The American Spirit is outvoted–it’s popular to fail, bring people down… and, fear is a symptom of that.
The popularity of global warming alarmism is in part due to the modern religion of what Nigel Lawson called eco-fundamentalism that according to Lawson, presents a danger to humanity on many levels–e.g., “governments of Europe, fired in many cases by anti- Americanism [fueled in part by George Bush’s principled stand against the global warming movement]… may get so carried away by their rhetoric as to impose measures which do serious harm to their economies. That is a particular danger at the present time in this country. No doubt, when the people come to suffer the results they will insist on a change of policy, or else vote the offending government out of office. But it would be better to avoid the damage in the first place… [and a] more fundamental, danger is that the global salvationist movement is profoundly hostile to capitalism and the market economy. There are already increasing calls for green protectionism – for the imposition of trade restrictions.”
Has it gotten Extra Hotter since 2006? It hasn’t but that is not the only thing that has not changed since then. In AN APPEAL TO REASON to the Centre for Policy Studies, Nigel Lawson reported then on what others were doing in places like China, India and Brazil, as follows:
China alone last year embarked on a programme of building 562 large coal- fired power stations by 2012 – that is, a new coal-fired power station every five days for seven years. Putting it another way, China is adding the equivalent of Britain’s entire power-generating capacity each year. Since coal-fired power stations emit roughly twice as much carbon dioxide per gigawatt of electricity as gas-fired ones, it is not surprising that it is generally accepted that within the next 20 years China will overtake the United States as the largest source of emissions. India, which like China has substantial indigenous coal reserves, is set to follow a similar path, as is Brazil.
The doomsday attack on America of the yellow mustard bastards of ever hotter global warming alarmism has had profound effects on all of us. When reason is all used up and the tube is dry it’s all over. “Today we are very conscious of the threat we face from the supreme intolerance of Islamic fundamentalism. It could not be a worse time to abandon our own traditions of reason and tolerance, and to embrace instead the irrationality and intolerance of eco- fundamentalism, where reasoned questioning of its mantras is regarded as a form of blasphemy.” (Nigel Lawson)
Fears about human-caused global warming and that a consensus of Leftist politicians determine our reality defines us. We have finally turned our collective backs on truth too often. And for what? We have too easily substituted popular for what’s right. For us in the West looking for relevance in life has become a lost cause and those we choose to rule over us have nothing but self-defeating ennui to offer. You of the Left and the irremissible nihilism of the followers of your Kulturkampf offer a cribbed meaning to life that the storm and heat of nature’s rage will simply roll over in a season and obliterate. The prognosis for more gloomy weather ahead in the West does indeed look sad and very bad.
Popular alarm about human CO2 provides no gauge for determining the relative importance of things in ways normal people can readily appreciate. Climate change has become a manner of communication that is not so much calculated to provide meaningful information as it is to purposefully distract attention from a sleight of hand going on somewhere else. There’s a built-in basic inner dishonesty about global warming true believers’ true motives that amazingly they also seem to believe they are hiding.
There should be many big and abiding reasons why it just isn’t “cool” anymore to be a part of the global warming climate change hysteria crowd. It is creepy that many folks would still indulge in spreading hysteria about global warming when simply put, it’s the end of the ice age stupid. But, for how long? Al Gore’s supposed consensus opinion that human-caused CO2 is responsible for global warming is one of those sleights of hand that according to atmospheric physicist James Peden has many scientists ‘now searching for a way to back out quietly without having their professional careers ruined.’
All the hysterics about global warming have cooled. A hot mass media demonstrated zero prophetic insight when it came to discerning fact from fiction. The Old Farmers Almanac, an institution that actually has a stake in being credible actually predicted a colder 2008-9 winter before it happened. Imagine that! That is something the climate change models, statistics and graphs of Western academia cannot even get right after-the-fact. The Alamanac also predicted global cooling over the next 50 years–e.g. “if human beings were not contributing to global warming,” the Almanac‘s Editor-in-Chief Jud Hale remarked, “it would become real cold in the next 50 years.” But a sensational mainstream media’s obsession with a human-caused thermogeddon continues to override cool heads and honest reporting.