I appreciated RightKlik‘s comments on the Human-caused Global Warming / Global Climate Change: Still a hoax by any name post so much that I wanted to highlight them here. I urge you to keep these handy to politely ask the climate alarmists you meet. Oh, and read his blog, too. Consistently good stuff.
Too bad the mainstream media doesn’t ask questions like this. Instead, expect them to just ask “gotcha” questions to make Republicans look like they are environment-hating baby seal killers.
For anyone fortunate enough to ask a politician/candidate at a town hall meeting, here are a few suggested questions:
How cool do you want the world to be? What is the ideal temperature for the earth?
What are the criteria for determining the ideal temperature of the earth?
Would a modest increase in the temperature of the planet necessarily be bad? Are there any potential benefits?
How can we ensure that efforts to stabilize the earth’s temperature don’t backfire, resulting in a larger-than-intended drop in the earth’s average temperature?
At what temperature would the earth be too cold?
Can you be sure that reductions in CO2 emissions will result in a significant and helpful change in temperatures?
What if industrial and automotive CO2 emissions are cut to nearly zero and the earth continues to warm…what do we do then?
Some have said that “It’s not called American warming, it’s called global warming.” What if heavily industrialized nations manage to make painful cuts in CO2 emissions only to see those cuts dwarfed by increases in emissions by China and other developing economies?
How long should man try to control the world’s average temperature?
A. For the next hundred years?
B. For the next thousand years?
Can we be absolutely confident that global climate changes aren’t mostly the result of that giant fireball in the sky ― you know ― the sun?
Scientists are very good at using statistical analysis to calculate certainty. Approximately how certain are we that we have the correct answers to global warming questions?
A. 50 percent?
B. 80 percent?
C. 95 percent?
I would emphasize the question above about how to deal with countries that don’t reduce emissions. What should we do, go to war with them until they do as we say?
And I would add this question: Will there ever be a time when we won’t need the government to micro-manage all of our personal energy consumption, or is this unlimited power grab going to be permanent?