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December 1, 2015

Juiced-evidence and a global raid on your wallet? #ParisClimateConference

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The big political event this week is the Paris climate summit, a chance for the United States to lead the way in handing over sovereignty of its local environment, in favor of imposing additional burdens on your industry and your wallet.

Some degree of climate change is likely real. Change happens! The real debate is whether we want to let the politicians respond to it. After all, if we’re going to be “scientific” about this, there’s no evidence that politicians solve problems. There’s abundant evidence that they make problems worse and even create new ones.

I used Downsize DC’s “Cap and Trade” campaign to send the following letter to my “representatives” in Congress.

The hardwired message for this campaign reads…

Oppose all politically-imposed schemes designed to deal with increasing CO2, including “cap and trade.”

You can copy or edit the following sample letter for your personal comments to Congress…

I expect you to OPPOSE any agreement that may emerge from the “COP21” climate summit that would lead to governments stealing more of my money or freedom.

Specifically: Oppose any agreement that calls for new taxes, energy-use restrictions, or “green energy” mandates, whether on individuals or businesses. This includes any “cap-and-trade” scheme.

Heavy-handed government mandates and raids on consumers’ and taxpayers’ wallets are NOT the solution to climate-related problems. However…

* Dr. Richard Lindzen, M.I.T. climate scientist, says any recent changes in global temperature are so small they suggest “a low and inconsequential climate sensitivity – meaning no problem at all.” http://bit.ly/1MrroyG

* Dr. Will Happer, Princeton University physicist, says policies to slow CO2 emissions are based on “computer models that do not work” and are therefore “nonsense.” http://bit.ly/1MrroyG

Worse, government scientists may be “juicing” evidence for catastrophic climate change, including (most recently) manipulating data to show a hotter-than-normal October 2015. http://bit.ly/1X32GwQ

The very timing of their report, rushed to publication without appropriate review on the eve of COP21, raises concerns. http://bit.ly/1I1ElRa

Do NOT make the U.S. a party to any climate deal based on questionable and agenda-driven science. Do NOT make the U.S. a party to any deal that would raid Americans’ wallets or infringe their liberty to make their own energy-use decisions.

I expect you to vote AGAINST any new laws or rules implementing such an agreement, and to publicly oppose any actions by the executive branch to impose one unilaterally.

—END LETTER—

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Perry Willis
Vice President
Downsize DC

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