Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, thrice is enemy action.

1) On Jan. 18, Arnie Arnesen forcefully advocates for a carbon tax on WKBK. 2) On Jan. 21, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez infamously says, “If we don’t deal with climate change, the world will end in 12 years.” 3) On Jan. 24, N.H. Rep. Sparky Von Plinsky’s Facebook post starts with,” I’m not sure if there is anyone who follows my page who doesn’t believe in man made climate change. But if there is I urge you to get the hell out of the way! Now!”

I don’t like to be bullied, especially by politicos advocating higher taxes for the middle class. Climate alarmism comes from IPCC, a U.N. organization; globalists looking for revenue, in my opinion.

We are assured most carbon tax money will go back to the middle class. This sounds like the New Hampshire rooms and meals tax, and New Hampshire’s promise to pay more of city pension costs, both bait and switch.

Facts on global warming:

NASA measures worldwide average temperature in degrees Celsius. They communicate the extent a year exceeds the baseline (average temperature 1951-1980). Recent results (2014-2018) are .73, .86, .99, .90, .83.

NASA is of two minds. Some NASA scientists believe CO2 is the problem, and the world will continue to warm. Other NASA scientists believe that changes in energy from the sun explain 95 percent of climate change. These scientists believe the sun’s energy is cyclical. Recent patterns suggest the expected cyclical peak came in 2016.

Analysts with the cyclical perspective feel the next several decades will be colder. One indication (fewer sunspots) suggests much colder. See the TownHall.com Jan. 30 article by Mike Shedlock. TownHall is a conservative site.

World sea level is rising at the average rate of 1 foot per century.

Coal, oil, and gasoline pollute; natural gas explodes; wars are fought over oil. But why a big, new, middle-class tax? Why not cut fossil fuel subsidies for tax relief instead? Yes, continue to build solar, look at geothermal and water power. Maybe thorium instead of uranium? Ending war greatly reduces pollution, suffering and taxes.

Though 2018 was the fourth warmest year on record, it was the 14th warmest for the USA. New Hampshire should be concerned, We live in a cold state. If the cyclical perspective is correct, humans, as well as plants, will want more CO2, not less. Can we end the chemtrails now?

JOSEPH MIRZOEFF

641 Park Ave.

Keene