Goodness me, this is the PM’s senior business advisor, Maurice Newman at Loon Pond media today:
…with such little evidence, [why] does the UN insist the world spend hundreds of billions of dollars a year on futile climate change policies? Perhaps Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN’s Framework on Climate Change has the answer?
In Brussels last February she said, “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years since the Industrial Revolution.”
In other words, the real agenda is concentrated political authority. Global warming is the hook.
Figueres is on record saying democracy is a poor political system for fighting global warming. Communist China, she says, is the best model. This is not about facts or logic. It’s about a new world order under the control of the UN. It is opposed to capitalism and freedom and has made environmental catastrophism a household topic to achieve its objective.
Was it the PM’s rolling over on the RET that triggered this outburst from Mr Newman? It’s real X-files stuff when all you need is a bit of Occam’s Razor and reason.
To me it’s simply a balance of risks argument. Climate science is well within a compelling statistical probability of being right so it makes sense to act.
If that turns out to be wrong then we’ve paid a few bucks for some cleaner air and the UN can be ignored again.
If it turns out to be right we will have saved civilisation.
Why the mad hysteria?