Utah Officially Thinks Global Warming is a Scam

by Jason Stotts

The Heartland Institute has a post up about how the Utah House of Representatives has just passed a resolution that: “implies climate change science is a conspiracy, and urges the EPA to stop all carbon dioxide reduction policies and programs.  Among other things, the resolution claims there is “a well organized and ongoing effort to manipulate global temperature data in order to produce a global warming outcome.”

The full version of the Utah resolution is here.  The general overview they give of the bill is:

This joint resolution of the [Utah] Legislature urges the United States Environmental Protection Agency to cease its carbon dioxide reduction policies, programs, and regulations until climate data and global warming science are substantiated.

Now, you might think I’d be very happy about this, and in some ways I am.  However, I don’t think it’s the place of the legislature to get involved in scientific matters in any way.  Whether anthropogenic global warming is true or false is a scientific matter and should be worked out by scientists.  The legislature should take no action either way: they should neither support nor condemn AGW.  I think the government should get out of environmental issues as they are beyond the proper purview of government, which is the protection of the individual rights of it’s citizens.  Anything else is a perversion of the ideal of government and the Rule of Law.

2 Responses to “Utah Officially Thinks Global Warming is a Scam”

  1. Mohit Chandra

    God is created this planet for human pleasure(pleasure is distrubueted according to brain)and God is super most brainy. but human wants more and got more painful life. in this earth u dont have to do anything except taking pleasure wat god is awarded to u. earlier people dies with TB now with AIDS in future AIDS is curable but people will die due to new disease. people r dieing but name of disease has changing. u want stop the death. now u have a lot of fast and delicious food but u cant eat because u r suffering from diabetics. same way u had made progress by going to mars, aeroplane, etc but wats the use when u r not able to enjoy. after all wat for this? human pleasure. now everyone in this earth is in pain.
    for global warming u start bicycling instead of investing such money, time and mind ion such discussion than ur problem of global warming + bad health = solved

  2. Jason


    There's a well understood causal connection between ignorance/unintelligence and religion. The relationship is in fact a perfect one-to-one mapping.

    Thank you for reaffirming this fact for us.