Some thoughts about policy for the aftermath of the climate wars.
If the Greens were really interested in the welfare of the worlds poor they would be doing all in their power to promote the develop of cheap and plentiful fossil fuel resources that would bring the worlds poor up from poverty. Instead by promoting a carbon free world they are doing just the opposite. The Green Movement is founded on a quest to return the earth to a backwoods Utopia where the elite live like Kings and the rest of us serfs starve and freeze to death in caves. However Pointman’s article provides some hope that people will see through the Green movements misanthropic proclivities and not willingly be led to the sacrificial altar of economic suicide and a slow death by energy poverty.
Charles Mackay wrote in his book, Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds – “Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.” The book may have been written in the mid-nineteenth century, but here we are at the kick off to the twenty-first, and that mass psychology is only too familiar. Maybe Hari Seldon was on to something after all.
The global warming craze is dying down. People, as Mackay noted, are coming out of it one by one and that process is accelerating with every passing day. Governments are cutting subsidies for green technologies not only because they don’t work, but because government coffers are empty. They’re broke. The politicians no longer mention it because it no longer gets votes and indeed just attracts a baleful hostility from a…
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