Bleating about the poors from the receiving end of one percenter funding is a sure marker that the debate is going badly for them. They only pretend to care when they profit from the pretend.
Consider the response when bunnies point out that the first big losers from climate change are going to be the South Asians and the Africans: Ain't happening, not our problem is what Eli hears from the Willard Tony crowd. The good Bishop blesses the happening. The Luckwarmers snipe from the sidelines, more into the game than the reality. But reactionaries know that those seeking to limit damage from climate change and environmental degradation have a concern for others and the Earth which is why they try it on in an attempt to slow down progress
Allow Eli to step back to yesteryear, in some sense to yesterdays, or the days before, when Rabett Run pointed out the amoral use of the "hurting the poors" argument in the Spectator, which he found in a jeremiad by Fred Singer. Singer, of course, is quite the amoral contortionist, but he outdoes himself, when on one page he berates those concerned with the ozone depletion for harming the poors
The bitter irony, not mentioned in the article is that even if the CFC-ozone theory were correct in all respects, darker skinned people living in the tropics would get none of the alleged benefits of "protecting" the ozone layer. The depletion of ozone is calculated to occur mainly at middle and high latitudes, and skin cancers are confined almost exclusively to fair-skinned people. What then is the incentive for tropical nations to phase out CFCs? And if they don't go along, will it be worthwhile for the developed countries to impose high costs on their citizens for a negligible return, in the absence of full international participationforgetting (even then Fred was very old and very deviously delusional and very well paid to write such stuff) that a page back he had accused the developing countries of extorting the developed world
Of course, the key to the CFC content of the atmosphere is eventually in the hands of the developing countries that make up the bulk of the world's population. These countries have asked for side payments, properly referred to as bribes, in order to accede to the Protocol. . . .
To the developing countries the Protocol is simply a means to advance their concept of "international equity" which began nearly 25 years ago with the New International Economic Order. "China and India threatened to increase their uses of CFCs, thereby breaking the Montreal Protocol if the fund were not approved. Harris then recounts how the United States finally gave in to blackmail by "the major international donors joined with the developing states and the World Bank"Substitute Agenda 21 for the New International Economic Order, coal for CFCs and the same nonsense can be found in every James Inhofe wanna be speak. It really gets quite old. Fred, of course, is not one to miss a trick, and after accusing the developing world of extorting payments, goes on to moan about how loss of CFC's would hurt the people of the developing nations, which, of course, assumes no benefit from those "bribes".
This is really quite spectacular, first S. Fred argues that the developing nations want financial help for adopting the Montreal Protocols and phasing out CFCs, and this is greedy of them. Then he argues that the developing nations and their people would not be hurt by ozone depletion so they should not adopt the Montreal Protocols. A new high for convenient cognitive dissonance.
Eli inquires: Has Bjorn Lomborg hired Fred Singer as chief ghost writer?