I've been saying this for a long time, but it's good to see a major newspaper finally say it, too:
The problem, however, is those who hijacked science to predict a looming Armageddon unless we do exactly as they say, have already done their damage.The latest time I wrote that was, oh, Tuesday. But Climategate might be the wake-up call. The scientific fraud that emails and database dumps that the CRU positively prove don't matter in the slightest to the Obama administration or governments of other countries. "Global warming" is a political movement, not a scientific discipline. Unless voters understand that the most important issue before them in 2010 and 2012 is to retain their freedom and vote out every politician who wishes to seize it through the global warmism agenda, those freedoms will be gone forever.
The moment they convinced politicians the way to avert the End of Days was to put a price on emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, the unholy alliance of Big Government, Big Business and Big Green was forged.
Big Government wants more of your taxes. Big Business wants more of your income. Big Green wants you and your children to bow down to its agenda of enforced austerity.
What about saving the planet, you ask? This was never about saving the planet. This is about money and power. Your money. Their power. [italics added - DS]
If it was about saving the planet, "cap-and-trade" (a.k.a. cap-and-tax) -- how Big Government, Big Business and Big Green ludicrously pretend we will "fight" global warming and "save the planet" -- would have been consigned to the dust bin of history because it doesn't work. We know it doesn't work because Europe's five-year-old cap-and-trade market -- the Emissions Trading Scheme -- has done nothing to make the world cooler.
All it's done is make hedge fund managers, speculators and Big Energy giddy with windfall profits, while making everyone else poorer by driving up the cost of energy, and thus of most goods and services, which need energy to be lighted, heated, cooled, grown, constructed, manufactured, produced and transported.