At the close of the Copenhagen confab, Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus made this same point about global warming. "I'm convinced that after years of studying the phenomenon," he said, "global warming is not a matter of temperature. Global warming is a new religion, a religion of climate change. ...
"This religion tells us that people are responsible for very small increases in temperatures, and they should be punished. ... I'm absolutely convinced that the very small global warming we are experiencing is the result of natural causes. It's a cyclical phenomenon in the history of the Earth.
"The role of man is very small, almost negligible. Politicians, their fellow travelers and the media understood that this is a good topic to take on, because talking about the world in the years 2050, 2080 and 2200 is an excellent way to escape from current reality."
Klaus sent a message to the world: Do not dictate to humanity how to live based on an "irrational ideology." Man's natural ingenuity can create new technologies that will lessen any impact that mankind has on the planet's environment.
Klaus concluded: "I lived in a communist world where politicians told us what to do. I don't think politicians or presidents should tell business what to do. That is always a mistake."
Nevertheless, the propaganda continues. A father's letter to the editor of the Education Reporter described what his fifth-grade daughter Lily, at Three Oaks Elementary in Fort Myers, Fla., said she had learned in school. "I would rather just shoot myself in the head because it would be a less painful death than to suffer and die from global warming."
Thousands of public school students have been shown Al Gore's propaganda movie "An Inconvenient Truth." Another movie, called "The Story of Stuff," is also shown in classrooms to teach students the evils of human consumption.
The movie projects a very negative view of capitalism and paints human use of natural resources as "exploitation," which is supposed to be synonymous with trashing the planet. The movie accuses us of chopping down the trees, blowing up mountains to get the metals inside, using up all the water and wiping out the animals.
The main cause of unemployment and poverty is the lack of enough energy. Rather than expanding government to limit energy, we should be increasing the use of energy to eradicate hardship.
Phyllis Schlafly is a national leader of the pro-family movement, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of Feminist Fantasies.
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