Possibilitarians of American Individualism Feared by Government Climate Scientists
Western academia’s radical interpretation of science by global warming climatists is more akin to radical ISIS than communist Russia. As members of the increasingly insular government-education establishment, the crippling anti-capitalism of the Left with its use of UN-approved mathematical models and CO2-fearmongering propaganda to justify its taking over of the economy is a high-tech lopping-off of heads.
Given the dismal record of communism, handing the economy over to Marxist planners makes as much sense as allowing N. Korea to dictate US theater policy. With Eurocommunism in turmoil the biggest boom we’ve had in over a decade is when Saudis and the Arab oil cartel saved our economy by lowering gas prices, a response to the gushing success of the US shale gas industry, not Leftist government and Democrat party planning nor global cooperation to curtail CO2.
If all of the Americans on the Left who have been calling all the shots in politics for years now were really believers in the science of AGW, they would have encouraged clean diesel technology years ago. Instead, taxes are higher on diesel fuel than petrol. The top news stories of the last decade, as 2015 begins, is not an ever hotter globe beset by rising seas. Instead, we now have the global warming hiatus mystery: an outbreak of a disastrous pause in global warming –i.e., disastrous to the Left’s narrative of impending climate doom. Rather than fixating on Leftists killing off the free enterprise economy, the unending Obama administration scandals, the failure of consensus-driven climate science and the many examples of global warming alarmists being about as liberal as ISIS, we are instead heartened to learn that plants love CO2.
The possibilities are endless. Putting all of the fear and loathing aside, Glenn Beaton (aspentimes.com/opinion/144709…) says, “So next time people ask if you ‘believe in’ global warming, answer yes — and no.” Beaton’s common sense response reminds me of how normal people think –e.g., we know what a heart attack is but unless we have actually experienced dealing with heart problems, it’s not something we worry about. You never, for example, think about your right arm until you suffer an injury; only then do you say something like, Hey, we seem to have a problem here with an arm. And yet, we’re supposed to believe that, exposed to the same world, only those on the Left are sensitized to a global problem of global warming?
Once you see and dismiss the official climate establishments’ “97% consensus” as nothing more than propaganda, you can only conclude that climate science is either politically-motivated or it is the product of a personal problem –e.g., a problem that is similar to those who suffer from medical maladies they do not actually have, who waste their lives looking for remedies that do not exist.
None of the climatists who loath deniers of official climate change science have ever actually suffered from, global warming. Just the reverse: fear of global warming is solely a Western phenomenon. Only those who are the most dependent on the benefits of modernity, and the continuance of it, are pushing the idea that all of the rest of us should now fear the effects of it.
Individuals in the free enterprise economy ask only for the government to get out of the way of those who work to bring the benefits of modernity to all of us – at a price we all can afford and are willing to pay (or they go hungry). These enterprising individuals of capitalism, they are the possibilitarians; and, you can be one of them if you take Beaton’s simple advice: “Don’t take scientific advice from politicians and celebrities, and don’t take a position because it’s fashionable or because that’s the position dictated by your liberal or conservative tribe. Think for yourself.”