Climate change is socialist con job

Thursday, January 24, 2019
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Ramblings of a Conservative Cow Doctor

The trophy wife and I are targeting three marathons the second week of March, so we are racking up winter road miles. Snow and ice are problematic but forget the dread-mill, as I would rather scoop shovel my way across the pasture than run indoors. Last Thursday morning, Druann left early to add a couple extra miles before meeting her regular group. It is great having running friends as simple-minded as we are. In the darkness, the trophy wife hit a construction site notorious for ice and she was so searching for slick spots she missed a frozen mudball hiding in the shadows. The clod reached out and grabbed her toe launching her superman-style into a perfectly coordinated fivepoint landing—two knees, two hands, and her nose. She dobbed the blood from her face, straightened her headlamp and trotted off to meet her friends. Today, she has perfectly matched black eyes and looks like NFL superstar Ray Rice’s fiancée after her elevator cage-fight with her betrothed.

Old man winter has been kind to Yellowstone County and a string of 40-degree days has melted most of our ice. It does not appear we will break last year’s winter snowfall record of 106.1 inches thanks to President Trump. (Readers afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome who just had coffee shoot out their nose should keep reading or they will miss the irony of the previous sentence.) During the 2016 campaign, candidate Trump promised to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord were he to be elected. He was, so he did. Leftist logic dictates this year’s milder winter proves the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Accord is warming the planet. Perhaps the climate change prophets have been right all along, and this brings me to my point.

They are not. Yes, 97 percent of the world’s political scientists believe man’s carbon emissions cause global warming but to believe such they must first free themselves from scientific truth. Flathead Valley resident and retired physicist Ed Berry recently presented data before the American Meteorological Society annual meeting in Phoenix. He explained why man’s CO2 emissions makes no essential difference on atmospheric CO2 which makes no essential difference on global warming. President Trump’s withdrawal from the Accord has no effect on CO2, no effect on climate and no effect on Montana roads in January. Climate change has been, is and continues to be, a phobia-based, socialist con trapping the unwashed in ignorance while empowering the ruling class. Dr. Berry’s work is on Facebook if you care to understand the truth.

(editor’s note: There are several Ed Berrys on Facebook. I couldn’t find the one Kerns refers to, however I did find a listing at where there is a link to a 2014 letter to the editor by Berry on the topic published in The Daily Interlake. Today, most actual scientists and the National Science Foundation accept climate change through human activity as fact.)

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