by: the Common Constitutionalist
The Climate alarmists are losing it. As each year of the “hiatus” passes – now over a decade of no warming – climate change warriors become more unhinged. They are losing the argument and they know it. Polls regarding what is most important to Americans continue to rank man caused climate change dead last or near the bottom consistently.
But liberals, as we know, never give up on a cause – certainly not this one. In fact, global warming long ago ceased becoming just a cause. It has morphed into a religion, and the faithful followers of this religious sect require all to believe. I would liken the religion of climate change, not to Christianity or Judaism, but more akin to radical Islam. There can be no global warming atheists or even agnostics. All must believe – all must convert – or pay the price.
Oh, I don’t mean that warmists will behead non-believers, but they will and have publicly shamed skeptics, ruined the careers and lives of apostate scientists and academics, as well as attempting to sue deniers like Mark Steyn for millions of dollars for calling the “hockey stick” warming model a lie.
The warmist faithful are becoming desperate. And desperate times call for desperate measures. It has been suggested that the Obama administration even resort to the use of the RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) statute to pursue climate deniers. Last September the Politico reported that, “Twenty climate scientists called for a RICO investigation in a letter to Obama and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The scientists argue that the systemic efforts to prevent the public from understanding climate change resembles the investigation undertaken against tobacco. They draw inspiration from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse who said on the Senate floor that there might be a similar conspiracy here, and a civil trial could provide the tools of discovery needed to find out.”
And now, because things aren’t progressing as they’d like, the High priest of warming, Bishop Al Gore has waded in. He says: Climate skeptics are “according to the best available evidence [provided by his sycophantic followers], deceiving the American people, communicating in a fraudulent way – about the reality of the climate crisis and the dangers that it poses to all of us and committing fraud in their communications about the viability of renewable energy and efficiency and energy storage. In the opinion of many who have looked at this pattern of misbehavior and what certainly looks like fraud, they are violating the law.”
Al Gore has enlisted the help of six State Attorneys General to form a “‘historic coalition’ to investigate ‘commercial interests that have been… deceiving the American people’ about the reality of the ‘climate crisis and the dangers it poses to all of us.’”
If I may translate. They are going to investigate and bring civil charges against any and all in the fossil fuel industry with deep enough pockets to pay them billions of dollars. Oh, the industry will not end up having to do anything different. The Al Gore cabal is merely trying to fleece these corporations out of billions.
It’s not about the climate or saving the planet from evil-doers. It’s about the money. It’s what it’s always been about with the rabid left – redistribution of wealth.
How do I know? Well, a funny thing happened on the way to the Inquisition. The former co-chair of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change working group on Mitigation of Climate Change from 2008 to 2015, Ottmar Edenhofer let slip that, “One has to free oneself from the illusion that international climate policy is environmental policy. This has almost nothing to do with the environmental policy anymore, with problems such as deforestation or the ozone hole. We redistribute de facto the world’s wealth by climate policy.”
Edenhofer added that, “the next world climate summit in Cancun is actually an economy summit during which the distribution of the world’s resources will be negotiated.”
So, it is as we’ve suspected –and they are who we’ve claimed – Watermelon men and women – green on the outside and red on the inside. They, like all communists, think of the affluent West as the Bourgeoisie and the rest of the world as the Proletariat. It’s not fair that we have and they don’t, so it is job of the warmist warriors to spread the misery equally – but of course, like a kind of climate Politburo, exempting themselves from said misery.