Consensus on climate change is a con

Krayton Kerns
Thursday, June 13, 2019
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Ramblings of a Conservative Cow Doctor

How much coffee is too much? The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition recently published a study showing more than six cups per day increases the risk of heart disease by 22 percent. However, this week, UK data showed no deleterious effects until beyond the 25-cup mark. Last Sunday, a personal mishap suggested that a single cup of coffee could damage my health. Here is this health professional’s story:

I carry a small coffee pot in my saddle bag to boil a cup for lunch when elk hunting. Last fall, I added four new horses to my string, one being a threeyear-old from Fort Peck. I used him hard on a four-day elk hunt in the Missouri Breaks and he was a real gentleman, coffee pot and all. Peck, as we named him, wintered in Great Falls before returning to my place in April. Sunday afternoon, I was taking Peck for a springtime, tune-up ride so I pulled my coffee pot from my saddle bags and left it in the tack shed. Peck was still a teenager and were things to get silly, he didn’t need the enamel pot banging his flank. I led Peck into the pasture, circled him several times and swung into the saddle. Ten steps into the field, he exploded.

When Peck’s front feet slammed to the ground for the fourth time, I surprisingly discovered I still had both stirrups and thought, “I might win this.” Three leaps later, he quit. We spent the next hour climbing the butte behind the house with Peck as quiet as he was the previous fall. Had a banging coffee pot added fuel to the fire, Peck could have kept bucking until he planted me on the hardpack. In this case, even a one-cup coffee habit could have injured my health which brings me to my point.

If science is split over something as simple as the health effects of coffee, how can they reach consensus over something as complex as man’s effect on climate? Answer: They can’tconsensus is a devious con word. When Senator Elizabeth Warren announced climate change as a greater threat than World War II, she was speaking as an elitist. The battle between WWII’s Axis and Allied forces was between totalitarianism and liberty. Similarly, the climate change war is between the ruling class and patriots. However, there will be no D-Day in this fictitious WWIII because today’s not-quite-the-greatestgeneration believes consensus has been reached. They surrendered to propaganda long before their Higgins boat ride to Omaha Beach. Nazism, fascism, Marxism, socialism, progressivism and liberalism disguised under the banner of saving the planet are all enemies of liberty. Freedom is the true consensus for patriots.

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