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Old 11-29-2010, 01:33 PM
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Well, those of a totalitarian mindset are on the move again!

According to The Telegraph of London, "Global warming is now such a serious threat to mankind that climate change experts are calling for Second World War-style rationing in rich countries to bring down carbon emissions."

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"In a series of papers published by the Royal Society, physicists and chemists from some of world’s most respected scientific institutions, including Oxford University and the Met Office, agreed that current plans to tackle global warming are not enough.

"Unless emissions are reduced dramatically in the next ten years the world is set to see temperatures rise by more than 4C (7.2F) by as early as the 2060s, causing floods, droughts and mass migration.

"As the world meets in Cancun, Mexico for the latest round of United Nations talks on climate change, the influential academics called for much tougher measures to cut carbon emissions.

"In one paper Professor Kevin Anderson, Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, said the only way to reduce global emissions enough, while allowing the poor nations to continue to grow, is to halt economic growth in the rich world over the next twenty years.

"This would mean a drastic change in lifestyles for many people in countries like Britain as everyone will have to buy less 'carbon intensive' goods and services such as long haul flights and fuel hungry cars.

"Prof Anderson admitted it 'would not be easy' to persuade people to reduce their consumption of goods

"He said politicians should consider a rationing system similar to the one introduced during the last 'time of crisis' in the 1930s and 40s.

"This could mean a limit on electricity so people are forced to turn the heating down, turn off the lights and replace old electrical goods like huge fridges with more efficient models. Food that has travelled from abroad may be limited and goods that require a lot of energy to manufacture."

Here is the link to the full story: Cancun climate change summit: scientists call for rationing in developed world - Telegraph
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Old 11-29-2010, 01:38 PM
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Default Re: The far left calls for rationing in "rich countries"

I had to fire up a backloader and scoop out a path through the snow in the driveway at work to get my car off the road this morning. I got fairly soaked in the process, and I'm still drinking warm coffee to get over the chill.

The Global Warming Crowd can bite my cold, wet (and yet shapely) behind.
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