Sunday, December 16, 2007

Democracy vs. The Planet

From Local Transport Today, a British "fortnightly" publication about--you guessed it!--local transportation:

Hillman, senior fellow emeritus at the Policy Studies Institute, says carbon rationing is the only way to ensure that the world avoids the worst effects of climate change. And he says that the problems caused by burning fossil fuels are so serious that governments might have to implement rationing against the will of the people.

"When the chips are down I think democracy is a less important goal than is the protection of the planet from the death of life, the end of life on it," he says. "This has got to be imposed on people whether they like it or not."

And some wonder why I call these people fascists.


allenm said...

I'm not sure we're past Peak Whining where the enviros complaining, and their influence, reach a crescendo before collapsing into the same historical filing cabinet as Prohibition and the Smoot-Hawley tariff but we're close. Possibly as soon as 2008 we'll start to see some backlash in the form of satires on global warming and Al Gore-style alarmism.

Anonymous said...

I'm hoping for sooner tather than later.