CLIMATE CHANGE

False alarms date back decades

Climate change is the greatest hoax of the modern era. Rather than listen to lies about how carbon dioxide is causing the Earth to warm and poses a huge threat, I would encourage everyone to do his or her own research.

There is a long history of lies about the climate, primarily the global warming hoax, which cannot be dismissed or ignored. This is a report from Nov. 2, 1922, as reported by The Associated Press and published in The Washington Post more than 90 years ago:

"The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consulafft, at Bergen, Norway.

"Reports from fishermen, seal hunters, and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone. Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes.

"Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm. Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well-known glaciers have entirely disappeared.

"Very few seal and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds. Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will rise and make most coastal cities uninhabitable."

The Earth has been in a cooling cycle for 17 years and as many Americans experience record-setting cold weather, more and more of them are beginning to express doubts about global warming. The Environmental Protection Agency is pursuing the climate change agenda by issuing regulations intended to continue shutting down existing coal-fired plants that generate electricity and to keep new ones from being built. It is a direct attack on the nation's economy, which depends on electricity.

If you want to know what a carbon tax on CO2 emissions would do to America, just look at the destruction of industry and business in Australia. With our national debt of $17 trillion and 90 million unemployed, a carbon tax, along with the soaring costs for energy use it imposes on everyone, would destroy us. There is no scientific justification for such a tax, but those advocating it only care about raising revenue for government to spend and waste

JUNE ABERNETHY

Shrewsbury