I know. It’s hard to believe that right-wingers could be involved in something as clearly steeped in socialism as conspiracy theories, but there is evidence that this is precisely what could be happening. While those on the right of the political/philosophical spectrum seem to take great glee in dismissing everything a left-wing-nut might say as “madness” and “fear-mongering”, I noticed something today. I was driving to work, and there was a discussion on the radio about the climate change conferences taking place in Copenhagen. The discussion began with a guest on the program claiming that Canada is entering in to these conferences with a Black Spot on our reputation. We are considered to be, as it were, stodgy climate-change deniers with our heads fully planted in the [oil] sands. This guest indicated that there is at least one group of environmentalists at Copenhagen who are pushing for Canada to sign a treaty that would bind us to reducing our emissions to 40% below 1990 standards.
I’m not going to comment much on that, because I’m pretty sure it’s not going to be taken seriously by anybody, either in the ‘for’ column or in the ‘agin’ column. But here is what I do want to say:
This is the running theory coming out of the right, near as I can tell:
There is no such thing as “Global Warming”. Even though “scientists” have declared this decade the warmest on record since records began being …erm… recorded in the 1850s, there is no such thing as Global Warming. It is natural for the earth’s atmosphere to warm up and to cool down, and there is no solid evidence that supports the claim that anthropomorphic climate change is a real issue (climate change caused by people, what). There is, however, evidence that scientists colluded to keep certain information out of the hands of the drooling masses. This evidence is called “climategate” and it is proof that left-thinking scientists worked together to create of their scientific studies a kind of propaganda.
Not only that, but all these environmental groups are working together to undermine the GLOBAL ECONOMY and, in fact, Copenhagen isn’t *actually* a series of conferences having to do with climate change at all, but is in fact a secret socialist agenda to DESTROY WESTERN CAPITALIST ECONOMIES and pull the fleece over the eyes of the common man when what they’re really up to is GLOBAL REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH. Environmentalists and scientists and socialists all working together are spreading the lie that humans have any effect whatsoever on the health of the planet and the atmosphere. In fact, if it weren’t for one or two rational voices here and there from the right wing, all you idiots out there would just blindly believe whatever they tell you because you can’t be bothered to think for yourselves. You want sound bites and science-*sounding* information, but you wouldn’t be able to understand the REAL issues and evidence, so it’s just being kept from you by a conspiracy of former communists who worked in Russia and East Germany.
When the Berlin Wall came down, those people – those Russians and communist Germans – were out of their jobs, which were to quietly but steadfastly destroy the capitalist economy of the west and to institute a socialist [note: this is the conspiracy, here – we all know that socialism and communism are not the same thing at all] agenda world-wide. When they lost their jobs, they attached themselves to environmentalist organisations because this was an easy stopping place for them to blend their anti-freedom ideas of wealth redistribution with well-distributed vocal protesters around the world.
So, in essence, climate change is a myth created by former cold-war communist anti-capitalist bureaucrats working with socialist dissenters who are using the environment as a front for their continued efforts to break the world’s economy.
Sounds like a conspiracy theory to me.