Caution: regular KisPers will have already heard my sermon below many, many times.
Feel free to skip it.
It’s a message no one wants to hear: To slow down global warming, we’ll either have to put the brakes on economic growth or transform the way the world’s economies work. That’s the implication of an innovative University of Michigan* study examining the evolution of atmospheric CO₂, the most likely cause of global warming.
If ‘business as usual’ conditions continue, economic contractions the size of the Great Recession or even bigger will be needed to reduce atmospheric levels of CO₂,” …
To break the economic habits contributing to a rise in atmospheric CO₂ levels and global warming, … societies around the world would need to make enormous changes.
“Since the 1980s, scientists like James Hansen have been warning us about the effects global warming will have on the earth,” …. “One solution that has promise is a carbon tax levied on any activity producing CO₂ in order to create incentives to reduce emissions. The money would be returned to the population on a per capita basis so the tax would not mean any extra fiscal burden.” [more]
Ah, the great fantasy of the self-appointed elite: the world will work the way we want it to work, if only we had enough power and if everybody had to obey (a version of the if-I-were-King syndrome). Thousands of years of human behavior can be dismissed as a classist artifact. The nut cases also believe physics is also an artifact.
My impression is that almost all global-warming “science” is based on the assumption/postulate that the concentration of atmospheric CO₂ causes global warming and that humans cause are responsible for a marginal, but significant portion of that.**
My point, no, two, two points:
1. “It is written” (i.e. the science is settled). Some of the AGWists are merely cultists, true-believers in a new thing to believe in that makes them feel … [insert long list of psychological needs, deviations, and warpedness normally associated with middle schoolers, serial killers, and Progs].
2. This is a classic Sorelian myth. Those seeking power use a myth which they, themselves, need not believe in. It is a tool for ignoring reality. Its main uses are to justify the use of tyranny and force, to recruit and direct a movement (revolutionaries, thugs, henchmen, propagandists, masses of true-believers, etc.), and to keep a society marching in formation.
Yep, looks like they’re stiiill trying to sell the ol’ world-socialism/fascism/totalitarianism nonsense.
This time, it’s to save the planet and humanity, not just the masses, a superior race, or a religion.
The price remains the same: your freedom, your individuality, and your aspirations.
You know, your very humanity.
Heck they’re not even trying to hide it, anymore.
[*puff*pant* wipes face, brushes away splinters of broken lectern, tries to straighten pointer]
* Yeah, my alma mater, “the Berkeley of the Midwest”
** There is no science proving the basis for that postulate (indeed, there is considerable basic science which contradicts it). There are only computer simulations which use irresponsible models that “assume that which is to be proved” fed by fraudulent and cherry-picked data.
via The Blaze