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Government Will Control You Before It Controls Climate
Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey

Posted on 05/07/2014 10:23:07 AM PDT by Kaslin

Ultimately, it will not matter if people in government cynically promote the theory that human activity is destroying the global climate as a means of taking control of your life, or if they take control of your life because they sincerely believe human activity is destroying the global climate.

Either way, government will control of your life.

The National Climate Assessment the Obama administration released this week describes in Sisyphean terms the task government faces in limiting carbon dioxide emissions, which the assessment says make up 84 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions it holds guilty of artificially warming our planet.

"Of the carbon dioxide emitted from human activities in a year, about half is removed from the atmosphere by natural processes within a century, but around 20 percent continues to circulate and to effect atmospheric concentrations for thousands of years," says the report. "Stabilizing or reducing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, therefore, require very deep reductions in future emissions -- ultimately approaching zero -- to compensate for past emissions that are still circulating in the Earth system."

How would government start down the road to achieving zero carbon dioxide emissions from human activities?

"The two dominant production sectors responsible for these emissions are electric power generation (coal and gas) and transportation (petroleum)," says the assessment.

"Over the period 1963-2008," says the assessment, "annual U.S. carbon dioxide emissions slightly more than doubled, because growth in emissions potential attributable to increases in population and GDP per person outweighed reductions contributed by lowered energy and carbon intensity and changes in economic structure."

In sum, America had too many people enjoying too much wealth while traveling too freely and using too much electricity.

Some jerk with a wife, three kids and a station wagon went on too many long drives back in 1965, recklessly spitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, some of which will still be there long after Barack Obama has surrendered the Oval Office.

Worse, each of the station wagon drivers' three kids now own an air-conditioned home with a two-car garage, housing a minivan and an SUV.

At a United Nations conference in Mexico in 2010, the Obama Administration pledged to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions to 17 percent less than what they were in 2005. That, however, would get the United States nowhere near zero -- let alone where we were in 1965.

And, even if the U.S. government prohibited Americans from emitting a single burp of CO2, what would it matter if China and India and Indonesia and Pakistan continued to grow their own economies and populations and concomitant emissions?

Hurricanes would whip Florida, tornadoes would torment Kansas, and the sea level would threaten low-lying areas of New York and New Jersey -- as Americans huddled in their hot, humid hovels -- because environmentally insensitive peoples in Shanghai and Islamabad were still buying new cars and turning up their air-conditioning.

White House science adviser John P. Holdren -- who, along with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator Kathryn Sullivan, released the administration's climate assessment -- has been thinking about problems like this for decades.

Forty-one years ago, he published "Human Ecology: Problems and Solution," co-authored with Paul and Anne Ehrlich, who had written "The Population Bomb."

"Environmental degradation is not the sum of independent causes, it is the multiplicative product of interconnected ones," Holdren and the Ehrlichs wrote. "The relation can be written as a mathematical equation: total environmental damage equals population, times the level of material affluence per person, times the environmental damage done by the technology we use to supply each bit of affluence."

"Halting population growth must be done, but that alone would not be enough," they wrote. "Stabilizing or reducing the per capita consumption of resources in the United States is necessary, but not sufficient. Attempts to reduce technology's impact on the environment are essential, but ultimately will be futile if population and affluence grow unchecked."

"Clearly," they said, "if there is to be any chance of success, simultaneous attacks must be mounted on all components of the problem."

"A massive campaign must be launched to restore a high-quality environment in North America and to de-develop the United States," they concluded.

"The need for de-development presents our economists with a major challenge," they said. "They must design a stable, low-consumption economy in which there is a much more equitable distribution of wealth than in the present one. Redistribution of wealth both within and among nations is absolutely essential, if a decent life is to be provided for every human being."

Two decades later, in an essay published by the World Bank, Holdren, Ehrlich and Gretchen Daily of Stanford University, reiterated this analysis. "We know for certain, for example," they wrote, " No form of material growth (including population growth), is sustainable."

"This is enough," they said, "to say quite a lot about what needs to be faced up to eventually (a world of zero net physical growth), what should be done now (change unsustainable practices, reduce excessive material consumption, slow down population growth), and what the penalty will be for postponing attention to population limitation (lower well-being per person)."

In a nation where government can de-develop the economy, stop population growth and redistribute wealth both inside and outside its borders, there will still be droughts, floods and hot summer nights.

But there will be no freedom.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarminghoax; terryjeffrey; townhall

1 posted on 05/07/2014 10:23:07 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

That’s the point, isn’t it? To control us.


2 posted on 05/07/2014 10:27:15 AM PDT by all the best (sat`~!)
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To: Kaslin

> Government Will Control You Before It Controls Climate

Well, yeah, that’s the idea.

