Reasons For Optimism About Climate Hysteria, by Francis Menton.
Large numbers of my friends and acquaintances are climate skeptics, and many of them spend a good deal of their time feeling down in the dumps about the subject. Their reasoning goes something like this:
Here we have something that should immediately be identified as baloney by any thinking person. And yet thousands and millions of people seem to have fallen for it. And not just random people, but people seemingly among the elites of society — academics and journalists and government bureaucrats.
Most of the media function as propaganda bullhorns to spread the idiocy. The forces of hysteria have commandeered tens of billions of annual dollars of government funding to pay for their program and spread their message, drowning out and suppressing any opposition. Their program calls for taking away everyone’s freedom and impoverishing the populace with higher costs for energy. And yet the program seems to be getting adopted everywhere!
hat-tip Scott of the Pacific