Okay...well...I don't completely agree with them. For starters, I think they should be taught the truth about global warming. And I just found out that, based on my opinion of global warming, the SL Trib editorial board thinks I'm an "obtuse naysayer". Oh! Ouch!
Have the Brits become smarter than their progeny who declared independence from them 232 years ago? It would seem so. At least they can recognize a crock when they see it. Caught up in a religious fervor, however, the Salt Lake Tribune editorial staff has revealed one of its interesting blind spots. You see, with 90% surety, they are absolutely positive that the theory of man-made global warming is
an issue of science, and, as far as the vast majority of legitimate scientists are concerned, it is settled science.Crock alert!
Show me one--seriously--one scientist who says that the issue is settled? No one in the science field is as positive as the Salt Lake Tribune that "human production of carbon emissions" is a significant cause of climate change or "that there is [a] looming crisis".
When the Brits smelled a rat, they did something about it. They required that the faux documentary Incovenient Truth by Al Gore be offset by statements of truth when shown to their school children.
But the Salt Lake Tribune wants to force it down our children's throats--lock, stock, and barrel. At least the Trib had the courtesy to publish a news story about some of us "obtuse...naysayers"!! In the next breath, however, they lambaste the lot of us.
Some of these parents call the issue "political" or "religious."Well, duh! I have two questions:
- (1) First, a political one: Who would be out of a job if they told the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that man is not affecting climate change?
- (2) Now, a religious one: What do you call it when someone has blind faith in something that has more evidence against it than for it?
The children being taught in Utah schools today will have to deal with the hunger, displacement and economic chaos that are inevitable if Earth's growing population doesn't act quickly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.How everyone and their dogs isn't howling that that emperor has no clothes is beyond me. Note to the Tribune: there already is far too much hunger, displacement, and economic chaos! The only way that millions of third world people will ever get out of their current economic chaos is if they don't get further burdened by the regulations inherent in the combating the fictitious man-made global warming slash government enhancement crisis.
So yes, our children should be taught about global warming. But they should be taught the truth. First of all, we don't know the effect of man's actions on global warming, as much as we religiously would like to. Second of all, there are a lot of other actors that have a great deal of influence on the warming of the globe, such as the sun, the clouds, volcanoes, and the ocean.
All in all, it would be a travesty if the Utah Public School system took the Salt Lake Tribune Editorial Board's advice on how to teach global warming.