter in a cold world. NOT. They're still hoping for more tsunamis, hurricanes, and global heating so as to control our lives completely.

"Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kind of COOL." [signed, CD]

P.S. "Things are seldom what they seem; the skim milk masquerades as cream."
– Sir Wm. Gilbert (1836-1911)

The blue-blooded Ivy League elites would have you believing that you can't believe your own eyes (the Emperor DOES have a beautiful new suit of clothes). What's so hard to understand? STOP ALREADY with insulting our intelligence. STOP trying to convince us that cold is hot, down is up, bitter is sweet, bad news is good news, or that we're all going to drown unless the Emperor stops the seas from rising.

Just shut up already about Global Warming!

© Curtis Dahlgren

 

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Curtis Dahlgren

Curtis Dahlgren is semi-retired in southern Wisconsin, and is the author of "Massey-Harris 101." His career has had some rough similarities to one of his favorite writers, Ferrar Fenton... (more)

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