Posted by: Grant | April 26, 2012

Naomi Klein Unravels

Having failed to kick-start it, “The Left” have proceeded with the revolution anyway! – Looking more and more shrill and ridiclous.

Many people on “The Right” such as the UK Conservatives and our Joe Hockey and Malcolm Turnbull,  wanting to be environmentalists, were sympathetic to Global Warming when it came along – then they slowly started to notice that it was all being steered by contol-freak Leftists.

Global Warming: Science or Politics?
Posted on April 24, 2012
by Anthony Watts
Here is a good example of a warmist really wanting to push social control and using global warming as the excuse.
Story submitted by John Kehr The Inconvenient Skeptic

” …They accuse climate scientists of being watermelons — green on the outside and red on the inside.

Q. It seems exaggerated, but your piece was about how the right is in fact correct.

A (Klein). I don’t think climate change necessitates a social revolution. This idea is coming from the right-wing think tanks and not scientific organizations. They’re ideological organizations. Their core reason for being is to defend what they call free-market ideology. They feel that any government intervention leads us to serfdom and brings about a socialist world, so that’s what they have to fight off: a socialist world. Increase the power of the private sector and decrease the public sphere is their ideology.  You can set up carbon markets, consumer markets, and just pretend, but if you want to get serious about climate change, really serious, in line with the science, and you want to meet targets like 80 percent emissions cuts by midcentury in the developed world, then you need to be intervening strongly in the economy, and you can’t do it all with carbon markets and offsetting. You have to really seriously regulate corporations and invest in the public sector. And we need to build public transport systems and light rail and affordable housing along transit lines to lower emissions. The market is not going to step up to this challenge. We must do more: rebuild levees and bridges and the public sphere, because we saw in Katrina what happens when weak infrastructure clashes with heavy weather — it’s catastrophe. These climate deniers aren’t crazy — their worldview is under threat. If you take climate change seriously, you do have to throw out the free-market playbook…. “

But you don’t think that this is a social revolution, Naomi?!

 “need to be intervening strongly”
“really seriously regulate”
“really seriously… invest in the public sector”
“you do have to throw out the free-market playbook”

Yeah right!

I just wish they’d get out of science – we need science.


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