Tuesday, November 30, 2010

WWII-Style Rationing to Fight Global Warming?

According to the London Daily Telegraph, scientists recommend limiting the use of electricity and stopping economic growth in developed countries.

WWII-Style Rationing to Fight Global Warming?

Stopping economic growth? I doubt any sane person would suggest this! We need a healthy economy to finance the transition off fossil fuels.
But the denier crowd is out to scare you to death. Remember that. They want you to think dealing with climate change is worse than just letting it happen.

But check in at Climate Progress to get an idea of how bad doing nothing can be

Royal Society special issue details ‘hellish vision’ of 7°F (4°C) world — which we may face in the 2060s!

Update... evidently a scientist was stupid enough to suggest this:
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.
Cancun climate change summit: scientists call for rationing in developed world

Idiot. How is the technology needed to mitigate excess GHG going to be developed if we crush the "rich world"?


  1. It has been claims and fear mongering just like this which killed the climate alarmist movement over the last year or so. I hope they continue to make these ridiculous claims, they help the deniers side immensely.

  2. Anonymous
    The facts back up the science... not the deniers.
    The above was obviously a misquote to try to disarm the people trying to communicate the truth.
    Do you still think smoking is safe?