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'Effective World Government Will Be Needed to Stave Off Climate Catastrophe' Says Sci Am Editor
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Posted on 03/18/2012 5:12:15 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

'Effective World Government Will Be Needed to Stave Off Climate Catastrophe' Says Sci Am Editor By Noel Sheppard Created 03/18/2012 - 6:52pm

"Effective World Government Will Be Needed to Stave Off Climate Catastrophe."

So read Saturday's headline to Senior Editor Gary Stix's piece at one of the nation's most popular science magazines Scientific American:

A policy article authored by several dozen scientists appeared online March 15 in Science to acknowledge this point: “Human societies must now change course and steer away from critical tipping points in the Earth system that might lead to rapid and irreversible change. This requires fundamental reorientation and restructuring of national and international institutions toward more effective Earth system governance and planetary stewardship.” [...]

The authors called for a “constitutional moment” at the upcoming 2012 U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio in June to reform world politics and government. Among the proposals: a call to replace the largely ineffective U.N. Commission on Sustainable Development with a council that reports to the U.N. General Assembly, at attempt to better handle emerging issues related to water, climate, energy and food security. The report advocates a similar revamping of other international environmental institutions.

Unfortunately, far more is needed. To be effective, a new set of institutions would have to be imbued with heavy-handed, transnational enforcement powers...In principle, species-wide alteration in basic human behaviors would be a sine qua non, but that kind of pronouncement also profoundly strains credibility in the chaos of the political sphere.

Scary stuff.

The senior editor of one of the nation's leading science publications is advocating America and its citizens cede all their economic and energy autonomy to international entities in order to solve a problem many scientists around the world believe either doesn't exist or is not that serious.

Stix's conclusion was even scarier: "If we are ever to cope with climate change in any fundamental way, radical solutions on the social side are where we must focus, though. The relative efficiency of the next generation of solar cells is trivial by comparison."

Keep in mind this is a science publication advocating that we should be less concerned with finding alternative energy sources than "radical solutions on the social side" to deal with a roughly one degree rise in global temperatures in the past 160 years.

If you needed any more evidence that this entire scam is about controlling behavior and really has nothing to do with climate, you got it on Saturday.

As far as this science editor is concerned, the holes that have been poked in the theory of anthropogenic global warming in the years since ClimateGate are totally irrelevant.

The fact that 1934 - when atmospheric CO2 levels were far lower than today - is still the warmest year on record in the United States - albeit a record that has only been in existence since 1850! - also means absolutely nothing to this science editor.

And apparently developing alternative energy sources is of little import as well.

No, the most important thing to this science editor is that an international government structure be created so that behavioral changes are mandated resulting in man producing less of what virtually every species on the planet needs to survive.

We've grown to expect this kind of unscientific hysteria from liberals, Democrats, and their media minions.

But to see this from the senior editor of one of our nation's leading science magazines has to evoke concern for the state of journalism.

Or is that industry really dead as so many on the Right claim?

What exactly is Stix's background to give him expertise in climatology and meteorology to make it acceptable for him to call for such drastic changes in our society?

Well, none really. His biography at World Science Fair reads as follows:

Gary Stix commissions, writes, and edits features, news articles and Web blogs for Scientific American. His area of coverage is neuroscience. He also has frequently been the issue or section editor for special issues or reports on topics ranging from nanotechnology to obesity. He has worked for nearly 20 years at Scientific American, following three years as a science journalist at IEEE Spectrum, the flagship publication for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He has an undergraduate degree in journalism from New York University.

So he has an undergraduate degree in journalism and mostly writes about neuroscience.

Does that give him more expertise on the subject of anthropogenic global warming than the thousands and thousands of scientists that have expressed their disbelief in this theory?

Maybe Stix should stick to articles about obesity and stop advocating the end of America as we know it in order to attempt to correct extraordinarily minor climate shifts the earth has managed quite well on its own for millions and millions of years.

That would look far more like science than this apocalyptic call for action.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: antiscience; climatechangefraud; globalgovernment; globalwarminghoax; worldgovernment
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Can't make it up........
1 posted on 03/18/2012 5:12:21 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

its inevitable anyway.


2 posted on 03/18/2012 5:15:22 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (knowledge puffeth; information deludeth.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Suck it Noel.


3 posted on 03/18/2012 5:17:08 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

Heavens to Mergatroid. Do people still believe in Global Warming?


4 posted on 03/18/2012 5:18:08 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Sub-Driver
Just more Fascist BS. Here we have a still developing but very powerful science of how networks, even very disaggregated networks, can be used to provide effective and efficient processing of everything ~ even the delivery of medical care, and this guy wants us to chuck all of the real progress we've made toward installing such networks and return to raw application of brutal power by central authorities.

How utterly ignorant and primitive.

5 posted on 03/18/2012 5:18:38 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

This SciAmer guy is no scientist...he is an anti-scientist. What a putz.


6 posted on 03/18/2012 5:20:22 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: muawiyah

This SciAmer guy is no scientist...he is an anti-scientist. What a putz.


