Friday, December 26, 2008

Czeck President on Warming Fanatics

The largest threat to freedom, democracy, the market economy, and prosperity at the end of the 20th and at the beginning of the 21st century is no longer socialism. It is, instead, the ambitious, arrogant, unscrupulous ideology of environmentalism.

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We present two further must read articles on the debate:

A Glimpse inside the Global Warming Debate by William DiPuccio

"Do you believe in Global Warming?" I have often been asked this question by people with little or no scientific background. It seems like a simple question that demands a "yes" or "no" answer. But in reality it is a complex question that cannot be reduced to an unqualified "yea" or "nay". The intent of this paper is not to resolve this question by rallying evidence for or against Global Warming (as if that can be done in a few pages!), but rather to lay bare the complexity of the climate change issue. Those who come to appreciate this fact will likely agree that simple answers are not only bad education, but can lead to bad policies.

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Warming or Hot Air? by William Katz

As regards global warming, my view is essentially the same as yours: Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) is a scam, with no basis in science. A few comments on my own particular view of global warming: (1) I am particularly annoyed by the claims that the "the debate is over," because this was exactly the claim originally made against the Copernican theory of the Solar System. Copernicus' opponents said the idea that the Earth was the third planet from the Sun was advanced by Aristrachus in 300 B.C. (true), and had been definitely refuted by 100 A.D. The debate is over! Sorry, it wasn't: the Earth IS the third planet.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is still socialism, they just don't call it that anymore. Walks like socialism, quacks like socialism, angles for a free meal at others expense, just like socialism. I remember reading somewhere that the communists of old joined the green movements.

Is there a difference, communism and socialism, apart from the fact that today's socialists aren't big on lining folks like us next to a ditch somewhere like the commies of old.