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The Climate Change Climate
Keeps Changing, but the
Carbon Tax Is Eternal

American Magazine, by Benjamin Zycher

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Posted By:eagleblurst, 12/3/2013 9:38:32 AM

As the old saying goes, you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows — or doesn’t blow nearly as much as in earlier years, as the data show for tornado activity in the United States, and for tornadoes and cyclone activity more generally. The global warming/climate change industrial complex, confronted with growing bodies of scientific analysis and data both inconsistent with climate change orthodoxy and difficult to dismiss, slowly is coming unglued, producing analyses that conflict and ancillary effects — in particular, the collapse of “carbon trading” programs — not helpful to the cause.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: lil dotty, 12/3/2013 1:50:09 PM     (No. 9638549)

The funeral police will be waiting, equipment in hand There go the silver fillings. If you are wearing gold in your mouth you are eulogized as having paid exorbitant amounts to prevent climate change.

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