Global warming censorship and dogma
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