2003 Global Warming Pentagon Report Proves to Be Hot Air
By Gary North
Over a decade ago, the Defense Department paid a private firm to produce a report on global warming. The outfit had some unknown guy crank it out. It was paid well for this report, which was dutifully published by the Defense Department.
Its predictions did not come true, of course. Yet the document is still cited by the global warming industry, as if it had not been just another propaganda piece.
It is nice that the Washington Times went back and looked at it. We forget how much money the government has spent over the last decade to promote this theory.
In 2003, the average temperature of the earth had not gone up for five or six years. Today, it has been 17 years. But the global warming crowd still pretends that we are facing a crisis. Al Gore is still taken seriously in these circles.
They call it climate change, since the climate clearly is not getting warmer. Change in every area of life is normal, but climate change is a bad thing, we are assured. The earth’s thermostat must be re-set lower by national governments, as if this were possible.
The climate change Party Line is still the same as it was back when global warming was all the rage: the federal government must pass laws that force private industry and local public utilities to cut carbon emissions, thereby strangling the American economy. This would be an indirect subsidy to China, which ignore the theory and uses coal to grow its economy.
The theory that what men have done has raised the earth’s temperature has been rejected by over 31,000 American scientists. See for yourself. But the media refuse to report on this fact. This information would undermine faith in the Party Line.
The federal government spends billions of dollars a year to pay for reports like the 2003 report. The free market responds. It supplies the reports...
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