Give Bill McKibben credit for being honest about the goals of the anti-global warming collectivists. The co-founder of Step It Up 2007, lays out the agenda in its full economy-crushing splendor in a Saturday op-ed in the Washington Post, “The Race Against Warming“:
The only real hope is for decisive legislation from Congress; activists are calling for a law that commits the United States to early cuts, closes all coal-fired power plants and auctions the right to pollute so that we can raise the revenue to fund the transformation of our energy system. President Bush won’t sign such a law, so it doesn’t have to pass this fall; we’re working to set the stage for 2009, when a new leader takes over.
Coal represents about half of the total U.S. electricity production. One cannot accomplish McKibben’s goals without replacing the free market with a command-and-control economy, destroying millions of jobs in the process, and beggaring the United States as a nation. That’s his agenda.
Note, too, that McKibben’s solutions to supposed man-made global warming do not include nuclear energy.
Still, props to McKibben for making his statist goals so clear. In his world view, there’s no room for compromise.
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