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May 12, 2014: "National Climate Assessment Must Be Critically Examined", by Tom Harris, ICSC Executive Director. Published in the Epoch Times, New York City Edition, U.S.A.

"many courageous, knowledgeable people who, justifiably, doubt, or are agnostic about, the science backing the National Climate Assessment (NCA) are not critically examining the new report, a document that makes the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change look conservative. They judge that widespread acceptance of climate concerns will encourage:

  • pollution reduction,

  • energy conservation,

  • increased foreign aid,

  • crop biotechnology,

  • alternative and nuclear energy,

and even:

  • personal fitness,

  • social justice, and

  • world government

—things they regard as beneficial to society. So they keep their doubts to themselves so as to advance progressive policies. Climatologist Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. sums up the situation in the press, “That much of the media accepted the NCA without questioning its findings and conclusions either indicates they are naive or they have chosen to promote a particular agenda and this report fits their goal.”
Plato called the latter approach the ‘Noble Lie’. He believed that most people lacked the intelligence to behave in ways that are in their own and society’s best interest and so lies should be created To keep the public happy and under control. False propaganda to enhance public welfare is completely acceptable, Plato argued.
But this is a slippery slope.

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