The Herald Bulletin

April 9, 2014

Viewpoint: Enactment of climate change policies may be far worse than not doing so

By Jeffrey F. Brown Anderson resident
The Herald Bulletin

---- — Each newspaper makes a decision daily as to which news to report and under what headline. The same is most likely true of all the letters sent in to be published. If there are 10 letters submitted, which ones are chosen for publication?

If a paper has an agreement with The Associated Press (AP), which most do in this country, then the local paper uses those articles. The AP slants their articles to their own personal outlook of what they want the reader to learn or remember. They almost never dig past what they want us to read, and learn, and certainly not the whole truth.

Letters sent in from readers are selected by the paper. I do not know what each paper’s criteria is for this selection, yet it appears a more liberal slant is chosen versus conservative. Of all voters in the U.S., about 23 percent claim to be liberal. About 38 percent claim to be conservative. This from the most recent Gallup polling of 18,000 interviews. Interesting why newspapers continue to push liberal slants on news when they are a minority of readers. Does this affect subscriptions and revenue? Pretty sure it does.

I ask this question of those who believe in “climate change” and as an imminent threat to mankind or our way of life: Will someone knowledgeable tell me, and the American public, if all desired actions to combat “climate change” were put into effect by our current executive branch of government, what would be the effect on all of us? Consider total cost of living, price of electricity, gas, gasoline, food, new automobiles, new furnaces and air conditioners, transportation of goods and services, manufacturing, taxes and penalties, etc.

Let us judge for ourselves the cost of enacting climate change initiatives versus what we hear if we do not, from the likes of the AP, the UN and our executive branch of government. We may then look at the climate changers’ data and statistics realistically and step back from their fear mongering.

The enactment of their policies may well be far worse than not doing so. Odd to me that our major foreign competitors have no firm intention of enacting these very stiff policies, ever.