The IPCC is the Beast of Revelation

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the Beast of Revelation, says the BBC, in this video on global warming:

I swear it’s true. Go to about 35 minutes in for the details.

OK, so the BBC doesn’t actually come out and say the words “beast of Revelation” on the air. However, they do describe, among other things, the creation by Margaret Thatcher of a bureaucracy which then proceeds to take on a life of its own and grow to monumental proportions and power, issuing edicts to the very governments that created it.

The IPCC is the organization which periodically sends out notices that “most scientists agree” that global warming is a serious problem and human caused. The general impression is that the IPCC is a bastion for a Greenpeace liberal sort of perspective, yet the panel itself was apparently originally formed at the behest of Thatcher in order to give her ammunition to support converting away from coal and oil and to nuclear power, for reasons of *national security*. That is, it was a right wing toy that seems to have… evolved.

At any rate, I highly recommend the video. It’s just over an hour long, and it provides a fascinating perspective into the debates on global climate change that you might not have heard yet. The fact that it was produced by the BBC, in turn, helps to lend some legitimacy to what might otherwise be the unfavored view.

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