by: George A. Yesthal
President Obama sited the radical weather changes we’ve seen lately as the result of global warming and says, ‘the overwhelming evidence of scientists’ concurs that it’s directly connected and that we are in some way responsible. Well…BULLSHIT! Most scientists agree that human beings have SOME effect on the weather but that we are not headed for any disaster that we’ve caused and that the earth has gone through changes of radical weather hundreds or possibly thousands of time in its long life. Ice ages, years of rain and resulting flooding, drought where the earth received record lows of rainfall. These occurred tens of thousands of years ago. I suppose we were responsible for that too.
The fact is, we have in my lifetime alone (I’m 61) seen much worse weather. Hurricanes, blizzards. In Sussex County, N.J. it was nothing to see 3-4 feet of snow several times a season. In 1955 the small town of Branchville , where I grew up was partially washed away due to torrential and relentless rain.
By CHRIS BAUD /
’The worst natural catastrophe to befall Trenton was the flood of 1955.
City streets were turned into rivers and hundreds of families were evacuated as the normally placid Delaware River surged over its banks.
Flood damage totaled $100 million in New Jersey, mostly in property damage, with $500,000 coming from the destruction of Mercer County roads.’
As far as winter goes, I remember my sister and I would walk down the road to the bus stop hoping the bus wouldn’t make it in our road and we’d get to stay home. No such luck (usually) the bus had to come over a steep hill and invariably it would be preceded by the township plow, and off to school we’d go.
The following is courtesy of Sussex County and N.J. State Records:
-32°F Layton January 14, 1912
(State record is –34°F at Rivervale on January 5, 1904)
Earliest Freeze: August 25, 1940 32° (Layton)
Latest Freeze: June 22, 1940 32° (Layton)
Highest: 106°F Sussex July 11, 1936
(State record is 110°F at Runyon on July 10, 1936)
Greatest in 24 hours: *14.21" at Sparta Mountain on August 12, 2000
(State record is *18.65" at Jefferson (Morris County) August 12, 2000
*Though measurements recorded with unofficial equipment and observers, radar confirmed ground reports. Both locations were visited and inspected by myself.
Greatest in one month: 17.30" in Sussex August 1955
(State record is 25.98" at Paterson 1882)
Greatest in one year: Sussex 63.71" 1972
(State record is 85.99" at Paterson 1882)
Greatest in 24 hours: 30" in Sussex January 26, 1905
(State record as well)
Greatest storms: 34" Cape May February 11-14, 1899
(Official state record as well)
So when Obama talks about radical weather he’s talking out his ass. But not out of stupidity or ignorance. He has an agenda. Carbon taxes. So the government can charge us for everything from hiccups to cow farts to, yes even auto and industrial pollution.
But wait…if your big enough or rich enough or well connected enough you can opt out for certain reasons.
What is a carbon tax?
It is a price on greenhouse gas emissions. It is an interim measure that will be in place until an emissions trading scheme can be introduced three to five years down the track.
What is an emissions trading scheme?
It is a market-based approach designed to control the amount of carbon pollution that is emitted into the atmosphere. The Government would set a limit, or ‘cap’, on the amount of greenhouse gases that can be emitted and a price put on carbon emissions.
Companies would be given, or sold, permits which give them the right to emit a specific amount of emissions. Companies that want to emit more pollution would have to buy more permits from those companies that require fewer permits. The process of transferring permits is called a ‘trade’. The idea is that companies with high levels of pollution will have a strong financial incentive to reduce it.
In other words …BULLSHIT, or should I say bullfarts.
Now I haven’t even mentioned the government and military’s capability to control the weather to whatever degrees they are capable, and depending on your sources, that can be only marginally or considerably, but the bottom line is they can control the weather to a degree and that is fact. So if anybody can be charged for fluctuating weather patterns I’d say it should be the people who really have some say in it. In other words, the government owes us.
It’s a trumped up scheme to get us to throw money at the government for no damned good reason. Just another way for you and me to relinquish control of our lives to those who want it all. And if we fall for this idiotic agenda, we deserve it.