Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The immorality of the AGW crowd

Gaia worshipers and Stateists of all stripes are trying to use mythical anthropogenic global warming (AGW) as a cudgel with which to flay the scourge of Mother Earth, that virus known as humankind. These followers of the official religion of the coming One-World Socialist Utopia are bound and determined to ensure that humans - particularly those in the wealthy West - are made to suffer for their sins against nature.

The penance of choice has been to levy onerous taxes on Western Nations in the form of carbon credits. Our suffering is manifested in the predicable results of this ridiculous and unnecessary drain on Western economies: jobs lost, and economic opportunity squandered.

This is a small price to pay compared to that suffered by the developing Third World. Policies employed (read: dictated) by Western "leaders" are causing real death and disaster, particularly in Africa.

Life in Africa is often nasty, impoverished and short. AIDS kills 2.2 million Africans every year according to WHO (World Health Organization) reports. Lung infections cause 1.4 million deaths, malaria 1 million more, intestinal diseases 700,000. Diseases that could be prevented with simple vaccines kill an additional 600,000 annually, while war, malnutrition and life in filthy slums send countless more parents and children to early graves.

And yet, day after day, Africans are told the biggest threat we face is – global warming.


However, the real problem isn’t questionable or fake science, hysterical claims and worthless computer models that predict global warming disasters. It’s that they’re being used to justify telling Africans that we shouldn’t build coal or natural gas electrical power plants. It’s the almost total absence of electricity keeping us from creating jobs and becoming modern societies. It’s that these policies KILL.


Not having electricity also means disease and death. It means millions die from lung infections, because they have to cook and heat with open fires; from intestinal diseases caused by spoiled food and unsafe drinking water; from malaria, TB, cholera, measles and other diseases that we could prevent or treat if we had proper medical facilities.

Hypothetical global warming a hundred years from now is worse than this?

There's more - much more - that I'd love to share from this extraordinarily well-written commentary. The only problem is that, short of quoting the entire article, I wouldn't know what to leave out.

Please read the entire article. It is a chapter-and-verse indictment of the immorality of the AGW crowd.