Bill Clinton stepped in global warming stupidity at a recent campaign speech in CO.
"And maybe America, and Europe, and Japan, and Canada -- the rich counties -- would say, 'OK, we just have to slow down our economy and cut back our greenhouse gas emissions 'cause we have to save the planet for our grandchildren.' We could do that.This political theme is seen over and over again in the arguments from proponents of AGW: we've got to act now; we've got to save the planet for our grandchildren; we need more government resources (i.e., taxes from you) to fight AGW. You see these themes all the time from politicians who claim this "scientifically sound" policy isn't about politics--it's about saving the planet from you--the ignorant capitalist sheep who've caused all of this. They bitch at you, but they don't want to do anything themselves, so they buy "carbon credits" from companies they own, which is about the stupidest bull crap I've ever seen. If any of you are falling for these shenanigans then you're a dolt.
And these power-seeking politicians claim that scientists, not themselves, are driving the governments of the world to do something about AGW. Except that these particular scientists (those thoroughly onboard with the religion of global warming) need some of your tax dollars in the form of government research grants to make sure that they can remain healthy capitalists (shhhh!). The large number of scientists who denounce the theory of AGW, including some of those originally on the UN's IPCC, are denigrated and called oil company sycophants.
Problem is that there is no problem; the problem is a fart in the wind, literally and figuratively. Those who have power want only one thing more than power--to retain and grow their power. If you're scared that our greenhouse gas emissions are rapidly destroying the planet, you'll need to put them in charge of doing something about it. Then they'll need more revenue to do something about it. Voila! Power consolidation at its sneakiest.
There are mega-problems with the theory of manmade global warming. Dig around and you'll find all you can handle, and it's scientific evidence--not empirical evidence, which is what the news media shoves down your throat all the time. If it's "unusually warm" (whatever that is) the media either blatantly says or clandestinely implies it's manmade global warming; if it's "unusually cold," (again, huh?) they tell you it's driven by manmade climate change (aka global warming). If we have a strong hurricane season, they say we did it with our greenhouse gases; oops...except the hurricane seasons haven't cooperated for the past two years...sorry Gore-Christ, guess you'll need to edit your Oscar-winning movie.