That Sight-Challenged Pachyderm Again

Roy Spencer has a book debunking the pseudo-science underlying the global warming claims.

What’s noteworthy is the contrast between how he handles the scientific and social aspects of the hoax.  First, the scientific, in the author’s own words:

“I wanted it [Climate Confusion] to be an entertaining and easily understood primer on how weather and climate works, showing why manmade global warming is unlikely to be a serious problem for humanity. … helping the reader to better appreciate why scientific research in this area has become tainted and untrustworthy.

Now the social, again, in the author’s words:

“I wanted to counter currently proposed policy “solutions” to global warming that will have devastating effects on the world’s poor.

First, he deals with the facts.  Global warming is not going to hurt us, and the research has become tainted.  There is no room to argue with him, except on the merits of his claims (good luck with that).

Second, he deals with values.  The harm of policy proposals will be to “the world’s” poor.  I doubt he means that poor people are the property of some personified “world”.  I think he means poor people outside he US (presumably poor people in the US are too rich to be included in this argument).  And any consideration of middle-class people in the US or–god forbid–rich people is Right Out!

This blind elephant can handle facts.  Generally, I’ve observed that when addressing global warmenism, those grey four-ton beasts do a proper job.  This is why I think that the game will soon be up for hypesters of global warmenism.

But when it comes to values, the elephants fail miserably.  There is a better case against the policies proposed for the hoax of climate change.  These policies are vicious.  They hurt everyone.  And they do so by looting private companies and individuals, forcing people not to produce oil, and forcing people not to burn it.  By what right can government do this?  Blank out.

Frankly, Mr. Spencer, the “world’s” poor have been supressing themselves for generations.  It was in the late 1950’s (if I recall correctly) that Ayn Rand noted that it’s incorrect to call them “developing” nations.  She said they are not developed, not developing, and never-to-be-developed.  With few exceptions, the list of “developing” nations is the same today, 50 years later.

It is not for their sake that we should oppose government action in the name of this Big Lie.  It is for our sake.


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