Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Reference: Slow economy saps climate action, Bangkok Post, August 18, 2008
An article on climate change in the Bangkok Post serves to illustrate the grotesque divergence in perspective between climate change activists and the rest of humanity. While rapidly rising prices of oil and food staples and the worldwide slump in economic growth are bad for the rest of us, they are apparently good for the climate activists who point out with glee that slowing economies generate less greenhouse gases and higher oil prices make renewable energy more competitive with fossil fuels (Slow economy saps climate action, Bangkok Post, August 18, 2008). If we extrapolate this line of thinking, we might conclude that if a global pandemic were to wipe out the human race it would be a good thing because it would completely eliminate greenhouse gas emissions. It would eliminate climate activists too, of course, but the planet would not need them as it would no longer be at risk from human activity.