It's comforting to see Richard Rothschild finally writing on a topic he really knows about: U.N. conspiracy theories. His piece June 15 had little to do with the environment or global warming as the title suggests, but instead everything to do with his steadfast belief that the U.N. is trying to "put a stake through the heart of America's free market economy and replace it with a government controlled Marxist economy."
Rothschild tries subtly to label anyone who agrees with the 97 percent of the scientific community that man is impacting the climate as a "liberal." Unlike Rothschild's theories, which rarely offer a shred of independent proof, science is based on provable facts, not political beliefs. Politicians like George W. Bush have tried boldly to edit the conclusions of the scientific community with respect to climate change, but it doesn't change the research or the fact that climate change is real. Unfortunately, Rothschild's hero, phony Lord Monckton, is not widely accepted as a climate expert.
Perhaps Rothschild missed Berkeley physicist and former climate change denier Richard Muller's extensive study ironically funded by the Koch Brothers, which boomeranged on skeptics, concluding that the pace of warming was actually worse than publicized. It's never surprising when Rothschild labels Democrats closet Marxists, but what really must vex him are the overwhelming number of Republicans (likely RINOs to him) who rely on facts instead of belief when considering environment policy and other social issues.
Of course, just because Rothschild sees Marxists around every corner, doesn't mean they aren't really there. It's always entertaining to see Rothschild tilting at political windmills. Honestly, Carroll County needs more comedy.