The Totalitarianism of Environmentalism

We recently spotted an article written by Marian L. Tupy, editor of HumanProgress.org and a senior policy analyst at the Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. He specializes in “globalization and global well-being, and the political economy of Europe and sub-Saharan Africa.” He’s a smart guy–and a policy wonk. Tupy had an interesting experience when he gave a speech to college students in Ottawa, Canada. Somebody in the audience asked Tupy a question about climate change (i.e. man-made global warming). Tupy, who considers himself a “lukewarmer” (someone who thinks man may contribute to global warming, but the jury is still out on how much), cautioned the students against excessive alarmism when it comes to climate change. Until that point the students in the crowd were Tupy fans. But when Tupy had the temerity to suggest perhaps we ought to look more closely at the science before jumping to conclusions, they turned on him in an instant–like an angry mob. Which is illustrative, and disheartening. It’s disheartening that many of our college students have been mis-educated–we’d call it brainwashed–into denying science and the scientific process. Because students today have not studied and do not understand history–recent history of the past 70-80 years–they are repeating it, eagerly rushing into totalitarianism under the guise of environmentalism…

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