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Burden of 'Climate Con' estimated at $3,000 per year, per family

To The Daily Sun,

Where did the global warming alarmists come up with the fictitious 97 percent claim?

Skeptical Science blog founder John Cook claimed to have reviewed 12,000 abstracts of studies published in peer-reviewed climate literature. His claim: that 97 percent of the papers "endorsed the consensus position that humans are causing global warming."

Of those 97 percent who listed with the alarmist were Willie Soon, Craig Idso, Nicola Scafetta, Nir Shaviv, Nils-Axel Morner and Alan Carlin as supporting the pretended consensus.

Nicola Scafetta is a physicist. "What my papers say is that the IPCC (United Nations Intergovernmental Panel On Climate change) view is erroneous because about 40-70 percent of the global warming observed from 1900 to 2000 was induced by the sun."

Astrophysicist Nir Shaviv objected to Cook's claim that his paper supported global warming. His response was, "Nope." It is not an accurate representation. The paper shows that if cosmic rays are included in empirical climate sensitivity analysis, then one finds that different time scales consistently give low climate sensitivity. This means that part of the 20th century (warming) should be attributed to the increased solar activity and that 21st century warming under a business as usual should be low (about 1 degree centigrade). "I couldn't write these things more explicitly in the paper because of the refereeing, however, you don't have to be a genius to reach these conclusions from my paper."

Also objecting to Cook's classifying him as "No position," astrophysicist Soon responded, "I am sure that this rating of no position on AGW by CO2 is nowhere accurate nor correct."

Another paper reviewed was by scientist Craig Idso. His paper was listed by Cook as supporting the consensus. He responded, "That is not an accurate representation of my paper ... It would be incorrect to claim that our paper was an endorsement of CO2-induced global warming."

Dr. Craig D. Idso and Dr. Sherwood B. Idso compiled peer-review studies done on CO2 and its benefits. The Many Benefits of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment.

Roy W. Spencer, Ph.D. is a recipient of NASA's Exceptional Scientific Award and is bestselling author of "Climate Confusion: How global warming hysteria leads to bad science, pandering politicians and misguided policies that hurt the poor." Dr. Spencer wrote the forward to Paul Driessen Ph.D. "Miracle Molecule, Carbon Dioxide: The Gas of Life." They exclaim rising atmospheric CO2 levels spur forest and crop growth, help plants survive heat and drought, and feed the world.

If it were not for CO2 nearly all life on earth would end. Without this important chemical, heat would escape and the earth would chill.

Dr. Spencer had this to say, "Well, plant physiologists have known for a long time that most vegetation loves more carbon dioxide. It grows faster, is more drought-tolerant, and is more efficient in its water use. While the the pre-industrial CO2 concentration of the atmosphere was only 280 parts per million by volume, and now it is around 380 ppm, some greenhouses pump it all the way up to around 1,000 ppm. How can environmentalist claim that helping vegetation to grow is a bad thing?" And he further states, "still, the main worry has been that the extra CO2 could hurt the growth of plankton,which represents the start of the ocean food chain. But recent research (published on April 18 in Science Express) has shown, contrary to expectations, that one of the most common forms of plankton actually grows faster and bigger when CO2 is pumped into the water. Like vegetation on land, it loves the extra CO2, too."

The U.S. Department of Agriculture researched the effects of CO2 increases on sugarcane. In sunlit greenhouses with CO2 at 720 ppm CO2 and 11 degrees Fahrenheit higher than outside ambient air produced stem juice an amazing 124 percent higher in volume than sugarcane grown at ambient air temperature and 360 ppm carbon dioxide. They concluded that higher temperatures and carbon dioxide uses less water and more efficiently while handling dry spells better and produce more sucrose." There may be more to the global warming alarmists' strategy than meets the eye.

Tim Ball, Ph.D., wrote "The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science." His discipline is climatology. He had this to say: "I watched my chosen discipline-climatology get hijacked and exploited in service of a political agenda, watched people who knew little or nothing enter the fray and watched scientists become involved for political or funding reasons, willing to corrupt science, or, at least, ignore what was really going on."

