A commentary on climate change in quotations

Later generations will classify the beginning of the 21st century as an embarrassing chapter

To the Expositor:

The actual agenda for the climate alarm movement?

The “manifesto” delivered by scientist Bill Jewell in the November 11, 2015 edition was an interesting piece. A call for fact over opinion was followed by the usual avalanche of scare mongering that we have seen time and again. This was followed by his adopted solution in the politics and economics of Naomi Klein. Rather than another go at what the evidence points to, here are of couple of quotations that may give some pause for thought:

“When later generations learn about climate science, they will classify the beginning of the twenty-first century as an embarrassing chapter in the history of science. They will wonder about our time and use it as a warning of how the core values and criteria of science were allowed little by little to be forgotten, as the actual research topic of climate change turned into a political and social playground.” – Atte Korhola, Professor of Environmental Change, University of Helsinki

The above quotation was lifted from a book by A.W. Montford entitled The Hockey Stick Illusion. It provides compelling evidence for the statement by Korhola.

“It is a civilizational wake-up call. A powerful message–spoken in the language of fires, floods, droughts and extinctions–telling us that we need an entirely new economic model and a new way of sharing this planet.” – Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate.

Most of us are familiar with the “entirely new” economic model that Klein is peddling. Karl Marx laid it out in some detail. Lenin and others even conducted a protracted experiment based on the manifesto. That didn’t work out so well, did it!

Shane Desjardins