As our brilliant lawmakers in Washington develop plans to fix our economy and look forward to saving our planet during the upcoming legislative session, our economy continues to worsen. In the future, we will have difficulty competing in the global marketplace due to the religious group that has formed during the last two decades: the environmental movement. When it started in the late 1960s, it was necessary to correct scientifically proven environmental problems with water and air quality and hazardous waste disposal.
As a practicing environmental engineer, I think the conclusion (based on available historical climate data) that man-made activities are causing most of the climate warming that started in the mid 1800s doesn’t pass the smell test.
If the purpose of this religious group is to simply reduce carbon emissions and change our energy sources, just say so. Don’t use the global warming hysteria as a disguise for your ideology.