What constantly amazes me on this BB, is the ludicrous belief that normal historical global warming is made into "Man Made Global Warming". How can so many of you Algorists continue to survive in life, being as ignorant as you are...as easily hoodwinked as you allow...as such a crowd of sheeple that buy into one of the most overwhelming hoaxs since the great Tulip fiasco?
The following article isn't meant to change any of the leftists minds on RTF. I recognize that form of lack of intelligence has nothing to do with logic, so I've quit cutting bait long ago. This is meant for bolstering the beliefs of the conservatives that are always in need of material to offset the damage the left is doing to our society, and to our young.
If that cap-and-spend bill goes through, we will have nailed the coffin door down farther than sane thinking patriots will be able to reverse. It will be more proof that the something-for-nothing-crowd has succeeded.
Garyís Note: Itís the lull period here in the Whiskey Bar. Things slow down a bit as the world rolls over into a new year. About this time we like to visit some of the bigger themes. So what could be more appropriate than a conversation with Whiskey Bar Panel regular Doug Casey? Below in an interview with Louis James, editor of International Spectator, Doug discusses climate, politics and the ultimate destiny of mankind and life itself.
Whiskey & Gunpowder
By Doug Casey and Louis James
December 28, 2009
Interviews with CaseyCasey on Climate and the Fate of Mankind
L: [Phone rings. Itís Doug Casey, whose gravelly, ďLobo, letís talk!Ē always makes me smile.] Hi Doug! Whatís on your mind?
Doug: Global warming. People like my fanatical neighbors here in Aspen seem perfectly willing to undo centuries of progress because they are completely delusional about global warming. The Peopleís Republic of Aspen is an epicenter of political correctness.
L: Donít hold back, Doug, tell me what you really think.
Doug: [Chuckles] Global warming is the most prominent form of mass hysteria raging across the world today. Kids in school these days are almost afraid to breathe, because it will ďincrease their carbon footprint.Ē Itís quite amazing, the way carbon, the element all life is based on, has replaced plutonium as the enemy-element. Itís as if the chattering classes are making war on the periodic table of the elements.
Meanwhile, theyíve been changing the cry from ďglobal warmingĒ to ďclimate changeĒ because thereís so little evidence thereís actually any warming going on. I believe that as little as a decade from now, global warming will be recognized as one of the greatest swindles in world history. It has so little scientific basis, it can only rationally be considered a political scam.
L: If thatís true, will the scam ever be revealed? There was a silly movie ó I believe it was called ďThe Day After TomorrowĒ ó in which global warming caused the world to suddenly freeze over. If people are willing to think thatís possible, and the only thing certain is that things will change, and any change can be blamed on people, perhaps the con job can be maintained indefinitely. It could become a perpetual guilt trip aimed at the population, just as useful as the one certain churches used for centuries to control people.
Doug: Yes. I think Roseanne Rosannadanna of Saturday Night Live said it best: If itís not one thing, itís another. Itís always something.
Thereís a professional class of hysterics in the world. They are the same type of people who were walking around in the Middle Ages in sack-cloth, throwing ashes on themselves, saying that the world was going to come to an end.
The world will come to an end, of course, maybe even before the sun dies in about five billion years. But these people have no perspective at all. They donít realize that the earth is just an insignificant ball of dirt, in a nothing/nowhere star system, in a nothing/nowhere galaxy ó of which there are billions, each containing billions and billions of stars. And thatís just in this universe. Thereís reason to believe that thereís an almost infinite number of universes like ours, with new ones being created virtually every second.
And these people are worried about changes in the biosphere of this one, tiny little planet. To me, it makes no sense. But dropping from the sublime, cosmic scale down to the local level, itís still completely ridiculous.
L: Okay, letís talk about that. What are the facts? How ridiculous is fear of climate change?
Doug: Contrary to the blatantly untrue statements these people make about the science being ďsettled,Ē if the science indicates anything at all, it indicates that anthropogenic global warming is not significant. Remember, the question is not so much whether there is any warming ó which is another question ó but whether human activity is a major, or even significant, contributing factor to global warming.
Of course men can have an effect on the planet. We have wiped out numerous species that we know about, just in historic times, like the dodo, the passenger pigeon. And we almost did in the North American bison. Of course we have an impact, and people do make mistakes. Itís unfortunate. And because of the butterfly effect (because of quantum effects, tiny changes can have huge consequences, such as a butterfly flapping its wings on one side of the world resulting in a hurricane on the other side), humans could have a big effect on climate change ó but so could everything else. The point is that there are other factors that have orders of magnitude greater impacts on the earthís climate, things that are tens, hundreds, and thousands of times more important to the climate than anything mankind can do ó perhaps even including a major nuclear war.
Fear is being used by the political class as an excuse to accumulate more power and self-importance ó and collect a lot more taxes to support their agenda. Instead of being stampeded into the dark fantasy, we should focus on increasing our wealth and our knowledge. Eventually, mankindís fate will depend on our technological advancement. Nature teaches us ó not that many environmentalists listen ó that we need to colonize the rest of the solar system, and beyond. Mankind must diversify, so all our eggs arenít in one planetary basket.
But as an aside, I have to say Iím not sure I care if mankind is going to survive ó Iím not sure why anyone should care, since most of us arenít going to live more than three score and ten years anyway. Perhaps the world ends when we endÖ Mankindís future seems beyond any individualís concern, at least beyond the lifespan of your immediate friends and family. Too much worrying about things beyond your control can turn you into a busybody.
L: Youíre speaking as one with no children. Having children, I have a different view on that.
Doug: How about your great-great-grandchildren, whom youíll probably never meet?
L: Iím not so sure about that. Life is already longer than it has ever been in history, and medical technology keeps advancing. And thatís not even getting into nanotechnology. I believe my generation may live for centuries, aside from violent death and acute, fatal illnesses.
Doug: Well, Iím sympathetic to that view. But the morality of caring for oneís posterity is a philosophical issue we can perhaps discuss another day. For now, Iíll say that I donít like to think of myself as a survival machine for my genes ó so I donít give a damn what happens to my genes. I have my own plans. The consideration I would have for my children, if I did have any, would be reserved for those who earned it as individuals, not just because theyíre my children.