An Essay by Jeff Lassle
I belong to a group called FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) as a
lifelong professional forester in the forest products industry
worldwide. The following is an essay I wrote in response to a
question concerning "Anthropogenic Global Warming Theory (AGW) on
their blog. This short, short essay also addresses the heavy hand
of California environmentalists that we face in the formaldehyde
and diesel regulations. There are more regulations on the
way. We have to make sure the Scientific Review Panel (SRP) of
the California Air Resources Board CARB understands the economic
effects of their decisions to the people of California. As Dr.
Reed states, "Science should do no harm". Currently, California
science is doing a lot of harm and for little or no benefit.
find the hype of anthropogenic global warming theory (AGW) relatively
the "Greatest Scientific Swindle of all Time". Let me explain.|
my background as a former Montana EPA scientist and a person who spent
his entire career in the forest products industry worldwide I have a
few credible statements to make on this issue. I currently am lobbying
for the repeal of AB32, the California's law on AGW that will most
certainly devastate what is left of California's economy in the years
to come with cost estimates currently of 189 billion dollars in a
trillion dollar yearly economy. California is already strapped with a
480 billion dollar cost of regulatory laws and the addition of AB32
costs and the federal Cap N Trade legislation spells only one thing,
doom for Californians.
Gore's movie, "An Inconvenient Truth" is
largely based on lies and untruths and the 30 or so arguments of the
movie were proven false in an English court as they did not elevate to
the level of scientific evidence or fact. I will mention in this short
essay only one falsehood and that is the preconceived idea of the polar
bear population used in the movie to show that these creatures are
dying due to AGW. That is just plain false and the two bears used as
Gore's poster children were later seen swimming away to shore and off
they went. Seen by the person, a researcher who took the picture in the
first place. Four other bears were seen dead and died due to a massive
storm in the area, not because of AGW.
It seems facts don't mean
anything to the media as they promote this hysteria for reasons of
money, greed, and ratings but the bottom line, it is working and
gullible people are buying this nonsense. I am not one of them.
appears too often that the word "integrity" no longer applies to
scientific research and credibility and one has to ask if "science
should do no harm" as it certainly is in the case of the AGW hoax to
the people of the world. What kind of harm, economic harm to those who
are losing their jobs and careers over just another environmental hoax
that we have seen so often in the past.
Remember the Alar apple
scare? The acid rain scare, the world was heading into an ice age in
the 1970's, and many others too numerous to mention. In fact every
decade, there is a new global fad that sweeps the globe causing much
mayhem and destruction to the people of this globe.
warming is a natural occurrance, a cycle if you wish as this biosphere
has experienced many times over in it's 5-6 billion year existence. We
cannot nor should we try to upset the balance of this cycle, to try and
control climate or weather is just inconceivable to this person's eyes.
must take care of our planet and prevent pollution and the over
population of the human species, but to tear down the economic fabric
over a science that is not settled is beyond this author's
Science should do no harm. We all need to get
back to this premise.... immediately before it is too late and chaos
sweeps the land.