PA­RADE OF HOR­RORS

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

“Here’s a par­tial run­down of some of the ills se­ri­ously at­trib­uted to cli­mate change: pros­ti­tu­tion in the Philip­pines (along with greater rates of HIV in­fec­tion); higher sui­cide rates in Italy; the 1993 ‘Black Hawk Down’ bat­tle in So­ma­lia; an in­crease in strokes and heart dis­ease in China; wars in the Mid­dle East; a larger pool of po­ten­tial re­cruits to ter­ror­ism; harm to in­dige­nous peo­ples and ‘bio­cul­tural di­ver­sity,” Wall Street Jour­nal colum­nist Bret Stephens writes.

“All this, of course, on top of the Mal­dives sink­ing un­der the waves, mil­lions of cli­mate refugees, a half-dozen Ka­tri­natype events ev­ery year and so on and on — a long pa­rade of hor­rors an­i­mat­ing the pol­icy am­bi­tions of the politi­cians, sci­en­tists, cli­mate man­darins and en­trepreneurs now gath­ered at a U.N. sum­mit in Copen­hagen,” Mr. Stephens said.

“Never mind that none of th­ese sce­nar­ios has any ba­sis in some kind of ob­serv­able re­al­ity (sea lev­els around the Mal­dives

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