Fanatismens drøm, som den udtrykkes i Guardian

Diverse — Drokles on November 3, 2010 at 3:21 am

For et par år siden fulgte nogle miljø og venstrefløjsfanatikere den logiske konsekvens af deres eget begreb “klimabenægter”s kriminelle indhold og slog til lyd for forbud og domsfældelse ala Nürnberg processen. Det er noget tid siden man har taget det alvorligt og jeg gik egentlig og troede at det værste klimahysteri var ovre indtil jeg faldt over denne Donald Brown klumme i Guardian

Disinformation about the state of climate change science is extraordinarily – if not criminally – irresponsible, because the consensus scientific view is based upon strong evidence that climate change:

• Is already being experienced by tens of thousands in the world;

• Will be experienced in the future by millions of people from greenhouse gas emissions that have already been emitted but not yet felt due to lags in the climate system; and,

• Will increase dramatically in the future unless greenhouse gas emissions are dramatically reduced from existing global emissions levels.

Threats from climate change include deaths and danger from droughts, floods, heat, storm-related damages, rising oceans, heat impacts on agriculture, loss of animals that are dependent upon for substance purposes, social disputes caused by diminishing resources, sickness from a variety of diseases, the inability to rely upon traditional sources of food, the inability to use property that people depend upon to conduct their life including houses or sleds in cold places, the destruction of water supplies, and the inability to live where has lived to sustain life. The very existence of some small island nations is threatened by climate change.

Det kan virke slemt nok at debat på denne måde forsures for nu at sige det mildt. Det kan virke slemt nok, at Brown kan læse tanker og således skelne mellem løgne og fejltagelser. Og det kan virke slemt nok at han ikke tænker på at det af ham opstillede katastrofescenarie kan være forkert - og hvor efterlader det i så fald ham selv og Al Gore? Men Brown dvæler ikke ved dette lumre vanvid, men tager på spektakulæreste vis skridtet fuldt ud.

As long as there is any chance that climate change could create this type of destruction, even assuming, for the sake of argument, that these dangers are not yet fully proven, disinformation about the state of climate change science is extraordinarily morally reprehensible if it leads to non-action in reducing climate change’s threat. In fact, how to deal with uncertainty in climate change science is an ethical issue, not only a scientific matter, because the consequences of delay could be so severe and the poorest people in the world as some of the most vulnerable.

Med andre ord må man ikke kritisere dommedagsscenarier overhovedet. Og er det ikke enhver fanatikers ultimative drøm?

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