Despite the dire images this report conjures up, you may well not have heard anything about this in the mainstream media, and you probably won't from political, academic, or even scientific establishments. Since this danger is not man-made, there is no basis for liberal self-loathing, no one to blame or sue, no one to tax or of whom to demand reparations, apologies, or resignations from office. There will be no opportunity for chest-beating self-righteousness, political advantage-taking, or high-level conferences of world leaders at posh resorts, since all the treaties on Earth wouldn't be able to slow or stop it. There will be no one to whom we could appeal for deliverance but God, and He, of course, doesn't really exist, right? (on the bright side, there are probably any number of cynical opportunists out there who could still find ways to benefit financially from the widespread fear of impending doom, and this should help buoy the economy right up to the "end").
If only such current plagues as "global warming/climate change" and "swine flu" were that simple, final, and beyond human manipulation. Instead, these doomsday scenarios are trotted out and pursued relentlessly around the world by government-paid "scientists," tinhorn political leaders, and their corporate running dogs. They operate as a cabal, self-anointed prophets of doom and saviors of the planet who strike deals with each other, justified by dubious statistics and forecasts generated for the purpose (as revealed by the recent "Climategate" scandal) and financed by faceless hyenas who have billions to invest and pant after the trillions more they expect to reap from people's fear. It's a perfect formula for world government, which all of us "common" people are expected to support with our wealth and especially our freedoms because we'll be responsible for the extinction of mankind if we don't.
A recent commentary in the London Daily Telegraph, in the wake of the recent Copenhagen climate talks, sums up the real crisis we face--not so much from supposed climate change, as from the measures touted to deal with it and the people doing the touting:
The dangerous idea that the democratic accountability of national governments should simply be dispensed with in favour of "global agreements" reached after closed negotiations between world leaders never, so far as I recall, entered into the arena of public discussion. Except in the United States, where it became a very contentious talking point, the US still holding firmly to the 18th-century idea that power should lie with the will of the people.The world is going to end someday. It could happen tomorrow. When that time comes, and no matter how it happens, there will be nothing we can do, individually or collectively, to stop it. Politicians, scientists, and academics, and everything they do, will become completely irrelevant--a notion they simply can't abide. So, we can expect them to continue with their cooked-up cataclysms until the REAL thing comes along, because that's where the money is to be made. In the meantime, no matter how dire the predictions of doom, ordinary people must be awake and careful not to allow their liberties and well-being to be sacrificed for the "temporary safety" that the self-appointed deliverers promise. Those things were too dearly bought and are too easily sold to the snake-oil salesmen waving miracle cures before us. We must keep a wary and critical eye on the doings of our "leaders" and the academics and businesspeople who serve them, and stay vigilant against any "solutions" to "crises" that would snuff our our freedoms and cripple our livelihoods. That goes not only for Americans and Westerners generally, but for people all over the world. If we fail in this, the day may come when we're all praying for a star somewhere out in the galaxy to explode and put us out of our collective misery.
Nor was much consideration given to the logical conclusion of all this grandiose talk of global consensus as unquestionably desirable: if there was no popular choice about approving supranational "legally binding agreements", what would happen to dissenters who did not accept their premises (on climate change, for example) when there was no possibility of fleeing to another country in protest? Was this to be regarded as the emergence of world government? And would it have powers of policing and enforcement that would supersede the authority of elected national governments? . . . Forget the relatively petty irritations of Euro?bureaucracy: welcome to the era of Earth-bureaucracy, when there will be literally nowhere to run.
The word "global" has taken on sacred connotations. Any action taken in its name must be inherently virtuous, whereas the decisions of individual countries are necessarily "narrow" and self-serving. . . . If the impact of our behaviour on humanity at large is much greater or more rapid than ever before then we shall have to find ways of dealing with that which do not involve sacrificing the most enlightened form of government ever devised. There is a whiff of totalitarianism about this new theology, in which the risks are described in such cosmic terms that everything else must give way.
UPDATE Jan. 12, 2010: It's now been revealed that Rajendra K. Pachauri, chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) since 2002, is up to his eyeballs in personal investments and inside connections with corporations and public agencies directly interested in the climate change policies for which the IPCC is responsible.
What has also almost entirely escaped attention, however, is how Dr Pachauri has established an astonishing worldwide portfolio of business interests with bodies which have been investing billions of dollars in organisations dependent on the IPCC’s policy recommendations.Clearly, human-generated climate change can no longer be regarded as the basis of a noble cause, but only as an international conspiracy to con, fleece, and shackle the whole human race for the benefit of political, academic, and corporate establishmentarians worldwide. We can't allow this truth to be swept under the rug, which is precisely what the elites and their media allies intend. Be on guard!
These outfits include banks, oil and energy companies and investment funds heavily involved in ‘carbon trading’ and ‘sustainable technologies’, which together make up the fastest-growing commodity market in the world, estimated soon to be worth trillions of dollars a year.
During his tenure, first as director from 1982, and then as director-general of The Energy Research Institute (TERI) since 2001, Pachauri was a member of the boards of the Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC), Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), three of India’s biggest public sector energy companies, all of whom by the very nature of their business contribute heavily to greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions, according to the IPCC, are adding to the country’s growing carbon footprint and hastening climate change.
TERI, in fact, entered into business dealings with these companies and allegedly benefitted from Pachauri’s association with them.