“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Thursday, February 01, 2007

IPCC Report Says "Bend Over, Kiss Your Ass Goodbye."

The BBC is reporting tonight that the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report to be issued tomorrow will say that it is "very likely"; that is, the panel is 90% certain that global warming is caused by man and not by natural cycles.

In advance of the report this week, the world media has been hysterical with reports such as:
Billions of people will suffer water shortages and the number of hungry will grow by hundreds of millions by 2080 as global temperatures rise, scientists warn in a new report.

The report estimates that between 1.1 billion and 3.2 billion people will be suffering from water scarcity problems by 2080 and between 200 million and 600 million more people will be going hungry.

Coastal flooding could affect 7 million homes worldwide.

The Artic will be ice free in late summer.
The significance of this conclusion cannot be underestimated. This report will provide the "hammer" to force world compliance. The reasoning will be that if the world's scientific community can say that man has caused the warming, then man must work to reverse the process. And who will pay? Those most responsible for causing the pollution and can most afford to pay. That means "the world's biggest polluter," the United States will be forced in a variety of world courts, including the court of public opinion, to finance "mitigation projects" around the world. Never mind that those legal venues do not yet apply to the US. They will.

This quote by a UN Official portends dark days ahead for those climate skeptics who dare to challenge the alarmist consensus.
"This report closes the doors to those who were able to detract from the issue, and puts an end to the notion of uncertainty and doubt about man's role in climate change," commented United Nations Environment Programme executive director Achim Steiner.
No longer will debate about the cause of the warming be countenanced. Skeptics will become heretics who will of course, be burned at the stake in an "earth friendly way." The watermelons have won an important victory.


  1. I wouldn't get too depressed about it, Whit. Dubya will use it to help in his Biofuels initiative. He's not about to go for any phony-assed "Carbon Credits" scheme.

  2. BTW, do you realize that the U.S. has made more progress on pollution since the Kyoto nonsense than the Kyoto nations have?

  3. People are slowly getting educated by Articles like this to the fact that every 1,000 years, or so, it gets a little (2 or 3 degrees C.) Warmer, stays that way for two or three hundred years, and then cools off.

  4. wiki:

    Achim Steiner (born 1961 in Brazil) is a German expert in environmental politics. From 2001 to 2006 he was Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). Since June 2006 he is Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

    Steiner grew up in Brazil. He studied philosophy, political science and economics at the University of Oxford. He received a Master degree in Economics and regional planing from the University of London. He also was a visiting scientist at German Institute for Development Politics in Berlin and at Harvard Business School. After leaving university Steiner worked for several local environmental organisations before he worked for IUCN in Washington, D.C. and Asia. In 1998 he became general secretary of the World Commission on Dams (WCD) in Cape Town. In 2001 he returned to IUCN as Director General.

    Steiner was nominated by UN general secretary Kofi Annan as new UNEP Director in March 2006.


    Zero science credentials.

  5. "Global warming" has more to do with a Commie scheme of wealth redistribution than anything to do with science and the environment. And judging by his name and biography, Mr Achim Steiner smells to me as just another Commie/Jihadi plant in the UN.

  6. Mat,

    Perception is all.
    Additionally, there are all those damned math courses in the science departments.

  7. Haha! Not if you wear the magic hat, Allen.


  8. It's okay, guys; GW is what's going to get us free from OPEC.

    Ya gotta use the tools ya got.

  9. By the way, a lot of the "solutions" to the GW brouhaha are, actually, technologies that are "MORE EFFICIENT" than those in place, now. In other words, good short-term, and long-term business.

  10. Rufus,
    Talk about a Cold War! :)

  11. THAT'S the only thing that scares me, Mat. It'd be hell if we messed around and did something that brought back the Glaciers (before their time.)

    THAT would make you want to Hang some Son of a Bitch.

  12. Personally, I'd rather live on a beach than in an igloo.

  13. Why? We'd all move to Mexico, instead of the other way around.

  14. Good one, Mat; you made me laugh.

    Yep, be nice to your "illegals," boys. You might need a character reference when you get to Sonora.

  15. Hehe. True.

    Though I think I recently read somewhere, that the Ho Chi Minh trail can work both ways. ;)

  16. Maybe, if we stop at Rat's, or Buddy's, houses they'll give us a cold drink of water, and a bologna sandwich for our trip south.

  17. I donno about that bologna sandwich, Rufus. Buddy is very jealous of his women. :D

  18. Short straw has to "distract" Buddy.


  19. Whit,

    Where's the cool picture? You know, something like the earth engulfed in flames.

  20. "No longer will debate about the cause of the warming be countenanced. Skeptics will become heretics who will of course, be burned at the stake in an "earth friendly way." The watermelons have won an important victory"

    Yes, according to your propaganda, we should still debate whether the Earth is the center of the universe, the only problem being the overwhelming evidence against such a ridiculous idea.

    But again, fascism and extreme right in general has been always good at trying to substitute scientifical evidence by proof of faith.

    You and your friends in the cave may go on hallucinating. I am sure the hangover will be so hard when the facts are at your face that, who knows, you may decide to retire to a silent convent and never open your mouth again. That will be a favour to humanity.