18 Aug 08 - The inventiveness of the Greens, when
it comes to creating a new crisis after an old one has run its course,
is truly extraordinary.
In March of this year, the Heartland Institute, a 24-year-old
non-partisan Chicago think tank, organized and held an International
Conference on Climate Change that was held in New York. I attended.
More than 500 scientists, economists, and other heavy-duty thinkers,
people with a fondness for facts and the truth, came together from
around the world.
So, when some provocateur named Peter Tatchell
published an article in The Guardian, a very liberal British newspaper,
entitled “The Oxygen Crisis”, the network of scientists that had
organically come together to fight the global warming hoax sprang into
If they had learned anything, it was that simply ignoring such
deliberate nonsense can create a lot of trouble. Ignore it and pretty
soon lawmakers are talking about taxing carbon, swindlers are creating
“carbon credits”, and nations are subjected to “cap and trade” schemes
involving greenhouse gas emissions.
The August 13 article suggested that there had been a “long-term fall in
oxygen concentrations” around the Earth. The basis for the next great
crisis, an Earth with less oxygen, was being tested to see if it had any
Dr. Roy Spencer, a NASA scientist, summed up the reaction of his
colleagues. “It doesn’t get much more stupid than this.”
Then he provided the real science as opposed to the hodge-podge of
nonsense in the Guardian article. “The O2 (oxygen) concentration of the
atmosphere has been measured off and on for about 100 years now and the
concentration (20.95%) has not varied within the accuracy of the
“The real crisis for the Greens is that they and their allies in the
mindless media have run out of ways to frighten huge numbers of people
who are more rightly concerned about the price of a gallon of gasoline,
crazed Islamic fundamentalists, and the prospect of the Russians
starting World War III.
Alan Caruba writes a weekly column posted on the Internet site of The
National Anxiety Center,
blogs daily at
Thanks to Alan Caruba for this link