Keith Kube for Legislature

Editorial #143 “Man-Made Climate Change Revisited” aired February 11, 2020

Editorial #143 Man-made Climate Change Revisited

We have all heard the saying “fact is stranger than fiction”. The Unicameral is, again, in the process of making an exception with the fiction they are promoting in LR 294 titled: The acknowledgement of Anthropogenic Climate and Ecological Crisis.

The fact is this resolution has no factual information or solutions in it. It simply replays the propaganda of so called “Climate Scientist”, who’s predictions have all been wrong and have never shown how CO2 affects the climate, much less how the fractional amount of man-made CO2 is impacting the climate in any way. Correlation does not prove causation.

It is an insult to the intelligence of Nebraskans by declaring this Great State supports the socialistic agenda of the man-made climate change hoax.

We must notice the pedigree of the Senators who are supporting this fraud. These politicians typically support issues that advances larger government and bureaucracies, abortion, unions, gender issues, secularism, anti-discrimination laws and diversification as well as the hoax of man-made climate change. It can be summarized simply into population control, wealth redistribution and socialism.

There is no constructive action in this resolution other than giving unfounded credence to the dishonest agenda of socialism. A free government must never have cause, desire, or conscience to advance an agenda of fear. A free government must elicits peace and confidence, which inspires productivity. For any politician to participate in this man-made climate change hoax is violating their oath of office and should resign.

I covered the mechanics that disprove their conclusions in Editorial #130 “Climate Change Revisited”. The logic of why and how the man-made climate change hoax is being perpetrated is gradually coming into main stream knowledge as the application of physics, chemistry and thermodynamics are being more widely understood. The principles of science, that are not that complicated, are being seen by an ever more logical society, from first hand observations.

When inquiring minds want to know, the hoax of the global warming alarmists is easily seen as vacuous and void of any logic as demonstrated in elementary science. Their proposed solutions of energy production all violate the laws of physics and economics, making any of their attempts at reducing the carbon footprint worse. What does one say to someone who screams that 2+2=5? Are we supposed to allow LR 294 to pass without pointing out the hypocrisy, fraud, false agenda and corruption of such a resolution? This does not represents the thinking of our Great State? Don’t insult our state by allowing their liberal hoax to contribute to the destruction of the very planet the claim they are trying to save. A free government must never instill fear. A free government lives by our core values of truth, fairness, sustainability and integrity which are all lacking in LR 294.

This is Keith Kube wishing the best in making the world a better place.

Bumper: Keith has a regular commentary on WJAG 780 radio at 7:40 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Check his website for past editorials.

LR294 – Review various climate-related findings and acknowledge an anthropogenic climate and ecological crisis

Kolowski, 31; Bolz, 29; Brandt, 32; Cavanaugh, 6; Chambers, 11; Crawford, 45; Hunt, 8; McCollister, 20; Morfeld, 46; Pansing-Brooks, 28; Quick, 35; Wishart, 27; Hansen, 26; Howard, 9.

WHEREAS, according to a warning published on November 5, 2019, about the effects of climate; change, signed and supported by over eleven thousand scientists, the climate crisis “is more severe than anticipated, threatening natural ecosystems and the fate of humanity.” Later on in the statement the scientists wrote that “climate change reactions could cause significant disruptions to ecosystems, society, and economies, potentially making large areas of Earth uninhabitable” and that because of the climate crisis, humanity could face “untold suffering”; and WHEREAS, the United States Environmental Protection Agency states that intense weather phenomena, including large storms and heat waves, are likely to occur more frequently because of the climate and ecological crisis. Major storms can lead to loss of property and both storms and heat waves can cause death; and WHEREAS, the Fourth National Climate Assessment says that over time these heat waves increase drought and wildfire risks. Heat waves and droughts have depleted water supplies, which has contributed to over ten billion dollars in losses for the agriculture sector; and WHEREAS, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists, many forests are burning because of changes in temperature, precipitation levels, and soil moisture due to global warming. Hotter temperatures in the spring and summer, and the fact that snow is melting earlier in the spring, are likely to cause a longer wildfire season and cause wildfires to be more intense and burn for longer; and WHEREAS, according to the National Centers for Environmental Information, which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, thereLR2942020LR2942020-1-

Where eleven major wildfires between 2000 and 2017 in the United States of America. In that eighteen-year period, both the number of deaths and the financial damage caused by each wildfire dramatically increased. In the first wildfire of 2000, no one died, and the cost was $1.6 billion. In the last wildfire of 2017, fifty-four people died, and the cost was $18.7 billion; and WHEREAS, the Fourth National Climate Assessment also states that flooding might increase across the United States of America, including in areas where precipitation is expected to decrease. All flood types, including flash flooding, urban flooding, river flooding, and coastal flooding are, to different degrees, affected by the climate. The risks from future floods are very major; and WHEREAS, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, sea levels are rising at a rate of about one-eighth of an inch per year. The two major causes of rising global sea levels are oceanic expansions due to the warming of oceans and increased melting of glaciers and ice sheets. The oceans are absorbing about ninety percent of the increased atmospheric heat that results from human emissions. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration goes on to state that “with continued ocean and atmospheric warming, sea levels will likely rise for many centuries at rates higher than that of the current century”; and WHEREAS, higher sea levels cause deadly and destructive storm surges to push farther inland, which means there will be more nuisance flooding, which is estimated to be three hundred to nine hundred percent more frequent in United States coastal communities than it was fifty years ago. Nearly forty percent of the United States’ population lives in such coastal communities. Eight out of the ten largest cities in the world are close to a coast according to the U.N. Atlas of the Oceans; and WHEREAS, according to a 2014 report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, animals have an increased risk of extinction because of the climate crisis; and WHEREAS, a report done by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln concludedLR2942020LR2942020-2-

that disruptions in the climate have decreased agricultural yields in Nebraska over the last forty years and are predicted to decrease agricultural yields significantly over the next twenty-five years; and WHEREAS, the State of Nebraska has contributed to the climate crisis but has done little to nothing to slow the effects. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE ONE HUNDRED SIXTH LEGISLATURE OF NEBRASKA, SECOND SESSION:

1. That the Legislature acknowledges that we are in the midst of an anthropogenic climate and ecological crisis.
2. That the Legislature has a moral obligation to take steps to combat the climate and ecological crisis.
3. That a copy of this resolution be sent to Prairie Hill Learning Center.

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