One of the favories squeals of the climate change denialists is that proponents of action to slow the current global warming are “alarmists”, exagerating threats and mongering fear to push past rational debate. I have always found this a bit ironic considering the economic doomsday that they asure us will arise if we dare burn one drop of gasoline less than our slightest whims would require.
So this piece from a usually far left blog is especially amusing, and also demonstrates another fundamental law of The Blogosphere: a wingnut is a wingnut, whether you twist to the right or twist to the left.
Here are some choice quotes, though the headline (“New Proposals To Fight Global Warming Would End Civilization, Kill Billions”) really says it all:
What would the effects of almost completely outlawing carbon dioxide emissions be? The complete reversal of hundreds of years of technological progress and man’s return to the stone age.
(this was completed with the suggestion that the use of fire of any kind might also be banned)
Global transport of any kind would cease, manufacturing and production would be a thing of the past, the global economy would crumble, communications would go dark as computer networks and the Internet are abolished. Millions would freeze to death as a result of not being able to heat their homes.
The article adds a nice touch by saying punishment for violation of these horrifying emission reduction policies would likely be execution! It finishes with a few of the usual canards.
With opponents like these, who needs allies?