James Lovelock, the maverick scientist who became a guru to the environmental movement with his “Gaia” theory of the Earth as a single organism, has admitted to being “alarmist” about climate change and says other environmental commentators, such as Al Gore, were too.
He goes on to admit that he has no idea what is really going on with the climate:
“The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books – mine included – because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn’t happened,” Lovelock said.
|“All right, I made a mistake.”|
So here we have one of the leading experts in Climate Change admitting that he was wrong, and that his claims are wildly overblown. He also names names, pointing out that Al Gore and other's claims are grossly exaggerated and false.
Can we put a fork in this topic yet?
This self-evident truth is not enough to stop the true believers in Climate Change. Just today President Obama announced that he wants to spend $700MM to combat Global Warming in Africa.
This would be insanity if we had the $700MM laying around with nothing better to so with it. In a time when when are running trillion dollar deficits, it is beyond insane, it is tantamount to treason.
When we are taking resources out of the private economy and squandering it on global warming studies and other crap, and when we are create carbon taxes and dump cash into solar companies that go bankrupt within weeks of being funded, we are destroying the economy and making us all poorer.
When money diverted into cars that won't drive and wind turbines that won't spin, we lose the chance to invest in lifesaving drugs, or to buy a better air conditioning unit, or save for the future.
When that happens people die. Life expectancy is correlated to wealth, and when you destroy wealth people die younger.
Since the Left likes stupid chants, perhaps they can shout this one when then gather for their next inane protest:
Lovelock Lied, People Died