Now that is a truly simple question.  It should be an easy one to answer, but when you ask four people at lunch that simple little question you get four different answers.  You should ask that question of four climate scientists.  You will again get four different answers and a four hour argument about who is wrong and why.  My dad always told me not to get into an argument with the village idiot; you can’t win because the village idiot will never understand when he has lost.

If we can’t agree on the temperature, I will bet that we can agree that the cost heating and cooling our homes has increased significantly in the last 5 years.  We also can agree that our President and his administration have done nothing to stabilize or reduce the energy bills for the country.  The President, soon after his inauguration, stated that we would, of necessity, need to become accustomed to much more expensive energy bills.  That would be necessary because of Global Warming, the accumulation of man-made CO2 in the atmosphere.   They then changed the term from Global Warming to anthropogenic climate change.

I noticed that whenever the village idiot began to loose one of those debates with someone that he would make up words, big words, which would confuse everyone within the sound of his voice.  The village idiot did not want anyone to understand what he was saying; he just wanted them to believe that he was very intelligent.

That sums up what the climate scientists do when you begin backing them in a corner.  Unlike when I was growing up, the climate scientists have some real expensive computers that help them create numbers, page after page of numbers, numbers to explain why they can not tell you what the temperature is.  After all, you wouldn’t understand what the temperature was if they told you.

They call the stack of number they make up statistics and anomalies.  Mark Twain famously stated that there were “Lies, damnable lies, and statistics.”  Anomalies used by climate scientists, are the numbers computers make up to explain the global temperatures that even scientists can’t understand.  They keep telling us that it is man-made CO2 that is causing us to warm up.  Warm up?   We just had snow in Mobile last week.  The cold snap that dropped down from the North brought Alabama some of the coldest weather we have had in over thirty years.  The months of December and January were some of the coldest in over 30 years.

While we all hold that little debate about whether we should turn the thermostat down another few degrees, there are many that have been forced to turn the heat off because they can’t afford to warm their home.   For those with cardiac problems, opening your electric bill is a good substitute for a stress test.  The good news is that most are surviving even without Obama Care.

Our loving and concerned government wants to raise the energy rates some more and then take a little money from those that can afford to heat our homes and give it to those needing help with their energy bills.  Who is this policy helping?  Now we hear that regardless of what we do, the West Coast is facing growing, unhealthy air pollution, complements of the environmental conditions in China.  

Mr President, tell the Chinese that they need to raise their rates and to control their air pollution by making energy unaffordable.  We need an energy policy that stabilizes the cost at affordable levels and provides an adequate supply of energy.  Supplies must be adequate to provide prices of stability during periods of high demand.

 Energy companies should be encouraged to upgrade their infrastructure to meet the total demand.  Pipelines, refineries, natural gas, gasoline, oil and coal production must meet seasonal demand.  This would encourage the expansion of our economy and provide work for those that have been pushed out of the work force due to Washington’s inept management of our economy.  

How cold was it last week?  Cold enough that we should encourage our politicians to walk to work in their short sleeves and see if they might change their position on climate change and energy policies.



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