Climate Change & Data Manipulation
What law can we pass that can change the weather? To think that our laws have this power is very egotistical of us. The evidence that climate change is man made is based on the theory that carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is causing the Earth's temperature to rise by trapping heat; however, there is no working formula that exists that can tell us how many parts per million of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere will increase the Earth's temperature by one point. This is because they do not know and are apparently taking some rather large logical leaps that we are just expected to go along with.
The theory of man made climate change stands in direct opposition to the scientific method. Even though "95 percent of climate models predicting global temperature rises have been wrong" (Bastasch, 2014, para. 1) and the data is later altered to meet predictions, we are still expected to believe that, on this issue, the science is settled, which is clearly not the case. Additionally, we now have evidence that the US government has engaged in "wholesale manipulation of the official temperature record... This really does begin to look like one of the greatest scientific scandals of all time" (Booker, 2015, para. 8). Furthermore, proponents of man made climate change continue to get caught misrepresenting how many scientists actually believe that human behavior is the cause of climate change. Their latest claim is that "ninety-seven percent of scientists concur and agree that there is global warming and anthropogenic impact" (Tuttle, 2015, para. 1); however, these numbers are being manipulated to make it appear as though there is a consensus on this issue when there is not.
According to Vladimir Putin's (The President of Russia) former senior economic adviser, Andrey Illarionov, "We found that, while climate change does exist, it is cyclical, and the anthropogenic role is very limited... the evidence presented for the need to ‘fight’ global warming was rather unfounded" (Bastasch, 2015, para. 6).
So, what specific policies can the US government enact to reduce its impact on global climate change? They can encourage objective research without a political bias. They can quit manipulating climate data and misrepresenting how many people in the scientific community support the theory of anthropogenic climate change. Other than that, the US government has no business trying to pass laws that would stifle economic growth, increase taxes, massively increase the role of government, redistribute American wealth around the world and change our very way of life -- all in an effort to control the weather and because of a theory that has yet to be proven.
Bastasch, M. (2014). Report: 95 percent of global warming models are wrong. Retrieved from http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/11/report-95-percent-of-global-warming-models-are-wrong/
Bastasch, M. (2015). Guess What Vladimir Putin Thinks About Global Warming. Retrieved from http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/29/russias-putin-says-global-warming-is-a-fraud/
Booker, C. (2015). The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever. Retrieved from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/globalwarming/11395516/The-fiddling-with-temperature-data-is-the-biggest-science-scandal-ever.html
Tuttle, I. (2015). The 97 Percent Solution. Retrieved from http://www.nationalreview.com/article/425232/climate-change-no-its-not-97-percent-consensus-ian-tuttle