Теократический Монархист (ign) wrote,
Теократический Монархист

Google, Facebook And Microsoft Sponsored A Conference That Promoted Climate Change Denial



Google, Facebook, and Microsoft have publicly acknowledged the dangers of global warming, but last week they all sponsored a conference that promoted climate change denial to young libertarians.

На самом деле, заголовок отдает явно излишней сенсационностью: участие всех трёх технологических гигантов вместе взятых ограничилось суммой $45,000 на троих; я думаю, на таком уровне они бы и конференцию плоскоземельщиков проспонсировали бы, если её провести под подобающим лозунгом типа «новый взгляд на тонкие свойства геометрии земной поверхности» или нечто подобное.

Забавнее, как мне кажется, само название конференции LibertyCon; похоже, на нашем нынешнем новоязе «свободой» теперь принято именовать антинаучную конспирологию? Как это воистину прекрасно.

Ну и само описание этого безумного шабаша «юных либертарианцев» выглядит слишком хорошо, чтобы его не процитировать:

In the LibertyCon exhibit hall, the CO2 Coalition handed out brochures that said its goal is to “explain how our lives and our planet Earth will be improved by additional atmospheric carbon dioxide.” One brochure claimed that “more carbon dioxide will help everyone, including future generations of our families” and that the “recent increase in CO2 levels has had a measurable, positive effect on plant life,” apparently because the greenhouse gas will make plants grow faster.

In a Saturday presentation, Caleb Rossiter, a retired statistics professor and a member of the coalition, gave a presentation titled “Let’s Talk About Not Talking: Should There Be ‘No Debate’ that Industrial Carbon Dioxide is Causing Climate Catastrophe?” In his presentation, Rossiter told the assembled students that the impact of climate change on weather patterns has been vastly exaggerated. “There has been no increase in storms, in intensity or frequency,” he said. “The data don’t show a worrisome trend.”

He insisted that when he hears the news that carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are rising, “I’m cheering!” That’s because, he said, carbon dioxide “is a fertilizer” that has made Africa greener and increased food production there, reducing human misery. Rossiter also claimed that carbon dioxide emissions correlate with wealth and that the greenhouse gas “improves life expectancy” because poor countries that start burning fossil fuels have a more consistent power supply and can then clean up their water. “I’m happy when carbon dioxide is up, because it means poverty is down,” he declared.

“I come not to bury your carbon but to praise it,” he concluded.

Логично, конечно. От позиции «никакого потепления климата вообще нет» мы теперь плавно переходим к позиции «потепление есть, и это прекрасно». Такими темпами, скоро мы увидим проповедников (неплохо оплаченных), которые нам расскажут, что скорое вымирание человечества — это очень хорошо, потому что пожили и хватит таков Божественный план. Или нечто в подобном духе.

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