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This GUEST eCOLUMN is
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with special permission
from Dr. Walter Williams.

Dr. Williams serves on
the faculty of George
Mason University as
John M. Olin
Distinguished
Professor of
Economics and is the
author of
More Liberty
Means Less
Government: Our
Founders Knew
This Well
.
Throughout the Earth's billions of years there have been countless periods of global
warming and cooling. In fact, in the year 1,000 A.D., a time when there were no SUVs,
the Earth's climate was much warmer than it is now. Most of this century's warming
occurred before 1940. For several decades after WWII, when there was massive
worldwide industrialization, there was cooling.

There's a much more important issue that poses an even greater danger to mankind.
That's the effort by environmentalists to suppress disagreement with their view.
According to a March 11 article in London's Sunday Telegraph, Timothy Ball, a former
climatology professor at the University of Winnipeg in Canada, has received five death
threats since he started questioning whether man was affecting climate change.
Richard Lindzen, professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT, said, "Scientists who dissent
from the alarmism have seen their funds disappear, their work derided, and themselves
labeled as industry stooges." Nigel Calder, a former editor of
New Scientist, said,
"Governments are trying to achieve unanimity by stifling any scientist who disagrees.
Einstein could not have got funding under the present system."

Suppressing dissent is nothing new. Italian cosmologist
Giordano Bruno taught that stars were at different
distances from each other surrounded by limitless
territory. He was imprisoned in 1592, and eight years
later he was tried as a heretic and burned at the stake.
Because he disagreed that the Earth was the center of
the universe, Galileo was ordered to stand trial on
suspicion of heresy in 1633. Under the threat of torture,
he recanted and was placed under house arrest for the
rest of his life.

Today's version of yesteryear's inquisitors include people
like the Weather Channel's Dr. Heidi Cullen, who advocates
that the American Meteorological Society (AMS) strip their seal
of approval from any TV weatherman expressing skepticism
about the predictions of manmade global warming. Columnist Dave Roberts, in his
Sept. 19, 2006, online publication, said, "When we've finally gotten serious about global
warming, when the impacts are really hitting us and we're in a full worldwide scramble to
minimize the damage, we should have war crimes trials for these bastards -- some sort
of climate Nuremberg."

There are literally billions of taxpayer dollars being handed out to global
warming alarmists, not to mention their dream of controlling our lives. Their
agenda is threatened by dissent. They have the politician's ear; not we, who
will suffer if they have their way.
DR. WALTER WILLIAMS
               ...Global Warming Heresy

Most climatologists agree that the earth's temperature has
increased about a degree over the last century.
The
debate is how much of it is due to mankind's
activity.
Britain's Channel 4 television has just produced
"The Great Global Warming Swindle," a documentary that
devastates most of the claims made by the
environmentalist movement. The scientists interviewed
include top climatologists from MIT and other prestigious
universities around the world. The documentary hasn't
aired in the U.S., but it's available on the Internet. (
Go to
"The Great Global Warming Swindle.)
Among the many findings that dispute environmentalists'
claims are: Manmade carbon dioxide emissions are
roughly 5 percent of the total; the rest are from natural
sources such as volcanoes, dying vegetation and animals.
Annually, volcanoes alone produce more carbon dioxide
than all of mankind's activities. Oceans are responsible for
most greenhouse gases. Contrary to environmentalists'
claims, the higher the Earth's temperature, the higher the
carbon dioxide levels. In other words, carbon dioxide levels
are a product of climate change.
Some of the
documentary's scientists argue that the greatest
influence on the Earth's temperature is our sun's
sunspot activity. The bottom line is, the bulk of
scientific evidence shows that what we've been told
by environmentalists is pure bunk.
Giordano Bruno is
seen by some as the
first martyr to the
cause of freethought