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Politics / Climate Change Jul 04, 2009 - 08:53 AM GMT

By: LewRockwell

Politics

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGary North writes: Global warming is based 100% on junk science. The most vocal promoters are not interested in the details of physical science. They are interested in two things: political control over the general public and the establishment of international socialism.


Junk Science vs. Real Science

For a detailed, footnoted, 12-page article, written by three scientists, two with Ph.D's from CalTech, click here.

This paper was sent to tens of thousands of natural scientists in the United States.

Over 31,000 scientists have put their reputations on the line and signed a politically incorrect petition opposing the 1997 Kyoto agreement or protocol. Here is a photocopy of a signed petition.

  
Here is a letter from a former president of the National Academy of Sciences. He asks recipients of the petition to sign it.

Back in the 1970's, the bugaboo was the coming ice age, as this Time Magazine article promoted. Not to be outdone, Newsweek got on board. The article warned: "Climatologists are pessimistic that political leaders will take any positive action to compensate for the climatic change, or even to allay its effects." Want more examples? Click here.

It, too, was based on junk science. It, too, had the same solution: government control over the economy. The goal never changes: government management over the economy. The justification has changed. If the voters won't accept control over their lives on the basis of one brand of junk science, maybe they will accept another. As they used to say in the Nixon Administration: "Let's run this up the flagpole and see if anyone salutes."

Socialism's Last Stand

The global warming movement is not about global warming. It is about the creation of an international political control arrangement by which bureaucrats who favor socialism can gain control over the international economy.

This strategy was stated boldly by economist Robert Heilbroner in 1990. Heilbroner, the multi-millionaire socialist and author of the best-selling history of economic thought, The Worldly Philosophers, wrote the manifesto for these bureaucrats. He did this in an article, "Reflections: After Communism," published by The New Yorker (Sept. 10, 1990).

In this article, he made an astounding admission. He said that Ludwig von Mises had been right in 1920 in his article, "Economic Calculation in the Socialist Commonwealth." Mises argued that without private ownership, central planners could not know what any resource is worth to consumers. With no capital market, the planners would be flying blind.

Heilbroner said that for 70 years, academic economists had either ignored this article or dismissed it without answering it. Then Heilbroner wrote these words: "Mises was right."

Heilbroner was one of these people. There is no reference to Mises in The Worldly Philosophers.

This admission was the preliminary section of Heilbroner's manifesto. He was cutting off all hope by socialists that there is a theoretically plausible response to Mises. The free market economy will always outproduce a socialist economy. Get used to it, he said.

Then, in the second section, he called on his socialist peers to get behind the ecology movement. Here, he said, is the best political means for promoting central planning, despite its inefficiency. In the name of ecology, he said, socialists can get a hearing from politicians and voters.

The article is not online. An abstract is. Here is the concluding thought of the abstract.

The direction in which things are headed is some version of capitalism, whatever its title. In Eastern Europe, the new system is referred to as Not Socialism. Socialism may not continue as an important force now that Communism is finished. But another way of looking at socialism is as the society that must emerge if humanity is to cope with the ecological burden that economic growth is placing on the environment. From this perspective, the long vista after Communism leads through capitalism into a still unexplored world that roust [must?] be safely attained and settled before it can be named.

Heilbroner did not care that a worldwide government-run economic planning system would not be called called socialism. He just wanted to see the system set up.

Heilbroner's peers got the message. That was what Kyoto was all about.

Conclusion

If you like poverty, inefficiency, and bureaucratic controls over the economy, and therefore control over your choices, the "climate change" movement is ideal.

If you want to subsidize China and India, neither of which will enforce the rules laid down by unelected international bureaucrats, this movement is for you.

If you want to pay more for less energy, there is no better way than to pass the cap and tax bill which the House has passed. It will be sent to the U.S. Senate next week.

The rest of us should oppose it.

    Gary North [send him mail ] is the author of Mises on Money . Visit http://www.garynorth.com . He is also the author of a free 20-volume series, An Economic Commentary on the Bible .

