Saturday, December 5, 2009

Copenhagen: A Travesty for Freedom and Prosperity

George Will has an excellent editorial on the subject of climate change. Here are a few choice paragraphs:


George F. Will, Washington Post, Sunday, December 6, 2009

With 20,000 delegates, advocates and journalists jetting to Copenhagen for planet Earth's last chance, the carbon footprint of the global warming summit will be the only impressive consequence of the climate-change meeting. Its organizers had hoped that it would produce binding caps on emissions, global taxation to redistribute trillions of dollars, and micromanagement of everyone's choices...

Barack Obama, understanding the histrionics required in climate-change debates, promises that U.S. emissions in 2050 will be 83 percent below 2005 levels. If so, 2050 emissions will equal those in 1910, when there were 92 million Americans. But there will be 420 million Americans in 2050, so Obama's promise means that per capita emissions then will be about what they were in 1875. That. Will. Not. Happen...

Copenhagen is the culmination of the post-Kyoto maneuvering by people determined to fix the world's climate by breaking the world's -- especially America's -- population to the saddle of ever-more-minute supervision by governments. But Copenhagen also is prologue for the 2010 climate change summit in Mexico City, which will be planet Earth's last chance, until the next one.

The rest is worth reading as well.

(HT my wonderful husband.)

2 comments:

Rational Education said...

so Obama's promise means that per capita emissions then will be about what they were in 1875

In essence these leaders gathering in Copenhagen wish to wipe out the entire industrial revolution eventually....
and yet people are silently accepting this death sentence and following such leaders...scary.

There is only one way I know to face this fear: not to give up the intellectual battle to these power-lusting scumbags.
Jasmine

Beth said...

Jasmine,

"In essence these leaders gathering in Copenhagen wish to wipe out the entire industrial revolution eventually...."

Nicely summarized.
Hard to believe, isn't it? I think that most people don't realize the ramifications of what is being proposed....which is why understanding it and speaking out is so important.

Thanks for that connection.
Beth