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May 29, 2014

John Lutz: Lobbyists benefit from ‘climate change’ ploy

Whether or not you believe in “manmade” global warming, aka climate change, it is perceived by many, if not most, of the Western Hemisphere as reality. The global warming phenomenon is propagated by elite, rich, powerful environmental lobbyists who reap great financial benefits.

Whether or not you believe in “manmade” global warming, aka climate change, it is perceived by many, if not most, of the Western Hemisphere as reality.

The global warming phenomenon is propagated by elite, rich, powerful environmental lobbyists who reap great financial benefits.

They don’t achieve these financial benefits through the private sector, i.e. innovation, venture capitalism, competition, etc. Rather, they take it from U.S. government coffers, yours and my taxes.

Allowing these elite to pursue cap-and-trade policies and reduce fossil fuels – coal, oil, natural gas etc. – will only make them richer.

In turn, however, it will rob the middle class through increasingly higher taxes, destroy millions of jobs, take away inexpensive means of transportation and drive heating and air conditioning cost through the roof – no pun intended!

Barack Obama, January 2008: “Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket...”

Before we permit ourselves to be duped into poverty by unfounded science, it behooves us to question the veracity of the global warming argument by looking at alternative points of view.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, the science of “global warming” is not settled! A good start would be www.greatglobalwarming.com.

JOHN LUTZ

Atwater

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