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Just enough of them…

By on 3.17.09 | 12:20PM

...way too many of you and me (h/t for this summary of the modern environmentalist mindset to P.J. O'Rourke). It used to be that the difference between many of us and the environmentalist is that when we see a person we see a soul, a mind and a set of hands, while the Green sees a stomach.

Now we know they've refined their thinking, and see a carbon footprint.

So, in case you still wondered whether global warming alarmism really is, to many, about the notion that "people are pollution", a vehicle for not only old reds with no place to go but the fallen Zero Population Growth movement, the folks over a CO2 Science bring our attention to a paper by a couple of pointy heads out of Oregon State University. What lovely people.

As I noted in "Red Hot Lies: How Global Warming Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud and Deception to Keep You Misinformed", China wants official recognition of "carbon offsets" to sell Europe -- and, courtesy of our new president's expected agreement to a Kyoto II, you as well -- on the basis of how many children they have not had thanks to their, ahem, coercive family planning policy. Others praise China as showing us the only way to bring about the desired agenda, given that no free society would ever actually do to itself what this demands (both true stories, Chapter 6).

At some point we're going to actually listen to these people to discern what this latest "greatest threat" is about, at which point we will reject it, and them, with the appropriate prejudice.

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