The man-made global warming eco-alarmists are composed of a cabal of scientists and bureaucrats that use scare tactics to frighten the public into supporting them. Their objective is to destroy capitalism and replace it with Marxism. This is fact, not opinion. Their leadership have repeatedly said that their movement is not about environmentalism. To accomplish their objective, for years they have been making predictions designed to frighten the general populace. The literature is filled with predictions of the apocalypse that have never happened. One of their most recent one is that the world is doomed in something like 12 years if we do not empower them to do the things they say need to be done. To these eco-alarmists, the cost of their plans is not an issue.
Why am I highlighting Shellenberger as he is not the only one that has challenged them? First, Shellenberger is a certified environmentalist. He was Time Magazine’s “Hero of the Environment”. He has testified before Congress as an expert and he was invited to be an expert reviewer of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) next Assessment Report. A summary of his background can be found by clicking here.
Secondly, despite what you may have read, skeptics are not the recipients of large sums of money. The eco-alarmists are recipients almost all the money spent on global warming. Anyone that does not toe the line, endangers the alarmist’s incomes. There are few scientists that are willing to sacrifice their jobs by openly speaking out. Shellenberger insists that he believes in the man-made theory of global warming, but he cannot sit by and let the alarmist poison the scientific dialog. That is unacceptable.
I think that he represents many scientists that do not agree with the alarmists but are afraid to speak their mind. Perhaps Shellenberger’s example will encourage others to follow his lead. A Skeptic, on the other hand, might not be able to instill the needed courage.
I have purchased Shellenberger’s book. It is powerful. I recommend it. He has developed an outline of his book and the following are excerpts: