Naomi Klein admits in The Nation that the skeptics are correct about the socio-political motives of climate alarmism.
In “Capitalism vs. the Climate“, Klein rants against “the deniers” but makes this admission:
The deniers did not decide that climate change is a left-wing conspiracy by uncovering some covert socialist plot. They arrived at this analysis by taking a hard look at what it would take to lower global emissions as drastically and as rapidly as climate science demands. They have concluded that this can be done only by radically reordering our economic and political systems in ways antithetical to their “free market” belief system. As British blogger and Heartland regular James Delingpole has pointed out, “Modern environmentalism successfully advances many of the causes dear to the left: redistribution of wealth, higher taxes, greater government intervention, regulation.” Heartland’s Bast puts it even more bluntly: For the left, “Climate change is the perfect thing…. It’s the reason why we should do everything [the left] wanted to do anyway.”
Here’s my inconvenient truth: they aren’t wrong. [Emphasis added]
But as we’ve pointed out the comrades at The Nation do appreciate the capitalist lifestyle:
- Cruisin’ with The Nation: Why red isn’t the new green
- Cruisin’ with The Nation: Why red isn’t the new green (Update #1)
- Cruisin’ with The Nation: Why red isn’t the new green (Update #2)