Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Warmist Helen Camakaris suggests that the threat of CO2 is so large that we need "a new kind of democracy" where voters have less power and warmist "experts" have more power

Don't trust your Stone Age brain: it's unsustainable
We need to design a new kind of democracy where many government decisions are made cooperatively, with multi-party representation and the input of experts. Such think tanks must have strategies in place to promote critical self-analysis and to “frame” policy to reflect the long-term reality. The cost of climate change mitigation can then be shown to be minute compared to the cost of inaction.
...Conspicuous consumption might be curbed further by offering workers the choice of more leisure rather than a salary increase, and by rewarding excellence with honours and privileges, rather than fat pay packets and obscene bonuses.


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Anonymous said...

I don't see the bit about voters having less power and experts more power. I agree that it may be implied, but its pretty weak. I would guess that the author would have an easy time dancing around the issue with other alternitive versions of democracy where they can claim that voters will have the same power as now (which isn't much)

Anonymous said...

At last, it's become clear to me (after following the link to read the full article). IT'S WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT!!

I, for one, in order to show that I'm a thoughtful, independent-minded person, am willing to subjugate myself blindly and totally to the state, and to the tender ministrations of the state's experts. All praise Obama -- all obey Obama's EPA.

Just kidding. I am appalled that a "scientist" would write such claptrap about a "new kind of democracy." Not to mention, we're a constitutional republic, and our founding fathers abhorred democracy, as it doesn't protect the rights of the minority.

Anonymous said...

Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific technological elite.

Military-Industrial Complex Speech, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961

Squid2112 said...

Wow, just wow. I recommend that the University ask for their diploma's back. This lady is an absolute fruitcake.

Typical of our current academia. Nuts to the core!

Anonymous said...

I have to say these ideas seem very good indeed to me. As a positive first step in this direction would require the abolition of the UN and the IPCC.

Anonymous said...

I don't fear "man made" climate change.

However, I live in terror of "man made" climate change legislators whose policy prescriptions will lead to energy poverty.

The new Dark Ages are here.

Thank you lying progressives. When you come for my guns you will get the bullets first.

Brian G Valentine said...

How do people like this ever get out of the sixth grade?

Why is society compelled to support these people?

Anonymous said...

So much for the value of tenure.

ingvare said...

Och ett klokt citat från den klipske H.L. Mencken:

"The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it."

Anonymous said...

They say we need more input from experts, usually they mean themselves, because they consider themselves to be smarter than the rest of us. Sometimes they mean those with education. The problem is that education does not make you smart, it only makes you educated (indoctrinated).

Ofay Cat said...

If you give more power to the idiot elites and take voting power away from the masses ... that is likely when the shooting will start and never, ever stop.

is that what you really want?

I don't.

Fact: there is no problem with CO2 and never has been. Stop listening to the fake scientists who are working for despotic elites who simply, in their psychosis want to rule the world. Nothing new here, just bigger.