RUSH: ‘Former astronaut Harrison Schmitt, who walked on the moon, once served New Mexico in the US Senate, does not believe that humans are causing global warming. ‘I don’t think the human effect is significant, compared to the natural effect.’ He’s among 70 skeptics scheduled to speak next month at the International Conference on Climate Change in New York. Harrison Schmitt contends that scientists are being intimidated if they disagree with the idea that burning fossil fuels has increased carbon dioxide levels.’
In fact, I’ve got to find it. There’s a story in this you will not believe. It’s gotta be right after this, and I know I organized this well today. Yes. Here it is. There’s a chart out there. The Earth has not been warming since 1998, and this year — last year, this year — is colder than the previous year. It’s cooling. This is not anecdotal. It’s scientific, temperature research surveys. We are actually cooling — and, of course, every day we have the Drive-By Media, newspapers, magazines, the first thing you hear when you turn on the news: ‘It got worse today. The news today was even worse than experts expected.’ Whatever it is, the crisis is ongoing.
Reuters has a headline: ‘Global Warming Seen Worse than Predicted.’ We are cooling! We’re having record cold temperatures in over two-thirds of the country and throughout Northern Hemisphere this winter! Reuters says, ‘The climate is heating up far faster than scientists had predicted, spurred by sharp increases in greenhouse gas emissions from developing countries like China and India, a top climate scientist said on Saturday.’ This guy’s name is Field.
‘Field said ‘the actual trajectory of climate change is more serious’ than any of the climate predictions in the IPCC’s fourth assessment report called ‘Climate Change 2007.’ … ‘We now have data showing that from 2000 to 2007, greenhouse gas emissions increased far more rapidly than we expected…” Well, now, what should the story, then, be? If between 2000 and 2007 greenhouse gases increased far more than expected and the temperature is going down, what should we conclude? That greenhouse gases lead to cooling! China’s freezing, too. China’s not going through any warming.
Then there’s this, from BusinessandMedia.org: ‘Bill Clinton Fears ‘Climate Will Crater and We Won’t Be Able to Preserve Civilization.” Now, Clinton used to always think that Algore was a little nutty on this climate stuff, and now Clinton has picked it up? ‘Bill Clinton Fears ‘Climate Will Crater and We Won’t Be Able to Preserve Civilization”? What do you think this is all about, folks? This is nothing more… In fact, the stimulus bill, the Porkulus bill was sold and presented to you identically to the way global warming has been. Everything’s a crisis! Everything’s an emergency! There’s no truth to anything that’s being said about all this, be it global warming or what the stimulus package is going to do. It’s a disaster, and it’s all designed to get you to agree to pay higher taxes down the road.
It’s all about surrendering freedom and advanced lifestyles, because those are the things said to be responsible for the destruction of the Earth via the warming climate. And people want to matter. It’s a natural aspect of the human condition. People want to be important. They want to matter. So some demagogue comes along and says, ‘You can save the planet by whatever,’ that’s when you get people doing insane things like suggesting only one square of toilet paper per session — and that came from noted and brilliant climatologist, Sheryl Crow.