"Mistrust those in whom the urge to punish is strong." Friedrich Nietzche

"Any and all non-violent, non-coercive, non-larcenous, consensual adult behavior that does not physically harm other people or their property or directly and immediately endangers same, that does not disturb the peace or create a public nuisance, and that is done in private, especially on private property, is the inalienable right of all adults. In a truly free and liberty-loving society, ruled by a secular government, no laws should be passed to prohibit such behavior. Any laws now existing that are contrary to the above definition of inalienable rights are violations of the rights of adults and should be made null and void." D. M. Mitchell (from The Myth of Inalienable Rights, at: http://dowehaverights.blogspot.com/)

Monday, September 17, 2012

Obama's Energy Policy and the Possible Effect on the Poor

I don't believe in human-caused global warming/climate change. I've been researching for over three years now and there is plenty of evidence to show that. CO2 has little to no effect on global warming. The Second Law of Thermodynamics states that  heat always flows spontaneously from regions of higher temperature to regions of lower temperature, and never the reverse.

So what has the higher temperature, the surface of the Earth or the upper atmosphere? The upper atmosphere is extremely cold, of course. Yet we are supposed to believe that the CO2 in the upper atmosphere will radiate heat back to the warmer surface of the Earth thereby breaking the Second Law of Thermodynamics.

CO2 is absolutely necessary for plant growth and the more the better. Without CO2 plants die and then everything else dies, including people. Plants, if you will remember from your middle school science classes, produce oxygen, which is what humans, and other animals need in order to survive. Simple, right?

Ice core samples have shown that in the past CO2 levels followed the warming of the Earth, not the other way around as we have been told and as Obama obviously believes. (Of course, if he really doesn't believe that then ... well, I really don't want to go there.)

Also, it's been hotter in the past with lower CO2 levels. Humans, it seems, have short term memories or don't bother to check on what happened 50 to 100 years ago.

We are also near the end of an inter-glacial period. Over the last several hunderd thousand years, there have been major ice-age glaciations of the northern hemisphere. Each ice age lasted about 100,000 years and the inter-glacial period last between 10,000 and 12,000 years. That along with the fact that sun spot activity is low (more sun spots means more energy output from the sun, means more energy--heat--received by the Earth) among other factors, means that we could be just around the corner from a full-blown ice age or, at the very least, a mini-ice-age, which would mean longer, harsher winters across most of the northern land mass of Earth.

Okay, that's the basics. So, if we don't have global warming to the point that Obama, Gore, et.al., believe, we will, eventually, have global cooling. There are some who are predicting a mini-ice-age beginning in 2014. But the Obama policy, if carried out in full, will raise energy prices and raise them substantially. Those on fixed incomes and the poor in general, will not be able to afford to properly heat their houses or apartments. That means we will have a higher than average death rate from pneumonia and other cold-related disease, including some who will merely freezed to death if they don't starve to death first. What can they afford to pay for? The choice will be between food and heating costs.

Of course, if the global warmist are correct that we are going into a severe warming stage on Earth (but, surely not from CO2), then the higher energy prices means that the poor and elderly on fixed incomes will die at a higher rate from heat exhaustion because they won't be able to afford to properly cool their homes or apartments.

Either way, it looks like the Obama energy policy is design to harm those on the lowest end of the economic scale in America. The middle class will struggle with higher energy prices, but will be able to manage it, and the rich, of course, won't have any problem at all paying to keep their houses warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

This begs the question: Why is Obama and the liberal left so set on harming the most vulnerable people in our nation?