Letter: Climate change is big business

I’m writing in response to Amelia Potvin’s letter in the Aug. 27 Aspen Times (“Climate change and the Senate race”). It is refreshing to hear a climate-change disciple actually admit that carbon taxes aren’t about climate change but about income redistribution.

The Earth is 4.5 billion years old. Climate change is as natural as gravity. Somewhere along the line, scientists and the U.N. cooked up the theory that money could be made by creating this hoax. Al Gore jumped on board, and has hypocritically prospered.

Ever heard of Generation Investment Management? It was co-founded in 2004 as an investment firm that makes money by promoting that climate change is man-made. In order to promote this, Gore created “An Inconvenient Truth” in 2006. As a marketer, I say brilliant! Dishonest, but brilliant.

Potvin’s letter supporting Citizens Climate Lobby (an organization that employs her) promotes taxing carbon fuels upon extraction and then giving the money to middle- and low-income residents, raising the cost of everything in order to help people pay for a tax that does nothing but make everyone poorer. This organization is about income redistribution, and I am glad the truth finally came out.

In a recent local newspaper article about a hog farm in Missouri Heights, the farmer uses “spoiled” fruits and vegetables from local grocery stores as feed for her hogs. Again, I thought, brilliant! But one fact in the article caused me to stop and think about the climate-changers. She stated that the normal disposal of spoiled produce creates a lot of methane gas, a gas that she stated is 21 times worse than carbon in terms of global warming. If this is so, then why don’t Gore and Potvin go after this source of greenhouse gases? Repurpose rather than tax, perhaps?

Twenty thousand years ago, my hometown in New York state was under 2,000 feet of ice. Ten thousand years ago, it was all gone. What the hell happened? How could the climate change without our evil paws causing it? Climate-changers: Please don’t tell me that you or I can have a gnat’s chance of changing it. It’s about income redistribution. Always follow the money. Carbon tax is about income redistribution — as if any but the 1 percent have enough to redistribute.

Peter Jaycox