Environmentalists Cutting Off Their Noses to Spite…

This is Bjorn Lomborg in The Wall Street Journal:

Just last week, activists from the international aid agency Oxfam reported evidence that European countries were planning to “cannibalize” existing development aid budgets and repackage them as climate-change assistance. According to Oxfam, if rich nations diverted $50 billion to climate change, at least 4.5 million children could die and 8.6 million fewer people could have access to HIV/AIDS treatment. And what would we get for that $50 billion? Well, spending that much on Kyoto-style carbon-emissions cuts would reduce temperatures by all of one-thousandth of one degree Fahrenheit over the next hundred years.


This video was shown in the opening ceremony of the

climate change conference in Copenhagen.


Here is a CEI spoof on it:

Comments (5)

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  1. Larry C. says:

    These people are idiots.

  2. Bruce says:

    Worse, Larry. They are giving idiots a bad name.

  3. Ken says:

    This is supposed to be a scholarly, rational meeting about a serious global problem?

  4. Joe S. says:

    This is like using children as weapons.

  5. Tom H. says:

    Shouldn’t there be a law against abusing children in this way? No doubt this video will also be shown in schools to scare children and give them real nightmares.