Gilderoy Lomborg – Magical Me
Posted by Jeff Id on September 1, 2010
Has climate skeptics’ favorite Danish statistician, Bjørn Lomborg, changed his stance? In the forthcoming book edited by Lomborg, Smart Solutions to Climate Change, he calls climate change one of the world’s “chief concerns” and suggests investing $100 billion annually on climate change solutions.
Lomborg, the Gilderoy Lockhart of present day climate science, possesses the only website with a dozen pictures of himself posing for the camera (here you go ladies) and a cute little zero in his name. He’s supposed to be the favorite of skeptics, but I know of precisely zero science oriented skeptics whom have ever mentioned his work in a positive light here before. Not that there wasn’t someone in the past two years. He started his career goals of fame years ago on the wrong side of the issue, a greenpeace activist or something. Then he changed to being skeptical that global warming was the worlds biggest problem (if that counts), now he wants the evil high tax solution, still without a well defined problem.
He’s made a career of being wrong though, so the media picked up their man and splashed his picture on every article for his new book which I guess makes this claim.
Lomborg now proposes a global carbon tax to raise $250 billion annually, where $100 billion will be spent on clean energy research and development, $50 billion on climate change adaptation and $1 billion on low-cost geo-engineering solutions. He wants the rest to be spent on better healthcare in poor countries and cleaner water.
A carbon tax (a tax on all things) for geoengineering (which does’t exist), clean energy research (not bad but 100 billion!!) development (rock dumb) and 50 billion on adapting to what? Nothing has happened, nothing is going on which needs to be adapted to yet, so what is that, a slush fund? Of course 99 billion 40% is left for better health care in poor countries. – From a carbon tax.
Bjorn is a political scientist, which is a belief system which works never ending government possibilities as a mechanism against humanities problems. He’s spent years of his life devising a better world through usage of law, tax and regulation to fix his perception of other peoples problems. You want better healthcare in Africa Bjorn, free the people from their insane governments. Alas no, the answer is to give them our money, cause that works so well on paper. Besides, if the people are free, what will political scientists do?
So we end up with his best idea ever, let’s have all the bad consequences, for none of the problem.