The con game is about over. The attempt to portray a life-giving natural gas as a dire threat to this planet is failing rapidly, as well it should.
It is becoming more and more obvious to the American people that carbon dioxide, the very substance that gives life to the world's plant life, is not a pollutant, as the global-warming hoaxers would have us believe, but a vital element that keeps the earth green and healthy.
This is bad news for the would-be masters of the universe at the United Nations who have been using the supposed threat of global warming to advance their desire to turn the United States of America into a vassal state and its citizenry into its subdued subjects.
If increased atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide are not causing the global climate to undergo a dangerous rise in temperatures, the United Nations has lost its strongest weapon in its attempt to assume world hegemony.
Those of us who have been warning about the U.N.’s covert ambition have found an ally in Mother Nature, who has managed to cool things down despite the rapidly increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels during the past decade. The climate stopped warming around 1998. During the past 10 years, she's lowered the thermostat to the extent this year is moving rapidly toward the distinction as one of the coldest on record.
In my 1997 series, Behold, The Iceman Cometh, I warned about the U.N.'S attempt to use global warming to achieve its dream of putting the United States in its hip pocket, writing that the U.N.'S Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was setting the stage for the international body's attempt at world domination.
I wrote that the document, allegedly the result of many years of careful study by some of the world's top experts on global climate, was a corruption of the original that distorted its meaning and that key parts were omitted deliberately.
I quoted Frederick Seitz, chairman of the George C. Marshall Institute, as saying that the report was "not the version that was approved by the contributing scientists listed on the title page."
"In my more than 60 years as a member of the American scientific community, including service as president of both the National Academy of Sciences and the American Physical Society, I have never witnessed a more disturbing corruption of the peer-review process," he said.
The pet theory of the global warming adherents — that evil mankind is guilty of overheating the climate — was anything but universal among scientists, a fact that was edited out of the report as it was issued, Seitz said.
"No study to date has positively attributed all or part [of climate change] to anthropogenic [human] causes," he said, adding that this vitally important clarification was removed from the report.
"Nearly all of [the changes] worked to remove hints of the skepticism with which many scientists regard claims that human activities are having a major impact on climate . . . Nothing in the IPCC Rules permits anyone to change a scientific report after it has been accepted by the panel of scientific contributors and the full IPCC."
Seitz concluded with this withering blast: "IPCC reports are often called the 'consensus' view. If they lead to carbon taxes and restraints on economic growth, they will have a major and almost certainly destructive impact on the economies of the world. Whatever the intent was of those who made these significant changes, their effect is to deceive policy makers and the public into believing that the scientific evidence shows human activities are causing global warming."
This one shocking display of the sheer dishonesty that marks the political drive to impose destructive "carbon taxes and restraints on economic growth" as Seitz put it, should have warned the world that these would-be tyrants riding the wave of the global warming hysteria they have created simply cannot be trusted.
The U.N. is not the only entity that would like to impose monstrous burdens on the shoulder of the American people. The administration's onerous cap and trade proposal would send income taxes skyrocketing.
Dan Simmons, state affairs director at the Institute for Energy Research, cap-and-trade would create the largest back-door tax in U.S. history.
"In the budget, it said $646 billion. They then are telling people on Capitol Hill that it is going to be $1.3 [trillion] to $1.9 trillion," he says. "That will make it the largest tax increase of all time of all American history and probably all world history."
The problem with cap-and-trade is that it makes all people poorer today in order to tackle an alleged problem tomorrow, he says. And the Heritage Foundation's Ben Lieberman says cap-and-trade would usher us into in a permanent recession.
"We might never really have a full recovery if we have to live with these tremendous constraints on affordable energy use," he said, "so we would be talking about exactly the kind of thing that we are worried about now — job losses, high energy costs — these things being exacerbated and staying that way for years and years."
He believes that the EPA may be using the finding to force Congress into passing legislation instead of leaving the regulation to the EPA.
Finally, in its study U.N.’s Global Climate Change Plan Would Cause Economic Earthquake, the Heritage Foundation showed what the U.N.’s plan would do to wreck our economy.
Who was the idiot who once called the United Nations the world's "last best hope"?
Phil Brennan writes for Newsmax.com. He is editor and publisher of Wednesday on the Web (http://www.pvbr.com) and was Washington columnist (Cato) for National Review magazine in the 1960s. He is a trustee of the Lincoln Heritage Institute and a member of the Association For Intelligence Officers. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.