Comments on: Log-rolling in the Waxman emissions bill (HR 2454) John Kemp's Profile Thu, 17 Nov 2016 20:18:28 +0000 hourly 1 By: Patrick Fri, 29 May 2009 02:45:28 +0000 Are we so far down the road on this issue that we have become blind to the simple fact that “global warming” may not in fact be man made? And how does it factor in that the most accurate reading of the mean temperature of the earth (from satalites) proves that in the lst 20 years (as long as we have had this data) the earth is NOT getting warmer and in fact has actually cooled. Here is my reference s/essd06oct97_1.htm

It would seem to me that before I would take up a cause and donate my time energy and money, i would do independent research to verify all the blah…blah I hear spouted as fact.

The issue at hand is not if the earth changes over time (obviously it does) but do our actions really change it – or are we being given another cry of dooms-day to call us to action for a cause labled as one thing but really pointed at another.

I recall when i was a child in school it was a different cataclysmic event, another ice age, that was immenent and reguired me to give my time and money to.

No one I ever met was enthusiastic about getting more polution or making our water less clean. We are all environmentalists for less polution. But, i will not be run around by alarmists that simply need an empty threat of the end of the world in order to accomplish their small selfish goals. The truth is, we are very small and although we can polute and harm our environment by illegally dumping chemicals etc. we simply are not and cannot, change the global temperature.

Finally, I think the fact that we think of ourselves as so powerful and important reflects our loss of basic faith in God and the elevation of self as some sort of mini-god. Do independent research from a broad array of sources before allowing yourself to led by others!