Even when I made my big shift to conservatism, I was still a believer in the idea of climate change, and thought the best mechanism to handle it would be the free market.
I mean, if so many scientists believed that our world was being slowly destroyed by the actions of humans, then it only followed that the market should change to compensate for that.
Of course, if I find myself believing in something so fervently, I try to find other opinions so I can see all sides of the argument.
I found myself watching a video of Patrick Moore, one of the founding members of Greenpeace.
Moore decided to leave when he realized the organization was no longer fighting for truth. The international directors of Greenpeace were taking action against all chemical and human interaction with nature. As the only Greenpeace director who even had a formal science background, Moore knew these actions were wrongheaded.
Patrick Moore’s story has always interested me, and it created a seed of doubt in my mind, but my mind was completely turned upside down when I listened to Alex Epstein:
Epstein's well constructed arguments, using meticulously checked data, were so refreshing.
The "97 per cent" figure in the oft-cited Zimmerman/Doran survey represents the views of only 79 respondents who listed climate science as an area of expertise and said they published more than half of their recent peer-reviewed papers on climate change. Seventy-nine scientists—of the 3,146 who responded to the survey—does not a consensus make.
Meanwhile, Epstein uses data from the UN and NASA, a branch of the very same government that Obama manages:
Alex Epstein is independent, and doesn't take donations from the big energy companies.
In the video above, you can see Senator Boxer getting upset by Epstein's testimony. He is a man who is paid to think and she is a woman who is paid to appease the interests of the public so she can get back in office.
If given the choice between the two, I would choose the thinker over the appeaser any day.
PS: The Rebel has a petition to stop the Ontario Carbon Tax and I encourage all to sign it especially if you're from the province known worldwide for its debt. We need policy that's based in fact and not speculation.