By Lethbridge Herald on October 28, 2018.
I would like to suggest that those frightened by the current hysteria regarding carbon-based climate change consider :
1. The petition signed by over 31,000 scientists decrying global warming as a fraud (www.petitionproject.org). I’ll warn you up front, Edward Teller (father of the H bomb) is a signee.
2. Chinese carbon emissions versus the rest of the world. Quite simply, the increase in carbon emissions from China over the last five years is greater than the top five nations who have reduced emissions (the U.S. is the largest emission reducer). The point being, carbon taxes are reducing North American living standards, while at the same time promoting higher standards of living in regions unconstrained by emission controls. What’s the point of reducing carbon if the reductions are being neutralized by other carbon emitters? Is carbon-based climate change only a threat to North America?
3. The discrediting of the cold fusion claims of Martin Fleishmann and Stanley Pons, which may be the greatest scientific fraud ever committed by academia and government. The MIT and Stanford rebuttal (backed by the U.S. government) has already been exposed as fraudulent. Thousands of experiments have since confirmed the initial claims. One example is the Parkhomov Dog Bone experiment. The field is now called LENR (low-energy nuclear reactions). Another LENR research project is the ECAT by Andrea Rossi. Serious research has been done.
4. The petro-dollar. The reserve currency of the world is the U.S. dollar, which exists because Saudi Arabia was convinced to denominate all oil transactions in U.S. dollars. No carbon emissions, no petro-dollar. All the promoters of carbon reduction should be very, very careful what they wish for, especially those living in Canada, and Alberta.
5. Al Gore, who was key to raising the man-made global warming alarm, is an oil man (Occidental Petroleum), who made billions trading carbon credits, and personally benefited from coal plant and coal mining reductions (less coal means more oil and gas demand). For him to benefit personally from advocacy of hardship for large swathes of humanity is repugnant and immoral.