Cap-and Tax: A
$cam Based on a Scam
By Alan Caruba
11 May 10 - (Excerpts) - It is almost beyond comprehension that Sen.
John Kerry (D-MA) and Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) will introduce the
Cap-and-Trade Act on Wednesday, May 12th, for consideration by the
Senate. It is being passed off as a “climate bill” with provisions for
more oil drilling, but it is an assault on reality, on science, on
common sense, and on any future economic growth of the nation.
The nation’s prisons are filled with men still claiming to be innocent
after trials filled with evidence of their guilt. Denial of the truth is
their last resort and this metaphor reflects what is happening in the
utterly corrupt community of “global warming” liars and their associates
in the U.S. government.
Recently 225 “scientists” wrote a letter defending global warming. It
was published in the journal “Science”, one of the many such
publications that have become as corrupt as those at the center of the
global warming scam.
Based on last November’s leaked emails among those most responsible for
the data at the heart of the global warming scam, it was revealed that
the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change had been
systematically publishing false climate information and analysis.
Moreover, the photo used to illustrate the “scientists” letter was
photo-shopped to show a polar bear on a small piece of ice surrounded by
water. The deception included the fact that many of the signatories to
the letter lack credibility. Among the first 20 listed, none work in the
field of climate science.
As reported by Tony Hake of Climate Change Examiner, “Pediatric
surgeons, an expert in the Maya and Olmec civilizations, a chemist that
studies bacteria, and a ‘computer pioneer’ with Microsoft, an electrical
engineer, the chairman of a biotechnology firm, and even an expert
studying corn are but a few of the 225 experts that signed the letter.”
Dr. Gerhard Kramm, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Alaska
Fairbanks, fired off a letter disputing the usual claim that human
activity is causing carbon dioxide emissions that are, in turn, causing
global warming. “Until today, there is no scientific evidence that an
increase of the globally averaged near-surface temperature by less than
one Kelvin during the last 160 years can be linked to the increase of
the atmospheric concentrations of so-called greenhouse gases.”
There is no global warming. Whatever warming occurred followed the end
of a mini ice age that began around 1350. Around 1850 the Earth’s
temperature increased about one degree Fahrenheit to its current level.
The real aim of the global warming scam is the prospect of selling
“carbon credits” in exchanges around the world, in effect selling air!
If the Cap-and-Trade Act is passed at the urging of the Obama
administration, it will constitute the greatest tax on energy use in the
history of the nation and it will energize exchanges, such as the one in
Chicago, set up to buy and sell the carbon credits.
As reported by Investor’s Business Daily on May 7, “The carbon trading
system being pushed here has spawned crime and fraud across the pond.
Cap-and-Trade is not about saving the planet. It’s about money and
power, and absolute power corrupting absolutely.”
The European Emissions Trading System is a warning to America. IBD
described it as “a scam built upon a scam.” British and German law
enforcement authorities have been busy arresting miscreants “as part of
a pan-European crackdown on carbon credit VAT tax fraud.” And VAT, a
valued added tax, is being advanced in the United States as a way to
raise money to pay off our ever increasing debt.
The entire global warming theory has been a scam, a hoax and a fraud
from the day it was first put forth. Its advocates, corrupt scientists,
corrupted science journals, and all of the environmental organizations
are hoping the same Congress that foisted Obamacare on Americans will do
the same with Cap-and-Trade.
Caruba blogs daily at
An author, business and science writer, he is the founder of The
National Anxiety Center.
© Alan Caruba, 2010