By Erik Rush
James Hansen, the former NASA scientist who is considered “the father of global awareness of climate change,” has condemned the recent climate change talks in Paris in which the leaders of nearly 200 nations gathered to determine how best to fleece taxpayers and industry in the name of environmentalism and socialist redistribution.
As reported by the Guardian, Hansen says:
“It’s a fraud really, a fake,” he says, rubbing his head. “It’s just bulls**t for them to say: ‘We’ll have a 2C warming target and then try to do a little better every five years.’ It’s just worthless words. There is no action, just promises. As long as fossil fuels appear to be the cheapest fuels out there, they will be continued to be burned.” – James Hansen
Like many climate change ninnies, Hansen would like to see commitments to the reduction of the use of fossil fuels, and is upset that the Paris talks didn’t address this. Obviously, Hansen’s logic is in keeping with his position and his belief that the Earth is imperiled by climate change, even though he has been proven incorrect many times over by a preponderance of the evidence.
This is easy to understand though, if one examines what “climate change awareness” and the politics of climate change are all about. “Climate change” as a critical social, political, and scientific issue, is a complete sham – or shall we say, scam – to appropriate (steal) money from business and taxpayers in the West, nothing more. Many conservatives talk about socialist redistributionism when they discuss the illegitimacy of climate change; they are correct in theory, but in the end, most of the redistribution takes place between the pockets of business and taxpayers and the bottomless coffers of Western socialist governments.
The current climate change debate is just a redux of the 1970s activism and fearmongering that told us (in the 1970s) we would run out of fossil fuels by 1980, and that the Earth’s surface would resemble that of the planet Mercury by 1990.
In case you weren’t paying attention, none of that happened – but there’s a new generation of uninformed, dumbed-down, propagandized citizens who weren’t around to hear those lies decades ago, so they’re more than willing to don the Chicken Little suit and protest capitalism rather than contributing to it (by getting jobs or starting businesses, for example).
In truth, the leaders of developed nations have no motivation whatsoever to curtail the use of fossil fuels at present, since fossil fuels power the economies that global socialist politicians intend to rip off. Perhaps Hansen is too obtuse to comprehend the insincerity of the socialist power brokers with whom he was rolling around in bed for so many years, but who used and abused him at their pleasure:
[Hansen] claims the White House altered [his 1989] testimony, and that NASA appointed a media overseer who vetted what he said to the press. They held practice press conferences where any suggestion that fossil fuels be reduced was considered political and unscientific, and therefore should not be uttered.
Many have noted that designating carbon dioxide as a threat – and then charging taxes or fees for carbon emitters to offset their dangerous transgressions as though they were dumping millions of gallons of PCBs into rivers or something – has got to be the biggest grift ever perpetrated, and they’re right. If we woke up tomorrow to find that every fossil fuel-burning utility in the West had been retrofitted with some new high-efficiency alternative power source, rest assured that the first thing the climate change gangsters would do is set about determining how that technology was “harming” the environment and how they could bilk the world’s producers for that.
It is unfortunate that Western captains of industry don’t possess the clarity of the robber barons of the last century; if they did, they would have acted in their own interests and that of their customers and economic constituencies, and taken out the climate change gangsters decades ago.