No, New York Has Not Become Daytona Beach

Barb Wire

Thirty years ago this week, in 1985, “government scientists” confidently predicted that, due to man-made Global Warming, New York City, by the year 2015, would be “like Daytona Beach.”

Yes, that was the “settled science” back then, based on “irrefutable data,” blah-blah. But today, in 2015, New York has just had another major snow storm and here, a few miles south of the city, it was 8 degrees this morning.

Good thing we didn’t act on that prediction, isn’t it?

If you think I’m beating a dead horse, think again: this horse ain’t dead. Big Government, Big Science, and the United Nations Dictators Club are still going all out for Global Warming. It’s even rumored that the biggest Global Warming guru of them all, Al Gore, is thinking about making another run for president.

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Saving the Planet is still the world’s greatest excuse for growing the government, raising taxes, and gobbling up personal liberty. It justifies anything and everything; that’s why libs and progs still like it.

And so the UN tells us that it’s only cold where you happen to be, personally–the rest of the world is sweltering. “It’s only the Eastern United States that’s cold,” they say: having redefined “Eastern United States” to embrace everything east of the Rockies. Give them a little snow in California, and “Eastern” will mean everything east of the Pacific.

Why do they tell these easily-refuted lies?

To get you to obey. To make you do what they want. Because it fits their “narrative” that each succeeding year is the warmest known in human history, and that unless they are given undreamed-of powers, we’re all gonna die of heat prostration–that, or we’ll just all drown when thousands of our cities wind up underwater.

For as long as the Rulers have that mind-set, the rest of us dare not relax our vigilance.

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of Barb Wire.

Lee Duigon
Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on www.amazon.com.

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