Smog Over Denver
I’ve been an environmentalist all my life. I ride my bicycle almost everywhere, including commuting to the office in cold rain this morning.
I hate cars – I’d love to see 99% of them off the road. They stink, pollute, take up huge amounts of room, waste precious natural resources. Drivers are spaced out and at least one nearly hits me every week. (I did get hit by a car in April which totaled my bike after I was thrown over the hood.)
I first testified before a Congressional committee on an environmental bill when I was 15 years old. I worked to get the Clean Air Act passed. I worked for two summers as a USFS wilderness ranger.
I receive no direct or indirect compensation for doing this. I have no ties to any energy industry. So why bother?
As a scientist/engineer I find the claimed “science” behind catastrophic global warming to be offensive. For 30 years I bought off on the Sagan “runaway greenhouse effect” – until I checked the facts for myself. The impact of a hundred ppm additional CO2 (0.0001) is minimal. The tipping point feedback argument is based on a house of cards. The 350 number was pulled out of someone’s rear end.
I don’t want my children to be fed garbage at school, and I don’t want this to be the excuse for a takeover by modern Bolsheviks – which is exactly what it is about.
How did John Holdren get to be Obama’s science advisor? It had nothing to do with science.