By this point, it should be common knowledge that alarmist misinterpretations of reality are the bailiwick of leftists. In this particular day and age, the prime example of their tendency to run, screaming, from their own shadows is the so-called data supporting “global warming.” Reasonable minds can differ on the evidence, but never say that in the presence of a liberal unless you have earplugs- or a strong desire to envelope yourself in the hot air of leftist rhetoric- handy. (UPDATE: David Harsanyi makes the same point I do. Proof that great minds really do think alike.)
What these Chicken Littles fail to do is consider the possibility that the environmentalists financing these sky-is-falling reports might have their own agenda to advance:
The world has been warming ever since the last Ice Age, but it is not rapidly warming in ways that threaten our existence, nor warming in a way that requires the industrialized nations to drastically cut back on their use of energy to avoid the many scenarios of catastrophe the Greens have been peddling since the 1980s.
Global warming is a classic scare campaign initiated by the Greens after a previous effort in the 1970s to influence public policy by declaring a coming Ice Age failed to generate any response. What we are seeing now is yet another worldwide coordinated campaign by the Greens to rescue the global warming theory from the junk heap to which it should be consigned.
In early June, the National Resources Defense Council, one of the large Green organizations, declared that, “Global warming is fast becoming the number one environmental problem of our time.”
Given the traditional liberal dishonesty on every other issue, why should we trust them on one of this much importance? Why believe either them, or the words of scientists whose meal ticket is stamped by the Eco-Fascist anti-human whackjobs of the Left? Why can’t we have a real discussion on where this “evidence” is really coming from?