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Week of: April 8, 2001

Global Warming Occurs Every Summer

by F.R. Duplantier

Repeat after me: There is no global warming, there is no global warming, there is no . . .

The temperature rose in July --
Compared to December, quite high.
It's really alarming,
This "seasonal warming."
Oh, lordy, we're all gonna fry!

"There is no global warming," declares business and science writer Alan Caruba, "unless you include the past 10,000 years since the last Ice Age. Yes, in that case," he concedes, "the Earth has most certainly been enjoying almost consistent warming. If it had not," Caruba emphasizes, "the history of man would be very different. Man, of course, is blamed by the Greens as the 'cause' of the current 'warming,' which is not occurring. Man does not warm the earth," he insists; "the sun does that."

In a recent issue of Warning Signs, his weekly internet commentary (, Caruba dismisses the current hysteria over carbon dioxide. "The climate of the earth was warmer 1000, 3000, and 6000 years ago," he observes, "all periods during which human civilization was developing. At the time of the dinosaurs, CO2 levels were five times those that exist today. The long-range threat to earth isn't too much CO2; it's too little!"

Caruba emphasizes that carbon dioxide is "a natural, abundant chemical that is essential to the growth of all plants and trees. You and every other member of the planet's six billion human population emit CO2 every time you exhale," he notes. "Termites produce ten times more CO2 than all the fossil fuels burned in a year worldwide. The amount generated by the technology of energy production, transportation, etc. has been calculated to be only 0.04 percent. The UN Kyoto Climate Control Treaty is intended to control that!" Caruba scoffs. "Do you think 0.04 percent has any effect?" he asks. "Calling CO2 a pollutant is ludicrous. Worse, it is a criminal fraud."

Caruba confesses that he and other outspoken opponents of junk science "thought we might rest at last, safe in the knowledge that the new President understood how completely absurd it is to even consider U.S. participation in the Kyoto Treaty, which permits twenty other nations to do nothing while we ruin our economy. The President's decision against capping CO2 is a small step in the right direction," he affirms. "However, new bills are being introduced in Congress for just that purpose, so we must gird up again to protect our nation, our economy, our security, our dynamic, technological way of life against those who would take it away from us by deception."

The penguin complained, "It's too hot!"
The hippo replied, "No, it's not!"
The gator, when polled,
Insisted, "Too cold!"
And the polar bear grumbled, "What rot!"


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