Thursday, April 26, 2007

climate scam

Paraphrasing the famous line from the movie Casablanca, this article nicely summarizes the "shock" realization that the much-hyped carbon offset and tax schemes promoted under the mantra of global warming are, in fact, scams: smoke and mirror schemes that exchange figures, make some people wealthy and meanwhile do absolutely nothing to affect what may or may not be happening to the real world.

Somehow fitting that an imaginary problem, sustained by virtual models has spawned a non-existent solution that imposes another statist tax on the ever gullible public. Wow, isn't environmentalism something that makes you just swell with pride?

Also from Samizdata:
Nothing is more obstinate than a fashionable consensus
- Margaret Thatcher