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One Motive Behind The Global Warming Catastrophists November 18, 2015 8:00 AM | Tagged as Lomborg, Marxist
WSJ 17 November 2015, Page A19: “Gambling the World Economy on Climate” by Bjorn Lomborg
For years, The Biz Bucks Guy has read about major political powers pushing the pseudo-science of global warming and wondering what their motivation really is. One such group’s primary motive is the destruction of capitalism. This strategy is used by closet Marxists who want governments to control the world economy. They are not able to do it directly or the common sense of the electorate would rebel. So they package their ideology in a gift-wrapped stealth box and contrive a catastrophic ending for us all if we don’t bow to their religion. While this is only one group, they are very strong and organized.
A cousin to this propaganda are those that push climate change doctrine to “get” to the US economy, to hold it back, and allow other countries to be more competitive. They are actually capitalists who want to win by slowing the US economy down. Some influential members of the EU Parliament have so stated.
Regardless of the many motives, the Paris talks that convene November 30th should be watched closely. Consider this quote from Lomborg’s piece: “The U.N.’s climate chief, Christiana Figueres, says openly that the aim of the talks is ‘to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the industrial revolution.’” What is that economic development model? You guess it, that evil capitalism.
Again from Lomborg, “That (anti-capitalism) outlook will be welcome among attendees like the delegation from Bolivia. That country’s official material submitted for the talks proposes a ‘lasting solution’ for climate change: ‘We must destroy capitalism.’” The Bolivian’s submission was at least honest. No stealth they.
The Biz Bucks Guy has often quoted an unknown source, “Capitalism is the worst economic system ever devised, except for all the rest.” How many pharmaceutical drugs has Bolivia invented? I suspect it’s a nice round number…zero. The past 150 years has seen the world's life expectancy rate increase 2.5 times, as capitalism has increased world-wide. Furthermore, capitalism, together with free trade, has driven poverty rates down dramatically.
As Lomborg wrote, “Perhaps capitalism as ‘a system of death’ is a minority view at the conference, but the agreements coming out of Paris are likely to see countries that have flourished with capitalism willingly compromising their future prosperity in the name of climate change.”
The world economic loss from the addition of proposals from the 100+ nations at Paris is conservatively estimated to be north of $1 trillion ANNUALLY. It could be much more. And for what benefit? A peer-reviewed study shows all these proposals will reduce global temperatures by 2100 by a whopping 0.306 degree Fahrenheit.
What a waste of our scarce resources and well-being.
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