Jul 19

‘Find ways to exaggerate’: Nobel Prize-winning economist wishes for ‘tornadoes’ and ‘a lot of horrid things’ to convince Americans of global warming threat!

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The Atlantic has an interview with Nobel Prize-winning economist Thomas Schelling (hat tips to Climate Depot and Tom Nelson).  Not only is Schelling an economist, but he’s a first-rate climate alarmist.

It’s becoming increasingly common for climate alarmists to not only lie and exaggerate about their imagined consequences of man-made global warming, but some will even admit that they are doing so, e.g. Al Gore (see the top of this blog’s right sidebar) and Clive Hamilton.

Thomas Schelling fits into this mold:

It’s a tough sell. And probably you have to find ways to exaggerate the threat. And you can in fact find ways to make the threat serious.

Then there is another category of alarmist that actually roots for global warming, i.e. wants the temperatures to go up, wants extreme weather events to happen or wants the sea levels to rise so that a terrified populace will become more compliant with the alarmist’s desires for the entire planet to pay more taxes, drive clown cars, etc.  Examples of this type of alarmist are Denise Giardina, this blogger, and perhaps even NBC News anchor Brian Williams.

Schelling fits into this mold as well:

But I tend to be rather pessimistic. I sometimes wish that we could have, over the next five or ten years, a lot of horrid things happening — you know, like tornadoes in the Midwest and so forth — that would get people very concerned about climate change. But I don’t think that’s going to happen.

A rational person would not wish for any death and destruction to result from the effects of imagined man-made global warming. Let’s pretend for a moment that a hypothetical person was convinced that CO2 was causing man-made global warming, and that that person also believed that death and destruction would soon result unless we re-ordered our lives according to Al Gore’s wishes. Let’s also pretend that this same person is still a rational thinker. I know that many readers will find those last two sentences completely incompatible with each other, but just bear with me and pretend. OK, would not the rational thinking alarmist wish or hope that death and destruction would not be the result of man-made global warming? Or, would not the rational alarmist hope or wish that they were wrong? Of course.

Then what can we make of the alarmist who actually hopes/wishes/roots for death and destruction to visit the planet just so that they can get their way, or prove to the skeptics that they were right? I’d say that alarmist is a stark raving lunatic.

Thomas Schelling, you are a stark raving lunatic.

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Jun 09

Let’s say a hypothetical person was concerned that a hypothetical rise in the earth’s temperature was causing melting glaciers, rising sea levels, stronger hurricanes, as well as killing the polar bears and penguins, etc.  Now a question: If that same hypothetical person were said to be “rooting” for either global warming or global cooling, would it not seem obvious that that person would be rooting for global cooling?  But, of course.  Not so.

The blog Energywise reports on the Society of Environmental Journalists annual conference held in Roanoke, Virginia:

Will the industry ever make coal mining socially and environmentally sustainable? Appalachian activists who have fought ‘Big Coal’ for decades doubt it. For one thing, the coal companies enjoy undivided support from state legislators and governors in coal states. That’s why West Virginia author and political activist Denise Giardina told the SEJ conference attendees that she was “rooting for global warming” to stop coal. “I think it will force us to change,” said Giardina, who made it clear that IGCC power plants sequestering CO2 weren’t the kind of change she had in mind.

The alarmists are always telling us that they don’t really want to take away our individual liberties, create a massive federal government, tell us what kind of energy to consume, what kind of cars to drive, or tax us into the stone age to solve global warming climate change climate crisis our deteriorating atmosphere, but Giardina just validates all of our skeptical fears by her statement.

Denise Giardina is hardly the first alarmist to “root for global warming”. We pointed out this blogger last year who was doing the same.

For the record, GORE LIED isn’t rooting for any kind of weather. The weather? Que sera, sera.

But, here’s what I do root for.

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