"Some of the climate change people want this, they want to control the lives of every human and tell them what they can, or cannot do."
This is starting to sounds like some of those rants I hear about One World Government types flying around in black helicopters. I doubt even Rog, for all his disagreements with the accursed Warmista, would buy into this one.
A couple of years ago, NASA launched a satellite carrying an instrument designed to resolve co2 emission down to 10m. The plan was, to use this to enforce taxation of all emitters, under cap and trade.
The rocketry did a loop de loop and the satellite is now measuring fish droppings at the bottom of the southern ocean.
How we cheered!
I live in the UK, the most surveilled place on earth. You can't walk down the street without being captured on camera. Your cellphone constantly tells where you are, who you talk to, etc. Your internet provider knows where you surf, what you buy, who you email, what your political views are... The state has access to these records, without the need for a court order. The bureaucrats love having the POWER to snoop and micromanage peoples lives and 'profile' them. After all, "they know best".
Global! Warming! Alarm! gives those who would love to extend this system worldwide the perfect excuse. What you drive, what you eat how much you breathe when exerting, how you heat your home, how you cool your home, how MUCH you heat or cool your home; all these will become subject to regulation, with penalties for using more than has been deemed appropriate by bureaucrats who live well paid and comfortable lives at our expense. To what purpose? The state knows from its scientists that reduction of human co2 emission will have virtually no effect whatsoever on the global average temperature. What it is really all about is making people feel they have to keep their heads down and do as they are told. It's about social control and political power over individual citizens.
Protest against this gross erosion of our liberty and intrusion into our lives will be tolerated, provided those protesting don't protest so hard that there's any danger they might actually change anything.
Think I'm a black helicopter nutcase?
I heard that in America, 9-11 has been used as an excuse to radically extend the powers of the security forces to enter homes, hold people without charge or access to a lawyer, and so on.
Tell me it ain't so, I've always looked to the american people to defend the right of the individual from arbitrary state interference.
But it's OK they tell us, these powers will only be used against 'terrorists'.
Jean Charles de Menezes family know all about it.
There are people out there who rank 'climate deniers' alongside 'terrorists', and they have managed to enter the corridors of power.
I may be over-reacting, but after years of abuse, accusations of malicious intent, insinuations about my mental state, threats and dirty tricks, it can be hard to work out who has the twisted perspective.
Here's a comment from someone on a website where I criticised a book called "Climate Change Denial: heads in the sand" recently.
56 “And once again, please DNFTT [Do not feed the troll] TB [TallBloke], you are only giving them an opportunity to further their nonsense. It is pointless trying to reason and argue with Dunning-Krugers and ideologues…pointless.”
Haydn and Cook have looked into the fascinating psychological underpinnings of the denialism and “skepticism” movement. The psychological aspect of those in denial or “skeptical” of AGW has been ignored for too long IMO.
What is also interesting (and at times amusing) is that those afflicted with these traits, are so oblivious to their plight (some might say deluded) that they feel compelled to come here and defend their ideology,
The person in question will twist, distort and misrepresent your position….
And here's a quote from the book itself:
“Just because there a professor of something denying climate change does not mean it is not true, it is just that the professor is in denial. This is why one must make use of the preponderance of evidence in science, the collective view.” – John Cook (“Climate Change Denial”, 2011).
John Cook and his acolytes have a lot to say about the mental state of people who have doubts about the IPCC view of climate change, making frequent reference to Dunning-Kruger, delusion and etc
It’s a scarily brief step from
“The professor is in denial” to “The professor is delusional” to “The professor would be better off keeping quiet” to “The professor has been removed to a mental institution for the good of himself and society”.
First they came for the professor…
Think "It can't happen here"?
We live in interesting times, when lessons of the dangers of fascism have been forgotten, and we cozily imagine it could never happen again. I'll just point out, at the risk of falling foul of Godwins Law, that the German National Socialist Party used folk tales about ecology and the preservation of 'nature' to underpin their despotism.
The Committee for Anti-Climatic Activities (CACA) is watching you, and has access to all your internet ramblings...