And if Global Warming Turns Out to be a Myth, So What?
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I recently read a comment on the Internet from a global warming activist that presented that exact same connotation.Â If global warming turns out to be a myth, so what?Â The narrow-mindedness and intense focus of climate change proponents on one issue, global warming, has the potential to cause massive economic failures globally.Â The lack of care, comprehension, or both with regard to anthropogenic climate change and the impact of measures designed to counteract it is completely immoral.
Global warming activists have one item on their agenda:Â stop climate change at all costs.Â The term “all costs” can mean anything from using more energy-efficient but more expensive and potentially toxic light bulbs to grinding world economies to a halt.Â It almost seems that climate change advocates hate progressive and successful nations as they will be the ones to feel the economic impact of any legislation designed to curb an activity that isn’t scientifically proven.Â As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, environmentalism isn’t a progressive movement.Â It’s a scheme designed to push technology backwards instead of moving us forward.Â And while the advent of the jet engine allows Gore and his followers to go from continent to continent preaching the gospel of global warming, its existence is also frowned upon because of its large carbon footprint.
Not every country is going to buy into the global warming hoax, either for social or economic reasons.Â China isn’t doing anything to combat staggering greenhouse gas emissions as their economy is moving ahead quickly.Â The People’s Republic understands the economic impact of enacting carbon reduction schemes.Â And with China not participating in the global warming myth, it leaves many industries in other developed nations fearful of the economic fallout.Â Already, farmers in British Columbia fear gas taxes as they already work on razor-thin profit margins.Â In the Netherlands, an airport passenger tax to combat global warming will cause an estimated 50,000 fewer people to use the facility this year.Â And trillions will be spend on curbing greenhouse gas emissions each year.Â Companies in various sectors across the globe can’t compete with companies that aren’t under the influence of carbon taxes or cap-and-trade schemes.Â Both systems place an additional tax layer on corporations that emit carbon dioxide – something in the order of $20 per ton to start.Â This number will only grow as time passes and stricter carbon emission regulations take hold.Â So for a company that emits tens or hundreds of thousands of tons of carbon each year, there’s no way to compete with companies not under carbon regulations.Â They’ll be forced to reduce expenses, often in terms of benefits, raises, bonuses or personnel and, in the most extreme cases, the company itself may go under from the inability to compete in the marketplace.Â With so many Democrats and environmentalists walking hand-in-hand during this election, the lack of enthusiasm for a carbon tax and tougher greenhouse gas emissions controls will be a liberal attack point until November in the United States.Â They’ll also blame the slow (but still growing) economy on the current administration without telling you that their plan to bring about new laws to reverse global warming will likely cause a spike in unemployment and a true recession not possibly seen since 1929.Â And if global warming turns out to be a myth, so what?Â First-world countries will be in economic despair.Â Millions may be without a job.Â Millions could be homeless.Â Millions could go hungry.Â All while countries like China enjoy a great economic expansion not seen in their histories.Â There are consequences to action without irrefutable evidence of global warming.Â It’s just that the environmentalists don’t care.
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