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From page A8 | May 12, 2014 |

I can’t take this anymore without speaking out.

Rod Keck’s opinion piece in last Monday’s Daily Republic, “Let’s compare truth to opinion,” attempted to convince Fairfield readers that climate change was a hoax, even though one of his stated objectives was the opposite, to “separate fact from opinion or fiction.”

Because I’m not immersed in the right-wing bubble, I found his piece at once, both funny and sad. Since I frequent Fox News and conservative websites (as a public service to you, Daily Republic readers), I fully understand how he could arrive at such an opinion.

Incredibly, there are still fossil fuel industry propagandists pushing their “no-such-thing-as-climate-change” agenda on these sites, to the exclusion of the overwhelming, worldwide, independent, peer-reviewed scientific evidence that climate change is undeniably, very real.

One of the Daily Republic’s frequent online commentators wrote, “When will you man-made global warming enthusiasts stop touting your ‘scientifically’ proved theory and recognize that global warming deniers also have climate scientists on their side that debunk the whole thing?” I answer that by quoting Rod Keck from his column: “The real reason for John Kerry and now the president to be excited about climate change (formerly known as global warming) is money. Remember, follow the money trail.”

Yes, indeed, let’s follow that dusty old money trail.

While it’s extraordinarily difficult to connect Secretary of State John Kerry to any climate change money trail, there is an obvious and massive interstate highway of funding leading from the coal and oil industry into the pockets of the climate-change deniers. A simple search on Google will lead to hundreds of books and articles outlining those connections.

Coincident with Keck’s opinion piece last week, the 2014 National Climate Assessment Report was released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. That report states evidence of human-made climate change “continues to strengthen” and “Americans are noticing changes all around them.” President Barack Obama noted that, “This is not some distant problem of the future,” while John Holdren, director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, added that climate change “already is affecting every region of the country and key sectors of the economy.”

We have already seen dramatic shifts in seasonality and ranges of plants, insects and animals; massive new areas of flooding and droughts; substantial glacier and polar ice cap melting; and, here in California, our “fire season” is now a year-round event.

Even the corporate-funded Heartland Institute, which is hailed as “the world’s most prominent think tank promoting skepticism about man-made climate change,” seems to have made a baby-step forward toward acceptance of the inescapable truth. This March, they released a report titled, “Benefits of Global Warming Greatly Exceed Costs,” bending ever so slightly with the ever-swifter stream of scientific studies.

For you Fairfielders who remain unsure about climate change and are not prone to perusing scientific publications, please check out the Showtime documentary series, “Years of Living Dangerously,” which offers extremely compelling stories and dramatic footage focusing on man’s effects on our environment.

In the past, Republicans have used denial of climate change as a wedge issue to splinter and attract frightened, misinformed voters. But as the scientific evidence mounts against the deniers, and as voters become increasingly aware of the facts, I believe most will drop this topic from their 2014 campaigns. However, after the elections, conservatives will continue to stymie any helpful legislation in order to keep the fossil fuel industry contributions coming their way, along that dusty old money trail.

To many conservatives, climate change is just like evolution, proof-positive that science is simply some sort of liberal scam.

Mike Kirchubel grew up in Fairfield and is the author of “Vile Acts of Evil – Banking in America.” He can be reached at mikirch@comcast.net.

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  • There is a connection between Kerry and HoldrenMay 12, 2014 - 6:57 am

    Wikipedia John Holdren..... (born March 1, 1944) is the senior advisor to President Barack Obama on science and technology issues through his roles as Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)......Holdren was previously the Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University,[8] director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program at the School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and Director of the Woods Hole Research Center......Wikipedia Teresa Heinz...The wife of John Kerry....very Interesting... so there is a connection to Kerry ( A Skull and Bones, Illuminati member )

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  • Follow the Junk Science TrailMay 12, 2014 - 7:11 am

    Yeah, right. Using John Holdren, President Obama's "Science Czar" as a source should be questioned since Holdren is on the record advocating the following: • Women could be forced to abort their pregnancies, whether they wanted to or not; • The population at large could be sterilized by infertility drugs intentionally put into the nation's drinking water or in food; • Single mothers and teen mothers should have their babies seized from them against their will and given away to other couples to raise; • People who "contribute to social deterioration" (i.e. undesirables) "can be required by law to exercise reproductive responsibility" -- in other words, be compelled to have abortions or be sterilized. • A transnational "Planetary Regime" should assume control of the global economy and also dictate the most intimate details of Americans' lives -- using an armed international police force. Do you think we should listen to Holdren? Brave New World awaits you.

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  • mike kirchubelMay 12, 2014 - 7:29 am

    Gee, i guess we should ignore climate change, then. Right?

