Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Get lost Myron

Unable to write articles in newspapers, Ebell has to resort to writing letters to the editor to decry the proposed policies of opposition parties in the United Kingdom. Whether it gets published is something his paycheque depends on, because there's no value in being a professional liar if no one picks up on it.

First, he says it's not sensible to both cap-and-trade carbon emissions and tax them. So presumably when Myron drives his fat-ass Chevy TrailBlazer he leaves his seatbelt off so he can rely on the air-bag alone.

Second, he cites without specific reference a man with a far better haircut than his own, Richard Tol, whose writing predictably shows up as grist for other delialists and who has given evidence to Lord Blaby on the same day as Lomborg.

Recently Lomborg has pitched in with his own take on the extinction of Polar Bears. Since these beasts hunt on ice and can't live if there's no ice, CEI-ers have callously said that they should stop scrounging off the government and just swim for their food. But Lomborg goes one better and demands that they evolve backwards into the brown bear from which they descended a hundred thousands years ago. Now, no one believes in Lamarckian evolution except idiotic economists; everyone else goes with the saying "survival of the fittest", which means that the Polar Bear species will simply die out and its range will be claimed by the brown bear.

Many humans will "adapt" to climate change by dying as well.

I am unable to find a mention of Tol's claimed hypothesis that the externality cost of gasoline is 15 cents a gallon. The point of taxing gas is to raise the price high enough that people stop using it, so the argument about claiming some bogus externality cost whose compensation won't be passed on to the next generation is meaningless.

Thirdly, Myron is worried that poor people pay too much of their incomes in energy. Since it's already been established just how much people at the CEI care about the poor and that power blackouts in California during a heatwave is the fault of Mexicans, the argument is going to be offensive. Presumably he would claim that busting shipments of crack cocaine so that the street value goes up is also detrimental to the poor because of the large proportion of their income that gets spent on those drugs too.

Don't let the Petroleum-Pushers get away with this. Myron's words should never be published.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Myron Ebell is a knowledgeable writer and fantastic researcher. You are a buttfucking idiot running a blog after you get home from pumping gas or working at McDonalds.

3:21 PM, October 07, 2007 Permanent link to this entry  
Blogger goatchurch said...

I agree. Myron needs to be knowledgeable and well-researched about his subject to do his work -- just as Ken Lay had to know a lot about the science of accountancy to commit his crimes.

It's comments like yours, Mr Anonymous Coward, that let me know it's all worthwhile.

3:42 AM, October 08, 2007 Permanent link to this entry  

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