Saturday, September 26, 2009

Grüne Über Alles, Part 4

I've previously reported outbreaks of climate change fascism at think tanks, faculty clubs and the New York Times op-ed page. Now, the un-democratic delusion has infected Obama's cabinet:
When it comes to greenhouse-gas emissions, Energy Secretary Steven Chu sees Americans as unruly teenagers and the Administration as the parent that will have to teach them a few lessons.

Speaking on the sidelines of a smart grid conference in Washington, Dr. Chu said he didn’t think average folks had the know-how or will to to change their behavior enough to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

"The American public. . . just like your teenage kids, aren’t acting in a way that they should act," Dr. Chu said.
Later, Energy Department spokesman Dan Leistikow denied Chu was comparing Americans to teenagers. Welcome to Humpty Dumpty world--where alarmists either win or forecast war.


OBloodyHell said...

These calls for authoritarian responses because of "needs too fast for the public to assimilate" all sound remarkably identical to those regarding the need for overpopulation and resource mandates back in the late 60s and early 1970s.

You know, the ones that were to fend off britain being a dead hulk by the year 2000, and the total deaths of the oceans by 2020?

My bet is that they will be found, if denied, to have been just as hysterically over the top incorrect as those were -- not only by those with more sense at the time but by the passage of time as well.

Carl said...

Yup--see Bjorn Lomborg in Monday's Washington Post.