Perhaps the Failygraph has some uses. On Monday it devoted space for a common sense op-ed by Fritz Vahrenholt, formerly an active supporter of the IPCC and its CO2 theory, who now declares himself ‘not convinced that humanity is causing catastrophic global warming’.
While the ground Vahrenholt covers will not be new to readers of this blog, EU Referendum, Watts Up With That, and numerous other sites, it does at least provide for some incisive comments which add some value to the debate. Standing out among these was this contribution:
This is the challenge the world faces.
The whole climate change industry is grounded in politics, not science. Leading sites such as Watts Up With That and Bishop Hill continue to produce some excellent content, but to no real end because they are attempting to challenge a political endeavour masquerading as science, with science. The only way to tackle the political and corporate vested interest agenda is politically. Engaging the opposition on its faux ground of science simply diverts attention from the real activity that needs to be stopped.
As Tayles says in his comment, ‘they aren’t about to give up the fight that easily’. He/she is spot on. The justification for political and corporate actions will simply morph into something else. Global warming will make way for another imminent threat that, surprise surprise, will also just happen to require solutions necessitating centralised political control beyond democratic accountability and structures, wealth transfer, higher energy and bills, rationing of essentials such as water and power, vast sums of taxpayer money gifted in ‘subsidy’ for lucrative mitigation activities, and so on.
Given this the only question that remains is, what are we going to do about it?