Thursday, October 29, 2015

Son of hyperbole alert.

Beware anthro-/capitalo-genic global warming.
What sort of grisly sentence shall we impose on the masters of the great capitalist carbon-industrial complex for their efforts to exterminate human (and other forms of) life by the turning the planet into a giant Greenhouse Gas chamber? The Nazis, to be sure, to be sure, killed in the tens of million, including six million Jews murdered with explicit genocidal intent. (The Allies and the U.S. also committed monumental war crimes, including the appalling atom-bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki). But anthropogenic – really capitalogenic – global warming threatens to end the human experiment altogether. Exterminist Ecocide is hard to beat when it comes to criminality. [1]
Mr. Street cannot "completely escape" the "dream-like" image of "top oil executives being marched up to the gallows in the wake of a world Ecocide Trial." What he really and truly wants to say, I think, is we should kill those sons of bitches, at least that's what he appears to be after considering the title to his article.

Executions would take place after a "world Ecocide Trial," if Street's inner Dr. Strangelove were to take control of the outer Street. The "world" part would make it especially right. Rationality and justice are the hallmarks of what gets done at the "world" level as any leftist will tell you. The template he has in mind for that "dream-like" image of his is the hanging of Nazi leaders in 1946 in which their necks were not properly broken and they suffered "bloody head injuries" on the edges of the trap doors. This he describes in loving detail at the start of his article.

Noticeably absent in his article is any mention of the legality of this ecocide tribunal's exercise of jurisdiction, the ex post facto doctrine, or the idea of punishment only for crimes precisely-defined before the offending conduct. These minor details were defects in the original 1946 proceedings, but what's legality have to do with anything when you just know you're right.

Writing tip:

To amplify chances of publication on steamy leftist Counterpunch web site shoe horn in "capitalo-," "biofuels," "imperial profits," "carbon-industrial-complex," "smart," "cleaner," "sustainable," "rapacious," "precious,"[2] and "too late" into what you is writing and you is good to go.

[1] "Why Exxon Executives Deserve the Ultimate Punishment." By Paul Street, Counterpunch, 10/28/15.
[2] "[P]recious time, precious species, precious glaciers, precious rain forest, precious coral reef, and precious permafrost . . . ."


Joseph said...

On the other hand the IPCC estimate for how much damage the carbon emissions do is less than $1 per gallon for gasoline at the high end.

There are many global-warming fanatics who claim "the science is settled" and then ignore it.

Col. B. Bunny said...

It takes some dedication to stay on top of the global warming debate and its mendacities. To me, the single most compelling piece of data in it all is that CO2 is a trace gas -- 0.04% of the atmosphere -- and humans contribute only a tiny portion of that -- 3.0%.

All the leftist hysteria is over something they view as enormously potent, but it doesn't act like a catalyst it acts simply to reflect radiation back in the "climate," "forcing" I believe. When the cry was that the world's temp had risen 0.15 degrees C in the last 100 years, that meant that man was allegedly "responsible" for 0.0045 degrees C of that temperature rise. Leftist base all of their nonsense on this supposedly life-threatening contribution to a nothing burger temp rise in the first place.

Too, the climate models have virtually all failed to track actual temperatures. Hysteria based on flawed models is absurd.

Also, the IPCC has too close a relationship with Prof. Mann at EAU for it to have any remaining credibility with me. You just can't take someone like him seriously who's been found to have hidden and manipulated data, as well as dishonestly undermined critics of AGW. Yet, he's the go-to guy for the IPCC.

I'm not taking you to task for mentioning the IPCC.