Friday, February 29, 2008

The Dangers of a "New Economy"

Bill Ritter, John Salazar, Ken Salazar and Mark Udall tout the "new economy" that renewable energy sources will supposedly bring to Colorado.

How solid is that economy? Does it have a foundation so solid that it would withstand the withdrawal of government subsidies?

How likely is the withdrawal of government subsidies?

It is more likely than one might imagine given the hype of the last year.

Geologic evidence suggests that we are between ice ages. 35 years ago, the scientific consensus (if there is such a thing) was that the greatest weather threat to civilization was a new ice age.

More recently, this past year was one of the coldest on record. Remember all of the hype about Polar Bears starving for lack of ice? Now they are starving because there is too much ice. Go Figure.

Anecdotal evidence of significant global cooling this past year is supported by:

All four major global temperature tracking outlets (Hadley, NASA's GISS, UAH, RSS) have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously.

If you want more evidence of global cooling, follow the link that slapstick politics provides.

Meanwhile, our message to Bill Ritter, Mark Udall, and Ken and John Salazar is: before the state and various cities in Colorado invest their future in technologies that fight global warming, we need to assure ourselves that this is not just a passing and unsustainable political fad. If that is what it turns out to be, Colorado is in big trouble.

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