7 posted on 03/18/2012 5:20:21 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: muawiyah

This SciAmer guy is no scientist...he is an anti-scientist. What a putz.


8 posted on 03/18/2012 5:20:21 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Sub-Driver

They only look at things from their a control perspective. Are humans that important? The earth would get along fine without us.


9 posted on 03/18/2012 5:21:29 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: hal ogen

say that again?


10 posted on 03/18/2012 5:22:04 PM PDT by Sub-Driver (Proud member of the Republican wing of the Republican Party)
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To: Sub-Driver

So we need a tyranny to stop a fairy tale.


11 posted on 03/18/2012 5:23:32 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: Texas Eagle

The only people who profess to believe in this tripe are the ones who think they can make a LOT of money from the scam.See Al Gore.


12 posted on 03/18/2012 5:23:48 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Sub-Driver

They’ll decide that there are 6.5 billion too many people in the world, and then take steps to address that problem.

The plan only has a couple of holes in it.


13 posted on 03/18/2012 5:34:04 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Sub-Driver

“... undergraduate degree in journalism from New York University.”

There’s the problem.


14 posted on 03/18/2012 5:36:56 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Are we still talking about global warming?


15 posted on 03/18/2012 5:38:57 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Sub-Driver

Scientific American = Poly-Sci NOT Science!


16 posted on 03/18/2012 5:39:05 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Sub-Driver

That mag has been a joke for years.

I cx’d mr subscription years ago.


17 posted on 03/18/2012 5:39:47 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: meatloaf

I was just talking to my husband about global warming and the terribly cold winter that they had in Alaska this year. I was saying so much for the polar ice cap melting.


18 posted on 03/18/2012 5:40:11 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Sub-Driver

Rockefeller.


19 posted on 03/18/2012 5:40:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Sub-Driver
'Effective World Government Will Be Needed to Stave Off Climate Catastrophe'

79 in Chicago today. Leave the catastrophe alone.

20 posted on 03/18/2012 5:41:48 PM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Effective World Government”, not only is it a contradiction in terms. Every attempt to form one has ended very, very, badly.

I’ll pass. Hit me up when we are attacked by space aliens or sumthin’.


21 posted on 03/18/2012 5:48:04 PM PDT by OkiMusashi (Beware the fury of a patient man. --- John Dryden)
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To: Sub-Driver

Effective armed resistance is needed to stave off World Gubbmint.


22 posted on 03/18/2012 5:48:49 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Feckless

Salesmanship 101

That is...

The trial closing...


23 posted on 03/18/2012 6:03:08 PM PDT by skinny old man (Still lurking and posting after all these years)
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To: Sub-Driver
Liberalism must somehow be tied to a narcissistic personality disorder, and I am not joking. This kind of Cassandra complex type thinking is deeply embedded in liberalism. It shows up over and over, and we all end up paying for it when we humor it.
24 posted on 03/18/2012 6:05:13 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: MNDude
Well put!

Between the two alternative scenarios, I choose global warming.

How come no one ever mentions that the sequestered CO2 came from the atmosphere and life still manage to develop and flourish?

Oh, I see. The volcanoes never belched out so much as to cause a "runaway" greenhouse effect.

R-i-i-g-g-h-t-t...

25 posted on 03/18/2012 6:06:14 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: Sub-Driver

Which was the agenda all along.


26 posted on 03/18/2012 6:07:43 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Sub-Driver
...more effective Earth system governance and planetary stewardship.

The arrogance in the offhand use of these terms is simply breathtaking. Planetary stewardship? Guy, we're talking, surface-scrabbling mammals. The earth has been here roughly 4.5 billion years longer than we have and it did just fine in all that time. The planet is not in peril. The planet would laugh at you if it could and maybe it is.

And this "Earth system governance" - what the hell is that? It is a demonstrable fact that government does not really scale well past a certain point. No individual would pay $700 for a toilet seat, no village government would dream of it, only the most corrupt and feckless state governments would be able to cover it up, even, but the federal government thinks it's just swell. Extrapolate that to a world government and you have...well, you have the UN with prison camps.

It should not surprise us that someone with the evidence-defying self-absorption and pure pretentiousness of an Anthropogenic Global Warming acolyte should also be an uncritical believer in world government. The two are identical skin rashes in an intellectual plague.

27 posted on 03/18/2012 6:11:46 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Sub-Driver

In a one world government, imagine what the tax rate would be, considering you would have no to place to flee to.


28 posted on 03/18/2012 6:17:09 PM PDT by gusty
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To: the invisib1e hand

Not likely.


29 posted on 03/18/2012 6:18:14 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Sub-Driver
Facts do not matter in the least to leftist, so called scientist. If the theory promotes their agenda, then it is the only thing taught in public schools. Lies are purposefully worked into text books, facts are cherry picked, if they do not support their lies then they are conveniently discarded.

