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  • Walter Williams on Cap and Trade

    Here’s what I wrote in last year’s column titled “Global Warming Rope-a-Dope” (12/24/2008): “Once laws are written, they are very difficult, if not impossible, to repeal. If a time would ever come when the permafrost returns to northern U.S., as far south as New Jersey as it once did, it’s not inconceivable that Congress, caught in the grip of the global warming zealots, would keep all the laws on the books they wrote in the name of fighting global warming. Personally, I would not put it past them to write more.” On June 28, 2009, the House of Representatives, by a narrow margin (219-212), passed the Waxman-Markey bill. The so-called “cap and trade” bill has been sold as a system for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the struggle against global warming. There’s a full-court press on the U.S. Senate to pass its version of “cap and trade.”

    “Cap and trade” is first a massive indirect tax on the American people and hence another source of revenue for Congress. More importantly “cap and trade” is just about the most effective tool for controlling most economic activity short of openly declaring ourselves a communist nation and it’s a radical environmentalist’s dream come true.

    So why the rush and the press on the Senate? Increasing evidence is emerging that far from there being global warming, the Earth has been cooling and has been doing so for 10 years. Prominent atmospheric scientists have recently sent a letter to Congress saying, “You are being deceived about global warming. … The Earth has been cooling for ten years. … The present cooling was not predicted by the alarmists’ computer models.” Last March, more than 700 international scientists went on record dissenting over manmade global warming claims. About 31,500 American scientists, including 9,029 with Ph.D.s, have signed a petition, that in part reads, “There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.”

    He goes on to discuss the EPA’s cover up of Alan Carlin here.

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    9 Responses to Walter Williams on Cap and Trade

    1. Andrew, Michigan says:

      I do not think that this is all about Planet Earth, I heard second hand that Mars is noting some temp fluctuations similar to that of Earth. Someone may be wise to find a reputable source to either confirm or deny this (maybe NASA) as it may point more to a dimension of our galaxy rather than a "man made solitary Earth problem". The true answers may lie with the sun which is largely unknown to the common person. If this holds true, it would be easy to explain to people and dismiss the global warming myths/religion.

    2. Mike, Lebanon CT says:

      Walter is correct. The problem is the liberals are more than halfway to passing this abomination. We must spread the word and see that the Senate does not allow this to pass in the fall.

      This will raise the cost of everything and an reverse this already weak recovery.

    3. Spiritof76 says:

      Global warming caused by human-based carbon dioxide is a hoax. The bigger problem is that American public to a large extent can be easily duped.

      We are fast approaching the point of no return without the kind of upheaval witnessed during the Civil War to restore our founding principles and Constitution.

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    6. Linda Maddox, Carlsb says:

      Global warming is not about saving our planet. It's about controling us. It will give govt. control of our lives. I am going to fight this every way I can. Stand up & fight! Our Freedom is being taken away from us by radicals.

    7. Michael Webb says:

      Dittoes to Mr. Williams!

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    9. DK Fischer, Cary-NC says:

      Insightful article — I sent a link out to all my acquaintances to give them points to use to stand up to Congressional Reps.

      This is not an energy bill — it is about global redistribution and power grab.

      As I side note, I lived in California while Ms Boxer was becoming wealthy on oil futures windfalls…I wonder how many other holier-than-thou politicians have done the same. I also wonder how many stand to make another fortune through knowing where to invest and then insuring through their vote?

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