Climate Alarmist Wants WWII Style Rationing to Save Planet

Marc Sheppard
A group of scientists who apparently didn’t get the “Kyoto is Dead” memo are calling upon fellow alarmists attending the Cancun climate summit to take much tougher measures to cut carbon emissions. One is actually calling for leaders of developed countries to impose World War II style rationing on all citizens in order to save the planet.

Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research Professor Kevin Anderson believes that without immediate and drastic action, the world will see more than 7ºF of warming by 2060.  And that the only fair way to prevent the “floods, droughts and mass migration” such warming will cause is to halt all economic growth in “rich” countries for at least 20 years.

Seriously – that’s his plan.  But it gets better.

Anderson says governments should limit citizens’ energy consumption, forcing them by law to turn down heating, turn off lights and upgrade their vehicles and appliances to more energy efficient models.  Even the food people eat should be limited to that which requires minimal transport energy.

The nutty professor cites as precedence our last “time of crisis” in the 1930s and 40s:
“The Second World War and the concept of rationing is something we need to seriously consider if we are to address the scale of the problem we face.”

So citizens should be forced to use government issued stamps and tokens to purchase everything from sugar to gasoline? 

Anderson’s right when he says America and many allies adopted exactly such a plan during WWII.

But the World War II rationing system was a government response to war-time supply limitations brought about by a real enemy. 

How desperately clueless have the warmists become that they would even suggest free and free-thinking people might accept such government-imposed hardships to battle the counterfeit enemy of “manmade climate change?”   

Enjoy your beachhead at Cancun, guys.  This ideological war stands all but decided -- and the realists are winning.

A group of scientists who apparently didn’t get the “Kyoto is Dead” memo are calling upon fellow alarmists attending the Cancun climate summit to take much tougher measures to cut carbon emissions. One is actually calling for leaders of developed countries to impose World War II style rationing on all citizens in order to save the planet.

Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research Professor Kevin Anderson believes that without immediate and drastic action, the world will see more than 7ºF of warming by 2060.  And that the only fair way to prevent the “floods, droughts and mass migration” such warming will cause is to halt all economic growth in “rich” countries for at least 20 years.

Seriously – that’s his plan.  But it gets better.

Anderson says governments should limit citizens’ energy consumption, forcing them by law to turn down heating, turn off lights and upgrade their vehicles and appliances to more energy efficient models.  Even the food people eat should be limited to that which requires minimal transport energy.

The nutty professor cites as precedence our last “time of crisis” in the 1930s and 40s:
“The Second World War and the concept of rationing is something we need to seriously consider if we are to address the scale of the problem we face.”

So citizens should be forced to use government issued stamps and tokens to purchase everything from sugar to gasoline? 

Anderson’s right when he says America and many allies adopted exactly such a plan during WWII.

But the World War II rationing system was a government response to war-time supply limitations brought about by a real enemy. 

How desperately clueless have the warmists become that they would even suggest free and free-thinking people might accept such government-imposed hardships to battle the counterfeit enemy of “manmade climate change?”   

Enjoy your beachhead at Cancun, guys.  This ideological war stands all but decided -- and the realists are winning.