That’s the only kind of honesty that comes from Bill Clinton, isn ‘t it? Here is Bill Clinton on the campaign trail yesterday, once again doing all he can to torpedo his wife’s campaign.
“Everybody knows that global warming is real,” Mr. Clinton said, giving a shout-out to Al Gore’s Nobel Peace Prize, “but we cannot solve it alone.”
“And maybe America, and Europe, and Japan, and Canada — the rich counties — would say, ‘OK, we just have to slow down our economy and cut back our greenhouse gas emissions ’cause we have to save the planet for our grandchildren.’ We could do that.
This is the problem with Global Warming in a nutshell, this single statement. The assertion that the debate is over, an obvious tactic to silence critics. Anyone still paying attention to the science knows that everybody does not agree with the Clinton-Gore position on Global Warming. Second, and this is the real issue for so-called skeptics, the proposed solutions to Global Warming are killers of economic growth in this country and around the world.
What is the number one domestic issue right now? The economy. We have Congress moving at record speed to pass a bribe, er, rebate, to the taxpayers at the mere suggestion that we might be heading into a recession. How is Hillary going to simultaneously help those “middle class working families” she talks so much about if her strategy to combat Global Warming is to “slow the economy”? Is she going to tackle obesity and Global Warming at the same time by having Americans ride bicycles to work?
The greatest engine of social reform in the history of the world is capitalism. If we slow our economy intentionally, human suffering around the world will dramatically increase. Is that what liberals are about these days, increasing actual human suffering in the name of an imaginary enemy? This is the point that Bjorn Lomborg makes in his INCREDIBLE book Cool It,
Lomborg argues that many of the elaborate and expensive actions now being considered to stop global warming will cost hundreds of billions of dollars, are often based on emotional rather than strictly scientific assumptions, and may very well have little impact on the world’s temperature for hundreds of years. Rather than starting with the most radical procedures, Lomborg argues that we should first focus our resources on more immediate concerns, such as fighting malaria and HIV/AIDS and assuring and maintaining a safe, fresh water supply-which can be addressed at a fraction of the cost and save millions of lives within our lifetime. He asks why the debate over climate change has stifled rational dialogue and killed meaningful dissent.
We had Mr. Lomborg on Pundit Review Radio for a full hour discussing his great book, and what should be done about Global Warming,
When you listen to Mr. Lomborg talk about Global Warming, both the science and proposed solutions, it becomes hard to understate just how wrong Bill Clinton and his fellow Global Warming fanatics are. The sad truth is that three out of four presidential candidates are ready to take this economy over a cliff in the name of Global Warming. Only Mitt Romney understands the consequences of the proposals like the one Bill Clinton floated here.