August 10, 2009
By Alan Caruba
In 1898, an article by the great French novelist, Emile Zola was published in L'Aurore. It was addressed to the President of France. Zola accused the military of having wrongly convicted Capt. Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish artillery officer, of treason, incarcerating him for years on Devil's Island, a penal colony off the coast of South America. The title of the article was "J'Accuse!"
Though Zola was put on trial on the charge of criminal libel, the article and the subsequent trials ultimately led to the redemption of Dreyfus, a victim of anti-Semitism, and the charge against Zola was dismissed. Zola's courage has been an inspiration for writers ever since.
It is in this spirit that I issue my own version of "I Accuse."
I accuse the United Nations Environmental Program in general and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in particular of creating a huge hoax, "global warming," in order to reduce energy use and to create a phony market for so-called "carbon credits" based on the lie that carbon dioxide plays a role in the alleged warming process.
The Earth is not warming. It is cooling. Meteorologists, climatologists, and solar physicists agree that it has been cooling for at least a decade and predict the cooling will continue for several decades to come.
I accuse the President of the United States and all politicians from both political parties for engaging in this deception for their own purposes while ignoring the peril to the nation's economy and future as billions have been and continue to be misallocated to bogus "solutions" such as solar and wind power, the mandate for an ethanol mixture with gasoline, and the construction of a vast regulatory apparatus based on the "global warming" hoax.
I accuse the Obama administration and those members of Congress of seeking to impose a "Cap-and-Trade" bill based entirely on the hoax. It would tax all energy use in America, thus increasing the cost of energy use while further reducing the personal income and savings of all Americans. It would codify a bogus market for carbon credits.
I accuse all of the scientists who sought to justify "global warming" by deliberately publishing falsely documented studies or studies that purported to justify the hoax by attributing natural phenomena to "global warming." I accuse them of engaging in such practices to advance their careers and for accepting government largess to further the hoax.
I accuse the academic community for permitting their publications and research programs to be corrupted by the "global warming" hoax and for lending the prestige of their institutions to its advancement.
I accuse those elements of the nation's and the world's media for advancing the "global warming" hoax in the face of an increasing evidence that it was not occurring and clearly could not occur at a time when solar activity is widely known to be decreasing, thus reducing the radiation that is responsible for much of the warming of the Earth.
I accuse those media that continue to advance the "global warming" hoax via the print and electronic media. I accuse all print and electronic journalists of failing in their responsibility to investigate the bogus science put forth and for deliberately disparaging those scientists and others who disputed it, calling them "deniers."
I accuse the U.S. Department of Education for the corruption of the nation's school curriculums, using them to spread the hoax and indoctrinate thousands of students passing through the system with the belief that "global warming" exists. I accuse every publisher of school texts that advances this hoax.
I accuse all the "environmental" organizations such as the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, and all others that have spent millions to advance the hoax to advance their collective and individual agendas.
I accuse the Environmental Protection Agency of falsely asserting that carbon dioxide is a "pollutant" that must be regulated when carbon dioxide is essential to all life on the planet as vital for all plant life. Carbon dioxide plays no role in the alleged warming.
I accuse the EPA, Department of Energy, and Department of the Interior, in collusion with many "Green" organizations, of thwarting the construction of coal-fired and nuclear plants to generate the energy necessary to the growth and expansion of the nation's economy, general welfare, and security.
Lastly, I applaud those many courageous scientists from various disciplines that have stepped forth to denounce the "global warming theory" with the presentation of legitimate science. The entire world is in their debt.