Cut Off the Funding, End the Problem
Bill Quick

Matt Ridley—Climate Forecast: Muting the Alarm – WSJ.com

Almost every global environmental scare of the past half century proved exaggerated including the population “bomb,” pesticides, acid rain, the ozone hole, falling sperm counts, genetically engineered crops and killer bees. In every case, institutional scientists gained a lot of funding from the scare and then quietly converged on the view that the problem was much more moderate than the extreme voices had argued. Global warming is no different.

As long as there is boodle to be gained, the hysteria will remain.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Cut Off the Funding, End the Problem — 1 Comment

  1. Don’t be so sure about the killer bees. We had a wasp the size of a chihuahua trying to get in the house a couple days ago. Sadly, the taxidermist said that after a blast from the skeet gun there wasn’t enough left to mount….