The Continuing Climate Follies
I sounded off again in the New York Post yesterday
about the continuing collapse of the climate campaign. Among other observations, it is increasingly apparent that the climategate e-mails have done for the climate change debate what the Pentagon Papers did for the Vietnam War debate 40 years ago--changed the narrative decisively. All of Al Gore's horses and all of of Al Gore's men can't put this Humpty-Dumpty back together again.
Meanwhile, I have fled to Montana to escape the snow and ice and cold in Washington DC (so how freaky is that?), and the Bozeman Chronicle
gave a nice write up to the lunch talk I gave
to a property rights group in Bozeman on Thursday about the climate collapse.
Though this was a property rights group, a lot of them seemed equally concerned with the Second Amendment, judging from some of the hardware a few of them were packing. The story leaves out my suggestion that the US should make any climate assistance to the developing world agreed to at Copenhagen contingent on the recipient nation establishing secure property rights for individuals (Bangladesh rates a measly 20 points on a 0 - 100 scale for property rights protection on one transnational index, for example). I'm sure if we make this our position at future climate negotiations, heads will explode at the UN.
On tap today: Skiing in Big Sky. No shortage of global warming snow here.
Now they are just another piece of roadkill on the heartless historical highway-an unforgiving place for people who seek to change the behavior of the world through comprehensive treaties, like the nuclear freeze proponents before them and like the advocates of the Grand Global Treaty Against War in the 1920s. . . This phase of the climate change movement was immature, unrealistic and naive. It was poorly organized and foolishly led. It adopted an unrealistic and unreachable political goal, and sought to stampede world opinion through misleading and exaggerated statements.
Mead harshest words are reserved for that distinguished Nobel Prize winner, Al Gore.
8:36 AM / February 20, 2010