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The good news about bad green lies
By Alan Caruba
Perhaps the only good thing to come out of the threats to our nation has been a reduction the media coverage of the endless end-of-the-world scenarios put forth by the vast network of environmental organizations, the Greens, who understand how foolish they sound in the face of actual threats.
On March 22nd, buried in those newspapers that published the story, was an article by Paul Recur, the Associated Press science writer. He reported that scientists at the Lament-Doherty Earth Observatory in New York had teamed with colleagues from the Swiss Federal Research Institute to publish a study that noted that whatever warming is predicted is perfectly natural.
The report stated that the Earth is "capable of rapid changes and long periods of above-average warmth on its own without greenhouse warming." The report noted a previous weather event known as the Medieval Warm Period some 800 to 1,000 years ago. This occurred, of course, prior to any so-called man-made greenhouse gas because the Industrial Age hadn't even begun. Does mankind have anything to do with the weather? It is extremely doubtful. There is no global warming. The overall, average temperature of the Earth has not increased in more than a half century since the 1950s.
The next time you read that the Earth is severely threatened in any way, remember that the Earth is a marvelously self-adjusting mechanism that has been around for some 5.4 billion years, most of it without the presence of humans.
It is the human population that needs our attention and our protection. We need to insure that farmers and ranchers can grow their crops and maintain the herds and flocks that feed an estimated six billion people worldwide. We can do that with genetically modified food seeds that will produce more crops that can resist blight and insect predation. These new GM seeds will insure that more forestland is not destroyed to grow more food. We need to provide farmers with the pesticides they need to protect those crops. We need to insure they receive the herbicides and soil enrichment chemicals to help grow abundant fields of wheat, soy, rice and other food sources.
We need to end the ban on DDT so that millions around the world will not die needlessly every year from Malaria and other insect-borne diseases. We need to rescind the bans on insecticides so people here and around the world can eliminate the many insects and rodents that spread disease and destroy millions of dollars in property every year. An estimated one third of the Earth's food supply is destroyed annually by rodent predation.
We need to understand that environment groups are not our friends, trying to save fuzzy little animals, but rather that they are funded by corrupt foundations like Ford, Rockefeller, and Pew so they can continue their assault on our economy, our nation, and our lives. They contribute to a huge "environmental" program run out of the United Nations, the single greatest enemy of freedom in the world.
We need an open war on the animal rights lunatics who are responsible, not just for millions of dollars of damage to commercial enterprises, but to university laboratories working on new cures for disease and ways to aid our agricultural communities. The Animal Liberation Front and the Earth Liberation Front must be hunted down and jailed before they do more damage. They are the equivalent of al-Qaida and every other Islamic terror organization. Our government has to investigate the way People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PeTA) has been allied with these groups and, if proof is found that they are aiding and abetting these groups, it needs to be brought before the bar of justice.
We have to end government policies that have led to more than 73 million acres of America being put off limits to the use of Americans, whether it is for recreation, to properly manage our vast national forests, and to develop the housing a nation that has taken in millions of new immigrants in the past decade requires. These policies threaten private property rights that could lead to their loss, destroying the keystone of the capitalist system that has given this nation its wealth.
We need to be more energy independence and that means ignoring calls for "alternative" energy sources such as thousands of windmills instead of the use of the huge reserves of coal and oil we have to generate electricity, the lifeblood of our nation and our economy.
We have to be realistic about nuclear energy, understanding how safe it is (it does not pollute) if we can solve the problem of storing its waste. Meanwhile we have site ready to do that. Right now, the government is too involved with attacking our nation's utilities in the name of "pollution" when those facilities have mostly been technologically upgraded to eliminate the pollutants produced in the process of providing electricity. Forty percent of our electrical energy relies on coal and we have centuries worth of coal. Instead, the entire mining industry, not just for coal, but all other vital minerals, has been deliberately handicapped, often driven to other nations.
We need to get into the tiny part of the Alaskan reserve so that can
reduce our dependence on foreign oil and we need to make it easier to
drill in the Gulf of Mexico where there are millions more barrels for
We need to get out of the United Nations before it succeeds in imposing taxes on worldwide energy use, air transportation, and currency transactions. If the UN achieves its goal of "global governance" the US Constitution will not be worth the paper on which it is printed. Only Congress has the right to tax Americans.
This will not happen if Americans continue to run scared before the campaigns of the Greens to make slaves of us all. There must be a new American Revolution to save ourselves and to insure democracy in the world.
Alan Caruba is the founder of The National Anxiety Center, a clearinghouse
for information debunking environmental and other claims that lack scientific
merit. The Center maintains an Internet site at www.anxietycenter.com.
(c) Alan Caruba, 2002.
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