If there remains any doubt of the aims of the Anthropogenic Global Warming crowd, news from Cancun should dispel them.
Global warming is now such a serious threat to mankind that climate change experts are calling for Second World War-style rationing in rich countries to bring down carbon emissions. [emphasis mine]
We know better than you little people!
In one paper Professor Kevin Anderson, Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, said the only way to reduce global emissions enough, while allowing the poor nations to continue to grow, is to halt economic growth in the rich world over the next twenty years.
You rich people who have despoiled the Earth all these years must stop and let all those masses of brown people have their shot. What they don’t ever want said is that while the developed world uses lots of energy per capita, it uses it very efficiently, especially when compared to the developing world.
Prof Anderson insisted that halting growth in the rich world does not necessarily mean a recession or a worse lifestyle, it just means making adjustments in everyday life such as using public transport and wearing a sweater rather than turning on the heating.
Left unsaid by the good perfesser is why they all have to fly to Cancun (or Copenhagen, Bali, etc.) to make these Pronouncements of Great Truth when there exists videoconferencing technology that would allow them to reduce their “carbon footprints” right now.