Friday, March 09, 2007

Incredible…

And, if the nature of and scale of the problem was not already evident, we see in the Reuters'’ headline on the report of the European Council an encapsulation of the way the media has bought into the climate change agenda as well.

Thus we get, "EU summit adopts bold environment strategy" with a report that reads, in part, as follows:

European Union leaders agreed a full package of binding measures on Friday to build a common energy policy and fight climate change, challenging the world to follow suit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

Merkel, who chaired a two-day summit, said the decisions taken by the 27-nation bloc, including a disputed binding target for renewable energy sources, were "ambitious and credible".

"I personally am very satisfied and happy that it has been possible to open the door into a whole new dimension of European cooperation in the years to come in the area of energy and combating climate change," she told a final news conference. "We can avoid what could well be a human calamity," she said.
This is a very stupid or ill-advised woman, projecting a strategy which is nothing short of an economic and human disaster. Ambitious it might be. Credible it is not. But all we get from the media is cheer-leading, as this insane policy takes shape.

Of course, if we had a credible political opposition, the media might handle it differently, quoting opposing views. But since all the main political parties have bought into this mass hysteria – including the Party led by that fool Cameron – there is nothing to counter the propaganda effect of news reports like this.

As for the Eurosceptics, if they got their act together, the EU's enthusiasm for the "Great Global Warming Swindle" should be a gift, allowing the movement to raise the banner around which the forces of reason coalesce. As usual though, the one political party that could have done this has dropped the pass.

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