The United Nations is holding a “climate change” conference in Durban, even as the last shreds of credibility are being sandblasted away from the climate change movement by the latest ClimateGate emails. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who attended a previous climate change summit as a skeptic, decided to send a video message to Durban, in which he gets in their faces and taunts them.
It’s one of the coolest things that ever happened, if you’ll pardon the pun.
“I am making this announcement from Washington, D.C.,” Inhofe tells the munchkins of Durban, “where I am confident that the only person left talking about global warming is me.”
Noting that the Obama Administration has not much troubled itself with the Durban conference, Inhofe concludes, “The message from Washington to the U.N. delegates in South Africa this week could not be any clearer: you are being ignored. And you are being ignored by your biggest allies in the United States: President Obama and the Democratic leadership in the Senate.”
Emphasis mine, but hell, the whole transcript should be in boldface. Enjoy!
Besides offering an entertaining touchdown shuffle upon the defeated forces of global warming alarmism, Inhofe provides a valuable service by reminding us that this movement is not merely mistaken, but corrupt. It was the Crime of the Century, heisting billions of dollars and vast power of peoples’ lives through fraudulent junk science. It was sustained through propaganda aimed at children, and injected throughout popular culture in a manner that has absolutely nothing to do with scientists presenting the carefully verified results of a rational inquiry.
And it wasn’t just a bit of cooked data offered up by rent-seeking scientists – if only that were the extent of the crime! Instead, global warming theocracy merged perfectly with power-hungry socialism, providing the perfect endless crisis to justify limitless power. It wasn’t a response to a problem that was occurring right now, although the lowbrow rabble-rousers of the Church of Global Warming were not above cherry-picking weather headlines to keep the masses good and frightened. Global warming was an imposition of ultimate control – from which, by definition, absolutely no dissent could be permitted – based on a prediction. It was mass-produced, elegantly packaged fear.
The genius of this power grab is that its assertions could not be “falsified,” because they had not happened yet. Hesitate to obey the Church of Global Warming, and you doom the Earth! Never mind what you’re seeing outside your window – that’s just a false moment of grace before the world-boiling doom that your skepticism will visit upon us all! Stop asking why the world’s worst polluters are not required to participate in our growth-destroying programs – the priesthood assures you that only what America does is important! Do not wonder how your car and air conditioner could be affecting the climate more than mighty volcanoes, or the activity of the Sun – small deeds of Man will accumulate into apocalyptic doom!
Global warming became the State religion of a nation that isn’t supposed to have a State religion, because it was sold through pop culture as a crisis so huge that any hesitation to comply with draconian measures to prevent it would present an intolerable risk of doom. (Incidentally, isn’t it funny how the word “draconian” is always used to describe reductions in the size of government, but never to describe the severe restrictions in growth and technology demanded by the climate change con artists?) Cleaning up the damage from the Crime of the Century will also be a cultural enterprise. Laughing at them is a good start.