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Once again, we are hearing that “unless we act within ten years,” we’re all doomed from global warming.  Of course, that was first said nearly ten years ago, but never mind.  Being a global warming hysteric means never having to say you are sorry.  (Although Al Gore did just apologize for pushing ethanol subsidies as a cure for warming.  But then, he was running for POTUS, and so different rules applied to him—as they always do.)

Now, a global warming expert says we MUST STOP ALL GROWTH!!!!!  From the story:

In one paper Professor Kevin Anderson, Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, said the only way to reduce global emissions enough, while allowing the poor nations to continue to grow, is to halt economic growth in the rich world over the next twenty years. This would mean a drastic change in lifestyles for many people in countries like Britain as everyone will have to buy less ‘carbon intensive’ goods and services such as long haul flights and fuel hungry cars. Prof Anderson admitted it “would not be easy” to persuade people to reduce their consumption of goods He said politicians should consider a rationing system similar to the one introduced during the last “time of crisis” in the 1930s and 40s.

He then says such a Draconian imposition would barely cause an inconvenience.  Ha!  Can we spell d.e.p.r.e.s.s.i.o.n?

And that, my SHS friends, is why I call it global warming hysteria.

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