Climategate was a lot of fuss about nothing, claims Britain’s parliamentary inquity into the scandal.
A remarkably generous finding.
Peter Costello is amazed that climate alarmism can be switched off and on at will: are you beginning to suspect all the crisis was politically driven?…
Here, that’s the Â (Socialist) spirit:
Global warming really does appeal to the inner totalitarian. Takes James Lovelock, the Gaia guru:
The peasants are too dumb to understand climate change. Lets put democracy on hold for a while!
One of the main obstructions to meaningful action is “modern democracy”, he added. “Even the best democracies agree that when a major war approaches, democracy must be put on hold for the time being. I have a feeling that climate change may be an issue as severe as a war. It may be necessary to put democracy on hold for a while.”
Before him, Clive Hamilton:
(T)he implications of 3C, let alone 4C or 5C, are so horrible that we look to any possible scenario to head it off, including the canvassing of “emergency” responses such asÂ the suspension of democratic processes.
Ditto from David Shearman and Joseph Wayne Smith, authors ofÂ The Climate Change Challenge and the Failure of Democracy:
Shearman and Smith argue thatÂ liberal democracyâ€”considered sacrosanct in modern societiesâ€”is an impediment to finding ecologically sustainable solutions for the planet.
And, of course, Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez:
We must reduce all the emissions that are destroying the planet… That requires a change in the economic model:Â we must go from capitalism to socialism.