amused he was when his colleagues took exception to his ³rather brutal words . . .that made them mad.´The list is long from H.G. Wells to Margaret Sanger to Theodore Roosevelt toOliver Wendell Holmes to John Maynard Keynes, and on and on. States passedlaws to sterilize supposed mental incompetents upheld by Holmes and the SupremeCourt. Sanger as part of her birth control movement (precursor to PlannedParenthood) started a Negro Project focusing on reducing the birth rate amongBlacks. She hired Adam Clayton Powell Sr to be her spokesman to smooth theway. She was spectacularly successful as to this day the Black birth rate is low andthe rate of abortions is high.I related the eugenics fiasco to provide context to the latest progressive effort tocreate a motivating crisis useful in increasing their control over our society. I amspeaking of the global warming hysteria. There has been a constant flood of propaganda to convince us that disaster is imminent if we don¶t drastically reduceour carbon emissions. As an aside I am all for the cleanest possible humanactivities. However, declaring carbon dioxide as a pollutant is ridiculous. Withoutcarbon dioxide all life on our Earth would not exist. As a start in examining thissituation let¶s consider the following questions:1.
Is the earth warming?2.
If the earth is warming, is human activity responsible?3.
If the earth is warming, is that a bad thing?4.
If the earth is warming, and if mankind¶s use of fossil fuels is responsible,and if the situation is bad, is there anything we can do?We need a better context than that presented by the global warming alarmists.First, compared to what period of time? The graphs shown by Gore in his movie,
are worse than no graphs at all. They are based onincorrect or out of context data and are slanted with all of the tricks discussed inDarrell Huff¶s book,
ow to Lie wit
.I will give one example to show you the problem. Gore shows in his movie agraph with the earth beside it that shows carbon dioxide levels rising rapidly andthe year 2000 at the bottom right. First, there are no axes for the graph, that is, novertical or horizontal scales. But he tells you the numbers he used; about 320 parts