For those skeptical about man’s role in climate change who haven’t grown concerned about the media’s fascination with this issue, and the propaganda being spread by soon-to-be-Dr. Al Gore and his schlockumentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” this report by the Associated Press Saturday should open your eyes (emphasis added throughout):
Citing Al Gore's movie on global warming, a federal judge has advanced a lawsuit against the government for its financing of overseas projects that may contribute to climate change.
Shocked? You should be, because the alarmism running through society concerning this issue, and being flamed by Gore and his sycophant cadre in the media and Hollywood, clearly carries risks that an obedient and complicit press ignore:
The Bush administration had argued last year that the "alleged impacts of global climate change are too remote and speculative" to require the sort of environmental review for foreign projects sought by environmental groups and four U.S. cities.
But U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White on Friday allowed the lawsuit to proceed against two federal development agencies that insure billions of dollars of U.S. investors' money for foreign projects, among them power plants that emit greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide.
Stay with this, for it’s quite alarming:
In court filings last year, the government had argued that the link between overseas energy projects and the U.S. weather changes predicted by the plaintiffs were "so remote there can be no meaningful NEPA analysis of potential impacts on the United States."
More broadly, the government argued that "the alleged impacts of global climate change are too remote and speculative to require NEPA analysis."
While White makes no direct judgment about the merits of global warming, he casts doubt on the administration's assertion that disagreements remain about the connection between human activity and climate change.
"It would be difficult for the court to conclude that defendants have created a genuine dispute that (greenhouse gases) do not contribute to global warming," White wrote.
In his ruling, White also cited increased attention on the issue in the news and entertainment media. Among them are Gore's documentary on climate change, "An Inconvenient Truth," and recent newspaper articles.
Hmmm. So, the arguments concerning anthropogenic global warming put forth by Gore and the media impacted the judge’s decision to move this lawsuit forward.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.