by E&E Legal Senior Policy Fellow Greg Walcher
As appearing in the Daily Sentinel
If we switched all our electric generation to wind energy, how much brighter would our future be?
We have been warned about the effects of climate change for years, and a fairly strong majority of Americans believe there is cause for concern. The most extreme alarmists think we might need to colonize other planets, because soon the Earth will be unable to sustain life. Others fear that rising sea levels will wipe out coastal cities like Miami and New Orleans.
It is difficult to convince people who live inland at higher altitudes that a few inches of higher sea levels would change their lives, but the weather affects us all. Recent reports claim the frequency and severity of storms is getting worse, almost everywhere. Al Gore and his allies insist that climate change is bringing more hurricanes, tornadoes, monsoons, tidal waves, earthquakes, and Tsunamis.