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  • The MisterMay 12, 2014 - 7:37 am

    Mike, the same mentality and junk science from your side gave us "The Population Bomb" scare in 1968 that said most of us would starve to death during the 70s and 80s. Didn't happen. You gave us "global cooling"... didn't happen. You gave us nuclear Armageddon under Reagan... didn't happen (although we were much, much closer under democrat JFK). You gave us "global warming"... didn't happen. Mike, what your side has given us is fear and crisis. Does that mean the Republicans are the good guys? Heavens NO! They have their own fake issues as well. It turns out that the Dems and the Repubs have an almost orchestrated symbiotic relationship that nurtures each other for life and purpose creating fear and crisis from both sides. With all this distraction, the sheep in the middle give their power to one side or the other to make the fear and crisis go away... but it never does. Both sides just get more power. Mike! Get out of the dialectic and tell the people the truth... there's no substantive difference between Democrats and Republicans and their commonality is working to take power from the people and give it to governments, unions, corporations, foundations, NGO's, etc. Mike! Come out of the dark!

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  • mike kirchubelMay 12, 2014 - 6:13 pm

    StR, is that you? I totally agree that thesis/antithesis/ synthesis is a common political process and that every day that. there is congressional gridlock and focusing on nonissues and nothing is done is another profitable day for the ruling class, but i absolutely do not agree that both major political parties are the same. If you and Tammy truly belie that, then support the dems instead of the obviously harmful t.p.ers and repubs.

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  • Follow the Junk Science TrailMay 12, 2014 - 7:37 am

    Let's See: First it was "Global Cooling", then when it didn't get cold, it became "Global Warming". When that didn't happen it became "Climate Change" followed by "Climate Disruption." And all of this is based on a faulty computer model, cherry-picked data, false data, and chicanery among a group of "scientists." In the meantime: Follow Al Gore's rise to billionaire status riding the hoax. And don't tell me a "consensus" of scientists support global whatever it is. Science does not work by consensus. A proposition either IS or IS NOT and in this case, there is no real scientific evidence that backs the claim that man is destroying the climate. Carbon Dioxide, by the way, is essential to plant life hence to all life. Eliminate CO2 and you eliminate all life, period. Now watch the liberals begin the screeching but remember: they are spouting politics, not true science.

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  • Google....money trail global warmingMay 12, 2014 - 7:54 am

    See...Bret Stephens: Climategate: Follow the Money - WSJ.com ....Thus, the European Commission's most recent appropriation for climate research comes to nearly $3 billion, and that's not counting funds from the EU's member governments. In the U.S., the House intends to spend $1.3 billion on NASA's climate efforts, $400 million on NOAA's, and another $300 million for the National Science Foundation. The states also have a piece of the action, with California—apparently not feeling bankrupt enough—devoting $600 million to their own climate initiative. In Australia, alarmists have their own Department of Climate Change at their funding disposal................... And all this is only a fraction of the $94 billion that HSBC Bank estimates has been spent globally this year on what it calls "green stimulus"—largely ethanol and other alternative energy schemes—of the kind from which Al Gore and his partners at Kleiner Perkins hope to profit handsomely.............Please read the entire piece... Thanks

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  • http://mindcontrolblackassassins.com/2013/01/02/somewhere-over-the-rainbow-katt-williams-kurt-cobain-the-cia-mk-ultra-finders/May 12, 2014 - 8:02 am

    Google... mk ultra travis AFB... See KATT WILLIAMS, KURT COBAIN & THE CIA MK ULTRA- FINDERS ..... A very interesting picture of George H. W. Bush.... WE CAN NOT TRUST 'our" GOVERNMENT... BECAUSE IT IS CONTROLLED BY THE ILLUMINATI... .5% of our population is very evil ( not necessarily rich even, but many are ) and they control us/US

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  • TommyGMay 12, 2014 - 8:10 am

    Uh, yeah. That's about it. Climate change happens every year. Have you ever heard of Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter? You Liberals never cease to amaze me at how easy you are to be lead down the road of deception. The Soviets had a name for you. The initials are UI. Go look it up.

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  • TommyGMay 12, 2014 - 8:11 am

    Uh, yeah. That's about it. Climate change happens every year. Have you ever heard of Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter? You Liberals never cease to amaze me at how easy you are to be lead down the road of deception. The Soviets have a name for you. The initials are UI. Go look it up.

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  • Today Monday on InfowarsMay 12, 2014 - 9:24 am

    On the Monday, May 12 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex examines the missing Nigerian girls narrative, considering how the tragedy may be exploited to benefit Africom. Jones also looks at key intel leaked by Danish police confirming the location of the secretive globalist confab Bilderberg 2014 as being held at the Marriott Hotel in Copenhagen from May 29 to June 1. Alex breaks down the significance of East Ukraine's latest referendum, and also looks at how Mexican citizens are defying Mexico’s anti-gun laws in order to defend themselves against the drug cartels. On today's show, Alex welcomes experienced international crisis negotiator, Harvard trained psychiatrist and New York Times best selling author Dr. Steve Pieczenik to discuss different ways predictive programming is used in video games and movies to lay the groundwork for future events, and to give insight into new developments in the South Asian Sea conflict and other parts of the world.wwwinfowarscom

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  • Laughing @ KurchubelMay 12, 2014 - 6:16 pm

    Anyone with half a brain knows Kirchubel has mud in his shorts..

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  • mike kirchubelMay 12, 2014 - 6:54 pm

    So, i'm guessing you're laughing at me and have half a brain. Great putdown, ... er, what do they call you, lefty or righty?

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