- The Enterprise
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It seems to me the Sierra Club is obligated to frequently send its scare-mongering letters to the editor about global warming in an attempt to frighten those folks who do not take the time to investigate their doom-and-gloom forecasting. I almost forgot it is now climate change because some inconvenient facts get in the way of global warming.
By scaring people into thinking their children (it’s always for the children) will not have a decent world to grow up in, they hope to advance their radical view that the environment is an end in itself and that man is an intruder, if not a rapist and spoiler. There are some things these doomsayers would just as soon not be brought up for the public to consider.
One of the best was in 1969 when environmentalist Nigel Calder warned, “The threat of a new ice age must now stand alongside nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale death and misery for mankind.”
C.C. Wallen of the World Meteorological Organization said, “The cooling since 1940 has been large enough and consistent enough that it will not soon be reversed.”
Paul Ehrlich, Al Gore’s hero, jumped into the discussion by predicting there would be a major food shortage in the U.S. and that hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death. He went on to predict that by 1999, the U.S. population would have declined to 22.6 million.
In light of the discredited predictions of the environmentalists, and I have only set forth a fraction of them, what makes us think that environmental alarmism is any more correct since they switched their tune to global warming and now to climate change? Hypocritical environmental activists probably rented buses, fueled by the very dirty products they continually rail against, to transport legions of uninformed people to Washington, D.C., on Feb. 17 in an attempt to shut down capitalist America.
Perhaps these folks should instead be transported to the undeveloped world on a ship powered by wind to view the destruction to the environment caused by people deforesting their land simply to survive.
The American people are not stupid. Opinion surveys continually show they think climate change hysteria is a crock. They know there was an explosion of life forms 550 million years ago when CO2 levels were 18 times higher than today. There was no pipeline during that time that these doomsayers can blame for those levels of CO2.
I personally believe environmental apocalypse worshipers should find themselves a real church to attend.
Bobby J. Wallace, White Plains