    © 2009 Copyright Gary North- All Rights Reserved
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Comments

K. O'Brien
05 Jul 09, 10:48
Truth
How does one repeat a falsehood that is blatant and expect to be taken seriously? Global cooling in the 1970's? That is patently false: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2006/10/global-cooling-again/ The Global Climate Congress and Ignoring the Science: Industry Ignored Its Scientists on Climate http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/24/science/earth/24deny.html?scp=1&sq=global%20climate%20coalition&st=cse The denial of Anthropogenically-forced Climate Change is engineered: The American Denial of Global Warming - Naomi Oreskes http://climatechangepsychology.blogspot.com/2009/03/naomi-oreskes-video-american-denial-of.html Union of Concerned Scientists on ExxonMobile's role http://www.ucsusa.org/global_warming/science_and_impacts/global_warming_contrarians/exxonmobil-report-smoke.html Or we can go directly to the scientists who actually study climate. A recent poll: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/apr/14/global-warming-target-2c Of 261 experts who responded, 200 were researchers in climate science and related fields. The rest were drawn from industry or worked in areas such as economics and social and political science. The 261 respondents represented 26 countries and included dozens of senior figures, including laboratory directors, heads of university departments and authors of the 2007 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The poll asked the experts whether the 2C target could still be achieved, and whether they thought that it would be met: 60% of respondents argued that, in theory, it was still technically and economically possible... But 39% said the 2C target was impossible... Asked what temperature rise was most likely, 84 of the 182 specialists (46%) who answered the question said it would reach 3-4C by the end of the century; 47 (26%) suggested a rise of 2-3C, while a handful said 6C or more. While 24 experts predicted a catastrophic rise of 4-5C, just 18 thought it would stay at 2C or under. A slide show of responses: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/interactive/2009/apr/14/climate-change-experts-predictions Krugman on denial: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/29/opinion/29krugman.html?_r=2&em And as I watched the deniers make their arguments, I couldn’t help thinking that I was watching a form of treason — treason against the planet. To fully appreciate the irresponsibility and immorality of climate-change denial, you need to know about the grim turn taken by the latest climate research. Or, you can simply do what the scientists do: look at the world around you and note the massive changes underway then do scientific inquiry. Please note that last summer marked the lowest Arctic sea ice mass on record, and the 2nd or third lowest extent. This despite a nice, normal summer - much unlike the stormy and windy '07 season. Wonder why? I don't. But, then, I read the science.
Bill DeMott
05 Jul 09, 15:30
climate change

About 10,000 articles are published each year in peer-reviewed science journals. Great advances have been made in understanding the earth's climate over the last 100's of millions of years and in understanding human impact on climate. As a research scientist, I don't know Gary North or Lew Rockwell. I get my information on science from reading articles in scientific journals and from attending scientific meetings. Hard to believe that thousands of scientists produce "junk science" while pundants and talking heads with their own political agendas are such experiments.


Mr. Critical thought
06 Jul 09, 12:39
thank you Gary

yes gary we know that MANY thousands of scientists and meteorologists signed a petition saying basically the same thing you do.

The major mental hurdle for those ....who wish corruption is fake and impossible is accepting the intrustion of politics within the "peer reviewed journal" arena when it threatens to take large pockets of $ and power from industry and social planning agenda's......just try to buck the Powerz and you will see a loss of funding ....or a character assasination.....or black listed in certain circles....then you will fall in line or go into the alternative arena.....many would rather go into strong denial....it is the most effortless and painless in the short term.


Flu-Bird
27 Oct 09, 15:11
Global warming a fruad

Global warming is one of the biggist lies being pushed around the world by unscruploius persons like AL GORE and the wackos from GREENPEACE and the various other eco-freak groups ITS ALL ABOUT CONTROL A WORLD GOVERMENT AND A NEW WORLD PAGAN RELGION WHERE EVERYBODY WORSHIPS THE FAKE DEITIES OF GAIA


KRISHNA RAO
28 Oct 09, 00:13
EXTINCTION

Dear Sirs , Please look around there are no dinosaurs nor are their any dodo birds. WHY? If you can answer this question then you might be able to understand that we are a part of the nature that exisits on this earth and contrary to popular belief that we can make/ modify the environment rest assured that we are in a closed loop system. If we trash the environment , we trash our chances for survival. If climate change be one of the pillars of support for controlling our destructive nature then why not?? or does any body have a rocket and a condo built on the next habitable planet ???


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