A Green Tea Party
Posted 02/18/2010 06:58 PM ET
States’ Rights: A revolt against economic hardship imposed by unelected bureaucrats based on junk science is brewing. This Tea Party movement wants the faulty finding on carbon dioxide to be reviewed and dumped.
They say you shouldn’t mess with Texas, and on Tuesday the state filed suit to overturn the ”endangerment” finding by the Environmental Protection Agency that carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant that must be regulated.
CO2, the basis for all plant and therefore all animal life, was targeted early by environmental activists as the root cause of anthropogenic (man-made) global warming (AGW). But the Earth has cooled over the past decade, and reputable scientists predict the trend will likely continue for decades to come, influenced by natural phenomena such as ocean currents and solar activity.
According to research conducted by professor Don Easterbrook of Western Washington University, for example, the oceans and global temperatures are closely related. They have, he says, a natural cycle of warming and cooling that affects the planet.
The most important ocean cycle is the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. ”The PDO cool mode,” Easterbrook says, ”has replaced the warm mode in the Pacific Ocean, virtually assuring us of three decades of global cooling.”
Such solar and ocean cycles explain why the earth can cool and polar ice thicken even as CO2 levels continue to increase.
The revelations of climate fraud perpetrated by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the Climate Research Unit at Britain’s University of East Anglia have exposed the global warming ”consensus” touted by Al Gore to be a conspiracy of fools and charlatans. Worse, this fraudulent work has formed the basis for U.S. climate policy.
In Texas’ suit, state Attorney General Greg Abbott said the IPCC and CRU shenanigans made any policy decisions based on that work flawed and unjustified. Abbott cited several examples in which he said climate scientists engaged in an ”ongoing, orchestrated effort to violate freedom of information laws, exclude scientific research and manipulate temperature data.”
”With billions of dollars at stake, EPA outsourced the scientific basis for its greenhouse gas regulation to a scandal-plagued international organization (the IPCC) that cannot be considered objective or trustworthy,” Abbott argued.
”This legal action,” said Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a 10th Amendment champion, ”is being taken to protect the Texas economy and the jobs that go with it, as well as defend Texas’ freedom to continue our successful environmental strategies free from federal overreach.”
Joining the fray are Virginia and Utah. Virginia has filed petitions with the EPA and the federal appeals court in Washington asking for a review of the ruling based on new evidence. Its attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli, based his request on the fact that the damning CRU e-mails and the discovery of IPCC fraud were released after the public comment period.
Like most Americans this snow-riddled winter, Cuccinelli is an admitted climate skeptic. In the Feb. 8 edition of the Cuccinelli Compass, his e-mailed newsletter, he noted that residents of Fairfax County were looking ”out the window at 30+ inches of global warming.” So too were the judges on the federal appeals court.
The Utah House has passed a resolution asking the federal government not to proceed with its plan to regulate carbon dioxide. The resolution claims, among other things, that there’s ”a well-organized and ongoing effort to manipulate global temperature data in order to produce a global warming outcome.”
We couldn’t have said it better. As the political climate changes, we hope global warming will be restored to its rightful place as junk science, and the policies derived from it soundly repudiated.
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