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Leftists Plan to Reduce Global Warming by Lowering American Living Standards

Science Avenger Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 3:53 PM
You are making up nonsense. The vast majority of scientists, and every scientific organization in the world that has issued a formal statement on the matter, conclude that the current warming trend is primarily caused by humans...ie, the industrial revolution. You are entitled to your opinion if you think they are wrong, but you are not entitled to make up what their view is...not and be taken seriously as an honest skeptic anyway.

Regular readers may remember last year when I shared some remarkably silly data from the “Happy Planet Index,” which supposedly showed the United States ranked below very poor nations such as Cuba, Albania, and Venezuela.

It turns out that nations got lower grades based on their energy consumption. And since energy usage is one of the key indicators of prosperity, that explains why the United States also trailed such global garden spots as Pakistan, Palestine, Iraq, Moldova, and Tajikistan.

Well, the authors of the Happy Planet Index are not the only ones who explicitly embrace stagnation and decline as a...

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