Sen. Bill Nelson on Climate Change
Below is the reply I got from Sen. Nelson's office after I wrote with my concerns that the global warming nuts were out of control. Wonder if he even read my letter? The letter that follows is the reply I sent to this:
Thank you for writing me with your concerns about global warming. The United States needs an energy policy that alleviates high energy prices and reduces our dependency on foreign oil without inflicting irreversible harm on our environment. Global warming threatens Florida's fragile ecosystem and $54 billion tourism industry. Rising sea levels will encroach on Florida's pristine beaches and harm coastal wetlands and the Everglades. Also, increased water temperatures will damage sensitive coral reefs and endanger Florida's diverse marine species. A recent scientific study by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded with 90 percent certainty that global warming is caused by the accumulation of man-made greenhouse gasses. To reduce our use of greenhouse gasses, we must use more renewable energy in power production and transportation. I am a cosponsor of three important bills that will help reduce the effects of global warming and promote innovation in alternative energy production. The Climate Stewardship and Innovation Act (CSIA) is a bipartisan bill that would cap the greenhouse gas emissions of the electric power, industrial, transportation, and commercial sectors of the economy at year 2004 levels by 2012. By then gradually lowering this cap and creating financial incentives to develop clean-burning energy, we will lower emissions and forestall catastrophic global warming. The Dependence Reduction through Innovation in Vehicles and Energy (DRIVE) Act would dramatically reduce our use of fossil fuels by increasing the availability of alternative transportation fuels, providing incentives for the purchase of hybrid and flexible fuel vehicles, and spurring development for next-generation fuels and hybrid cars. Lastly, the Ten-in-Ten Fuel Economy Act would increase fuel economy standards by ten miles per gallon in ten years.While these bills are an important first step, I will continue to work in the Senate to fight the effects of global warming. I appreciate the time you've taken to be involved and informed about this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me in the future.
Dear Senator Nelson,
From your response to my last inquiry I see that you are a drinker of the Global Warming Alarmist kool-aid. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is nothing more than a self serving group that exists to promote the existence of man-made global warming. I could have told you what their conclusion was going to be long before they published anything. This group is the very definition of biased and un-objective. Anyone who bothers to check the facts with objectivity will see that there is no justification for a claim that they are 90% certain that global warming is due to man made greenhouse gases. Man as a whole simply does not contribute enough of a percentage of these gases into the atmosphere to justify this statement. There are a growing number in the scientific community that believe the rise in CO2 in the atmosphere is more the result of, rather than the cause of, warming trends. Further the Earth has been both warmer and cooler in the past when mans production of these greenhouse gasses was insignificant. In the middle ages temps were warm enough that grapes were grown in England yet the activists in the global warming sector work to hide the fact that this period ever occurred. Additionally astronomers tell us that our sun is in a heightened state of activity and that the temps on Mars are rising at a similar rate to Earth, which would seem to indicate that the climate is far more affected by the sun than by any activity of Man. This "science" is anything but settled and much of the evidence that refutes the doomsayers is being repressed. I had hoped that you would be more thoughtful than to accept as gospel the findings of a group pre-disposed and highly motivated to find that global warming is a manmade phenomenon despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
All of this, aside the models that these people use are skewed beyond any reasonable measure to achieve the ends they desire. They assume levels of man-made CO2 that are far beyond any reasonable estimate or measurement of what is actually produced.
Simply put Climate change has been occurring for far longer than we have been able to follow it on a global scale and even today the samples of temps taken are not an accurate reflection of a true global average (most temps are taken in urban areas).
It should give you pause to remember that many of the same people preaching the religion of global warming today were crying out about the coming of the next ice age 20 years ago. These people have no credibility.
If you are truly an enlightened individual read the many reports from the many and very credible scientists that refute the findings of groups like the IPCC.
We should all take reasonable measures to keep our environment clean but this alarmism is counter productive and driven as much by a desire to harm our economy as by any concern for the environment.