This commentary is based on a story, "Hell, High Water and Hype",
appearing on page 86 in the Nov. 17, 1997 issue of Time Magazine and was written
by Charles Krauthammer.
To illustrate our point about the overreaction to environmental issues this article
clearly shows the hysteria surrounding global warming. El Niño
is "a perfectly normal cycle of Pacific waters' warming every
two to seven years, altering jet-stream flows and cloud formation.
"It's been going on, as far as we can tell, for millennia."
- as quoted in the article.
It seems that Vice President Gore has decided to pump up the global
warming theory by connecting it with El Niño. Gore has
a passion for global climate catastrophe and even though there is
no link between El Niño and global warming, he shrewdly created one.
The sole purpose of this link is to garner support for the upcoming climate treaty in Japan
during December. Don't fall for it. El Niño alternates with La Niña,
a cooling cycle, and is part of the natural rhythm of our climate.
Get informed, read this informative Time Magazine article. Look at the
data supporting global warming. You will find a beautifully crafted set
of theories with supporting computer models. However, you will not find
any hard supporting data to prove that global warming is occurring.
It is a theory. We should certainly pay attention to the possibility of
global warming. We shouldn't sign bad treaties which will severely
handicap us in the global market place.
Don't take anyone's word on this, you must get informed then decide for
yourself on this issue. Follow some of our links. If you feel the
Japan Climate treaty is not a good deal or even necessary, then
write to the President and your congressional representative and tell
them you oppose it.