Monday, November 29, 2010

Wealth Rationing

That's what these "scientists" are basically proposing...

Telegraph UK

Global warming is now such a serious threat to mankind that climate change experts are calling for Second World War-style rationing in rich countries to bring down carbon emissions.


In one paper Professor Kevin Anderson, Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, said the only way to reduce global emissions enough, while allowing the poor nations to continue to grow, is to halt economic growth in the rich world over the next twenty years.

This would mean a drastic change in lifestyles for many people in countries like Britain as everyone will have to buy less ‘carbon intensive’ goods and services such as long haul flights and fuel hungry cars.

Prof Anderson admitted it “would not be easy” to persuade people to reduce their consumption of goods.

He said politicians should consider a rationing system similar to the one introduced during the last “time of crisis” in the 1930s and 40s.

This could mean a limit on electricity so people are forced to turn the heating down, turn off the lights and replace old electrical goods like huge fridges with more efficient models. Food that has travelled from abroad may be limited and goods that require a lot of energy to manufacture.

What a bunch of hypocrites. How big was the "carbon footprint" for this Cancun boondoggle? I just increased the thermostat program in our house by ~4 degrees since my mom was complaining that it was too cold. Should I tell her to freeze because some guy who probably flew in on a private jet and staying in a 5-star resort in Cancun said we should?!

BTW, the 1930s and 40s were not a good time for Chinese people. No frigging way "climate change" is a crisis comparable to WWII.

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