Ed Driscoll

'The Tom Friedman of Climatology'

Wait, I thought the Tom Friedman of Climatology was…Tom Friedman. But still, Power Line’s John Hinderaker links to the Washington Times piece by Patrick J. Michaels on NASA’s James Hansen that we mentioned yesterday and writes:

Historically, the Communist Chinese have tended to shoot those whom they found inconvenient–as opposed to climate realists, who not only don’t shoot the alarmists, but confine themselves to arguing against them with scientific evidence.

Mr. Hansen has another idea to circumvent our democracy. Because Congress is not likely to pass any legislation making carbon-based energy prohibitively expensive, he proposed, in the South China Morning Post, that China lead a boycott of our economy:

“After agreement with other nations, e.g., the European Union, China and these nations could impose rising internal carbon fees. Existing rules of the World Trade Organization would allow collection of a rising border duty on products from all nations that do not have an equivalent internal carbon fee or tax.

“The United States then would be forced to make a choice. It could either address its fossil-fuel addiction … or … accept continual descent into second-rate and third-rate economic well-being.”

And this guy has been on the payroll of the United States of America for decades! Global warming has always been about political power, not science. As public opinion turns ever more decisively against the alarmists, we can expect more naked totalitarianism from the climate left.

Not to mention increasingly eliminationist-sounding rhetoric and propaganda:

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Related: “‘Ecofascist’ Is Not An Insult — It’s a description.”