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We're Killing the Planet . . . Whoops! Never Mind!

Recorded on April 22, 2012

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.

Here's a passage from a best-seller about global warming:

“before this century is over billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable.”

That was written five years ago, in one of several best-sellers by author James Lovelock. Here's what Lovelock says now:

“. . . we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books – mine included. . . .

           “We were supposed to be halfway toward a frying world now. . . .

“All right, I made a mistake.”

End of quotes.

Lovelock and others have been selling junk science. It's a pretty flimsy reason to restrict fossil fuels, spend billions on green energy, and require an extreme makeover of how we live.

Sure, now they can say, “Oops!,” but you and I are paying a big price for that.

From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook.