The world is warming. Evidence is everywhere; ground water in Egypt and Bangledesh is so salty crops are dying. Glaciers is Wyoming, Peru, Switzerland and Nepal are all receding.
Speaking of glaciers, ponder for a minute the glacier that carved out the American Great lakes. A wall of ice 600 miles long – from east of Buffalo all the way to Green Bay – half a mile high. A huge chunk of ice creeping south from Canada. Grinding soil and rock beneath its relentless push.
Where is that glacier now?
On the day that particular glacier started to melt, I guarantee there wasn't one single Ford Explorer or incandescent light bulb in the neighborhood at the time. One day it just started melting – the result of global warming – thousands, if not millions of years ago.
Today governments around the world are trying to stop this natural occurrence. Suddenly, carbon dioxide (the stuff plants breathe and the bubbles in soda pop) is public enemy number one. The current administration want's to put a “cap” on how much CO2 every company may emit. Companies can “trade” leftover allowance with each other. Hardest hit will be coal-fired electric power plants and oil refineries.
Make no mistake – it isn't only industry that will be effected. They're coming after you too! Beginning 1 year after enactment of the Cap and Trade Act, you won't be able to sell your home unless you retrofit it to comply with the energy and water efficiency standards of this Act. Can you afford, for example, replacing every window in your home with triple-pane glass? Just so you can sell that house!
Please call and write your senators. Don't let Cap & trade tax us all back to when that glacier was still carving out the Great Lakes.