EU Commissioner: Global Warming Policy Is Right Even If Science Is Wrong
'Regardless of whether or not scientists are wrong on global warming, the European Union is pursuing the correct energy policies even if they lead to higher prices, Europe’s climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard's has said.'
EU's Hedegaard in 2013: 'Let's say that science, some decades from now, said 'we were wrong, it was not about climate', would it not in any case have been good to do many of things you have to do in order to combat climate change?.'
Flashback: 1993: Former U.S. Senator Timothy Wirth: ‘We’ve got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing, in terms of economic policy and environmental policy.’
Hedegaard in 2013: 'I think we have to realize that in the world of the 21st century for us to have the cheapest possible energy is not the answer.'
Flashback 1975: Obama Science Czar John Holdren Says Real Threat to USA Is Cheap Energy: ‘The U.S.is threatened far more by the hazards of too much energy, too soon, than by the hazards of too little energy, too late.’
Flashback: UN IPCC Official Edenhofer: ‘We Redistribute World’s Wealth By Climate Policy’
Europe’s climate-action commissioner Connie Hedegaard said even if the climate science is wrong, the EU’s carbon-emission policies were right. She matter-of-factly states the science doesn’t matter, even as those policies continue to hinder economic growth, increase energy prices, and throw more people into poverty.
Her comments come after leaked IPCC documents show no warming for nearly 17 years, so she quickly fell back on the population-explosion trope to justify the EU’s crippling policies.
In one point in the interview, she makes the dizzying statement that even if we learn decades from now we were wrong, and it wasn’t about climate, shouldn’t we do what we can now to combat climate change: