When in came to countering global warming in California, our former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger often exhorted Californian's to observe the British model. A model that has not worked out well in England.
Martin Durkin a British documentary film director and TV producer has launched a blog to look at the politics of global warming in the UK. Martin was recently given the Free Enterprise Award by the Institute of Economic Affairs. Previous winners include F.A. Hayek and Margaret Thatcher.
Here is the introduction to his latest blog essay: The Secret of Global Warming - Posh Anti-Capitalism
Poor Al Gore. Global warming is fast turning into a joke. From the jolly Hockey Stick (remember that one) to the topsy-turvy ice core data (what a howler), from the laughable computer models, to the dodgy temperature records … not a single scrap of global warming garbage has escaped the blistering, excoriating scrutiny of McIntyre, Lindzen, Christy, Spencer, Singer, Carter & Co. The awkward-squad army of sceptics have kicked and trampled this theory to death, not once, but a hundred times over.
And yet, for all the onslaught of reasoned, scientific argument, the global warming beast refuses to lie down. Like some beleagured, maniac cyborg from the future, it just goes on and on. We all know the reason. The edifice of global warming is built not on science, but politics.
But what kind of politics? This is the first in a series of blog pieces to explore the green politics behind global warming .....
The next time you’re forced to attend a dinner party, keep an eye out for the global warmer. Then ask him what he thinks about supermarkets (wicked), ‘consumer society’ (soulless), world trade (cruel) and government regulation (more needed). Global warmers are, in short, anti-capitalist. But – and here’s the really important thing to understand – it’s a very specific form of anti-capitalism. We might call it posh anti-capitalism.
You can read the rest of Durkin's essay here. My question is, are the promoters of posh anti-capitalism California? Is the sustainability crowd in Nevada City just promoting posh anti-capitalism?