Friday, June 08, 2007

The underbelly of CO2 Environmentalism

Well thankfully someone had the courage to call a spade a spade: not much to add to this post. Not only is global warming a sham, the circus around its "regulation" also is a sham and the trade in carbon whatever's, which does nothing to actually reduce any carbon emissions, also is a sham.

But in the best tradition of environmental governance, it does provide a lot of employment for people who want to give the impression that their impassioned efforts are all that stand between us and total doom. Which, of course, makes them very important people, doing very important stuff and keeps them flying to important meetings in all sorts of exotic places to determine how best to tell the rest of us how to run our lives.

All of which reflects the contemporary approach to environmentalism wherein science is supplanted by emotional rhetoric.