Warmists: Climate Justice More Vital Than Democracy

I love when members of the Cult of Climastrology expose their true beliefs

Climate change: Climate justice more vital than democracy

Decision-making based on social-justice principles could be more effective than democratic efforts against climate change.

Democratic decision-making involves multiple stakeholders, and democracy emphasizes the mutual roles of actors: all preferences are treated as equal. In many regions of the world, however, the results of democratic choices can be strongly influenced by power relations and inequitable social arrangements, owing to differences in economic development, access to technology and knowledge.

Elites may use democratic processes to entrench their status or encroach on other social goals. This can lead to incremental or undesirable results, which might explain why large democratic nations such as the United States continue to oppose progressive climate legislation.

In our view, sound climate and energy planning should not treat all stakeholders in the same way. Instead, preferences and roles should be weighted to consider criteria related to equity, due process, ethics and other justice principles. This would ensure that stakeholder discussions and resulting policies serve to eradicate, rather than exacerbate, socio-economic vulnerability to a changing climate.

Jingzheng Ren, Michael Evan Goodsite, University of Southern Denmark; Benjamin K. Sovacool, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Is anyone surprised in the least by this? Exactly what form of governmental structure would they like to enact to replace democracy? They don’t say. It’s right there: progressive. Fascism.

Thanks to Steven Hayward at Powerline for printing the letter in full, as it is behind a paywall. He also notes “the anti-democratic (that is, tyrannical) impulses of the climate change fanatics”.

Bishop Hill writes “I can still remember the days when Nature magazine was about science.”

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2 Responses to “Warmists: Climate Justice More Vital Than Democracy”

  1. john says:

    My 7th grade civics class said that “democracy was rule by the majority BUT with full rights for minorities”
    Some people say that things are equal when the rich have ice in the summer and the poor have ice in the winter, but I disagree
    Climate change WILL have a disparate effect on poor people

  2. jl says:

    John- Really? Everything that happens in life has a disparate impact on some people compared to others. But anyway, the removal of fossil fuels that your cult supports raises the price of energy, which has a disparate impact on poor people. There, I fixed it for you.

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