Climate has nothing to do with it except as a means to scare you into surrendering your freedoms.


3 posted on 05/07/2014 10:33:36 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: all the best
Absolutely. Why else would the gub'mint take my money in the name of " raising the standard of living of others " and then take my money -via increased consumption taxes - to punish my standard of living.

It's all about control

4 posted on 05/07/2014 10:40:48 AM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Kaslin
Government Will Control You Before It Controls Climate

AKA

"Government will use Climate and 'Sustainability' as an Excuse to Control You."

5 posted on 05/07/2014 10:46:31 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Kaslin

My Parents, my beloved Marine Corps, and my Wife have all tried at various times to “control” me.

Futile efforts all...

The FedGov ain’t got a chance.


6 posted on 05/07/2014 10:49:31 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tri nornar eg bir. Binde til rota...)
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To: Kaslin

Thankfully, our Founders foresaw this potential threat of out of control government and provided recourse for we the people to defend our God-given liberty when government becomes destructive to our rights, liberty, safety and happiness.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”


7 posted on 05/07/2014 11:01:32 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: all the best

The point is to control the total number of youz.


8 posted on 05/07/2014 11:01:44 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Westbrook

Exactly. Globull warming is nothing but a new way to take money you earned and give it to people who did not.


9 posted on 05/07/2014 11:18:00 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Kaslin

“carbon dioxide emissions, which the assessment says make up 84 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions it holds guilty of artificially warming our planet. “

Which is total crap. Water vapor make up the huge majority of so-called greenhouse gasses and is thousands of times more abundant and more effective in trapping heat than CO2.


10 posted on 05/07/2014 11:40:13 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: NativeSon

If government can control/eliminate your disposable income, it WILL control you.


11 posted on 05/07/2014 11:41:22 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Dead Corpse

When the limit your disposable income and then limit your choices to politically acceptable one, they WILL control you.


12 posted on 05/07/2014 11:42:27 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Kaslin

In essence they are claiming that all the people spitting in the ocean will cause the sea level to rise.


13 posted on 05/07/2014 11:44:59 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Or, I’ll just start ignoring them...

And yes, I know where things go from there. 20 years later the BLM will send a SWAT team to kick me out...

I’m ok with that.


14 posted on 05/07/2014 11:46:52 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tri nornar eg bir. Binde til rota...)
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To: Dead Corpse

Here’s how I think it will happen/is happening: Things quit working well. That’s all, and that’s how they get people to de-develop. Many years ago (1981) I travelled to Germany and noticed no store gave bags, and no one flushed their toilet all day (due to global warming, those Euros were always up on it you see). A couple of years ago I went to Frenchy Tahiti and noticed how the washing machines (few that there were) were small and inefficient. See? That’s the way to do it: notice the washing machines and their effectiveness here, now? Look at those ridiculous “smart cars”, I’m telling you it will happen with a whimper not a bang, the more Euro-like we get (includes health care options, crony capitalism, techno-shaming, etc. ) Assholes, I bet Erlich et al have nice cars and houses.


15 posted on 05/07/2014 12:08:03 PM PDT by punditwannabe
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To: punditwannabe

The old “death by a thousand cuts”. I see it every day.

Then again, there is a reason I bought my acreage property, close to a rive, private well, private septic...


16 posted on 05/07/2014 12:10:59 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tri nornar eg bir. Binde til rota...)
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To: Kaslin

Ground Air Force 1


17 posted on 05/07/2014 12:12:19 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar

Let him fly commercial and make him pay for the trips with his own money


18 posted on 05/07/2014 12:31:32 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

Better yet, keep the unelected to anything Obama at home!...and preferably, OUT OF SIGHT!


19 posted on 05/07/2014 12:35:13 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar

Yes, that sounds even better. He has embarrassed this country more then enough


20 posted on 05/07/2014 12:46:06 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
"Useless eaters" is the name the elites have for us for more than a century.

They will move to the next phase, calling us "the useless breathers", using up their Oxygen.

The plans how to Mass murder 95% of the World population are already made and more or less known.

Too many believe they will be in the remaining 5%.

21 posted on 05/07/2014 2:01:00 PM PDT by DTA
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To: Kaslin

First, great title.

Second, why is the ethics of coercing your fellow man never the subject. It’s instead the ethics of some unknowable fate held above all else. If you believe in nature, it follows that you should believe there will be a mechanism to deal with man run a muck. Until then, who are you to coerce anyone, this is ethics.


22 posted on 05/07/2014 2:26:43 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Kaslin.


23 posted on 05/07/2014 3:10:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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