Manager Report

On December 8 of 2018 a summit was held in Katowice Poland to once again address the dire need for global action to combat the effects of Climate change. Highlighting the meeting was a report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report titled “Special Report 15”. This report sounded an ominous alarm that time is running out for the world to save itself from catastrophe and that if immediate action is not taken, the world as we know it would end in just over a decade.

While most nations gladly accepted this premise, several others such as the United States, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait declined to embrace their argument agreeing only to “note” its publication. I found this “Special Report” to be extremely intriguing as I believe it is the first time the true intentions of climate change policy have ben publicly unveiled.

The IPCC claims that we now have as few as 12 years to subvert the effects of rising CO2 levels or face the ultimate destruction of mankind. The cost is no longer important, and the cure can only be accomplished by a complete transformation of society. It demands an immediate end to the use of fossil fuels, and with it a complete dismantling of modern civilization. For instance, SR-15 boldly states that one of its fundamental goals is to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality amongst nations. While these might be noble, yet completely impractical philosophical ideas, I struggle to rationalize how their attainment could possibly influence the climate.

The adoption of SR-15 would encourage nations to levy enormous taxes on carbon to shut down current methods of energy production to make new investments in renewable energy. This revenue of course would be transferred to less developed nations and of course be facilitated by a centralized authority. It would essentially be a form of global socialism. Need I remind you that a century of evidence has shown that socialism has never worked anywhere. Just look at what has happened to Venezuela in the short span of a decade, or better yet how the residents of Paris reacted to a new carbon fuel tax.

There was one glaring omission from the report, that being any empirical data to support their call to action. What we are witnessing is an end to the scientific debate. In their minds the science is settled with no further discussion needed or even permitted. In a recent Climate Change edition of “Meet the Press”, host Chuck Todd went so far as to add the disclaimer that no dissenting opinions would be tolerated or allowed during their discussion of such an important topic. How is that for fair, unbiased and objective debate.

I’ll conclude with an actual quote from the summary of SR-15. “Social justice and equity are core aspects of climate-resilient development pathways for transformational social change.” For myself I see this as a real breakthrough. No longer must we struggle trying to rationalize their flawed science. No longer do we need to debunk their models and wild predictions. No longer must we watch in disbelief as more of their harsh prophecies fail to materialize. We now know by their own admission that Climate Change is only a convenient term for global socialistic wealth distribution.