The road to Eco Hell 8

“What I felt … was the sort of detached, sardonic amusement an alien might feel on viewing from outer space a once-great civilisation destroying itself over an issue of immeasurable triviality. That issue, of course, is ‘Climate Change’.”

So James Delingpole writes at the Telegraph.

He goes on magnificently:

Never before in history, I doubt, has so much money ever been squandered, so much suffering and poverty exacerbated, so much economic damage been inflicted, so many lies promulgated and so much environmental destruction wrought in order to deal with a problem so microscopically miniscule. Really, if Barack Obama were to declare war on Belgium because he’d always found Tintin Au Congo offensively racist, or if David Cameron were to launch a nuclear strike on Mykonos because all those white-painted buildings were “way too gay”, you still wouldn’t be even half way close to equalling the quite breathtaking stupidity, purblind ignorance and suicidal wrongheadedness of the disasters currently being inflicted on the world by our boneheaded political and administrative classes on their holy mission to “combat climate change.”

Let’s concentrate on the British example since, thanks to Cameron’s determination to lead the “greenest government ever”, we’re further down the road to Eco Hell than most, and let’s look at the reasons behind those electricity and gas price rises.

These are outlined here in this must-read piece by the Global Warming Policy Foundation’s Benny Peiser, which lists the various mechanisms (Renewables Obligations, European Emissions Trading Scheme, Feed-In Tariffs, etc) which, this year alone, will drive up our domestic energy bills by around 15 per cent and business energy costs by 20 to 25 per cent. Every one of these mechanisms is based on the so-far-very-much-unproven hypothesis that Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide emissions are contributing dangerously to “Global Warming” and that this “Global Warming” is an undesirable thing. In other words, our political classes are imposing on both our domestic expenses and on the broader economy swingeing costs whose sole justification is the threadbare theorising of a small number of heavily compromised scientists brandishing dodgy computer models.

“How did those charlatans get away with it?” That is the question historians will be asking in generations to come. …  And: “How can it possibly have been that, during the worst global recession since the 1930s, the world’s political leaders were able to impose such enormous, unjustified extra costs on their ailing economies without serious criticism from the commentariat or rebellion from their electorates?” …

The answer to that question lies largely in the deceitful propaganda put out by the Left, its hurray-chorus the media, and their useful idiots who hold political power:

Here we have Tim Yeo MP – a Conservative MP, allegedly, and one with an influential position on Britain’s energy policy – joining up with various violently left-wing members of the Opposition to promulgate exactly the same almighty whopper: that the reason are energy prices are skyrocketing is down to a combination of insufficient regulation and corporate greed.

Let me just repeat that: here is an influential member of Britain’s Tory-led Coalition essentially arguing that what Britain needs right now is a less free market and more regulation. …

Prime Minister David Cameron is not the brightest spark in the generally rather damp fireworks of British politics. He is the leader of the Conservative Party,  yet he has expressed admiration for … wait for it … you’ll find it hard to believe … Saul Alinsky (the Marxist revolutionary inventor of “community organizing”, guru to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama). See here and here.

Delingpole concludes:

Say what you like about David Cameron … but if there’s one thing he’s good at it’s being more slippery than a jellied eel in a tub of KY Jelly. And he’ll need this skill in spades if he’s not to go down in history as the Prime Minister who, in the name of a non-existent problem, presided over the devastation of the British countryside with bat-chomping eco-crucifixes for rent-seeking toffs (aka wind farms) and the destruction of the British economy thanks to the imposition of wholly unnecessary costs and regulations.

Actually there’s probably no saving the British economy. Or  Britain. Unless it abandons Socialism/Greenism, it will be poor; and whether or not it abandons Socialism/Greenism, it will be Islamized. Few British politicians – few Britons – want to face up to those all-too-real threats. It’s easier to pretend that the problem is climate change and the solution is wind-farms.

  • Andrew M

    A few of my friends do research on photovoltaic cells, which I admit is a pretty enticing technology: what could be more awesome than the sun shining on your roof to provide you with more power than you need for a day? At the same time, the reason they are doing research on these fronts is precisely because these technologies are still decades down the line towards becoming profitable enough to distribute to the greater public. As of now, only the richest of the middle class who has the brain waves to give a damn about esoteric concerns like “global warming” can afford them, as Richard Dawkins himself admitted to doing  in The Greatest Show on Earth.

