The traffic light tendency: they call themselves Green because they're too yellow to admit that they are really Reds. -- Lord Monckton
The presenter (Greg Craven) of the following video tries so earnestly to sell the Precautionary Principle to the fearful and gullible by employing a variation of Pascal's Wager. It appears he was too yellow to permit valid responses at the same site, as comments are turned off.
It was presented by YoYo, a Leftist commenter at Selwyn Duke's blog, and the following is my quick answer to it. I bet many of you can do better, and encourage you to try.
Yoyo, your video link purports to have arrived at "the inescapable conclusion of the worst that could happen." It uses a variation of Pascal's Wager, and simply tries to force feed the "Precautionary Principle" down the throats of some very gullible people.
And I'll quickly point out that it is also dead wrong.
Every one of the things that he listed in the No-No Box also belongs in the Yes-Yes box. It is albeit for different reasons.
With Yes-Yes, people who are aiming to control things will indeed cause the bad things Craven lists in Column B to happen in column A.
OTOH, there is little evidence we have any significant effect on whatever the climate will ultimately do. Therefore the alarmists have the burden of proving that we will be the cause of it. In this they have failed. Don't you see that is why videos like this one exists? They want the power, but they don't have the facts backing them, so they need the scare tactics and propaganda in order to be given the power or get away with simply seizing it.
So what it comes down to is the choice of letting a global governing system force restrictions on everyone that will bring not only large money costs, but reductions in healthcare, and in populations by starvation (like is going on in Zimbabwe right now), and increases in social unrest when people catch on they've been lied to. Everything that Craven frets over in the No-No scenario comes about because we will have really caused it if we fall for his Yes-Yes.
Worldwide, drastic reductions in population have already begun -- millions have starved due to the burning of corn as fuel instead of feeding people with it. And, of course, there are the draconian (inhuman really) "birth control" methods China has employed.
Need i remind you, Yoyo, that the collectivist philosophy of the radical left wound up systematically murdering 100 million people in the 20th Century living under Communist and National Socialist governments?
I know a great many on the Left can hardly wait for that sort of thinking to be running the world. Does that include you?