Fiction: Global warming is a threat that is rapidly getting worse each year.
Fact: There has been no global warming over the last decade. In fact, global average temperature was lower in 2008 than in 1998!
Fiction: Sea levels could go up 20 feet, according to Al Gore.
Fact: Sea levels rose about 8 inches in the 20th century, and the rate has not increased in the 21st century!
Fiction: We can cheaply reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Fact: As President Obama said in the campaign, “Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”
Fiction: Cap-and-trade will help the economy by creating lots of new green jobs.
Fact: A recent economic analysis estimates that 2 million jobs would be lost if Congress enacted President Barack Obama’s cap-and-trade bill!
Fiction: We can easily replace coal, oil, and natural gas with wind and solar power and ethanol.
Fact: 85% of our energy comes from coal, oil, and natural gas. The alternatives are much more expensive and less reliable!
Don’t let Congress turn 2009 into 1984. Tell your Congressman to say no to Waxman-Markey.