Climate Change MADNESS: Ideology Driven to Disaster!
This is not going to sit well with many folks, but the failure to see this is disturbing.
If AGW is the doomsday machine it's alleged to be, and it may very well not (but let's say it could be) AGW proponents need to gut their ranks on all levels, including scientists and legislaters, sort out the ideological agendas, and decide what's important. Here's why:
Perhaps you've been hiding under a rock and have never learned that the various tenets of the leftist ideology include environmentalism, social services, and globalist socialism- often described as "redistribution of wealth". Nobody protest "that's not ME!" because that's not the point.
Most of the individuals driving much of the climate change alarmism have positions of various portions of this.
This related ideology is the exact reason most of the activism and measures so far are DANGEROUS AND MUST BE STOPPED AT ALL COSTS if arresting climate change matters- they ARE conflicting ideologies.
Bill Clinton was deeply faulted with this same confusion and he is one of the primary players in how we got into this economic and environmental mess as it is.
Globalist Socialism minded Bill Clinton, also being a moderate and capitalist, sees the 1.3 billion people in China as oppressed masses and drops nearly all trade barriers between us early in his term. Sounds great to him as US companies are eager to do business including open factories there (closing them here as well). Clinton also fights for human rights for their people. It's a feel good thing as he sees us bringing the Chinese standard of living up more in line with ours, he helps free them from censorship, they now have the internet, they can see how we live and they want it.
China's industrial revolution happens nearly overnight. Factories spring up everywhere producing things for the world, many of which used to be here- we handed them the know how.
Problem: We couldn't force their industry to adopt the same pollution controls we had been using here on countless chemical and industrial processes. Environmentalists here were also further restricting emissions on various processes and chased the last of it there as well.
ADDITIONALLY BY FREEING THE CHINESE PEOPLE AND ACCELERATING THEIR INDUSTRIALIZATION, HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF CHINESE NOW WORK IN FACTORIES, HAVE ELECTRICITY, APPLIANCES, MOTOR VEHICLES, COUNTLESS LUXURIES THEY NEVER HAD AS A RESULT OF THEIR RAISED STANDARD OF LIVING. DRIVEN BY GUILT FOR BEING A "HAVE" AND SEEING THOSE WHO "HAVE NOT".
AGW is allegedly caused by human industrial activity. China long ago surpassed US for carbon output- thanks to globalist socialism policies of Bill Clinton, and I don't care if anyone likes it or not that IS how it went down.
YOU CANNOT RAISE STANDARDS OF LIVING FOR THIRD WORLD MASSES OUT OF GUILT WHILE AT THE SAME TIME RESTRICT A RUNAWAY PROBLEM YOU SAY IS CAUSED BY HUMAN INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY. CAN I MAKE THIS ANY MORE CLEAR TO AGW PROPONENTS BEFORE THERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO SAVE. This is what's been going on with kyoto. this is why the IPCC is all ****ed up and needs to be shut down IMMEDIATELY. You have all these third world nations being coddled with policies of "carbon equity" and "climate justice" and it's actually funding hospitals, electricity, roads, and all sorts of industrialization in third world countries. It's encouraging corporations to build factories in non annex 1 nations. GGE ARE SOARING.
IT'S ONE OR THE OTHER. BRING UP THE MASSES OR STOP AGW.
I am shouting because it's hard to get past people's defenses of their ideologies.
There is a different direction this goes, some say many of these confused people are AGW scientists who, intentionally or not, have allowed their globalist socialism ideology to influence their work with an anti-capitalist, anti-consumptionism form of environmental self loathing. (please don't hate on the messenger here) This is not an outrageous or unfounded claim. Thus their interpretation of statistical data may have been filtered through an "environmentalism as religion" set of goggles and global warming is not as dire as their numbers suggest. This may explain why they do not seem to notice nor care that GGE since the implementation of Kyoto has soared, as bringing up living standards is their larger agenda.
To be sure this is not a scientific analysis, though I feel that solar variation bears the bulk of influence on temperature changes, and many scientists agree. This is a political issue but the one statistic that again is undeniable is that Global Greenhouse Gas emissions as a whole have risen dramatically since Kyoto's implementation in 1998- even though the lone non signatory nation, the US, had its output only rise moderately. Raise the issue with AGW activists- they don't even want to discuss it.
In any case there are many confused ideologues promoting their side of the AGW alarmism.
According to a critical special contribution written by Lawrie McFarlane in Victoria's Times Colonist, "For socialism, at least in its early form, shared those same instincts—distrust of private enterprise, animus toward wealth, the urge to proselytize and faith in big government. And like environmentalism, it marched under the banner of a superior morality. (...) Environmentalism is neither religion nor science. It is a political mission, every bit as unquestioning as socialism in its heyday, and offering the same giddy promise to followers: The delicious prospect of being in the right, and better still, running things."
AGW is being used to push politics, make negative judgements upon the opposition based upon false moral grounds, and I will say that even though I am very green minded any hint I drop even questioning AGW is met with accusations of "denier" as if I am denying the holocaust. People are misusing it as a vehicle but actually driving it in the wrong direction when they take the sidetrips to indulge their guilt about living in a relatively wealthy society.