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Posted on 04/05/2012 12:52:36 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
The Planet Under Pressure conference has brought out the clawing powermongers. The Commentator.com team who were brave enough to attend, tell us that no one got very excited about the science, but the word regulation was received, well ecstatically.
The conference was largely focused on how scientists and activists can coalesce to deconstruct the Western way of living and moving to something entirely different, where economic growth and wealth creation is abandoned and replaced, instead, with sustainability targets, trade barriers, regulation and taxation. Indeed there were numerous occasions during the main sessions whereby even the mention of the word regulation was met with rapturous applause.
See? The regulating class name fits them to a tee.
They have given up on reasoned debate and instead are fomenting a revolution.
According to Lord Anthony Giddens a preeminent sociologist and speaker at the conference it means that now is the time for an activist civil society to move away from the Western way of life which has proved too destructive and toward a radical utopia (read, communes) all part of what he terms a renewed assault on global warming sceptics.
We can laugh at them, but as Marc Morano points out, they speak from the seat of power (and on taxpayer funds). More of the taxpayers are strongly skeptical than strongly pro-climate-action, yet they shamelessly use those funds to promote their own agenda.
And we always knew that Sustainability was not a field of science. This prof demonstrates why:
We heard from Sander Van Der Leeuw Dean and Professor at the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University that now is the time for scientists to forget objectivity and become citizens once again; for scientists to better understand decision-making at the highest level.
How blatant! A call to put politics ahead of science weve been complaining for years that some of the government climate scientists have been doing that, now this professor doesnt even bother to pretend any more.
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Was this a gathering of misanthropic, anti-technology, anti-growth, dogmatic, purist, zealous, exclusive pastoralists, or merely of statist-control-freaks feeling empowered by them? That tasty quote is used to describe modern environmentalists here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/04/kareiva_new_environmentalism_essay/
The essay is about the views of one environmentalist for whom the penny has at last dropped about the eco-mentalists. The article finishes with these sentences: The problem with turning the ship of environmentalism around to a more humane and less fearful philosophy is that it has been so successful at least up until now. Although the public, when asked, doesnt share the apocalyptic worldview, eco-mentalism remains embedded among the political and media elites.
The environmentalists who have succeeded using this version of Mother Nature now have successful bureaucratic empires as a result; theyre now really the New Establishment, and have seats at the table. They wont voluntarily give these.
The Planet Under Pressure conference sounds like it was revealing, insofar as it may help us gain more insight into these enemies of humanity.
Give them some respect. Use hemp.
Nikita Khrushchev, new perfectly well what he meant when he told president Nixon “we will bury you”.
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