Now that the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer are here, things are usually slowing down. But as temperatures in the Northeast crept toward the century mark this week, things were heating up in certain quarters.
One of them is the Democrat party where, since the presidential candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton has been effectively snuffed by forces beyond her control, there is a sense of urgency. And why not? Time is decidedly not on its side.
There are approximately 150 days left until the November elections and they can’t come too soon. In case you haven’t noticed, especially if you read the papers, the Democrats have controlled Congress for a year and a half and things haven’t exactly been going according to plan.
Global warmists suffered a chill this week when the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act went down to defeat. The blatant cap and trade bill would have bankrupted our economy in the service of an alarmist threat built upon the shifting sands of junk science.
Thankfully for now, we will not share the woes of our British brethren who have already experienced the tender mercies of the greenies and who seem to be on the verge of a good old American tax revolt. According to a new poll, “Britain appears to be feeling increasingly negative about being more carbon neutral. We are questioning the truth behind being greener and many feel that Government is creating a green fear for monetary gain.”
And hopefully it’s only a matter of time before that opinion makes its way across the Atlantic; challenging the spurious claims of the Anthropogenic Global Climate Change crowd, as they now call themselves.p>Time is running out for them as evidenced by the fact that over 30,000 American scientists, including 9,000 with Ph.D.s, have signed a petition denying that humans have any effect on what we used to call the weather. The petition says, in part: br> /p>
There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gasses is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the earth’s climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the earth.br> And, not surprisingly, proof of this continues to emerge . Over the past two decades, NASA satellites have collected data which shows that the planet is in a cycle of greening itself and that “the Earth as a whole became more bountiful by a whopping 6.2%.” The reason? “Their 2004 study, and other more recent ones, point to the warming of the planet and the presence of CO2, a gas indispensable to plant life.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?