There is really not much more to be said, the environmental left are the modern Luddites who are intentionally crippling the economy of Western Civilization right at the time when we need every ounce of comparative advantage we can muster. We are intentionally handing the economic power of the planet over to the Asians and for what? A secular Earth Religion? Why does environmentalism have to be anti-capitalist?http://www.realclearpolitics.com/art...em_111071.html
Like 99 percent of pundits and politicians, though, I have no business chiming in on the science of climate change -- though my kids' teachers sure are experts. Needless to say, there is a spectacular array of viewpoints on this issue. The answers are far from settled. There are debates over how much humans contribute. There are debates over how much warming we're seeing. There are debates over many things.
But even if one believed the most terrifying projections of global warming alarmist "science," it certainly doesn't mean one has to support the anti-capitalist technocracy to fix it. And try as some may to conflate the two, global warming policy is not "science." The left sees civilization's salvation in a massive Luddite undertaking that inhibits technological growth by turning back the clock, undoing footprints, forcing technology that doesn't exist, banning products that do and badgering consumers who have not adhered to the plan through all kinds of punishment. Yet there is no real science that has shown that any of it makes a whit of difference.
Want "science"? Well there is absolutely NO scientific indicator that crippling the Western industrial economy with Luddite policies is going to make a (*)(*)(*)(*) bit a difference in the atmosphere, but it will sure make a (*)(*)(*)(*) bit of difference when it comes comparative advantage and competition with the Asian Hive Mind.
Global Warming Luddite Policies are one of the primary vehicles of Western Decline.