Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Global Warming Bandwagon is leaving soon. Climb aboard!

A recent article Scientists Warn Doing Nothing Will Likely Lock in Worst Consequences of Climate Change published by the Union of Concerned Scientists, quotes three scientists and an economist saying that we'd better do something quickly about Global Warming or… well, the article never says, but you know it must be something pretty scary!

The three scientists:

Richard Somerville, a Coordinating Lead Author in Working Group I for the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Peter Frumhoff, UCS's director of science and policy and a lead author of the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC.

Robert Corell, a scientist with the Arctic Governance Project and the Global Environment and Technology Foundation (GETF). ["GETF is making a difference by promoting the development and use of innovative technology to achieve sustainable development. For over twenty years, GETF has brought industry, government, and communities together to address environmental challenges with innovative solutions"]

All three scientists decry climate "naysayers," (aka, scientists who don't agree with them) and call for politicians to pay attention to what they have to say about global warming.

Rachel Cleetus, an economist at UCN, worked as a consultant for the World Wildlife Fund before joining the Union of Concerned Scientists, the very same WWF that, in close harness with Allianz, an international investment and insurance corporation, wrote the infamous "glaciers will melt by 2035" report, picked up and repeated uncritically by the IPCC.

"A [carbon] cap would not interfere with economic growth," says Cleetus, laying to rest the fear that humans might have to rein in their profligate ways (in rich countries that can afford profligacy). She added that this would "ensure that U.S. companies capture a share of the growing global market in clean technologies. Green is the new red, white and blue."

So there you have it, the Union of Concerned Scientists (with interesting links to nuclear power and weaponry on its Board of Directors) trotting out it's favorite economist and scientists to tell us all to pay no attention to those "denialists" behind the curtain, get on the Global Warming Bandwagon, so the good old US of A can cash in on the global clean technologies market.

Gotta climb aboard fast before the citizens of said US of A catch on to the scam and decide to make up their own minds about the future.