2 thoughts on “Warmists expect global warming-ISIS ‘link’ to be discussed in Paris”

  1. If “many world leaders were reluctant to commit to a shift from fossil fuels amid the financial crisis” were translated into plain English, it would read: “many world leaders believe it would be too expensive.”

  2. I am blatantly, unabashedly plagiarizing the following from a post on the internet by someone else. Why am I doing that? Simply because it says so much in just a few short paragraphs.

    For if you really want to get down to the nitty gritty of it all, money comes down to being one thing, and one thing only: a proxy for energy. What’s that supposed to mean?

    Simply put, it means that the core function of money is that it enables us to command energy – the energy used to move our bodies with, to power our machines, to feed to domesticated animals whose energy we then use to do work (which nowadays generally means entertaining us), etc. In other words, it might be tough and/or inconvenient, but one can get by without money. You can’t get by without energy.

    Once this is realized, it’s easier to understand the next point, which is that it doesn’t really matter what you use as your form of currency, because no matter how counterfeit-proof it is, or how abundant it is, or how scarce it is, or how shiny it is, or how encrypted it is, or whatever, regardless of the quality or quantity that endears a people to a chosen form of currency, nothing about any form of money guarantees that it’s going to confer access to needed supplies of energy – a not-so-small issue to people and societies dependent on enormous supplies of energy to carry out their day-to-day activities, of particular importance in these early peak oil times of ours.

    In short, what would be of great service is if economists of all ilk – as well as the rest of us – familiarized themselves with the laws of thermodynamics and realized that, at the very least, you don’t get something for nothing, and that secondly, there are limits to growth.

    In the meantime, it’s best then that we come to realize that no matter how much money is printed, or held back, or lent out, or re-issued, or whatever, it’s not going to fix anything when the issue is a lack of energy.

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