I keep seeing stuff like this:
Europe commits economic suicide – agrees to massive emission cuts.
Eric Worrall writes: The European Union has just committed economic suicide, by agreement a landmark deal, to cut CO2 emissions by 40% by 2030.
Given that European emissions, by any rational measure, have been rising steadily, this would at first seem to be an impossible goal.
But anyone who is expecting a rational re-appraisal of European environment policy – don’t underestimate the blind determination of Europe’s green elite, to fulfill their dream of an emission free Europe. They will, in my opinion, happily bomb the European economy back into the stone age to achieve their ridiculous goal.
Richard Lindzen – Professor Emeritus, MIT, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
“This year is the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I: a war where Europe demonstrated its capacity to harness hysteria in the service of suicide. It is only fitting that the EU is celebrating this anniversary by harnessing the hysteria over speculative global warming (a phenomenon that has actually been hiding for 18 years), in the service of economic suicide by calling for a roll back of the industrial era despite the clear evidence that such action will serve to increase unemployment, ruin competitiveness and increase poverty.”
and wondering if everyone has simply gone mad. And perhaps they have? Perhaps they really have?
Have a listen to Ted Turner talking about climate change. It’s only a minute long. And remember that this is the guy who gave $1 billion to the WHO:
I think the guy is insane. He comes over like some drunk in a bar, jabbering about UFOs or Area 51 or Nibiru or something. The kind that make you mutter some excuse, finish your drink quickly, and hurry away.
But it’s guys like him that are the movers and shakers in our world. And they’re mad people. People who have collectively gone mad. People who are frightened of carbon dioxide and tobacco smoke, FFS.
It’s why I’m increasingly thinking that the next election is really going to be a choice between sanity and insanity.
And in the UK, the Labour party and the Conservative party and the Lib Dems all seem to me to be insane to greater or lesser degrees. It only seems to be UKIP that seems to be the voice of sanity. And maybe one or two sane politicians in the otherwise insane mainstream parties. I’m not trying to plug UKIP: I’m trying to plug sanity.
It’s not really about the EU or immigration or even the smoking ban. It’s about whether we’re governed by sane, commonsensical people – or governed by mad people.
It’s not just a problem in the UK. There’s the same problem in Europe, and in the USA, and Canada and Australia.
But I think that in the UK most ordinary people are actually pretty sane. They’re mostly not frightened of carbon dioxide. They’re mostly not frightened of tobacco smoke either. But more or less every day they see their government doing something that’s just barking mad. I think they must be getting really sick of it. I know I am.
And so I’m hoping that next year the British people are going to start voting for sanity. Or at least stop voting for insanity.