In the July 18, 2008 edition of The Australian, yet another major Global Warming scientist has come forward to shed some light on the hysteria.
David Evans, admittedly a former alarmist, now says that after years of searching for evidence that carbon emissions caused this warming period, they have yet to find any. He also sheds some light on the intellectual momentum behind the hysteria and the economic consequences we can expect should we allow governments to pursue their ideas for “fixes”.
One need only to look back to the seventies to find the same kind of hysteria surrounding the theory of a coming ice age. In fact, several books were written on the subject at the time, some suggesting that most of North America would be covered by ice by the year 2000.
By the late eighties and early nineties, this new threat to our existence, Global Warming, was dreamed up. And a new enemy would take center stage – CO2. Carbon Dioxide is neccessary for plant growth and in turn, necessary for those plants to produce oxygen. You know – the stuff we need to live.
In “The First Global Revolution” (Pantheon Books, 1991), authors Alexander King and Bertrand Schneider tell us on page 115:
“In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. In their totality and in their interactions these phenomena do constitute a common threat which demands the solidarity of all peoples.”
This passage is but one of thousands of examples that can be found not only in books and publications, but in think tank documents from from the likes of The Club of Rome and other policy shapers.
This is not to say that there are not legitimate environmental concerns we should all help to correct, but the lengths our leaders are willing to go to for complete control of society and its resources should never go unquestioned or followed blindly.