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May 26, 2007

Global Warming Hoax Versus Recreation

Enjoy yourself while you can this Memorial Day weekend — because if envirowackos have their way, outdoor recreation won't always be so easy to come by. Here are some highlights from an opening statement by Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) regarding the effects of climate change hysteria on the recreation industry:

The recreation industry's true threats come not from climate change — which has always changed and will always change — but from the so-called global warming 'solutions' being proposed by government policymakers. Misguided efforts to 'solve' global warming threaten to damage the travel and recreation industry. In short, it is a direct threat to America's way of life. If we cannot fly to remote locations, and if few automobiles are capable of pulling boats, jet skies, and campers, and if RVs become a thing of the past as environmentalists would like, then minor climate fluctuations will have little impact on recreation because Americans will not have the means to recreate.

Neurotic guilt — the stock and trade of moonbats — is enough by itself to adversely affect the recreation industry:

The chilling effect of guilt that the climate alarmists are attempting to instill in Americans for owning four wheel drive vehicles, flying in an airplane and enjoying travel is enough to harm the industry. For examples of this promotion of misguided policies and guilt, you need look no further than a proposal in April by the UK-based Institute for Public Policy Research, which called for tobacco-style health warnings on airplanes to warn passengers that the plane flight may be contributing to a global warming crisis. The group proposed posting signs on airplanes which read "flying causes climate change."

Wondering how long until moonbats start crippling the economy with tobacco-style $multizillion lawsuits? They are already laying the groundwork.

As Inhofe notes, the threat to us is not the weather; it is those who would exploit natural phenomena to hype the pernicious global warming cult.

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Jim Inhofe, voice of sanity.

On a tip from Bergbikr.

Posted by Van Helsing at May 26, 2007 11:23 AM

Comments

He's absolutely right

Posted by: wiz at May 26, 2007 3:11 PM

First they came for the smokers, but I was not a smoker, so I said nothing. Ayn Rand said that when you fight for your own rights, you fight for everyone's rights.

Posted by: Paul Moore at May 27, 2007 5:09 AM

OT: "Great" Britain saturated in moonbattery.

Almost half those questioned agreed with the hippy rallying cry “Make love, not war”, and slightly under half were opposed to nuclear weapons. One in ten had taken part in an anti-war demonstration and just over a third thought that there was never any excuse for war.

Posted by: V the K at May 27, 2007 7:50 AM

Sen. Inhofe is a rare voice of sanity, indeed. No doubt by calling upon all Americans to disregard the mad ravings of the global warming alarmists (and actually enjoy the pursuit of happiness for a change), the good Senator has painted a big target on his back. We can only hope his constituents are common sensical people who will re-elect him, rather than be "guilted" into replacing him with an algore clone (but these days, who knows).

Posted by: jc14 at May 27, 2007 7:54 AM

As an Oklahoman and an environmental chemist, yes, Inhofe is right. Almost no one in here Oklahoma believes in anthropogenic global warming, and we love Jim Inhofe. He has the job as long as he wants it.

Posted by: Glenn Speck at May 28, 2007 9:30 PM

Yes, it was terrible to see the Tobacco Industry suffer. People should never have listened to the hysterical anti-smoking lunatics, smoking was never a danger for anyone. Dont let the Oil Companies go through the same!

Posted by: brickel at May 29, 2007 10:38 AM