"An Inconsistent Truth-Global Warming Debunked" is another eye opening job of shredding Al Gore's
scheme. The film explores the science and culture of the global warming movement. Multiple scientist are interviewed and disproves there is no consensus to global warming.

Documentary: The Great Global Warming Swindle shows overwhelming evidence that the chief cause of climate change is is not human activity, but radiation from the sun.

Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Ohio) is the chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. While attending the 10th International Conference on Climate Change to speak and receive an award for Political Leadership on Climate Change in early June. He spoke of his thoughts on climate change how he once thought that the U.N. had the experts, until he did his own research.

He found that the burden of the climate con would be roughly $3,000 per year for a family of four.

Georgia's Envirotron, specialized greenhouses that can adjust CO2 levels and other environmental parameters to analyze plant growth. Researchers grew cotton plants. At harvest time the boll weight was 1.6 times heavier at 600 ppm, compared to 400 ppm and 6.3 times heavier at 800 ppm than at 400 ppm.

They experimented with lob lolly pines and found similar results. They determined that plants also would fare well in drought conditions. In flood conditions they found rice species also would do much better in increased CO2 levels.

University of Minnesota scientist found that plant growth rates became less vulnerable to drought as carbon dioxide concentrations increased.

Switzerland researchers examined high altitude alpine plant species that were sensitive to warmer temperatures, and found the plants were proliferating, biodiversity is on the rise. They found most growth had occurred after 1950. "Animal species (including insects,reptiles,amphibians and mammals) habitats, ranges and populations have increased in recent decades, and much of this is due to rising CO2 levels."

The 2009, 2011 and 2014 volumes of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change report, Climate Change Reconsidered, and Dr. Craig Idso's CO2science.org website summarizes hundreds of similar research on forests, grasslands, crops and deserts enriched by CO2.

There are thousands of results listed on http://www.co2science.org/data/plant_growth/plantgrowth.php)

So how is the hoax planners to profit from the deceit of the century? One hundred years a go the Federal Reserve Act went into law and suddenly our money became debauched in favor of a private non audited company.

Similar schemes are planned for CO2. Simply taxing its use. The tax can be turned into derivatives so companies like Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street money trusts can profit from the very breath you exhale. It is called "carbon credits." Every company will be assigned a quota, go over the quota and you pay. As quotas are lowed the credits grow in value.

In June of last year, "cap-and-trade" legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives. When might we get our carbon credit card? What is planned is an annual allowance of carbon you will have allowed to spend on food, travel, energy and any other restriction that might be contrived. It suppresses productivity and increases unemployment. It profits the biofuel makers and will destroy our ecosystem. It is a Ponzi scheme that delights international bankers. The Chicago Climate Exchange is all set to go. Large oil companies are overjoyed. Increase in profits from their oil and even more profits from the increase in value of their portfolio. The nightmare has only begone. The Establishment has many more tricks up their sleeves.

Gene F. Danforth

Danbury

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What has our never-ending military involvement in Middle East achieved?

To The Daily Sun,

The United States military has been involved in continuous bombing attacks in several Middle-Eastern countries for 12 years. It seems we, as a nation, have accepted ongoing military aggression allowing a free hand to additional strategies and prolonged occupations. Legislators have encouraged adding $30 billion in aid to Iraq in its struggle with ISIS. In addition we will give (grant) Israel $30 billion to help pacify their fears about Iran. These funds are over and above billions of dollars we spend in securing a hold on these belligerent countries. Needless to say, we don't have this money — it is borrowed to be paid back decades from now.

The question I must confront is: What have we achieved in the never-ending military involvement in the Middle East? We debunk our assault on Iraq as a "mistake", brushing aside the lives of 500,000 men, women and children as if it never happened. These countries have never been a threat to us. They are small fries on the global picture. War mongers behind the arms industry would have you believe differently. The United States has nothing to gain whatever happens in this area of the world.

This tragedy will continue as long as a gullible, complacent and uninformed public allows it happen. God help us to face the truth.

Leon R. Albushies
Gilford

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