Derek Hunter

An honest debate with a progressive is almost as rare as a verified sighting of Bigfoot.

You’d have better luck getting a devout Scientologist to say L. Ron Hubbard was a horrible writer than you would to get a progressive to admit the “science” behind climate change is not all it’s cracked up to be. For one thing, it is based on models of what could happen in 100 years, even though those models are mostly unreliable when you use them to map what happened in the last 30. That’s right, the vast majority of “climate models” predicting doom and gloom, the basis for Democrats’ oppressive legislative and regulatory push, can’t accurately predict what happened in the past, let alone predict the future. Yet, they demand it’s a moral imperative we act now.

As we traverse our second decade of “we have only 10 years to act” hysteria, the planet forgot to warm, and hasn’t since 1998. But this fact of science hasn’t deterred the “Party of Science” from pressing forward. And why would it?

The science is settled … just like it was back in the 1970s when the same people, with the same level of certainty, were predicting an ice age and famine. When that “settled science” didn’t pan out, they flipped the script. Global cooling was out; global warming was in. The only thing that didn’t change was the “solution” – a more powerful and intrusive regulatory state.

Isn’t it amazing how the exact opposite problem can have the same solution?

Of course it can’t – not really, anyway. But you, the great unwashed public, aren’t supposed to question your betters – the progressives who only want more control over your life and money “for your own good.”

This is how the modern American left works: Declare something a moral imperative, offer a “solution” that just happens to dovetail with your long-desired agenda, denounce anyone who questions either the problem or the solution as an “other.”

Now people who like a little proof with their science are called “deniers,” a la “holocaust denier.” Progressives have given up on proving their theory and have resorted to name-calling. A child would be grounded for tactics New York Times columnists and Editors-In Chiefs of corporate-sponsored websites regularly employ. Looking at you, Paul Krugman and Ezra Klein.

Derek Hunter

Derek Hunter is Washington, DC based writer, radio host and political strategist. You can also stalk his thoughts 140 characters at a time on Twitter.