Dissent: A lone voice cried out against the global warming sham at the United Nations climate change conference and it was unceremoniously silenced. What are the alarmists afraid of?
Christopher Monckton, the third viscount of Benchley, adviser to Margaret Thatcher and global warming realist, shook up the U.N.'s talks in Doha, Qatar, when he told the delegates that "in the 16 years we have been coming to these conferences, there has been no global warming at all."
"If we were to take action," he continued, "the cost of that would be many times greater than the cost of taking adaptive measures later. So our recommendation, therefore, is that we should initiate very quickly a review of the science to make sure we are all on the right track."
His statement was met with boos and heckles -- and, of course, an ejection and seizure of his credentials.
The U.N. will justify the ejection on grounds that Monckton deceptively posed as a delegate from Burma when he spoke. But how else could a skeptic speak at such a gathering?
There is no way he would be allowed to address the delegates in an official capacity, because he sees through the global warming alarmists' fraud -- and they know it. As he himself said afterward, no one is "allowed to give the alternative -- and scientifically correct -- viewpoint" on global warming at these conferences.
Sure, Monckton deceived the delegates by speaking as if he were another person. But his deception is a far less serious offense than the global warming flimflam that the alarmists have cooked up. If the world were to accede to the global waring alarmists' demands, the tough economic times we're now living through will be the glory days compared to the the stagnation and reversal that will be caused by a carbon-restriction regime.
The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, for instance, says "remediation" of global warming will cost the world 1.7% of GDP annually. That equates to a $1 trillion economic loss each year.
Meanwhile, our Energy Department admits that "fighting" global warning could cost 5 million U.S. jobs, and the American Council for Capital Formation has estimated that a climate change bill considered in Washington a few years back would cost the average U.S. household $6,752 a year by 2030.
Given these sobering facts, we can clearly see exactly what the alarmists are afraid of.