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The Left Doesn't Really Believe in Climate Change
Ricochet.com ^ | May 27, 2014 | Jon Gabriel

Posted on 05/27/2014 2:09:17 PM PDT by inkling

The sky is always falling. If the new ice age doesn’t do us in, the ozone hole will. The instant DDT is banned, aerosols must follow. Global warming is replaced by climate change is replaced by “global weirding.”

And what is the solution to these often-contradictory scenarios? We anachronists who retain a bias toward the hard sciences would employ very different measures to prevent a freezing ocean and a boiling one. To an engineer, soldier or plumber, this is obvious.

But how do leaders of the environmental left address these opposing doomsdays? By raising taxes, increasing government, impeding capitalism and reducing national sovereignty. Coincidentally, the same policies they would promote if their supposed environmental catastrophe was utter fiction. It is little wonder that voters are suspicious...

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agw; climatechange; environment; environmentalism; globalwarming

1 posted on 05/27/2014 2:09:17 PM PDT by inkling
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To: inkling

After a liberal told me that I need to read some “alternative history” for the truth yesterday, I don’t think they know what they believe till someone tells them.


2 posted on 05/27/2014 2:13:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: inkling
But how do leaders of the environmental left address these opposing doomsdays? By raising taxes, increasing government, impeding capitalism and reducing national sovereignty. Coincidentally, the same policies they would promote if their supposed environmental catastrophe was utter fiction.

Nailed it.

3 posted on 05/27/2014 2:13:56 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: inkling

The Left believes in anything that irks the Right


4 posted on 05/27/2014 2:13:58 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: inkling
Every time a real-world solution is provided to a promised calamity, leftist leaders move the goalposts.

'Truth' is whatever serves the Revolution, comrade.

5 posted on 05/27/2014 2:15:50 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: molson209

The left BELIEVES in ANYTHING that will make them multimillionaires,
all of this is such a load of CRAP!!!!!!!


6 posted on 05/27/2014 2:16:34 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: molson209

The left never says why they REALLY want something; they always couch it in something appealing.

Amnesty is fairness to undocumented workers. Funny how it also helps them obtain a new reliable electorate as they phase out the old - which is what they REALLY want.

Abortion is woman’s right to choose. Funny how it also helps them balkanize the society for more votes, as they campaign on unlimited/tax-payer-funded abortions.


7 posted on 05/27/2014 2:17:51 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: inkling
One way to tell you're dealing with a leftist scam is when they keep giving it new names.
If you're honest up front, you don't have to do that.

8 posted on 05/27/2014 2:18:10 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: inkling

The left doesn’t really believe any of the crap they peddle I think


9 posted on 05/27/2014 2:20:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: inkling

You didn’t know that raising taxes lowers CO2 levels? Would Michael Mann lie?


10 posted on 05/27/2014 2:24:34 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Starstruck

Exactly!!

It is a scam.


11 posted on 05/27/2014 2:27:58 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: inkling

The Left believes in CONTROL! That is their HOLY GRAIL!


12 posted on 05/27/2014 2:28:40 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Register COMMIES not GUNS!)
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To: prisoner6

Global Oppression by Regulation. Autocracy at its finest.


13 posted on 05/27/2014 2:39:02 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: inkling

It’s the hard sciences vs. soft sciences. We could use a few more “engineers, soldiers and plumbers” in the government.


14 posted on 05/27/2014 2:45:50 PM PDT by inkling
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To: molson209
The Left believes in anything that irks the Right

Exactly what I was thinking. They don't care whether something is true or not. If they perceive it as a strike at evil Republicans they're for it.

15 posted on 05/27/2014 2:49:48 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: inkling

I bet if I had a big enough grant I could prove government is the biggest contributor to climate disruption. Ban government!


16 posted on 05/27/2014 2:54:46 PM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: inkling

Al Gore has lectured us for years about how the melting ice caps are cause catastrophic rising sea levels. However Gore recently bought a $9 million SEASIDE mansion in California. Now if he actually believed that sea levels were rising why would he buy a $9 million seaside mansion? Either Gore is a total idiot who doesn’t realize that his mansion is going to be inundated by rising sea levels or he is a total hypocrite who has perpetrated a fraud and profited enough from his fraud so he can afford to buy this mansion.


17 posted on 05/27/2014 3:09:06 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: inkling
I'm waiting for the Left to ban dihydrogen Monoxide.

They will tell us that Climate Change is merely a distraction promoted by Big Water.

18 posted on 05/27/2014 3:13:30 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: C210N

It’s simpler than you think.

The left wants to take the consequences out of life; that’s why everything they do is a disaster.


19 posted on 05/27/2014 3:24:40 PM PDT by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: inkling
The Left Doesn't Really Believe in "Climate Change"

Apparently they don't believe in "Global Warming" either.

20 posted on 05/27/2014 3:28:28 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: inkling

Long before Friedman co-opted “Climate Weirding” It was used on a Climate Depot article.
In the article it compared Climate Change predictions and their adherents to the witches and their visions of Doom and Gloom in Macbeth, and not based on sound science.


21 posted on 05/27/2014 3:38:18 PM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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22 posted on 05/27/2014 3:41:38 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: cripplecreek
After a liberal told me that I need to read some “alternative history” for the truth yesterday, I don’t think they know what they believe till someone tells them.

LOL, probably Howard Zinn's crapola. You can now tell him you know someone who actually had Howard Zinn as a professor (me), and that the man used to come to class stoned, and took advantage of every coed he could in exchange for grade inflation (Does this mean Howard Zinn started the war on women? No doubt.......).

When the man was challenged by a relatively smart student, he folded like a cheap tent, couldn't argue his way out of a paper bag.

He was alternative all right.

23 posted on 05/27/2014 3:47:56 PM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: The Great RJ
Either Gore is a total idiot who doesn’t realize that his mansion is going to be inundated

Well, the rising sea level will inundate the East coast first, dontcha know. That's why he headed west...

24 posted on 05/27/2014 3:53:21 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Lakeshark

I told the liberal that I’ve been re reading my way through all of the Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction stories but that doesn’t make them any more real than this “alternative history” crap.

Alternative history has been around forever. You can find it in the fiction section of any library.


25 posted on 05/27/2014 3:54:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek
Unfortunately, Zinn is in the history section now, taught fairly widely as a matter of fact.

I love to shock liberals with my first person story of what he was really like. They think of him as some sainted intellectual who was telling the truth, rather than the Marxist liar he was.

26 posted on 05/27/2014 3:58:22 PM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: inkling

OK!! Everybody pay attention!

Lesson for today:

1. The sun is 1,300,000 times as big as the earth.

2. The sun is a ball of fire that controls the climates of all its planets.

3. The earth is one of the sun’s planets.

4. The earth is a speck in comparison to the size of the sun.

5. Inhabitants of the earth are less than specks.

Study Question: How do less-than-specks in congress plan to control the sun?


27 posted on 05/27/2014 4:07:40 PM PDT by abclily
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To: cripplecreek

The left basically adopted the methodology of religious cults and applied it to politics. Think about it:

- They both defer to an inner circle of intellectuals to make the important decisions and define their opinions for them
- They both teach their followers that they can’t trust any sources of news or information from outside “the group”
- They both draw a hard line between group members and outsiders, and try to discourage having interaction or relationships with outsiders


28 posted on 05/27/2014 4:28:21 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: inkling

Environmentalism is a religion to useful idiot leftists. Their religion is the environment, their savior is government, their sacrament is aborted fetuses. They have blind devotion to government. They are a sick bunch of malcontents.


29 posted on 05/27/2014 7:24:30 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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