28 January, 2011

Global Warming-Motives of Alarmists

The following is a quote from James Delingpole's blog. It struck me as a good summary.He is describing ideological differences with a "friend".

"The biggest of those ideological differences has to do with Anthropogenic Global Warming.In a nutshell, I think it has been greatly exaggerated by a number of special interest groups with an axe to grind:scientists in pursuit of the trillions of dollars worth of funding; eco-charities who depend for their donations on scare stories; leftists using environmentalism to further an anti-capitalist agenda; deep greens who believe man is a blot on the landscape and that he should be punished through tax and regulation; governments and NGOs who see it as a way of raising taxes, increasing control, and being seen to be addressing popular concerns;cynical corporations who wish to “greenwash” their image or make easy money through taxpayer funded scams like wind farms;and so on."
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