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Gazette Premium Content OUR VIEW: Ken Buck is right about global warming (vote here)

Wayne Laugesen Updated: October 25, 2010 at 12:00 am

Statewide media on Friday described Ken Buck’s campaign in a scramble to fix yet another supposed gaffe, in which the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate had once again said something horrifically outrageous.

The latest pseudo scandal involves Buck praising Republican Sen. James Inhofe, of Oklahoma, as “the first person to stand up and say this global warming” is a hoax.

Buck’s opponent, appointed Sen. Michael Bennet — who cares nothing about Colorado Springs — jumped on the statement as if Buck had renounced baseball and apple pie.

“Ken Buck’s extreme stance on climate change is a threat to Colorado’s economy and could prove cataclysmic for our national security,” said Bennet spokesman Trevor Kincaid.

Really? What threatens the economy and national security is the unscientific crusade to promote a theory that humans are warming the planet and must be stopped. Global warming fear mongers, such as Bennet, would break this country with expensive and futile efforts to control  Mother Nature with massive new carbon taxes that would cripple production and curtail our country’s ability to afford security.

But don’t take The Gazette’s word for it. Instead, hear the great Harold Lewis, emeritus professor of physics at the University of California-Santa Barbara, who resigned this month from the American Physical Society after 67 years of loyal membership. His resignation letter said this:

“It is of course, the global warming scam, with the (literally) trillions of dollars driving it, that has corrupted so many scientists, and has carried APS before it like a rogue wave. It is the greatest and most successful pseudoscientific fraud I have seen in my long life as a physicist.”

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Or, hear astronomer Sallie Baliunas, at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics: The “recent warming trend in the surface temperature record cannot be caused by the increase of human-made greenhouse gases in the air.”

Or, listen to Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus, who calls the United Nations-led global warming scare “propagandist and not dignified.” The list of political leaders and leading scientists willing to out antropogenic global warming as a redistribution scam is highly distinguished and growing.

Meanwhile, global warming alarmists — from Al Gore to the Hollywood glitterati set — are consuming fossil fuels with reckless abandon. Director James Cameron wants to burden California with higher taxes to stop global warming, telling the Los Angeles times “we’re going to have to live with less.” Yet, Cameron owns three sprawling mansions with no windmills or solar panels. He tools around in a JetRanger helicopter, a Corvette, three Harleys, a Ducati, a Ford GT, a Humvee, a yacht and a fleet of recreational submarines. But he tells us to live with less. (See video outing Cameron as a "hypocrite" )

Thank you, future Sen. Buck, for shielding us from the scam that says humans must pay for warming the globe.

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