Saturday, April 30, 2016

On Why I'm A Climate Change Skeptic

It is a fact that A) the earth's climate Is a chaotic system and B) because of that any attempt at predicting the weather hundreds of years into the future is a fool's errand on steroids.

And yet our fascistic and moronic politicians continue to think otherwise, spout ridiculous claims (that 97% of scientists agree with their views, that CO2 is the primary driver of temperature, that we already possess the technology to significantly decarbonize, etc.), and proclaim that they can control the climate through such idiotic initiatives as cap and trade, a carbon tax, green energy boondoggles, etc. How utterly embarrassing.

Although some might say that the embarrassment should be felt by deniers such as myself. If I were to be completely honest, I'd have to admit that deniers like me are huge liars and totally full of shit. For example, I pulled the typical denier fast one by conflating weather and climate. Then I lied about the fact that 97% of climate scientists agree that human activity is a significant contributing factor in changing mean global temperatures.

As for decarbonizing, certainly there is technology that currently exists that could make some significant progress toward this goal. The purpose of referring to green energy projects as a "boondoggles" is to STOP further progress toward decarbonization. Personally, I'm a big fan of dirty fossil fuels. They are there, and it would be foolish of our plutocrats to leave big profits on the table.

What's more important, folks; saving our planet or further enriching our beloved oligarchs? Obviously, as a Conservative, I'm for the latter and NOT the former. Actually, if hundreds of millions of worthless poor people die... that would be awesome IMO. Remember that the Black Death, which "reduced world population from an estimated 450 million to between 350 and 375 million in the 14th century", had POSITIVE benefits.

...the Black Death raised the standard of living of many survivors who inherited estates from the plague's victims. One sign of this was that peasant families, who, before the plague, were so poor that they sat at the dinner table on a common bench and ate from a common plate, now had individual stools and plates. This higher standard of living would lead to a more even wealth distribution and the recovery of the economy after 1450. (The Black Death and its Impact. c.1300-1450).

Now, one might think that, as a Libertarian, I'd be strongly opposed to "a more even wealth distribution", but what we saw following the Black Death was that those in extreme poverty were raised up to a poverty level that was moderate. Sure, millions will die due to the coming climate catastrophe, most of those will be among the world's poorest. But among those who survive there still will be many who are extremely poor (as most of the population of the world is quite poor).

What I'm saying is that I'm fine with a more even wealth distribution among the poor of the world. The plutocrats will be able to hold onto what is theirs and even increase their wealth when the apocalypse comes (apocalypse in the eyes of those the poor, MANY of which will be exterminated, mostly due to flooding and famine).

BTW, as for the poors being "exterminated", I use that word because surely poor people are a plague upon the world (my view as an Ayn Rand-worshipping Libertarian). Those of us who remain will all be in a better off position (at least in the long term). Which is why I WELCOME the coming climate change catastrophes.

And why I lie about those trying to stop them as being "ridiculous". The world needs a good Randian fumigation to rid the world of the parasites. Moochers like the greedy Bernie voters who think they deserve what the wealthy man has worked hard for. Or worked hard to steal by exploiting workers (as is their right). I'll be applauding when these assholes start starving/dying en masse.

Byline: This awesome Randian commentary was authored by Willis "I Love Strawmen" Hart. Purveyor of climate change denialism. LLIN-232.

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