Flat Earthers and Global Warmers: Two Peas in a Pod

Neil Snyder
This may come as a surprise, but the Flat Earth Society still exists.  Although their numbers have declined over the years, there are those among us who believe that Earth is flat and that the sun and the moon are the same size.

Al Gore and his comrades in the Global Warming Society are eerily similar to Flat Earthers.  If they were a fringe group, I would simply laugh, but none other than President Barack Hussein Obama has made reversing global warming a major thrust of his administration’s policies in all agencies of federal government.  The cost to taxpayers over time will be trillions of dollars.

If you think I’m kidding, let me assure you that I am not.  As John Adams said, “Facts are stubborn things”, and the facts tell the tale: Earth’s temperature hasn’t risen since 1998 but man-made CO2 emissions have increased dramatically since 1998

Since Global Warmers think that man-made CO2 emissions are the root of the problem, those facts alone should be enough to give rational people justification to at least be a little skeptical about the Global Warmers Chicken Little claims, but the President of the United States and most other “liberal progressives” (they are neither liberal nor progressive, but that’s another story) trumpet the theory as though it were as commonsensical as night following day.

Listening to Global Warmers talk is laughable.  If it’s hot and dry, global warming is the culprit.  If it’s cold and wet, global warming is the cause.  If we have an unusually harsh winter—like the one that we’ve just come out of, you guessed it, global warming is responsible.  And if July is strikingly cool—like it was in 2013, global warming is the reason.

To believe what Global Warmers say, you have to abandon logic and science and buy into a theory that has been proven wrong so many times that its ardent supporters have resorted to rigging data, stifling debate, and censoring reports that expose their lies. 

I suppose their reaction makes sense, though.  The facts don’t support their case, so they do what they think they must do to win.  Unfortunately, if they win, we lose, and the cost will stagger the imaginations of thinking people.

Neil Snyder is the Ralph A. Beeton Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia.  His blog, SnyderTalk.com, is posted daily.

This may come as a surprise, but the Flat Earth Society still exists.  Although their numbers have declined over the years, there are those among us who believe that Earth is flat and that the sun and the moon are the same size.

Al Gore and his comrades in the Global Warming Society are eerily similar to Flat Earthers.  If they were a fringe group, I would simply laugh, but none other than President Barack Hussein Obama has made reversing global warming a major thrust of his administration’s policies in all agencies of federal government.  The cost to taxpayers over time will be trillions of dollars.

If you think I’m kidding, let me assure you that I am not.  As John Adams said, “Facts are stubborn things”, and the facts tell the tale: Earth’s temperature hasn’t risen since 1998 but man-made CO2 emissions have increased dramatically since 1998

Since Global Warmers think that man-made CO2 emissions are the root of the problem, those facts alone should be enough to give rational people justification to at least be a little skeptical about the Global Warmers Chicken Little claims, but the President of the United States and most other “liberal progressives” (they are neither liberal nor progressive, but that’s another story) trumpet the theory as though it were as commonsensical as night following day.

Listening to Global Warmers talk is laughable.  If it’s hot and dry, global warming is the culprit.  If it’s cold and wet, global warming is the cause.  If we have an unusually harsh winter—like the one that we’ve just come out of, you guessed it, global warming is responsible.  And if July is strikingly cool—like it was in 2013, global warming is the reason.

To believe what Global Warmers say, you have to abandon logic and science and buy into a theory that has been proven wrong so many times that its ardent supporters have resorted to rigging data, stifling debate, and censoring reports that expose their lies. 

I suppose their reaction makes sense, though.  The facts don’t support their case, so they do what they think they must do to win.  Unfortunately, if they win, we lose, and the cost will stagger the imaginations of thinking people.

Neil Snyder is the Ralph A. Beeton Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia.  His blog, SnyderTalk.com, is posted daily.