Climate Politics- Introduction
– Irving Stone
Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite. The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present–and is gravely to be regarded.
– President Dwight D. Eisenhower Farewell Address, Jan. 17, 1961
At some point, most scientists must confront a hard truth: Politics, economics, and ideology generally trump the quest for scientific truth… especially as they control the reward systems in which scientists must operate. Unlike scientists, political science students at modern universities are well schooled in Machiavellian principles and “power politics.” These principles include:
1) Rulers must deceive the ruled.
2) A simple lie is better than a complex truth.
3) Might makes right.
4) The ends justify the means, etc.
The following statement by Greenpeace co-founder, Paul Watson, provides a very cynical example of how ideology can trump reality.
It doesn’t matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true.
Thus, alas, the relatively young science of climatology has been thoroughly co-opted by powerful economic and political forces, apparently centered in the United Nations and cooperating governments. The first glimmerings of the cooption of the environmental movement for political ends emanated from powerful think tanks in the 1960’s and 1970’s. In the “Report From Iron Mountain” (completed in 1963 and published in 1967), the grandiose social engineers that called themselves the “Special Study Group” (presumed to be the Pentagon-related Rand Corporation) stated:
The pre-eminence of the concept of war as the principle organizing force in most societies has been insufficiently appreciated…. Obviously, if the war system were to be discarded, new political machinery would be needed at once to serve this vital function…. It may be, for instance, that gross pollution of the environment can eventually replace the possibility of mass destruction by nuclear weapons as the principle apparent threat to the survival of the species…. It is more probable, in our judgment, that such a threat will have to be invented, rather than developed from unknown conditions.
“Such a threat will have to be invented,” they conclude! Indeed, this accurately explains the global warming threat, which has been invented out of whole cloth!
Other social engineering think tanks, including The Club of Rome, articulate a similar strategy. However, the COR strategy is intended to help usher in global government under the United Nations:
In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill.
– The Club of Rome (think tank), The First Global Revolution, 1973
How do you “sell” a non-existent but supposedly catastrophic threat? Enter the masters of propaganda, the Tavistock Institute, the mainstream media, government itself, and some well paid, ideologically-driven and “flexible” “climate scientists.” In this manner, the world’s people have been sold on bogus science, faulty computer models, and indeed, a make believe world. But hey, fear sells.