Nov 10 - For a brief period I subscribed to The Economist, the
London-based internationally distributed magazine, but I stopped as it
became obvious that its editors are idiots and the general purpose of
the magazine is to ignore any and all facts that might contradict their
obsession with “global warming” and now “climate change.”
Last year, The Economist had a cover that
said, “Stop Climate Change.” That’s like saying stop the Earth from
circumnavigating the Sun. The issue came out about the same time as the
entire fictitious infrastructure of “global warming” came undone and
resulted in the collapse of the last United Nations conference of liars
who had gathered in Copenhagen to impose the purchase, sale and trade of
“carbon credits” on the world.
A year later, the Chicago Exchange that had been set up to cash in on
the scam had closed its doors. The one in Europe is selling carbon
credits for pennies these days. Naturally, California, besotted with
global warming idiocy, is preparing to have its own exchanges.
Apparently, despite glaring headlines in British newspapers, no one at
The Economist was aware that the Climate Research Unit (CRU) of East
Anglia University had been found to be rigging the UN’s
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change data for years.
Did the Economist’s editors learn anything in the past year? No. Indeed,
its latest issue sports a cover that says
“How to Live with Climate Change.” In a year’s time, they have gone
from saying stop climate change to learn to live with it. Is there a
This is not the most original idea given the fact that human beings have
been living with climate change since we climbed down from the trees and
began walking upright, developing language, and spreading across the
face of the Earth.
Eskimos found ways to survive in the Arctic. Polynesians learned to
travel among Pacific islands. Everywhere civilizations came and went
while agriculture was introduced to feed more and more people who, in
turn, preferred living in cities as opposed to plowing the soil. The art
and science of war flourished.
The Economist focused its attention on next week’s “meeting of the
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change”, the subject of a
conference to be held in Cancun, Mexico.
You may recall that President Obama attended last year’s conference in
Copenhagen that foundered on the news that there never was any dramatic
increase in the Earth’s temperature.
Leaked emails revealed that the only “proof” of “global warming” could
be found in corrupt, falsified computer models churned out by the CRU
and a coordinated climate scam out of Pennsylvania State University, the
recipient of comparable “climate research” funding.
The President had to depart early because of
a massive blizzard
that enveloped Copenhagen.
Even the Economist had to admit that “in the wake of the Copenhagen
summit, there is a growing acceptance that the effort to avert serious
climate change has run out of steam.”
It is an act of journalistic criminality to publish outright lies, but
The Economist is not deterred by anything resembling the truth. It
asserts a “likelihood “ that “the Earth will be at least 3 degrees
Celsius warmer at the end of this century than it was at the beginning
of the industrial revolution, less warming is possible, but so is more,
and quicker.” So there could be
but there could be
This is utter rot.
Just as the Cancun festival of climate lies will do, The Economist
rhapsodizes about a massive redistribution of wealth from industrialized
developed nations to those in the grip of despots, Islam, communism or
other systems that keep them poor. When interviewed recently,
IPCC official, Ottmar Edenhofer, a German economist, bluntly said
that “One has to free oneself from the illusion that international
climate policy is environmental policy,”
So what is climate change policy really about? It is about how “we
redistribute de facto the world’s wealth….” If this sounds like the
usual communist claptrap, it is.
© Alan Caruba, 2010
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