Soon the theory becomes undisputed fact to the upcoming generations. Facts, that if you do not support, because you know the truth, you are labeled right winged, fascist, neanderthal, religious nut jobs. According to them, it is you trying to promote abject lies to wickedly promote your right winged, backwards religious agenda. Truth becomes lies, and lies become truth.

It been happening on an ongoing basis for years, because the leftist loons have taken over "education" which is no longer education but rather leftist propaganda whose purpose is the destruction of everything we believe in and have precious since the founding of our Nation.

30 posted on 03/18/2012 6:52:52 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Bellflower

Nothing to do with facts. It’s all about money. Global warming is a money scam gone wrong. The scammers just can’t stand the thought of all that money slipping away. By the way, where does one buy a carbon credit?


31 posted on 03/18/2012 6:57:02 PM PDT by baiamonte
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To: Da Coyote

This “Scientific American” publication would be more accurately called Scientific Soviet publication. This article is in the tradition of the former owners of “Scientific American.” One owner of Sci Amer was named Piel and his wife was a Communist who headed up a Communist front organization called the Emergency Civil Liberties Organization.


32 posted on 03/18/2012 7:02:53 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Sub-Driver

Go ahead and bring your blue helmets to my neighborhood


33 posted on 03/18/2012 7:09:44 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Sub-Driver

I tell you what ... there science magazine guys give me that flying jet pack you’ve been promising me for 40 years and *then* we’ll talk World Government.


34 posted on 03/18/2012 7:13:00 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: Sub-Driver

Global government is fine by me.....as long as it is governed under the Constitution of the United States of America. No revisions allowed.


35 posted on 03/18/2012 7:19:49 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Hope springs eternal - maybe the Bucs will break .500 this year)
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To: Sub-Driver

They are all WATERMELONS!


36 posted on 03/18/2012 7:20:06 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Sub-Driver
Back in the '70s and '80s I had a subscription to SciAm. Then, I let it lapse in the '90s and restarted it about 7 years ago since--as I told them when I cancelled after 6 months--it reads more like The Daily Worker than a science publication. The guy on the line was incredulous..."we are not left wing at all..." he said.

I do miss some of their articles where the politics is omitted, but I will not give them a dime.

37 posted on 03/18/2012 7:26:00 PM PDT by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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To: Sub-Driver
World Government Will Be Needed to Stave Off Climate Catastrophe

How medieval is this?

38 posted on 03/18/2012 7:30:40 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Sub-Driver
After 40 years of constant subscription, in 2005, I could no longer stomach the liberal politicization of science by Sci Am so I "fired" it and its leftist editors. And that was shortly after I killed off a 40-year membership in Nat Geo -- for the same reasons.

The occasional good article in neither was worth having to wade through all the commiecrap...

A crying shame, really. Other periodicals came and went, but those two were my "constants" -- until their leftist editors finally made them unbearable.

39 posted on 03/18/2012 7:32:15 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Eva

There’s still a bunch of idiots with agendas trying to keep up the masquerade. Then there’s the ignorant that can’t think for themselves that make useful idiots for those still trying to sell the scam.


40 posted on 03/18/2012 7:32:39 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: baiamonte

No doubt fleecing the public of money is always on the plate for leftist thugs, but that is only one piece of the pie of their agenda. They want and crave powerful control over every aspect of people’s lives, hearts and souls. It is their sickness.


41 posted on 03/18/2012 7:50:15 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: steelyourfaith

ping


42 posted on 03/18/2012 7:52:41 PM PDT by Fractal Trader
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To: the invisib1e hand
Context matters.

Climate changes. Cope.

43 posted on 03/18/2012 8:01:10 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Sub-Driver; All

GRRRRRRRREAT FReeper replies BUMP!


44 posted on 03/18/2012 8:41:23 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Sub-Driver

The Global Socialists were *THIS* close, before having their AGW hoax unmasked. It must be really galling to them to have this chance yanked out from under them.


45 posted on 03/18/2012 8:48:39 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Sub-Driver
..and they want to know, why their subscriptions fell off many years ago...its the naked PCism adopted by the magazine.

46 posted on 03/18/2012 8:55:24 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Simple: Kill the terrorists, Protect (all) the borders, ridicule all the (surviving) Liberals :^)
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To: Sub-Driver

I think I best stop reading for a bit. I feel like I am in a horror movie. It is a liberal nightmare.


47 posted on 03/18/2012 9:42:33 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Sub-Driver

Why should the cleverest minds so often hold the religion:
“Sacred is any Machine, all that’s alive is profane”?—Auden

Why, indeed...


48 posted on 03/18/2012 9:48:14 PM PDT by avenir (I'm pessimistic about man, but I'm optimistic about GOD!)
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To: ctdonath2
Context matters.

sure does. That's why the left hates it.

49 posted on 03/19/2012 4:14:24 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (knowledge puffeth; information deludeth.)
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To: Sub-Driver; hal ogen
Did you notice the time stamps....he is really fast on the keyboard....the first one was typed after the first two ....which were typed at the same time. ..

System is getting weird.

50 posted on 03/19/2012 11:31:09 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The Global Warming HOAX is about Global Governance)
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