I have been putting it off for some time now but, at last the time has come. The Left says man made or, man enhanced, global warming is proven and that there is no longer any doubt. As a result, great cataclysmic events are in our immediate future if we don’t address the problem immediately. Any scientist that dares to visit any conflicting ideas is laughed to scorn and bullied out of a job. The result is that if any scientists continue to have any doubts they are keeping it to themselves.
The Right says: yes the earth has been getting warmer but it is a natural phenomenon. Man has had little or no impact. Others on the right say that there may be some warming but the effects and the pending doom have been greatly exaggerated. They cite model predictions that have never been realized and cases of political bullying of scientists. Therefore, it is contended that the issue of global warming is simply a political ploy to curry votes and favor.
I find it interesting, but not surprising, that which view you subscribe to seems to be directly related to which news channel you watch. Whether true, untrue, or somewhere in between; there is no doubt that the issue has been greatly politicized.
I can understand how this is a big issue for New York, California, Oregon, Florida, etc. They all have coast lines that are potentially in danger. I live in Idaho. Since these coastal states have no empathy for my gun ownership, a simple everyday tool where I live, I haven’t seen a great need to rush to their aid in spreading the hysteria. In-fact, I have to admit that last winter when it was a minus twenty degrees, I rather thought that some warming wouldn’t be a bad idea.
However, the time has come to wrestle the polar bear as it were. I intend to do a serious and analysis before I set fingers to keyboard. I make this declaration because I believe it will take a fair amount of time. So… If you don’t see any new material for the next few days, it is because I am desperately trying to unravel this political boondoggle and there is an ocean worth of material to try and wade through.
See you on the other side.
Samuel Waen Jensen