The Anthropogenic Global Warming cult is becoming more brazen every day. In February the abstract of a refereed article in the American J. of Agricultural Economics provided the following remarkable passage:
It appears that news media and some pro-environmental organizations have the tendency to accentuate or even exaggerate the damage caused by climate change. This article provides a rationale for this tendency by using a modified International Environmental Agreement (IEA) model with asymmetric information. We find that the information manipulation has an instrumental value, as it ex post induces more countries to participate in an IEA, which will eventually enhance global welfare. From the ex ante perspective, however, the impact that manipulating information has on the level of participation in an IEA and on welfare is ambiguous.
The term “Exaggerate the damage” is self explanatory – scare the hoi polloi. The term “asymmetric information” means inputs that raise the predicted temperatures but have no basis in observation. This “information” as is put forth in the abstract from article has a manipulative value. It manipulates governments to participate in global welfare. Global welfare is basically the transfer of wealth from first world nations to third world nations. In short the primary thrust of environmentalism is not a study of the environment, but the frightening of people to give away their money.
In short environmentalism is a social engineering scam. It is no different than any other cult that demands you believe made up evidence – and then demands your money and obedience. The Koolaid flavor today is watermelon. Green on the outside and red on the inside. Bow down or you are a denier. Bow down or destroy the planet. Bow down and fork over your money.
The other side of the equation is equally tragic. The money to be spent in the third world is not put to the purpose of economic development and raising these countries out of poverty. It is about stasis. The third world people are given fish, and not taught how to fish. Dependency on the handouts is what is fostered. “Their culture is one of poverty” we are told with a straight face. This is the ultimate power grab in the name of of ‘saving’ the victims. The narrative is not to different from a mafioso’s shakedown routine.
Considering that the predictions for the past 15 years proven false, and the predictions in the 1970 by this same crowd were that of a man-made ice age. Perhaps we should force the climatologists to go back to the drawing board and do some real science where they are forced to discard theories when the theory does not match the data. The current crowd manipulates the data until it matches the theory. This is science stood on its head. This is the 21st century’s Piltdown Man. We owe it to ourselves to remain properly skeptical. We certainly should not organize our economies around such a sham.