"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."
Et tu, Rog? :(
At least tell me you don't believe in black helicopters. Please?
"Think I'm a black helicopter nutcase?"
I confess, you've got me to wondering.
"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."
This is definitely a concern, for a lot of us on this side of the pond, but I think it's a stretch to extrapolate from this general issue to a Warmista plot to take over the world.
"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."
The American people have grown complacent and passive, not to mention apathetic, all of which has increased the likelihood that a small determined group of neo fascists will try to do exactly what you are worried about. However, this country has always had a tremendous ability to self correct, and I have not yet given up hope that just such a correction lies in the not too distant future as economic conditions continue to deteriorate to the point where millions of Joes will not be able to afford their six paks. Then comes the day of reckoning when thousands of would be Mussolinis may well find themselves meeting a similar end. The next 2 election cycles in this country will be very interesting in that regard, IMO. Be of good cheer and stay tuned. All is not yet lost. I hope.