In a previous article here on Freedom Outpost, Organizing for Action President Jon Carson was preparing to "call out" the climate change deniers during "Action August." With "Action August" now in swing, California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher announced in a town hall meeting that "global warming is a 'total fraud' designed to create a global government to 'control all of our lives.'"
Standing before the Newport Mesa Tea Party last week, Rohrabacher said, "Just so you know, global warming is a total fraud and it is being designed by – what you've got is you've got liberals who get elected at the local level want state government to do the work and let them make the decisions. Then, at the state level, they want the federal government to do it. And the federal government, they want to create global government to control all of our lives."
Rohrabacher added, "That's what the game plan is. It's step by step, more and bigger control over our lives by higher levels of government. And global warming is that strategy in spades...."
Talk about calling someone out. It looks like one climate change/global warming denier is doing a little calling out of his own.
According to the Daily Caller:
The Nation reports that Rohrabacher prefaced his remarks by saying he wanted to respond to California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer.
Boxer recently said that the "ongoing wildfires in Southern California have been exacerbated by a dry season that is the result of climate change," according to the Nation.
"Our freedom to make our choices on transportation and everything else? No, that's gotta be done by a government official who, by the way, probably comes from Nigeria because he's a UN government official, not a US government official," Rohrabacher said.
The Nation notes, "In the past, he's suggested that global warming has been caused by everything from dinosaur flatulence to rainforests."
Rohrabacher is one of several Republican congressmen to make headlines bashing global warming. Last week, Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King told a crowd that global warming was more "religion" than science.
Oklahoma Republican Markwayne Mullin told ThinkProgress that he did not believe in global warming.
"All of our records we've hit in heat waves, look at them. They're in the 1930s. Dust bowl happened way before your and I's time," Mullin said. "And the cycles we had, we had cold winters growing up and we've had mild winters growing up."
In his speech, Rohrabacher amused the crowd by relating an anecdote regarding an exchange between himself and California governor, Arnold Schwartzenegger. Whether it was Rohrbacher's close mimic of Schwartzenegger's voice or the fact that Schwartzenegger was embarrassed by Rohrbacher putting "global warming" supporter Schwartzenegger in his place is a toss up. Rohrbacher reminded the crowd of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's farewell address warning America about the coalition between scientists and the government.
Watch the video of Rohrbacher's speech.
Anyone searching the internet can find scientific data supporting global warming and scientific data refuting global warming. The data is conflicting which suggests global warming cannot be supported by the scientific method, used by all scientists, when proving or disproving a hypothesis; it provides a method for obtaining the same repeatable result by any scientist. The scientific data for global warming goes from one extreme to the other as all variables that intersect concerning the Earth are unknown so scientists use "best guess" to account for those.
Scientific predictions concerning global warming/climate change made in the the late 90s have not materialized leaving some scientists scratching their head, but still touting the global warming/climate change "if we don't do something, the sky will fall" rhetoric. Other scientists, whose data refutes global warming or cannot prove the theory, remain skeptical of global warming because of the unknown variables concerning the Earth.
It can be best compared to seeing two doctors. A patient, with a history of reflux disease, goes into the doctor complaining of chest pain and throat burning. A history of the symptoms is taken and the patient reports he has taken his reflux prevention medicine daily. The doctor, after completing an examination, tells the patient the current medication may not be working and prescribes a more expensive, newer drug. Following the doctor's instructions, the patient begins treatment but still suffers from chest pain and burning after 3 weeks. He see the doctor again, who maintains his stance and chances medication again. Another 3 weeks pass, the patient is no better. He sees another doctor who cannot figure out the problem, after a history and examination; but, he sends the patient to a specialist. The specialist discovers the problem and the patient is treated without further incident.
The analogy shows one doctor willing to spend the patient's money on one treatment after the other without knowing all the facts; while the other doctor, willing to admit not all variable may be known, sends the patient to someone who can find other variables.
While there is no "specialist" who can identify all the Earth's variables, global warming proponents are like the first doctor, willing to spend your money on "treatments" for a perceived problem that has not been proven. The climate change deniers are like the second doctor, unwilling to "treat" a "problem" without all the information.
But, the issue really isn't if there is global warming or not. The issue is the strategy of global warming – the establishment of government control over every aspect of our lives. The more people opting in or "buying" global warming theories leads to more people willing to give up freedoms and liberty for future security even if it is a false one. The government banks on people believing this country is a democracy (mob rule) instead of a constitutional republic respecting individual freedom and liberty. Getting enough of the "mob" to believe, in effect, to tip the scales away from the Constitution toward government control is the goal. With plenty of ignorant stupid Americans willing to sell their soul for entitlements and security and partake of the government Kool-aid, informed intelligent Americans are in for a fight, but at least, some in Congress are seeing what some have seen for years.