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24 December 2009

The Socialist Core of the Copenhagen Climate Summit

The recently failed Copenhagen Climate Summit attempted to reach worldwide intergovernmental agreements on drastic fossil fuel energy use.  No binding commitments were reached, much to my relief given the faulty science the whole idea of CO2 emissions reductions is based on and the huge damage to economic activity and individual expenses of the cheap energy use reductions.  Given these problems, why does the catastrophic AGW thesis get so much uncritical support?

This article in The Australian contains a very important nugget of information on just this issue.  The important part was the response of the Copenhagen Climate Summit delegates to Hugo Chavez of Venezuela:
Then President Chavez brought the house down.

When he said the process in Copenhagen was “not democratic, it is not inclusive, but isn’t that the reality of our world, the world is really an imperial dictatorship…down with imperial dictatorships” he got a rousing round of applause.

When he said there was a “silent and terrible ghost in the room” and that ghost was called capitalism, the applause was deafening.

But then he wound up to his grand conclusion – 20 minutes after his 5 minute speaking time was supposed to have ended and after quoting everyone from Karl Marx to Jesus Christ - “our revolution seeks to help all people…socialism, the other ghost that is probably wandering around this room, that’s the way to save the planet, capitalism is the road to hell....let’s fight against capitalism and make it obey us.”  He won a standing ovation.

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