Thursday, July 23, 2009

$79 Billion in Monopsony Money

The Science and Public Policy Institute -- an institution of questionable origins and funding -- has dipped its toe in the warming waters of AGW public opinion and published an article challenging the Big AGW consensus -- "Government monopsony distorts climate science, says SPPI" screams the TransWorldNews headline reporting of the article.

Among other whoppers, they allege,

* the US Government has spent more than $79 billion on global warming studies, tax-breaks, foreign aid, etc. etc. since 1989 (that's a lot of monopsony money!)

* Carbon trading (i.e., "Indulgences") reached $126 billion in 2008.

* Global warming climate science is funded by Big Government, whilst audits of the ensuing science are done by unpaid volunteers (to which I say, "hockey sticks!").

OK, they didn't actually use the word whilst, but I'm off to the U.K. next week and I have to get up to speed, and, yes, I'm staying for roughly a fortnight.

I've checked the SPPI website, and they look like an anti-AGW Exxon shill site to me.

As a young but enthusiastic convert to the AGW cause, I believe the writer of the article, Joanne Nova, should be thrown in jail and the SPPI forceably disbanded. (This to help establish my AGW creds.) "Civil disobedience if necessary, but not necessarily civil disobedience" is my new motto.

And, remember, carbon credits, world governance by cloned Al Gores (including French versions -- yikes!), and the massive redistribution of wealth from producing nations to the disfunctional, corrupt, and wasteful, is AGT -- A Good Thing -- even if the science is wrong!

And that's the way the warming-up-to-global-warming Ball bounces.

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"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"