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Don't grease the squeaky wheel

I realize it was just a little over a month ago that I wrote about global warming--"the largest man-made hoax the world has ever seen." However, new information continues to come out and major media sources just won't present the facts--so here we are. I see an acceleration of classroom curriculum talking about how man is causing global warming. Our kids are being engrained with incorrect information. In fact, I had the parent of a fifth grader in Illinois tell me that their kid was not permitted to take school textbooks home. She contacted the teacher and inquired about why the students could not bring books home. To make a long story short, the teacher did not want the parents to see what nonsense was being taught to their kid.

Did you know that our misguided stimulus bill, currently being discussed by members of the Senate, contains $400 million that will go to NASA to study man's impact on global warming? What kind of economic stimulus is that for anybody but a handful of "psuedo-scientists" at NASA and Al Gore? NASA has lost funding for space programs and is now looking for a last-ditch effort for survival at our expense, in the name of global warming. Have any of these otherwise intelligent officials considered that we might not need a stimulus package if unnecessary laws and restrictions had not been placed on food and fiber production in the name of preventing global warming?

Enough of my ramblings about the nonsense; it appears that the scientists who actually know what is going on are fed up with Al Gore and his bag of lies. As Gore was testifying in front of the Senate committee, presenting misinformation about global warming, not one senator raised a single question to challenge the false information presented. Not one on either side of the aisle. So, have they done their homework or are they just going to buy into whatever the snake-oil salesman has to offer?

That little tidbit of information did catch the attention of some true experts in the business of climate change, though. Eighty-seven-year-old Dr. Reid Bryson, long considered the "Father of Climatology" and the founder of the metrology department at the University of Wisconsin, responded by saying:

There is no question the earth has been warming. It is coming out of the Little Ice Age.

However, there is no credible evidence that it is due to mankind and carbon dioxide. We've been coming out of a Little Ice Age for 300 years. We have not been making very much carbon dioxide for 300 years. It's been warming up for a long time.

Another individual who has had enough of the Gore rhetoric is John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel, who recently submitted this opinion piece:

The key players are now all in place in Washington and in state governments across America to officially label carbon dioxide as a pollutant and enact laws that tax we citizens for our carbon footprints. Only two details stand in the way, the faltering economic times and a dramatic turn toward a colder climate. The last two bitter winters have led to a rise in public awareness that CO2 is not a pollutant and is not a significant greenhouse gas that is triggering runaway global warming.

So, yes, I am once again revisiting the issue of man-made global warming with even more new information. Evidence clearly shows that we have been cooling since 1998. And that is why the Gore cult has changed their sermons from using the term "global warming" to calling it "climate change." How else can you blame a horrific ice storm in Kentucky on global warming? It is high time all of us who eat food and wear clothes start demanding that our nation's leaders listen to the true experts in the world when it comes to understanding climate change instead of the largest (already well-greased) squeaky wheel! Call your legislators and tell them to quit funding frivolous agendas of unscientific politicians and use the stimulus package to address the real concerns of the country--continuing to feed, clothe and provide fuel and shelter for our people.

Editor's note: Trent Loos is a sixth generation United States farmer, host of the daily radio show, Loos Tales, and founder of Faces of Agriculture, a non-profit organization putting the human element back into the production of food. Get more information at www.FacesOfAg.com, or e-mail Trent at trent@loostales.com.

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