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New Congressional Leaders Deny Climate Change, as well as Climate, Change

Nov 11, 2010 by Tree Humper

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In an apparent game of one-upmanship, Republican members of Congress continue to doubt the existence of human-caused climate change. But they haven’t stopped there. “Global warming is utter farce,” said the next Speaker of House John Boehner (R–Ohio). “And you know what? I don’t think anyone has proven there’s really a climate at all. We really need to go back to the science, here.”

Meanwhile, John Shimkus (R-Ill.) added his two cents: “The uncertainty is just way too high. I mean, tell me what will happen on January 24. Right now. Go. You can’t. Will it snow? NOT IN CUBA, IT WON’T. See? You just don’t know. And if we don’t know what the climate is doing, then it doesn’t exist. Q.E.D.”

Shimkus is among several Republicans maneuvering to become chair of the House energy committee. He added that since we can’t predict exact wind conditions, wind power clearly doesn’t exist either.

But it was in the Senate that the most thorough denials were thrown about, with Kentucky Senator-elect Rand Paul echoing the sentiments on climate change strongly. “Climate doesn’t change. There is no climate. In fact, there is no change. Nothing changes. You know what’s the only thing that actually exists, other than maybe Jesus? The Constitution. It never changes, so it exists.” When told that there is in fact a method by which the Constitution changes, Paul responded “NOT ON MY WATCH.”

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      The poor, the lower middle woiknrg classes pay the majority of tax’s which are then taken away from the majority and the most needy to feed the upper classes and business elites “which are the ruling classes” with huge tax cuts and subsides for enormous profits and with upper class welfare for health and education while the majority pays for it through their tax’s, but lives without!Austerity measures or tough budget cuts are what our leaders and governments force on to the majority but never force or implement on the business elites and upper classes, in fact the upper classes and business elites get more tax cuts and benefits while the poorer and woiknrg classes pay for it.All leaders, politicians are customer service and sales representatives for the ruling minorities and change the laws and rules to suit their masters. That is why they will never listen to your cries and pleading as they are too scared to govern for the majority that have voted to put them there.It is the ruling classes that holds the human race back, they stop all technological advancements in global wide clean renewable cheap/free energy, education and cures for diseases as they want to maintain the slave & master society but they are only there because we the majority allow them to rule over us. All funding and research should be on fusion technologies, these technologies will give us unlimited energy and from that a new clean worldwide economical reforms could be implemented. The ruling classes will try to stop it, the politicians don’t care, so it is up to us the majority to make it happen.


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      The basic human psychological mihnacesm of denying something vast and threatening is our biggest impediment to progress. It seems to me that the approach of The Climate Reality Project is possibly the only way to combat this. I’ve been following the issue of climate change since the early 90 s, when scientists were already insisting that action was urgently needed, and it is so terribly frustrating to watch the machines of denial and obfuscation at work. The sea is already rising and becoming more acidic. Extreme weather events are already more frequent and more harmful. What will happen when a slightly warmer sea floor starts to release trapped methane? Part of me is perpetually terrified for the experiences my son—and his entire generation—will go through if our climate enters a warming feedback loop such as we’ve been warned about for roughly 20 years.


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      I know you’re trying to be connciestious and do what you think is right, but please, PLEASE look into climate change before you go any further. It’s a proven fraud. Haven’t you heard about Climate Gate? It’s all about money, money, money. IPCC members have admitted that they wanted to create hysteria at the outset in order to get money. Special interest groups lobby, do favors, get favors that’s all this is about. Money makes the world go round. For crying out loud, you can find out that the science in “An Inconvenient Truth” was faulty just be Googling the facts. Al Gore, who started the hysteria with his film, is a lying hypocrite. There are hundreds of scientists in the U.S. alone trying to speak out about this but they’re being blackballed by their colleges (again money). Do you know these scientists held a convention in NYC to discuss how this hysteria is affecting their field and careers? I doubt it. Most people didn’t because the media conveniently overlooks anything that doesn’t fit their agenda.Warming and cooling has been happening cyclically since weather conditions have been recorded. There is absolutely no crisis happening here. If you want to motivate people in positive way, start researching this economic meltdown and what is happening to our nation. Now THAT is a crisis. You can start with a book called “The 5000 Year Leap.” Easy to read and certainly not what you learn in public schools. This is what people need to wake up to and get involved in.


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      GW has a counter efecft GC (Global cooling) This is caused by a increase of water vapor in the air , which make higher updrafts on thunderheads, carrying heat higher, faster to the upper atmosphere. Then the heat is radiated to space and the air and water vapor is super cooled to bring cold down to a hot planet in record amounts. Currently everyone is noticeing that our weather has hit a DEW point and things are different. We are not prepared for how cold our winters are going to be too, everyone is expecting warm winters, but water is a refrigerant. The freon of the Earth as well as a green house gas. But water vapor does not sit still, it carries heat at different pressures and tempartures. With more water vapor in the air cold desends to the Mountain tops and we have snow when it should all be gone (Seattle) and Mt. Fuji does not have snow on it. I dont think Ive seen that before until this year. Point is GW and GC is here, be advised.


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