Global warm­ing cen­sor­ship and dogma

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor -

A week af­ter the cit­rus crop in her home state of Cal­i­for­nia was wiped out by a deep freeze, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cre­ated a spe­cial com­mit­tee to rec­om­mend leg­is­la­tion to halt global warm­ing. Cal­i­for­nia grow­ers must be pleased.

But the new Demo­crat-con­trolled Congress will have to dis­cover that to achieve their ob­jec­tive of halt­ing cli­mate change, they will have to both re­peal the laws of physics and al­ter the Earth’s or­bit about the sun.

Laws elim­i­nat­ing the SUV and re­plac­ing power plants with so­lar pan­els and wind­mills will not do it.

Mean­while, the 15-year sup­pres­sion of sci­en­tific ev­i­dence and de­bate on global warm­ing con­tin­ues.

Television view­ers have never seen an hon­est dis­cus­sion of the sci­en­tific ev­i­dence on global warm­ing. We hear about melt­ing po­lar ice caps, but the fact that ice thick­ness has been in­creas­ing for 30 years over most of Antarc­tica is a wellkept se­cret.

Re­cently, Al Gore re­fused to ap­pear with sci­en­tist Bjorn Lomborg to dis­cuss the claims in his film “An In­con­ve­nient Truth.” Even the His­tory Chan­nel with­held the cli­ma­to­log­i­cal his­tory of planet Earth (that re­futes un­sci­en­tific spec­u­la­tion on cli­mate change) and de­clared that global warm­ing is the dead­li­est threat to civ­i­liza­tion.

The Weather Chan­nel host­ess, Heidi Cullen, rec­om­mends that cli­ma­tol­o­gists who dis­sent on global warm­ing should be de­cer­ti­fied.

Among the pow­er­ful, Repub­li­can Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine and Demo­cratic Sen. John D. Rock­e­feller of West Vir­ginia sent an in­tim­i­dat­ing let­ter to the chair­man of Exxon Mo­bil crit­i­ciz­ing the com­pany for fund­ing “cli­mate-change de­nial” groups.

News­pa­per edi­to­ri­als are vir­tu­ally unan­i­mous in pro­mot­ing the fic­tional and non­sen­si­cal no­tion of a “con­sen­sus” on cli­mate change, and will re­ject let­ters that chal­lenge the as­ser­tion that hu­mans are to blame for the slight warm­ing of the planet.

Yes, jour­nal­ists, who de­pend on free­dom of speech and free­dom of the press, prac­tice cen­sor­ship on global warm­ing. In the minds of some, man-made global warm­ing has be­come dogma that may not be ques­tioned or crit­i­cized. Leo F. John­son Bed­min­ster, New Jer­sey

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