Senators Were Right To Reject Limits on Carbon Dioxide Emissions
By David Holcberg
The sixty Senators who voted to reject a measure calling for mandatory limits on carbon dioxide emissions did the right thing. Such mandatory limits would impose huge costs on energy producers and consumers.
Despite environmentalists' propaganda, there is plenty of evidence to refute their claims that there is a scientific consensus that the globe is warming and that human industrial activity is significantly changing global climate. In fact, more than seventeen thousand American scientists, including geophysicists, climatologists, meteorologists and oceanographers, have signed the Oregon Petition declaring that "There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of . . . greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth's atmosphere and disruption of the Earth's climate."
Make no mistake; environmentalists are not concerned with stopping "global warming." They are concerned with stopping industrial activity. This is why thirty years ago they were warning us of a catastrophic global cooling--and claiming it was caused by industrial activity. Whether they claim the earth is cooling or warming, they scream catastrophe!--and blame industry. One can only imagine that if the earth's climate were to remain unchanged, they would also view it as a catastrophe for which industry should be blamed.
It is way past time for most Americans to understand that industrial activity is an immense value and that environmentalism is the real threat.