Wisdom is possible. It’s precious so by definition it’s rare too. The founders had it; the keepers do not.
The ‘new approach to environmentalism,’ according to Dr. Patrick Moore (co-founder of Greenpeace who authored Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout) ‘requires embracing humans as a positive element in evolution rather than viewing us as some kind of mistake.’ It means giving up a lot of donations from old women with Alzheimers who survived their rich industrialist spouses; but, the Left must stop itself from conflating global warming with environmentalism even if it takes a come to Jesus moment to deal with the withdrawal pains.
There is nowhere to hide in these dog days of global warming alarmism when another Leftist like Moore outs the anti-humanism of the the anti-capitalist agenda of liberal Utopianism. The Left’s fix for problems they caused is bigger government, a wholesale sacrifice of universal truths and cultural loss of values. Turning a blind eye to the wisdom of common sense is the only sociopolitical strategy the Left can see and we have come to expect that. We might even lament that. And, we have come to believe there is not a damn thing we can do about it except hold onto the one truth above all else that only the individual has meaning.
The global warming bubble was built mostly behind the scenes and out of the public eye. The building of a consensus amounted to nothing more that a concerted plan by Europe, the UN, Western academia and companies like Enron and Lehman Brothers. They met over cheese fondues to work out plans on how best to fleece America as a means to keep the bubble of Euro-communism from going bust. And then the worst thing that could happen did happen: George Bush defeated the EU, UN and Leftist/liberal Utopian presidential hopeful, Al Gore. That is when the war against Bush and reason exploded like a mushroom cloud.
The hyperventilation of global warming alarmism was born. Bush drew an “X” through the Kyoto agreement and outed Europe as working behind closed curtains to stab America in the back but the media was not on his side. Eight years of Bush allowed enough time for the hype and scare tactics of the Left to peak and peter out –e.g., the the name of all our fears was changed from global warming to fear of rivers-running-red-oceans-will-boil-calamitous-and-disastrous climate-change; but, everything calmed down and now we see a far more more bland and less excited branding of the climate change issue –i.e., global-warming-is-a-problem-but-it-is-not-alarming, but it is real so we must continue to fund more climate research.
Those who live off of government taxes have a vested interest in keeping the government-funded global warming charade alive. The Left has gone from stoking the fires of fear as an excuse to ring the alarm to just sprinkling salt on the wounds they’ve inflicted on us. Those in the productive sector have decided they don’t want to work to pay for the opinions of a professional class of aging government alarmists. We just don’t think their opinions are worth the money. And that has led to the current problem: without offering something that anyone is willing to pay for the Left must now just take what they want.
That is their future and ours as the Left continues to refuse to provide value to society: growing a government to give them what they demand. It should come as no surprise to anyone — especially as the economy tanks and Euro-communism implodes — that we begin to look with jaundiced eyes upon Leftist climate-fixing ideas about taxing our CO2 when at best their ideas are based on speculation, supposition, far-fetched inferences, guess work, dodgy statistics and bad data.
All we can do is hang onto our individual liberties for as long as possible and pray that nature itself will continue to prove that Democrat candidates for political office cannot control nature. We are at the point now where the productive will have to borrow a page of Mao’s little red book that the Left adores so much and start marching school teachers to the farms where they can actually provide some value to society. Government funding of global warming has been the NTA relief act for so long they’re hooked but continuing to pay the members of the National Teachers Association to be nothing more than babysitters and professional gadflies just isn’t worth what we’re paying.
It is an “inexorable, and probably inevitable, fact,” according to Philip Stott, “that climate itself increasingly fails to fall compliantly into line with the virtual world of the climate modelers. This will severely undermine the whole credibility of the Grand Narrative with the public. In addition,” to as Stott concludes, “attempts to scare the world sick, certain of the scientific claims… are even concerning some of the more serious scientists involved… [and] are so far fetched that they are just bringing down ridicule onto the basic science involved.”
Hopefully, God willing and the creek don’t rise, we will slowly begin to put things in perspective. A little common sense is what’s called for until such time as we have wiser voters –e.g., we need to realize that even if the Earth’s atmospheric CO2 content were to increase to about 3% –i.e., a hundredfold from what it is now – the current atmospheric water vapor content would only need to increase by about 5% to maintain radiation equilibrium, which is exactly what does happen as described by Ferenc Miskolczi (the atmospheric optical density of the Earth is self-regulating).
Wiser minds are needed, for our sake and especially for so many others around the world whose needs are great: they really need more not less of what America should continue to hold dear: respect for the individual’s God-given right to be free. “Unfortunately,” as Stott wisely reminds us, “both geology and history show us that the idea of a stable climate is untenable; there has never been, and never will be, a stable climate under human control. All we can do is adapt to constant change.”
“Basing policies on worries about ‘global warming’ is a serious threat to us all, but especially to the 1.6 billion people in the less-developed world who have no access to any modern form of energy. The twin curses of water poverty and energy poverty remain the true scandals. ~Philip Stott
What human folly it is to sacrifice the freedoms we enjoy today based on fears of future climate change and promises by government that the Western climate experts will bring about climate stability. “In a system as complex and chaotic as climate, actions with just one factor out of the thousands involved,” which is what Stott says government scientists are doing with their obsession with atmospheric CO2 levels, “may even trigger unexpected consequences. It is vital to remember that, for such a coupled, non-linear, chaotic system, not doing something (i.e., not emitting gases) is as unpredictable as doing something (i.e., emitting gases). Even if we closed down every factory, crushed every car and aeroplane, turned off all energy production, and threw 4 billion people worldwide out of work, climate would still change, and often dramatically. Unfortunately, we would all be too poor to do anything about it.”