    Regardless of whatever truth value it may have, two things peeve me about the whole “global warming” scandal: 1. it is being used as a scare tactic to cower the voting bloc into supporting a certain position which has the illusion of being helpful to their long-term prosperity (the reverse is true), and 2. their most ardent advocates are hypocritical about their own energy consumption; just look at <url="http://fast1.onesite.com/blogs.telegraph.co.uk/user/milo_yiannopoulos/4230427.jpg?v=193000"Al Gore’s mansion (during Earth Day 2009, no less!) or Thomas Friedman’s mansion, who recently wrote an NYT article on  we greedy humans are squelching the Earth by breeding too much.

    Smart conservation policy entails individuals voluntarily sacrificing luxuries or innovating energy solutions that cut their costs and utilizing the difference, thus contributing to greater prosperity for all through the free market.

    NB: Seeing this is my most code-heavy post, a preview feature would be immensely welcomed.

  • George

    More and more people have been pushing the nuclear energy agenda. What they haven’t talked about is what to do  with all the nuclear waste. What about all the threats of terrorist attacks upon nuclear plants and the threat of obtaining nuclear material from the plants and using that nuclear energy or waste to contaminate water supplies or reservoirs with such waste. Knowing what these crazy terrorist wackos are capable of , I wouldn’t put it past them and we need safeguards  to be put in place regarding such a threat.  Also , so far the solution has been to bury the nuclear waste which pollutes our environment with deadly nuclear material. That is NOT a solution but actually another compounded problem. Remember the disasters at the nuclear plants  in Japan,  3-mile island , and Chernobyl were all considered to be safe and claimed to have posed no threats. Look what happened as a result. We are now being told that the new ones are so safe. How many disasters have to happen before people get their heads out of their $#@ ?
           Go to the internet and check out the keyword search— ” Neutralize radioactive waste ”  . It can be found at http://www.innovativetech.us/FutureProd-rw.htm           They use Brown’s Gas to neutralize the nuclear radioactive energy and yet the government has chosen to ignore them.  The government cares NOTHING about the safety and welfare of the people but rather of keeping and expanding it’s power.
               
     

  • Scrims2

    The first paragraph puts it in a nutshell – “breathtaking stupidity” says it all!!!  Has every generation been this stupid? Religion has duped us for milleniums, but now instead of growing out of all that, we have just traded it in for another stinking pile of horse-hockey, and feel so good about ourselves!  It really doesn’t bode well for the future of the human race.

  • Frank

    George Carlin tells it like it is.

    George Carlin – Saving the planet

    • George

      Hey Frank—–check out three other George Carlin video clips on Youtube.   They are  :   ” You have no rights”  , ” You are all diseased ” and ” The Ten Commandments” . 

  • Frank

    George Carlin tells it like it is.
    George Carlin – Saving the planethttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eScDfYzMEEw

  • George

      Whatever happened to the bold & gallant political leaders who stood up for what is right ?  What happened to the brave leaders with valor and conviction ? How did these political weaklings get into the “driver seat” of power ?  The answer :    The stupid , brainwashed , bamboozled voting citizens voted them into office —that’s how !  It’s political suicide what these morons are doing.  You have these nut-cases pushing the global warming ( aka- Climate Change ) agenda which is leftist propaganda .  I’ll tell you what climate change is . It’s called SUMMER,  WINTER,  SPRING, FALL .    The four seasons is climate change. Our climate is cyclical and can be altered on occassion by outside influences such as solar flares , etc.   When Mt. St. Helens (volcano) erupted , it put more pollution into our atmosphere than all the automobiles, jet aircraft, factories, and Bar-B-Q grills could in a thousand years.  When the BP oil well disaster occurred , there were companies ( and one in particular) that advised the Obama administration that they could cap that well in less than 8 hours and they were refused. Why ?  Because it is believed by many experts that if a bunch of damage were to occur to our shores and fishing wild life and industry as a result of this disaster, the people in general would be against having oil wells in the Gulf or anywhere offshore and would then back  the so-called  ” green energy ” agenda being promoted by Obama .  It’s sad that we have a small handfull of corrupt politicians that are destroying our society , our infrastructure, our national security, our freedoms, our system of capitalism and free enterprise .   At the rate we’re going now , the world will be back to the stone age in another generation. The shameful and sad part is that people would have just stood around and passively & ignorantly  allowed it to happen ( and in some cases actually supported it ).