Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Left's Fascist Agenda on Global Warming

I was all ready to do my weekly fluffy fantasy football post, when I read something disturbing at the U.S. Senate Committee Environment & Public Works website:
"A U.S. based environmental magazine that both former Vice President Al Gore (http://gristmill.grist.org/print/2006/9/19/11408/1106?show_comments=no"
In defense of David Roberts, here is the entire post he made (from the link above):
"Check out this startling excerpt from George Monbiot's new book Heat.

It's about the climate-change "denial industry," which most of you are probably familiar with. What you may not know about is the peculiar role of the tobacco industry in the whole mess. I've read about this stuff for years and even I was surprised by some of the details.

When we've finally gotten serious about global warming, when the impacts are really hitting us and we're in a full worldwide scramble to minimize the damage, we should have war crimes trials for these bastards -- some sort of climate Nuremberg.
"

In order to give Mr. Roberts a fair hearing, I go to the link to George Monbiot's book excerpt, which allegedly links the tobacco industry to the "global warming deniers". It was the usual conspiratorial garbage until I got to this part:
"The website it has financed - JunkScience.com - has been the main entrepot for almost every kind of climate-change denial that has found its way into the mainstream press. It equates environmentalists with Nazis, communists and terrorists."

I read everything JunkScience.com had to say about global warming, and I missed the name-calling of which the website is accused. If anything, I found their articles on global warming to be objective, without the partisan venom displayed by George Monbiot and David Roberts. In fact, JunkScience.com explicitly does NOT deny that global warming is happening, or that human emissions are having an impact. It merely puts the human factor within the context of other environmental factors which have a greater impact. In other words, we could reduce human emissions to zero and still not prevent global warming if the other factors are going to cause it anyway.

Speaking of Roberts, let us return to his idea about Nuremberg trials for global warming deniers. I wonder if he would be willing to have himself put on trial if either (1) global warming never comes to pass, or (2) it is definitively proven that human emissions have NOT caused it.

What worries me about even suggesting such trials is it displays the contempt the environmental movement shows for those opposed to it. Given the power and oppurtunity, I can easily imagine them running such trials even in the absence of global warming. How dare anyone challenge their enlightened views!

And maybe JunkScience.com SHOULD equate "environmentalists with Nazis, communists and terrorists."

2 comments:

William R. Barker said...

Ed... does it really shock you to find that once again agents of the Left are being dishonest, disingenuous, and manipulative?

(*SMILE*)

I'm a cynic, Ed. I hold a generally low opinion of human nature.

MOST people... not, all... but MOST... will gladly turn a blind eye to facts that don't jibe with their worldview or gut reactions to events. "Intellectual integrity?" Let's just put it this way... I don't think it's the norm. (*SMILE*)

MOST people will gladly cherry-pick facts - and SUPPOSITION - which support their opinions and disregard facts and theories that don't. (*WINK*)

Also... and once again we return to human nature... most people - MOST - are ready, willing, and able (*GRIN*) to "forgive" themselves their double-standards and forgive the double-standards of their friends and supporters.

Would George Monbiot and David Roberts knowingly and willingly lay their own "sins" bare before a neutral body for "judgement?" Not on you life, buddy!

Consider this post your daily dose of cynicism. (*GRIN*)

BILL

EdMcGon said...

Bill,
It doesn't shock me. It annoys me.