In this day and age one thing that you hear about everywhere is going green, or the green movement. Millions of people are involved in this and push it every day, but could it just be a scare tactic and more junk “science”?
To start off, there is no rock solid scientific proof that the earth’s climate is changing because of the “alarming rates” of carbon emissions rising. First of all, many scientists have discovered CO2 emissions to be leveling off in recent years. And second of all, who’s to say that carbon emissions even change the climate anyway? According to C. R. De Freitas of the school of Geography and Environmental Science in New Zealand, CO2 causes an aerial fertilization effect which greatly stimulates plant growth rates and enhances the water use efficiency of basically all earth’s plants. So with these facts in mind, the global warming THEORY, should remain, and be treated as a theory.
Has anyone ever told you to make sure you do your part to stay green? Doing your part is a huge motto in this movement. This came from the theory that man made pollution is one of the main parts of rising temperatures and the supposed decay of our planet. Once again, those green movement lovers have their information wrong. In reality, manmade CO2 emissions account for only about 3% of the natural carbon cycle and less than 1% of the atmospheres reserves of carbon. This would not be able to affect the climate in any way.
The bill called Cap and Trade that was proposed by Congress months ago is a very radical document that could change America in a very negative way. The basic concept of this bill is to set a limit on the number of carbon emissions a company can produce. After this, the government sets a limit based on per capita. Per capita is by or for each individual person. The companies then buy permits to emit carbon. If companies produce carbon over this limit, they can buy from companies that produce less than the limit; this cost is passed to the consumer.
When this bill is passed, the cap will be set at a reasonable limit, and then drastically reduced over time making it nearly impossible for companies to meet the standards. The companies that can’t reduce their carbon emissions this much will have to buy more permits from other companies. These companies will sell their permits at the highest rate the other companies are willing to pay according to supply and demand. This cost will also be passed on to the consumer. This will hurt large companies and cause the rise in prices of the products and services they offer. Obviously, this will also hurt the consumer. There will also be an added tax for every family. This cost will be $800 to $1300 per year by 2015 with increases of up to $2500 by 2050 and the electricity prices have the potential to jump to 125 percent by 2050 also according to the Heritage Foundation’s research. This sounds like a whole lot of extra money that citizens will have to fork over for something that is not even an accepted fact!
The costs of Cap and Trade will be seen in all things that are manufactured. If consumers start spending less because of rising prices, companies will begin to produce less. This will result in cut backs, job cuts and major unemployment increases. Does this sound like a reasonable cost based on just a theory?
This current political climate in which we find ourselves these days, a climate which our politicians want action now and answer for our questions later is not only foolish but dangerous to our country our constitution and our future.