Sparking Differing Views From Two Business Groups
Jane M. Orient, M.D. 1601 N. Tucson Blvd. Suite 9 Tucson, AZ 85716
May 29, 1998
Mr. John Fialka C/O The Wall Street Journal 200 Liberty Street New York, NY 10281
Dear Mr. Fialka,
I read with great interest your article entitled "Global Warming Treaty: A Sparking Differing Views From Two Business Groups." I enclose a copy of the letter that I have written to Mr. Burt of The Business Roundtable. Please note that his quotation is just a little off the mark. It is quite true to say that the economic stakes in this are huge. However, to say "should we err, it could have a very significant impact on the U.S. economy" is certainly an understatement. Unquestionably, a reduction in energy use by 41 percent would have an absolutely devastating effect on the economy of the United States and indeed the world. It would be impossible to sustain the earth's present population, much lift from poverty the billions who now live in misery without an increase in the use of currently available and affordable carbon-based fuels.
Another good story, indeed perhaps the story of the century, is that this unprecedented subjugation of the U.S. economy to a global bureaucracy is based on two big lies: 1. That there is any evidence whatsoever that increasing concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could conceivably lead to catastrophic impact on the climate and 2. That there is a scientific consensus about the global warming hypothesis. Actually, there is an overwhelming scientific consensus to the effect that the global warming scare is NOT based on credible evidence. More than 17,000 American scientists have signed a very strongly worded petition to this effect. "There is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane, or other green house gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the earth's atmosphere and disruption of the earth's climate. Moreover, there is substantial scientific evidence that increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide produce many beneficial effects upon the natural plant and animal environments of the earth." May 29, 1998 Mr. Fialka