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"Global Warming" is not about Temperature or CO2

, posted: 4-Sep-2009 22:05

I was invited by Sam in the comments on my previous posting to engage in a debate with him on the scientific aspects of global warming. 
While I'm keen to do it, it isn't going to happen, due to other priorities. 
Plus, I'm coming to the conclusion that the science is incidental to the issue. For many people who haven't seen through to the motives, they think that it's all about climate models, temperature records and the atmospheric concentration of one or two very minor greenhouse gases (water vapour, which comprises the vast bulk of greenhouse gases, is regarded as "untaxable" -- so it is ignored).
It is an ideological clash between those who want to change us (rather than the climate) and those who believe in freedom, markets, human ingenuity, and technical progress. It is a dispute about us, about people, about human society, about our values, about our habits, about our way of life. Temperature fluctuations are only an instrument, not a real object of interest for those who play that game.
The advocates of global warming alarmism ask for an almost unprecedented expansion of government intrusion, of government intervention into our lives and of government control over us. We are pushed into accepting rules about how to live, what to do, how to behave, what to consume, what to eat, how to travel. It is unacceptable. Radical, human freedom and prosperity endangering measures and policies owing to global warming are not necessary. 
These are the words from last month of Václav Klaus, the President of the Czech Republic. 
That is why the ETS (Emissions Trading Scheme) is such a bad idea. 


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Comment by Datacraft, on 6-Sep-2009 20:49

This is from another blog - but it sums it up nicely.

"I have always said these bastards won't be happy until they work out a way to tax us for every breath of air we breathe. Well, they've finally done it and the intelligent human race has fallen for it."

Comment by Aaron Moody, on 7-Sep-2009 22:03

Bah humbug CO2 is not the be all and end all of global warming, infact Methane is far more likely to cause global warming than any piffling amount of co2 we can put into the atmosphere shoot a single large volcanic eruption outputs more co2 in 1 day than we (as the human race) do in a year so what are they gonna do tax the countries that have volcanoes more than those that don't

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David White
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Goon fan, .NET developer, contrarian seeker of truth