How Do They Get the Dogs and Ponies on the Tram?

By June 4, 2007Global Warming

So the House Select Committee on Energy Independence & Global Warming is holding a field hearing this morning on the summit of Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire.

Access is by aerial tramway only. The hearing will be held in the lodge building at the top of the mountain. The hearing is entitled “Global Warming Mountaintop ‘Summit’: Economic Impacts on New England.” Witnesses will be by invitation only.

The Select Committee has no responsibility for writing legislation, so it’s only real purpose is to draw even more, yet more, and much, much more attention to the doom that man-made global warming will bring down upon us. From the committee’s news release:

“If we don’t cut global warming pollution now, the White Mountains will become the ‘Once Upon A Time White Mountains’, because there may be no snow,” noted Chairman Markey.

Seems almost eschatological.

Speaking of the end times, the full Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works is holding a hearing on Thursday: An Examination of the Views of Religious Organizations Regarding Global Warming.”

Czech President Vaclev Havel has given the topic some thought, especially as faith-based legislation will affect the Third World. From congressional testimony in March:

“They will not be able to absorb new technological standards required by the anti-greenhouse religion, their products will have difficulty accessing the developed markets, and as a result the gap between them and the developed world will widen,” he wrote.

“This ideology preaches earth and nature and under the slogans of their protection — similarly to the old Marxists — wants to replace the free and spontaneous evolution of mankind by a sort of central, now global, planning of the whole world,” he added.

P.S. Did global warming destroy New Hampshire’s “Old Man in the Mountain?” The answer is, yes, of course it did. Why do you ask?

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