As much of the nation scrambles to deal with unexpected freezes, snow, and all-around unforgiving weather, global warming enthusiasts are scrambling to explain how all this cold weather is consistent with their tiresome theories. Apparently sensing that the public couldn’t take another round of “polar vortex” talk, they’ve chosen a new word for the storms: bombogenesis.
Bombogenesis is a term meant to describe the extraordinary storms that can result from two competing temperature systems. It is, meteorologists say, the explanation for the frigid weather currently being experienced by much of the U.S. However, they are quick to add that it does not in any way – in any way – conflict with their earlier claims of a warming earth. In fact, the green crowd has been falling all over themselves to blame the early snow on warming trends.
Writers have said that global warming could paradoxically cause colder temperatures on much of the planet. Some have even suggested that the current outbreak could be due to record levels of ice in Antarctica. This is all global warming, you see? If it’s cold, it’s global warming. If it’s hot, same. If we see a hurricane season without any worrisome storms, it’s global warming. If we are battered by storms of unbelievable intensity, it’s…well, you get the idea. Climate change proponents have fixed the game so that anything at all can be used to back up their contention. And when you see this nonsense as the politically-motivated hoax that it is, all you can do is sit back and laugh.
Except…it’s not funny at all. Just this week, Politico reported that President Obama was getting ready to sign “historic” executive actions that would rival “any president’s environmental actions of the past quarter-century.” Far from being chastened by his party’s defeat last week, Obama is confident he can pass these gigantic regulations even without the support of a like-minded Congress. Among his plans are limits on ozone proposed by the EPA, a regulation business groups have characterized as the “costliest of all time.”
The federal government uses fear to control the population. That is a truism that can be found in every government going back to the invention of the written word. Certainly, the “most transparent administration of all time” is not above using fear to get what it wants. With the scientific community on Obama’s side, he is able to enact sweeping environmental regulations that could have disastrous effects on both the national and global economies. They come at a time when we can ill afford either.
If global warming were a real threat to the future of the human race, it would not be as politically divisive as it currently is. Republicans and Democrats could easily address the problem, working hand in hand with manufacturers to find exciting new ways to curb carbon emissions. Where it has been reasonable to do so, Republicans have been willing to compromise. Where technology has provided a better path forward, so have the world’s leading industries.
So it will continue to be until the end of time. Unless we want America to gradually find itself under dictatorial rule, we must leave this one to the private sector. There is a place for environmental regulations – businesses are willing to sacrifice ethics for profit – but they must be implemented in a way that makes sense. By using the worst of the climate change models to drum up hysteria, Democrats simply want to grow the government until there is no division between the private and public sector. And that’s a chill wind indeed.