Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What Do "Climate Alarmists" Want?

We've all heard the warnings that unless humans decrease our production of CO2, especially from the consumption of fossil fuels, the atmosphere's greenhouse effect will be increased, bringing on disastrous results.  But do the people who tell us these things really believe what they're saying?  I'm sure that many do, but to others, whether they're scientifically correct is not the point.  Their real concerns are not environmental.  This is pointed out in an article in Forbes.  Although published in February 2013, I'd say that it's still relevant.

The Forbes article sets forth statements by people they call "climate alarmists".  Here's an excerpt containing two examples, from known world leaders.
In 1996, former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev emphasized the importance of using climate alarmism to advance socialist Marxist objectives: “The threat of environmental crisis will be the international disaster key to unlock the New World Order.”
Speaking at the 2000 U.N. Conference on Climate Change in the Hague, former President Jacques Chirac of France explained why the IPCC’s climate initiative supported a key Western European Kyoto Protocol objective: “For the first time, humanity is instituting a genuine instrument of global governance, one that should find a place within the World Environmental Organization which France and the European Union would like to see established.”
The italics are used in the Forbes article to indicate quoted material, and are thus reproduced here.  Notice the goals of Gorbachev and Chirac - "the New World Order" and "global governance".  Advancing the concern about alleged man-made global warming is not an end in itself but a means to achieve these other goals.

Read the full article.

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