En religions dødskramper

Diverse — Drokles on December 15, 2011 at 7:48 am

Wall Street Journal har en fremragende og velskrevet leder om klimahysteriet, som selvføglelig kan anbefales. Jeg vil dog bruge dens indledning i en lidt anden sammenhæng.

Consider the case of global warming, another system of doomsaying prophecy and faith in things unseen.

As with religion, it is presided over by a caste of spectacularly unattractive people pretending to an obscure form of knowledge that promises to make the seas retreat and the winds abate. As with religion, it comes with an elaborate list of virtues, vices and indulgences. As with religion, its claims are often non-falsifiable, hence the convenience of the term “climate change” when thermometers don’t oblige the expected trend lines. As with religion, it is harsh toward skeptics, heretics and other “deniers.” And as with religion, it is susceptible to the earthly temptations of money, power, politics, arrogance and deceit.

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Religions are sustained in the long run by the consolations of their teachings and the charisma of their leaders. With global warming, we have a religion whose leaders are prone to spasms of anger and whose followers are beginning to twitch with boredom. Perhaps that’s another way religions die.

Religioner er især hårde mod kættere, undskyld skeptikere, når de er døende. FN’s Klimapanel har ifølge Richard Tol besluttet at data vedrørende dem ikke er omfattet af nogen Freedom of Information Act (FoIA), hvilket vil sige at de ikke mener at de skal stå til regnskab.

Second, the IPCC member states have ruled on freedom of information legislation. Specifically, it has been decided that FoI does not apply to IPCC material. This is false. FoI is national legislation. These laws can only be interpreted by the relevant courts. These laws can only be changed by the relevant parliaments. The civil servants that speak on behalf of their countries have no right to usurp FoI legislation, and the IPCC has no say in this matter.

I England, hvor småbørn, som bekendt for de der følger blogs, som Uriasposten, Snaphanen og Hodjanerne, kan anklages for racisme har politiet beslaglagt en klimabenægters computere. Fra Watts Up With That

The first blogger to break the Climategate2 story has had a visit from the police and has had his computers seized. Tallbloke’s Talkshop first reported on CG2 due to the timing of the release being overnight in the USA. Today he was raided by six UK police (Norfolk Constabulary and Metropolitan police) and several of his computers were seized as evidence.

Men, skal det dog siges, religioner afspejler noget fundamentalt i mennesket og derfor vil de altid indeholde en eller anden form for sandhed (med en enkelt spektakulær undtagelse). Fra Joanna Nova

Robert Bradley Jr. was working for Enron in 1998, and saw Enron lobbying for profits in the green sector. Bradley’s name was on the “to” list of this email below (perhaps with the wrong address because it did not arrive). He only saw the email when another man asked Bradley what he thought of it, and Bradley asked him to forward the message.

See Master Resource for the full email. Here are some key snippets.

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From: John Palmisano

Date: December 12, 1997

Subject: Implications of the Climate Change Agreement in Kyoto & What Transpired
Implications

If implemented, this agreement will do more to promote Enron’s business than will almost any other regulatory initiative outside of restructuring of the energy and natural gas industries in Europe and the United States. The potential to add incremental gas sales, and additional demand for renewable technology is enormous. In addition, a carbon emissions trading system will be developed. While the trading system will be implemented by 2008, I am sure that reductions will begin to trade with 1-2 years. Finally, Enron has immediate business opportunities which derive directly from this agreement.

The endorsement of joint implementation within Annex-1 is exactly what I have been lobbying for and it seems like we won.

Nemlig, det er alligevel olieindustrien, der står bag al ondskab.

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