Jan 12

“Climate science” papers are mostly about politics

by Roger I. Roots, J.D., Ph.D., founder of Lysander Spooner University

Many of my friends are true believers in the prevailing pan-government theory that manmade-global-warming-by-carbon-dioxide will soon cause the earth to melt down and all or most humans to fry and die on the surface.

Interestingly, they avoid actual scientific debate on the subject. The ‘debate,’ such as it is, is over politics and guilt. Almost all who ‘believe’ in the theory most earnestly want to see an end to ‘capitalism.’

The socialist writer Naomi Klein–who authored several bestsellers calling for the abolition of capitalism during the 1990s and 2000s–leaped onto the ‘global warming’ bandwagon with her book “This Changes Everything,” which (of course, again) called for the abolition of capitalism to “fix” the alleged global warming “crisis.”

A recent review of the most-read “scholarly” “science” articles of 2018 reveals that the ‘best-sellers’ were peer-reviewed papers which called for worldwide socialism with a small bit of ‘science’ language thrown in. For example, the most-read ‘climate science’ article of 2018 called for a “deep transformation based on a fundamental reorientation of human values, equity, behavior, institutions, economies, and technologies.”