Mother Nature’s a Drag – Opinion

I couldn’t help myself, I had to respond to this tweet. What the greenies don’t understand, or can’t understand, or refuse to understand, or perhaps understand but pretend they don’t, or can’t, is that with fossil fuels, we can make an inhospitable climate more hospitable. Instead, the greens insist that fossil fuels are making and will continue to make an already hostile climate more inhospitable. This is obviously a dangerous stance, as any human being can see.

This is a foolish idea. Ask Pompeiians how welcoming the climate was that day to prove it.

We might also ask the 300,000. who were killed in 1839 by the Cyclone, how kind Mother Nature was that morning in India.

Maybe the 1,000,000 Bangladeshis who perished in that severe weather event in Bhola in 1970 might be of a different mind.

You could even ask 2,000,000 Chinese victims who were killed in Yellow River Flood 1887. What about the 4,000,000 Chinese that perished in another Yellow River Flood 50 years later, this time in 1931?

The 230,000 Chinese who died in 1975 during Typhoon Nina probably weren’t huge fans of the weather. Nor the 8,000 who died in the San Zenón hurricane in the Dominican Republic in 1935. And then there’s the 3,100 who died during the Cuba hurricane in the Cayman Islands in 1932…

Just curious, how much of C02 did the atmosphere have in 1887? Oder in 1931. What about 1975?

Yeah, folks, don’t let the alarmists fool you today. Sure it’s hot. Of course, it’s hot. This might be a record-breaking heat. It is possible to break records. It’s July. It is the height of summer.

Public policy should consider energy security and abundance. This means that all citizens in America, including those around the world, will have the ability to access natural gas heating and air conditioning, regardless of weather conditions.

Also, this is a message to politicians: Get out of my way. Let the private sector provide energy resources for those who are in greatest need, particularly when it is most needed. In other words, don’t just do something; sit there.

The AC makes it so much more enjoyable, even when the outside weather is terrible. And since we’ve no place to go, let it blow, let it blow, let it blow…


Joe Armendariz serves as the Director for Government Affairs at Armendariz Partners. A former Carpinteria City Council member, he is also the ex-Executive Director of Santa Barbara County Taxpayers Association and Santa Barbara Technology and Industry Association. He serves as Chairman of California Center for Public Policy. You can reach him at 805.990-2494

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