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Wrong Again, Mr. President! September 7, 2015 10:00 AM | Tagged as glaciers, Moore

WSJ Sept 4, 2015, Page A13:  “Obama’s Half-Baked Alaska" by Patrick Moore

Once again, the President of the United States is guilty of air pollution, having filled the air with radical hyperbole on climate change.  In response to Obama’s recent assertions while visiting Alaska, Patrick Moore, a founder of Greenpeace, has clarified President Obama’s latest climate-change charge. Obama’s rhetoric is that the glaciers are melting in Alaska and we are all doomed if we don’t ruin our economy by ramping up the fight against global warming…and we should do it now. Alarmism sells. The uninformed are gullible.

Moore makes it clear that the glacier reduction in Alaska is a phenomenon that long predates man’s increase in carbon dioxide emissions.

The tribe who lives on the Glacier Bay glacier has been living there for 4000 years. The glacier began receding around 1750. In 1879, it had receded about 30 miles. In 1900, the ice was largely gone. It is back and has begun receding again. This cycle which the native tribe knows is constant is due, not by carbon emissions, but the fault of a well-known meteorological phenomenon called “weather”.

This is not the work of carbon-spewing coal plants or our gasoline-powered automobiles.

Facts get in the way of politicians trying to instill fear in the electorate.

The Biz Bucks Guy is grateful to the Wall Street Journal opinion editors. Each time a prominent public figure spews baloney on climate change, the WSJ publishes the facts -- which contradicts the radical environmental assertion -- within the next week. This is one more reason to read these opinion pages each day.

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