The Oregon School Board, in its infinite ignorance, has issued a decree banning all books that raise any questions about the cause or existence of climate change. Apparently, they don’t consider the classroom to be an appropriate place for the discussion of scientific theories, or even facts. They want students to believe that we are changing the climate with our energy consuming lifestyle. They want students to feel guilty if they and their family are living a normal life.
The climate on Earth has been changing frequently for billions of years. Volcanoes erupting and ash blocking sunlight may cause climate change. The Earth’s orbit around the sun may change ever so slightly, but have a dramatic effect on the climate. A large meteor striking the Earth may cause a dust cloud that blocks out the sunlight and causes a freeze that may last for decades, building glaciers and freezing lakes and rivers. That’s climate change.
Man has never controlled the climate and never will. To think that the miniscule difference in CO2 that worldwide fossil fuels may cause could change the climate is ridiculous in the context of natural climate change.
But somehow it has become politically correct to promote the myth of man changing the climate by his lifestyle of consuming energy and producing microscopic changes in worldwide CO2 levels. This PC myth arose out of our colleges and universities where “progressive” ideology dominates over all reason. This PC myth has been elevated by progressive politicians in our government who have made scientists jump through their liberal hoops to get government grants of money to research. The money has been earmarked for scientists willing to provide research to “prove” the existence of man-caused climate change. So if you want a grant, you tow the PC line spelled out in the grant approval. The livelihood of the scientists depends on continuing promotion of the PC myth as fact. Historical statistics are manipulated to “prove” the myth. Historical climate change data is manipulated to “prove” the myth. Scientist’s opinions are carefully crafted to support the myth. Scientists who stand up for facts and reason are cut off from funds and outcast for their heresy. Their books are gathered up and burned on college campuses.
And now the Oregon School Board has banned their books from all schools in the state. No doubt other “progressive” states will follow suit.
And the powerful progressives who benefit financially from this PC myth will get more wealthy at the expense of the general public that they prey upon. Al Gore, George Soros, the Clintons and all the others who benefit from closing down major industries like coal, oil and gas and steering billions of our tax dollars into “green” energy companies that soon fail and get swept under the rug. Then new company names headed by the same “green” friends of progressive politicians get new government grants for billions more.
Meanwhile our economy is wrecked in the wake of the “green” movement, brought on by the PC myth of man-caused climate change. The myth has so deeply permeated our society that we may never recover. It is the largest and most egregious fraud the world has ever suffered!