Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Warming Shwarming II

I can't help but comment on the spectacle presented by the arrival of Al Gore (The Prophet) to Capitol Hill today. First, an appetizer, presented by none other than Katie Couric:

But today it was a triumphant return, this time as a private citizen, to declare that the world faces a "planetary emergency" over climate change. And now, a lot of his skeptics agree that Gore makes a powerful point. The scientific consensus is clear, and Gore urged Congress to listen to scientists, not special interests.

"A lot of his skeptics"...? Not this skeptic. Unfortunately for Al and Katie, the only clear thing is that there is no real consensus on the issue, particularly as Gore's exaggerations become harder to ignore. Gore's seeming hypocrisy on the issue is also troubling- his reliance on gimmicky carbon offsets is a joke.

The president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus, wrote recently on what he sees as the religion of Global Warming:

'Communism has been replaced by the threat of an ambitious environmentalism.' Klaus said poor nations would also be hurt by efforts to impose limits and standards on emissions of gases believed to cause global warming.
'They will not be able to absorb new technological standards required by the anti-greenhouse religion, their products will have difficulty accessing the developed markets, and as a result the gap between them and the developed world will widen,' he wrote.
'This ideology preaches earth and nature and under the slogans of their protection – similarly to the old Marxists – wants to replace the free and spontaneous evolution of mankind by a sort of central, now global, planning of the whole world,' he added.

Call me a crackpot or a paranoid, but I couldn't agree more. It may only be a matter of time before Global Warming idealogues move from mandating what kind of lightbulbs we buy to when we procreate. Wouldn't limiting population limit greenhouse gases? Is it so far for them to go? Once they assume control and we cede certain freedoms over how we live, for good or ill, we open the door to the permanent restriction on our freedoms.


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