Global warming/climate change is a bunch of BS and the leftists pushing this crap need to be fought at every turn. Science.
Make no mistake, though this is an opinion piece, it would not appear in the NYT without the editorial staff’s full approval. A dopey fellow at Arizona State is so convinced that the planet is facing imminent demise from capitalism that the only thing able to save it is “environmental socialism”. What he really means is a “green dictatorship”. Somehow this a-hole missed the part about communist and socialist nations being among the biggest historical polluters. Or perhaps he missed the gulags, starvation and mass-murder, but that is really what leftists want. Fewer people, themselves in charge, and the power over who lives and who dies.
This is a bunch of disgusting pseudo-academic garbage. Equally depressing is the seals in the comment section dutifully clapping to this clown’s “brilliance”. I did not realize NYT readers were THAT stupid. Why does the NYT even have a business section any more?
The inconvenient truth is that Al Gore is a fraud, charlatan and con-man. His latest climate change movie has bombed as folks have caught on, or simply do not care in an era of ISIS, domestic unrest and economic want.
I will go to this schyster’s movie when he gives up his private jet and 50,000 square foot house. In other words, never!
Opinion – I believe man-made climate change to be a massive con. At best it is unproven.
Fact – the Paris Climate Accord was non-binding, extorted billions of dollars from the US, did nothing to slow global emissions, and was not appropriately ratified in the US.
Despite this, as was predicted the far-left radicals went into full temper-tantrum mode. The best of the week:
Idiotic “climate accord” – buh-bye. The far-left is in full temper tantrum mode over Trump pulling the US out of the flawed, unenforceable, corrupt Paris climate accord.
Some of the adjectives being used are: “stupid, reckless, illegal, treasonous, and planet-destroying”. Projection alert: all of these things can actually be said of the original accord, but that is what leftists do.
Here are the facts, which are kryptonite to leftist crazies:
The accord was of dubious legality in the US since Obama refused to put it in front of Congress as it is required by law if an actual treaty. He knew it would die there: that is why he took it upon himself to sign. If the left wants the US in this, put it to vote. That is how the country works.
The accord will do nothing to halt “global warm, er, climate change”. Only countries in North America and Europe would have their emissions cut, leaving the developing world and India/China to continue to pollute while growing their economies.
The accord is entirely unenforceable as is. The only mechanism to get countries to comply is moral suasion. We have seen how that works out: every nation has cheated on previous emission treaties like Kyoto.
The accord would pressure the US to pay billions to corrupt third-world nations to develop “alternative energy” sources. Bet that will work out well. It is basically extortion.
All those US CEO’s pushing for this (Tesla, Apple, Google, JPM, Exxon, ect) must know what they are talking about, right? Yeah, they are all big business corporatists who will profit mightily from government handouts. That’s right. Follow the money.
“The US needs to be a climate leader” says the left. Well, by pulling out of this farce it is being a leader.
The short story is that this is another well-aimed thumb in the eye to the elitist, globalist movement. That is why the left is so enraged. Their attempt at world order is crumbling. Bravo, President Trump.
This seemingly innocuous nerdy guy has become a darling of the far-left with his wacky opinions about things seemingly scientific and unabashed climate-change fear mongering and threats. His statements are often ungrounded from actual science, he is unabashed anti-free speech, and he isn’t even a scientist.
He is a fraud, a con, and a charlatan.
And now, the “people’s climate march”. Send in the clowns.