Is The Game Up For Climate Change Believers?
That’s what UK Telegraph writer Charles Moore states
Most of us pay some attention to the weather forecast. If it says it will rain in your area tomorrow, it probably will. But if it says the same for a month, let alone a year, later, it is much less likely to be right. There are too many imponderables.
The theory of global warming is a gigantic weather forecast for a century or more. However interesting the scientific inquiries involved, therefore, it can have almost no value as a prediction. Yet it is as a prediction that global warming (or, as we are now ordered to call it in the face of a stubbornly parky 21st century, “global weirding”) has captured the political and bureaucratic elites. All the action plans, taxes, green levies, protocols and carbon-emitting flights to massive summit meetings, after all, are not because of what its supporters call “The Science”. Proper science studies what is — which is, in principle, knowable — and is consequently very cautious about the future — which isn’t. No, they are the result of a belief that something big and bad is going to hit us one of these days.
The thing is, “climate change” or whatever you want to call it is not about science, unless we’re discussing political science.
The origins of warmism lie in a cocktail of ideas which includes anti-industrial nature worship, post-colonial guilt, a post-Enlightenment belief in scientists as a new priesthood of the truth, a hatred of population growth, a revulsion against the widespread increase in wealth and a belief in world government. It involves a fondness for predicting that energy supplies won’t last much longer (as early as 1909, the US National Conservation Commission reported to Congress that America’s natural gas would be gone in 25 years and its oil by the middle of the century), protest movements which involve dressing up and disappearing into woods (the Kindred of the Kibbo Kift, the Mosleyite Blackshirts who believed in reafforestation) and a dislike of the human race (The Club of Rome’s work Mankind at the Turning-Point said: “The world has cancer and the cancer is man.”).
Moore goes on to describe how these ideas metastasized throughout the 1970’s along the lines of “environmentalism”, through the 1980’s, and into the 90’s, turning more towards anthropogenic global warming along political lines. James Delingpole refers to these people as “watermelons“, green on the outside, red on the inside, meaning that so many of the pseudo-commies moved into the enviro movement as the Soviet Union and other communist countries were collapsing.
…the international war against carbon totters on, because Western governments see their green policies, like zombie banks, as too big to fail. The EU, including Britain, continues to inflict expensive pain upon itself. Last week, the latest IPCC report made the usual warnings about climate change, but behind its rhetoric was a huge concession. The answer to the problems of climate change lay in adaptation, not in mitigation, it admitted. So the game is up.
The article is supposedly a review of The Age of Global Warming by Rupert Darwall. In the second paragraph of the excerpt, we see “All the action plans, taxes, green levies, protocols and carbon-emitting flights to massive summit meetings, after all, are not because of what its supporters call “The Science”.” That comes close to the reality of “climate change”, but fails to mention that this is all about instituting a Progressive government. Authoritarian. Dictatorial. Control over your life. Control of private entities. Full control of economies. Big Big Government. Fascism. This is the Third Reich without all the mass murder. Maybe. Let’s not forget that Leftists were more than will to turn their eyes away from the 100’s of millions killed by the Soviet Union and China, among other “communist” countries.
I’ve mentioned a few times that Jonah Goldberg referred to Progressivism as “nice fascism”, meaning that they do everything for your own good. But, the disciples are willing to get nasty when people refuse to conform. Witness what happened to now-former Mozilla CEO Brenden Eichs. The Progressive Hit Squad forced him out for failing to hold the proper beliefs.
Again, like always, I’ll point out that if Warmists really believed that Mankind is causing every weather/climate change, mostly through the use of fossil fuels, they might change their behavior. But, they don’t. Because the notion of “climate change” is just part of the gameplan to push Progressive politics worldwide. That sounds rather paranoid, rather conspiracy theory, I know, but sometimes they really are out to get you. And by you, I mean you, because these Progressive think none of the Bad Things, like rising prices, loss of freedom, higher taxes, etc, will happen to themselves.
Alas, the game may be up for the reality of “climate change”, but don’t think the Warmists will ever give up pushing this notion. It’s to important to their overall gameplan to quit.
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Thanks to Tim Blair for digging this one up (via Tom Nelson) (Digital Journal) Dr James Lovelock FRS (Gaia hypothesis)
This is all an attempt to save the world from Bad Weather due to the statistically insignificant temperature increase of