For those of you who don’t subscribe to the Alb. Journal, I’ve given you a link to the referenced article. You might not still be able to see the whole article, but you’ll see enough to get the idea. I just sent this Op-Ed to the Journal this morning, so it is as yet unpublished.
OP-ED Donna L. Crawford, 19 Lucero Rd., Los Lunas, NM 87031 505/864-7225
Albuquerque Journal, Aug. 7, 2012, “Teen Takes on Governor, State Over Climate”. This is the second time the Journal has printed an article about Akilah Sanders-Reed on the front page slanted as if she is some kind of teen super-hero. While I give kudos to teens being interested in science, the naivety of this girl is overwhelming.
For starters, I would hope that she knows that she is being exploited by WildEarth Guardians and similar other radical environmental groups. They’re using her as a poster-child for their anti-coal, evil CO2, man-caused global warming agenda.
Before the media continues to make her out to be this teenage wonder woman championing her climate-change/man-caused global warming cause, perhaps there should be a few questions asked:
Did Sanders-Reed attend all of the cap and trade hearings, both under the Richardson Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) when they imposed cap and trade on NM and under the Martinez EIB when they repealed NM Cap and Trade? It would have been nice for her to have heard both sides of the story. I attended all of these hearings in Santa Fe and one clear point that was brought out was that New Mexico has some of the cleanest air-quality in all of the states. Sanders-Reed should be proud of the air-quality in our state rather than siding with radical environmentalists against our Governor. But alas, she drank the climate change “Kool-aid “after hearing a speech when she was 14 that turned her into a climate-change activist”.
Does Sanders-Reed know the origin of all this climate-change/man-caused global warming nonsense? Global warming is the driving force behind the United Nations Agenda 21 program. The global sustainablists needed a dire threat to enforce their plans. Global warming and the threat of global Armageddon became the issue of choice. The Club of Rome and the Council on Foreign Relations, two of the world’s globalist leaders, put the whole sustainablist agenda in prospective when it said: “In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill”. They made us feel guilty, and the guilt worked for awhile until real science began to show that there simply is no evidence of man-caused global warming. It didn’t take long for the truth to surpass the lies.
Does Sanders-Reed know that carbon dioxide is not a pollutant? Just because the EPA says it’s so, doesn’t make it so. To quote Jay Lehr, Ph.D. Science Director of The Heartland Institute, “Someday the world will wake up and laugh when they finally understand that the entire pursuit of economic ruin in the name of saving the planet from increasing carbon dioxide is in fact a terrible joke”.
One last question: Does Sanders-Reed know that renewable energy (wind and solar) only has a certain limited capacity factor and has to be “backed up” by building more, not less, coal, natural gas, or nuclear power plants? She talks about her and her generation “being stuck with the consequences of climate change”. Without “back up” coal, natural gas or nuclear power plants, perhaps she should consider the consequences of her generation dealing with rolling black-outs, power-outages the likes of which she’s never seen, and only being able to use electricity when the government says you can do so.
Donna L. Crawford, 19 Lucero Rd., Los Lunas, NM 87031 505/864-7225
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