And while I am opposed since all of the data that the religion of climate change uses is based upon modeling, there is even a greater issue. Even if climate change is impacted by man (it probably is to a miniscule amount, far less than natural forces such as the sun), how will America be able to compete in a world where most of the other big players don't follow the same rules. Emerging economies in India, the growth of China and even the Russians "pooh, pooh" the West as Europe and America dig themselves an ever deeper hole. Fossil fuels are and will continue to be the principal source of energy for a significant period of time, yet Obama and many others in Washington are hellbent on tying our production up in knots with the result to come being massively big increases in the cost of energy at at time when so many are either unemployed or underemployed. But the elites don't care and meanwhile China is opening a new coal fired plant every two weeks while America is shuttering many, even some which are state of the art and doing a good job of cutting pollution.
A case in point is the Seminole Electric Plant in North Florida, a coal-fired facility, the principal source of energy for fueling rural homes in a large area, now gradually being subjected to ever increasing fuel surcharges which many will have trouble paying for. Of course, to elitists like Jeb who lives in cushy digs, the cost of electricity is no problem so who cares about the little people. And don't tell me about the massive strides we've made in renewables as solar panels enriched a number of political donors before their government supported plants went belly up and even John Kerry and his minions at Martha's Vineyard object to the sight of windmills in their bay. You see, they are special and deserve different treatment, or at least that's how they operate.
Folks, we have climate change four times a year and the cycles of the sun have more impact on our climate than all other aspects combined. They told us back in 1960 that the Outer Banks of North Carolina would be under water by 2000, yet now in 2015 my old family cottage stands just as high and no closer to the water line than ever.
Meanwhile thousands of Al Gore types jet around the world, frightening people by proclaiming the world will end soon if we don't drop our standard of living. By that, they mean us, not them as they wine and dine in Davos and other places for the rich and famous. The sham of the century is making a large group of undeserving people very wealthy.
And there's one other point to make. If models are so effective, how come we can't even predict the weather over the next twenty four hours with anything close to precision. Here in my area we were told yesterday that any rain would be to our west and spotty, yet just before dark we received nearly five inches in a threatening thunderstorm of hurricane proportions. Let's face it, they don't know what they are talking about. It's all about money and control, that's the real purpose and Americans need to stand up against such nonsense. Try a little common sense for a change, it might work wonders.
And what about Jeb? He needs to look deeply in his heart and find out what he truly believes, not what he thinks is politically expedient with the Left. Pandering will never get you anywhere with the media, Jeb, but it sure will lose your support from the base. In fact it's already lost as have you your election chances.
Have a great day today, folks, whatever the climate models might bring you. God bless.