According to England’s Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman, unless billions of dollars are spent to fight “global warming” everything from WiFi to food supplies will be put at risk. Even the Rail Minister (this is a real position?) agrees:
Despite the need to cut the deficit, the Government is committed to investing in our transport infrastructure through vital projects such as the Thameslink upgrade, Crossrail, the proposed High Speed rail network and more electrification of the rail network.
Once completed, these projects will serve the country for many years, increasing connectivity and helping boost economic growth, so making them fit for the climate of the future has been a vital part of their planning.
So the Environment Secretary wants more solar panels and the Rail Minister wants more rail to combat “global warming.” All of this as England’s economy is drowning in debt. This foolishness knows no state or national borders, we see the same idiocy here in the United States.
Things like “global warming” can never be actually measured until hundreds of years later. In some cases (Ice Ages) this time can be measured in tens of thousands of years. One can never prove “global warming” is really causing anything so it provides ample excuse to simply go on a crusade for your favorite cause (trains, solar, vegetarianism, population reduction, anti-industrialization, etc…) and play on peoples’ fears so as to get at their wallets in the form of taxation.
Basically, it’s an open ended opportunity to soak the rich, extort “big business,” or anybody who can be legally coerced into “joining” your cause.
And it meets the Liberal criteria of never needing to show hard facts.
It’s 1 degree warmer this year versus last?
It’s 1 degree cooler this year than last?
Keep the taxes it’s working!
Because Liberals are so obsessed with trying to give their lives meaning by going against whatever existing power structures are in their lives, and because they never need to show they’re making any progress, they can continue to delude themselves that’s they’re actually doing something.
Unfortunately for the rest of us like passengers on a plane with a screaming baby, we have to deal with the painful consequences.
“Global warming” provides the perfect excuse for whatever they want because it could be the snow, the rivers, the rain, the wind, or anything you find outside. Instead of looking at nature’s beauty and fury it is like every aspect of weather is an opportunity to rob someone of their money.
There has been no better idiocy invented than “global warming” and, it seems, plenty of people want to join that club.