Monday, November 2, 2015

Putin Right On Climate Change

Fear of climate change is socially conditioned, something the Russians have been spared. We cannot have truth-speaking politicians because too much is at stake.  On the other hand, by being an "outsider" Putin can call it:
The president believes that "there is no global warming, that this is a fraud to restrain the industrial development of several countries including Russia," says Stanislav Belkovsky, a political analyst and critic of Putin. "That is why this subject is not topical for the majority of the Russian mass media and society in general."
Of course it is a fraud.  If it was real, we'd stop it.  But it is not real, so we simply come up with a wealth-transfer plan to match the fraud.

There is a problem with pollution, which we do nothing about either, although we would have a baseline and could achieve measurable results.  But here we just have regulations that allow pollution.

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Anonymous said...

The new crisis is "global warming" and governments love crises because it gives them an excuse to spend. However, global warming or not, Russia is happy that the arctic ice cap is shrinking because it is opening up new shipping lanes.