Throughout the Earth's billions of years there have been countless periods of global
warming and cooling. In fact, in the year 1,000 A.D., a time when there were no SUVs, the
Earth's climate was much warmer than it is now. Most of this century's warming occurred
before 1940. For several decades after WWII, when there was massive worldwide
industrialization, there was cooling.

There's a much more important issue that poses an even greater danger to mankind.
That's the effort by environmentalists to suppress disagreement with their view. According
to a March 11 article in London's Sunday Telegraph, Timothy Ball, a former climatology
professor at the University of Winnipeg in Canada, has received five death threats since
he started questioning whether man was affecting climate change. Richard Lindzen,
professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT, said, "Scientists who dissent from the alarmism
have seen their funds disappear, their work derided, and themselves labeled as industry
stooges." Nigel Calder, a former editor of
New Scientist, said, "Governments are trying to
achieve unanimity by stifling any scientist who disagrees. Einstein could not have got
funding under the present system."

Suppressing dissent is nothing new. Italian cosmologist Giordano Bruno taught that stars
were at different distances from each other surrounded by limitless territory. He was
imprisoned in 1592, and eight years later he was tried as a heretic and burned at the
stake. Because he disagreed that the Earth was the center of the universe, Galileo was
ordered to stand trial on suspicion of heresy in 1633. Under the threat of torture, he
recanted and was placed under house arrest for the rest of his life.

Today's version of yesteryear's inquisitors include people like the Weather Channel's Dr.
Heidi Cullen, who advocates that the American Meteorological Society (AMS) strip their
seal of approval from any TV weatherman expressing skepticism about the predictions of
manmade global warming. Columnist Dave Roberts, in his Sept. 19, 2006, online
publication, said, "When we've finally gotten serious about global warming, when the
impacts are really hitting us and we're in a full worldwide scramble to minimize the
damage, we should have war crimes trials for these bastards -- some sort of climate
Nuremberg."

There are literally billions of taxpayer dollars being handed out to global warming
alarmists, not to mention their dream of controlling our lives. Their agenda is threatened
by dissent. They have the politician's ear; not we, who will suffer if they have their way.
DR. WALTER WILLIAMS
Guest eColumnist
...GLOBAL WARMING HERESY

Most climatologists agree that the earth's temperature has
increased about a degree over the last century. The debate
is how much of it is due to mankind's activity. Britain's
Channel 4 television has just produced "The Great Global
Warming Swindle," a documentary that devastates most of
the claims made by the environmentalist movement. The
scientists interviewed include top climatologists from MIT
and other prestigious universities around the world. The
documentary hasn't aired in the U.S., but it's available on
the Internet. (
Go to "The Great Global Warming
Swindle.)
Among the many findings that dispute environmentalists'
claims are: Manmade carbon dioxide emissions are
roughly 5 percent of the total; the rest are from natural
sources such as volcanoes, dying vegetation and animals.
Annually, volcanoes alone produce more carbon dioxide
than all of mankind's activities. Oceans are responsible for
most greenhouse gases. Contrary to environmentalists'
claims, the higher the Earth's temperature, the higher the
carbon dioxide levels. In other words, carbon dioxide levels
are a product of climate change. Some of the
documentary's scientists argue that the greatest influence
on the Earth's temperature is our sun's sunspot activity.
The bottom line is, the bulk of scientific evidence shows
that what we've been told by environmentalists is pure
bunk.
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