September 26, 2010
Definitely not Z-list, in other words. Which is what makes one particular item on the group's discussion agenda so tremendously significant.
See if you can spot the one I mean:
Yep, that's right - Global Cooling
Let me explain briefly why this is a bombshell waiting to explode.
This in turn is justified to (increasingly skeptical) electorates on the grounds that man-made CO2 is a prime driver of dangerous global warming and must therefore be reduced drastically, at no matter what social, economic and environmental cost.
In the Eighties and Nineties, the global elite had a nice run of hot weather to support their (scientifically dubious) claims. But now they don't.
Winters are getting colder. Fuel bills are rising (in the name of combating climate change, natch). The wheels are starting to come off the AGW bandwagon. Ordinary people, resisting two decades of concerted brainwashing, are starting to notice.
As well as leading to food shortages (as, for example, it becomes harder to grow wheat in northerly latitudes; adding, of course, to such already-present disasters as biofuels and the rejection of GM), global cooling is going to find electorates increasingly angry that they have been sold a pup.
And to what end?
If man-made global warming was really happening and really a problem we might possibly have carried on putting up with all these constraints on our liberty and assaults on our income.
But if it turns out to have been a
Watch the global power elite squirming to reposition itself as it slowly distances itself from Anthropogenic Global Warming ("Who? Us? No. We never thought of it as more than a quaint theory…"), and tries to find new ways of justifying green taxation and control. (Ocean acidification; biodiversity; et al).
You'll notice sly shifts in policy spin.
In Britain, for example, Chris "Chicken Little" Huhne's suicidal "dash for wind" will be re-invented as a vital step towards "energy security."
There will be less talk of "combatting climate change" and more talk of "mitigation". You'll hear enviro-Nazis like Obama's Science Czar John Holdren avoid reference to "global warming" like the plague, preferring the more reliably vague phrase "global climate disruption."
The list of the guilty goes on and on...
Each in his own way - and whether through ignorance, naivety idealism or cynicism, it really doesn't matter for the result has been the same - has done his bit to push the greatest con-trick in the history of science, forcing on global consumers the biggest bill in the history taxation, using "global warming" as an excuse to extend the reach of government further than it has ever gone before.
In the US, the Tea Party movement is showing us the way.