April 10th, 2012
NASA’s James Hansen previously advocated environmental terrorism
(PaulWatson) – NASA global warming alarmist James Hansen, who previously endorsed a book that called for acts of environmentalist terrorism and genocide to return the planet to the agrarian age, is set to call for a global tax on carbon emissions in an upcoming speech.
“In his lecture, Hansen will argue that the challenge facing future generations from climate change is so urgent that a flat-rate global tax is needed to force immediate cuts in fossil fuel use,” reports the Guardian.
Echoing rhetoric that skeptics of the political agenda behind man-made climate change are akin to racists, Hansen characterizes alleged human-induced climate change a “great moral issue” on a par with slavery.
The report admits that the tax would “greatly increase the cost of fossil fuel energy” even as people struggle with soaring energy costs and that the “the carbon levy would increase year on year.”
The report gives little indication as to how the tax would be collected and by whom, but hints at some kind of hair-brained redistribution of wealth scheme with the promise that the tax would be “paid directly back to the public as a dividend, shared equally, rather than put into government coffers.”
That’s after Hansen’s buddies like Al Gore and Maurice Strong, pioneers of the billion dollar carbon tax boondoggle, have taken their cut of course.
Physicist Luboš Motl responded to the speech by pointing out that Hansen is basically calling for a dictatorial global government.
“People around Hansen have stopped interacting with scientists or sensible people in general many years ago. They’re not even trying to hide anymore that they have switched from attempts to find valid answers to scientific questions – a challenge in which they have failed miserably – to pure political activism. Hansen also wants to introduce a global government:
Under the global carbon tax proposal, the mechanisms for controlling fossil fuel use would be taken out of the hands of individual states influenced by energy companies, and politicians anxious about winning elections.
“Can you imagine how such a thing could possibly work so that it would be anything else than a global dictatorship? How would this international carbon tax agency behave if they were told the truth, namely that they’re stinky thugs and thieves who should f*ck off and who won’t be given another penny? Would they also have a police or army to fight against the dissatisfied? Does Hansen expect that individual nations will dedicate their army to an international junta whose very open goal is to cripple the nations’ sovereignty and take the power of human fates from the people, something he explicitly states? Has he lost his mind completely? If you’re a maniac who wants to get a control over the mankind against its will, you will have to shoot through all the gates yourself.”
“The comparison with slavery is particularly ironic because Hansen’s plan to introduce a global tax is nothing else than a form of slavery, a method for a self-appointed groups of alarmists to steal money from those who actually work, from those who are creating the values for mankind which often if not usually requires to emit CO2, the gas we call life, along the way, and to force them to work even more intensely in order to compensate for the money lost through the tax.”
Hansen will make the call for a global tax after receiving the “prestigious” Edinburgh Medal, an exercise in alarmists back-slapping each other that has previously been bestowed on ecologist James Lovelock, who in 2010 demanded that “democracy must be put on hold” to combat global warming and that “a few people with authority” should be allowed to run the planet because people were too stupid to be allowed to steer their own destinies.
Hansen, head NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has also advocated extreme and authoritarian measures in the name of saving the planet.
In 2010, Hansen endorsed a book written by fellow alarmist Keith Farnish in which the author called for acts of sabotage and environmental terrorism in blowing up dams and demolishing cities in order to return the planet to the agrarian age.
“The only way to prevent global ecological collapse and thus ensure the survival of humanity is to rid the world of Industrial Civilization,” writes Farnish, adding that “people will die in huge numbers when civilization collapses”.
Farnish explains his desire to see rampant population reduction in the name of saving the planet.
“In short, the greatest immediate risk to the population living in the conditions created by Industrial Civilization is the population itself. Civilization has created the perfect conditions for a terrible tragedy on the kind of scale never seen before in the history of humanity. That is one reason for there to be fewer people,” he writes.
And how is the collapse of industrial civilization to be achieved? By indiscriminate acts of sabotage and eco-terrorism.
“Unloading essentially means the removal of an existing burden: for instance, removing grazing domesticated animals, razing cities to the ground, blowing up dams and switching off the greenhouse gas emissions machine. The process of ecological unloading is an accumulation of many of the things I have already explained in this chapter, along with an (almost certainly necessary) element of sabotage,” writes Farnish.
Writing on the Amazon.com website, Hansen praised Farnish’s “solutions,” commenting, “Keith Farnish has it right: time has practically run out, and the ’system’ is the problem.”
As we have exhaustively documented, now that global warming alarmists are clearly losing the scientific debate, they have resorted to trying to silence their ideological opponents by authoritarian decree, ludicrously equating skepticism with hate speech, while pursuing their agenda with the understanding that it will be enforced by tyrannical conquest, not by consent.