President Eisenhower warned of the “military-industrial complex.” Now on the eve of the World Business Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen, “Skeptical Environmentalist” author Bjorn Lomborg warns of the “climate-industrial complex.”
Lomborg, hardly a conservative, writes, “We are told that very expensive carbon regulations are the only way to respond to global warming, despite ample evidence that this approach does not pass a basic cost-benefit test. We must ask whether a “climate-industrial complex” is emerging, pressing taxpayers to fork over money to please those who stand to gain.”
This global warming…oops…climate change cabal has invited none other than Al “He Played On Our Fears” Gore to be the keynote speaker. How is it that this Oscar/Grammy/Nobel “Peace” Prize-winning crackpot is still taken seriously after being thoroughly debunked for his phony “documentary” and general hysteria? *Sigh*
As Lomborg rightly points out, Gore represents all three groups that stand to benefit. “He is a politician, a campaigner and the chair of a green private-equity firm invested in products that a climate-scared world would buy.”
Coincidentally, all the so-called experts at this Summit hold the same alarmist views of global, er… climate change.
So whatever happened to diversity and tolerance of other viewpoints? It’s nowhere to be found in this forum. As Lomborg notes, “There would be an outcry — and rightfully so — if big oil organized a climate change conference and invited only climate-change deniers. The partnership among self-interested businesses, grandstanding politicians and alarmist campaigners truly is an unholy alliance. Spending a fortune on global carbon regulations will benefit a few, but dearly cost everybody else.”
Obama once said, “The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works…” Our question is, what if it’s too big and still doesn’t work?
Source: Wall Street Journal