By Evan Dent

A few days ago the White House released a report on climate change that was put together by the US Global Climate Change Research Program. Part of the report states, “It is clear that impacts in the United States are already occurring and are projected to increase in the future.”

Many climate skeptics, or “realists”, are leery of the report, saying it is not an accurate depiction of climate patterns in our country and think the report was released to help further President Obama’s Cap and Trade plans. When looking into who actually contributed information for the report, found some interesting things, “The new scare report issued by the Obama administration refers (reference list) to the work of Stephen H. Schneider six times. You will recall that Schneider is infamous for telling Discover magazine (October, 1989, p. 45-48) that “we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we might have…each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.”

It is terrible that our elected leaders are politicizing science in order to advance their agendas. We can look back in history and see what damage this sort of thing creates. Just google “Eugenics” or “Malaria and DDT.”  Public Policy decisions and huge tax programs like cap and trade should never be based on shaky science, yet it appears that is exactly what is happening.