Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Quote of the Day - Climategate edition

From Samizdata, about the collapse of the theory of AGW in general and Copenhagen in particular:
During the 1980s I vividly recall being told, by people whose pessimism about the Cold War was so profound that they might as well have been Soviet agents of influence for all the use they were to the side they claimed to be on, that merely proving that despotic state centralism was an economic disaster would make no difference. Those wicked Soviet Communists - who were, they claimed, so very much cleverer than any of us - would still eat us all alive, and all the more horribly on account of having run out of stuff to eat in Russia and surrounding parts. Well, it turned out that winning that argument counted for quite a lot. And winning this one will count for a lot too.
I remember them, too. If it's true that all the old Reds turned Green at the end of the Cold War, they've lost twice.


Mohawk on the Dartmouth said...

I remember in the early 90s seeing people on TV saying half of Florida would be under water by 2000. Well, gee, it's not half underwater? Maybe those people telling me the world was going to end were full of $#!+

NotClauswitz said...

They lost twice and they're getting more and more desperate - three time losers always are. Three strikes and you throw the bums out. Out of the Senate, out of the Academy, out of work - out.