'Whose hand would be on the thermostat?” a leading climate scientist at Rutgers University, Alan Robock, asked the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology in 2009. “What if Canada or Russia wanted the climate to be a little warmer, while tropical countries and small island states wanted it cooler?'
Claim that 97% of climate scientists endorse the theory of catastrophic man-made global warming - - this is the same margin by which dictators typically claim they have won re-election—and for the same reason. These are both systems in which voting for the 'wrong' result is not tolerated'
Spiked Online: 'In the twenty-first century what sort of person seriously believes that natural calamities like floods can be blamed on allegedly 'sinful' behavior?!' - 'Labour leader Ed Miliband explicitly moralised the weather yesterday, when he told the Observer that ‘people’s homes, businesses and livelihoods [are] coming under attack from extreme weather’, as if the weather were some kind of military force.'
'An epic struggle is currently taking place that will determine the fate, and perhaps the survival, of our species... Over the next few years, fundamental questions about who we are as a species really will be answered: Are we fundamentally sane, rational? Or are we a self-destructive failure that will end in the evolutionary dustbin?...Indeed, recent global weather extremes suggest that something of “enormous magnitude is happening”...“We are standing on a precipice here.” In addition, we have seen the vast US ‘polar vortex’ and ‘Frankenstorm’ Sandy. Last year, Australia ‘recorded its warmest year on record,’ while Supertyphoon Haiyan, ‘the strongest tropical cyclone on record to hit land’, devastated the Philippines. India was also afflicted by massive floods'
'Centuries from now, when the several remaining humans are huddled around a dwindling fire and pondering how each of them will kill the others and eat their still-warm flesh, the most boring among the remnant will pose the question, "Who is to blame for all of this?" Someone will mention the Koch Brothers. Someone else will bring up BP, and maybe our old friend, the Keystone XL pipeline will get a moan-out while the silent one in the corner sizes up the available rocks and studies the heads of his companions. If I'm not around, I hope at least one of them will summon up his last remaining breath and say, "The noodlebrained bag of useless flesh named David Gregory," before collapsing in a heap in the corner, whence he will awaken an hour later to find one of his companions sizing up his quadriceps for a light snack.'
UK Guardian: 'Here's what you'll need to do to stand a chance' - 'Climate scientists expect bigger and more frequent extreme weather events throughout the coming century – not just wind and rain, but droughts as well. Nor is weather the only danger: pandemic flu, nuclear weapons, antibiotic resistance, environmental catastrophe and chronic food shortages could also offer dire threats to civilisation as we know it. You might not want to panic just yet, but you might decide that it is time to join the "preppers" – people who are secretly preparing to abandon modern life when the apocalypse, in whatever form, does arrive.'