Mittwoch, November 26, 2008

The Politics of Guilt...

I think we can see a pattern developing here. Good old James Hansen put it bluntly here:

China has surpassed the United States as the biggest emitter of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, Hansen said. However because of the long lifetime of the compound, the U.S. is over three times more responsible than any other country for the carbon dioxide now in the atmosphere, and will remain so for decades to come.

In other words, the US will continue to be the scapegoat for global warming, regardless of what the US does: we've already committed the original sin, and now it's time to pay.

This is nothing less than the attempt to tattoo a great big red letter "A" (for Anthropomorphic Warming) on the forehead of the US in the attempt to bully and blackmail as much money out of the US for something that, if it even exists, is so small in comparison to the natural causes of climate change that it is irrelevant.

Scare-mongering at its best: the politics not of reason, not of science (hah!), but rather the politics of guilt.

Never mind that we didn't do it...

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