This is hilarious! As the Youtube sidebar states (written by a Denialista),
On October 14, Lord Christopher Monckton gave a presentation in St. Paul, MN on the subject of global warming. In this 4-minute excerpt from his speech, he issues a dire warning to all Americans regarding the United Nations Climate Change Treaty that is scheduled to be signed in Copenhagen in December 2009.
There has been considerable debate raised about Monckton’s conclusion that the Copenhagen Treaty would cede US sovereignty. His comments appear to be based upon his interpretation of the The Supremacy Clause in the US Constitution (Article VI, paragraph 2). This clause establishes the Constitution, Federal Statutes, and U.S. TREATIES as the supreme law of the land. Concerns have been raised in the past that a particularly ambitious treaty may supersede the US Constitution. In the 1950s, a constitutional amendment, known as the Bricker Amendment, was proposed in response to such fears, but it failed to pass. You can read more about the Bricker Amendment in a 1953 Time Magazine article…
All I can say is GO FOR IT OBAMA! Maybe we’ll end up doing something about climate change AND helping generate clean energy industries, employment, and development in the 3rd world, lifting people out of poverty. This would also be a very compassionate, even Christian, policy to accept.
Once again we see the inconsistency, even stupidity of the Denialist movement (and general anti-environmental Right) by previously spreading that other great alarmist propaganda myth: that us greenies are preventing development in the 3rd world by banning their access to coal. As the “Great Global Warming Swindle” states (under the link called “Killing the African dream of development”)
- Author and economist James Shikwati says in the programme that environmentalists campaign against Africa using its fossil fuels: “there’s somebody keen to kill the African dream. And the African dream is to develop.” He describes renewable power as “luxurious experimentation” that might work for rich countries but will never work for Africa: “I don’t see how a solar panel is going to power a steel industry … We are being told, ‘Don’t touch your resources. Don’t touch your oil. Don’t touch your coal.’ That is suicide.”
- An example is given in the film of a Kenyan health clinic which is powered by two solar panels which do not provide enough electricity for both the medical refrigerator and the lights at the same time. The programme describes the idea of restricting the world’s poorest people to alternative energy sources as “the most morally repugnant aspect of the Global Warming campaign.”
Now Monckton is publicly warning against sending TOO MUCH money to the 3rd world (to help pay for the development of clean energy: ie: development). We are apparently agreeing to sending so much money that he has to call it Communism! And what might it be buying? Clean renewable energy offering lots of jobs to the 3rd world? A high-tech nuclear renaissance of 3rd-Gen reactors that could ‘burn’ today’s nuclear waste and apparently meet the whole world’s energy needs for base-load power for the next 700 years? As Scientific American states about the fear of world-communist government:
If that’s the fear, perhaps someone can explain why the preferred solution to climate change offered by former proponents of inaction is nuclear power. Has there ever been a nuclear reactor built anywhere in the world that didn’t rely on government to get it done? Sounds like socialism, doesn’t it? Hello France? USSR? USA?
All I can venture is that when intelligent but paranoid people try to explain away a scientific consensus they end up entering the conspiracy fantasy worlds akin to Dan Brown, or is that Scientology? (winks at reader). Some of these conspiracy theories are so far out there that I wonder about the mental health of those promoting them. What is it actually like to walk around convinced that the scientific consensus is wrong, wrong, wrong! and that everyone promoting global warming is in on some worldwide act? It must be incredibly upsetting.
So I wonder about their mental health: or is that the health of their pocket books? (winks again). I mean, none of these sceptics would sit on the boards of fossil fuel energy companies would they, or backed by so called ‘think tanks’ that are also funded by Big Oil or King Coal? But that is worth a whole new summary page article.
For now, just remember that the flagship Denialist movie “The Great Global Warming Swindle” warned us against the humanitarian catastrophe that would follow from the massive worldwide conspiracy to retard development in Africa. Now the warning is against a massive worldwide conspiracy to massively accelerate development in all 3rd world nations by a world communist government?
When will these buffoons make up their minds?