I have long argued that the idea of catastrophic human-induced global warming is being promoted and supported in large part by anti-Western, anti-capitalist elements in the international community, and here at home. It’s an example of science hijacked by rank politics. Basically, global warming is the issue that will be used to extort the American taxpayers out of billions, and perhaps trillions, of dollars. And they may be coming for your hard earned dollars sooner than you think.
A panel of ‘scientists’ (and I use that term very loosely because I think it is more likely they are more leftist political hacks than they are objective scientists) has recently presented to the U.N. a detailed plan for combating climate change that includes ‘a global tax on greenhouse gases’.
The panel’s recommendations include a series of steps to cut the rate at which temperatures are rising. Chief among them are a global agreement on an acceptable ceiling for temperature rise and finding ways of adapting to cope with the damage already done.
Holdren, however, says even these measure will achieve very little unless they are accompanied by a global tax on greenhouse gas emissions. “We don’t think ultimately society will get it right in terms of the full range and scope of activities needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, until there is an additional incentive in the form of a price on greenhouse gas emissions, either through a carbon tax or a cap and trade approach,” he said.
The United States is the biggest emitter of greenhouse gasses, but is not a party to the cap and trade system contained in the Kyoto Protocol on climate change.
Does anyone other than me find the notion of a bunch of bureaucrats setting a ‘global temperature ceiling’ just patently absurd? Only a liberal could think legislating our global climate trends and cycles was even possible. Government is omnipotent after all…