Very liberal Washington Post writer tells warmists to give up warming
Dana Milbank goes back and forth, but ends with this:
Al Gore, for one, seems to realize it’s time for a new tactic. New TV ads released during last week’s blizzards by Gore’s climate advocacy group say nothing about climate science. They show workers asking their senators for more jobs from clean energy.Milbank’s bottom line: the Warmists should give up Warmism and try something else.
Sage McLaughlin writes:
The interesting thing about Milbank’s column,.or at least the part you quote in today’s entry, is that it very strongly implies that the “Green” movement of Al Gore and his fellows is essentially a political program for which anthropogenic global warming has always been an obvious cover. Government involvement in the labor market and invasive government control of industry has always been the end game, and even liberals know this to be a fact. The bottom line is that Gore was an advocate for these things before the global warming craze came along, and he will be an advocate for those things when the transparent fraud of an incipient environmental catastrophe is long-forgotten. That’s why the most subliterate leftist ignoramus, who couldn’t tell the difference between a cumulonimbus cloud and a volcanic eruption, will descend into a frothing rage over the thought that somebody, somewhere, doubts the theory of AGW.LA replies:
I don’t know that you can fairly draw that conclusion from the Milbank column. The column, as I suggested, is all over the place, in the typical liberal, relativistic manner; but it does have a surprisingly strong bottom line: the case for global warming has a lot of weaknesses and ought to be dropped. I don’t think you can read the column as saying that global warming has been one tactic to achieve leftist ends, and the tactic has failed, so let’s pick up another tactic. Yes, it’s entirely possible that that is Milbank’s underlying view. But I don’t think, based on this column alone, that we can conclude that it is his view.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 17, 2010 05:57 AM | Send