Surprise: UN Climate Scientists Want To End Capitalism

Funny how ‘climate science” seems to jibe exactly with the goals of the Progressive/Leftist movement (via Watts Up With That?)

Scientists Warn the UN of Capitalism’s Imminent Demise

Capitalism as we know it is over. So suggests a new report commissioned by a group of scientists appointed by the UN Secretary-General. The main reason? We’re transitioning rapidly to a radically different global economy, due to our increasingly unsustainable exploitation of the planet’s environmental resources.

Climate change and species extinctions are accelerating even as societies are experiencing rising inequalityunemploymentslow economic growthrising debt levels, and impotent governments. Contrary to the way policymakers usually think about these problems, the new report says that these are not really separate crises at all.

Rather, these crises are part of the same fundamental transition to a new era characterized by inefficient fossil fuel production and the escalating costs of climate change. Conventional capitalist economic thinking can no longer explain, predict, or solve the workings of the global economy in this new age, the paper says.

Those are the stark implications of a new scientific background paper prepared by a team of Finnish biophysicists. The team from the BIOS Research Unit in Finland were asked to provide research that would feed into the drafting of the UN Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR), which will be released in 2019.

Part of this is about

“More expensive energy doesn’t necessarily lead to economic collapse,” Järvensivu told me. “Of course, people won’t have the same consumption opportunities, there’s not enough cheap energy available for that, but they are not automatically led to unemployment and misery either.”

Which means that the forced governmental transition to really expensive energy won’t necessarily lead to economic collapse, just close to, which means we need that new government controlled economic system, as we see in report itself, as Eric Worrell points to

… Rapid economic transition requires proactive governance – markets cannot accomplish the task

It is clear from these examples that strong political governance is required to accomplish the key transitions. Market-based action will not suffice – even with a high carbon price. There must be a comprehensive vision and closely coordinated plans. Otherwise, a rapid system-level transformation toward global sustainability goals is inconceivable.

It’s all about Big Controlling Government. Don’t let anyone on the Warmist side who’s yammering about science distract you.

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9 Responses to “Surprise: UN Climate Scientists Want To End Capitalism”

  1. Jeffery says:

    Capitalism has become its own worst enemy as we’ve encouraged the system to become more and more unfair. An economic system should be benefit all not just a few.

    Which is why the fundamental law of capitalism must be: If workers have more money, businesses have more customers. Which makes middle-class consumers, not rich businesspeople like us, the true job creators. Which means a thriving middle class is the source of American prosperity, not a consequence of it. The middle class creates us rich people, not the other way around.

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/06/the-pitchforks-are-coming-for-us-plutocrats-108014

    Government policies enacted over the past several decades have eroded the working classes and rewarded the leisure class. The popularity of tRump and Senator Sanders was symptomatic of the working classes getting fed up. (tRump lied to the people and is best friend to the leisure class; Senator Sanders is the real deal and would help the working classes).

    • formwiz says:

      And here Jeffery told us he was a capitalist/entrepreneur, yet here he wants capitalism according to the Gospel According to Father Karl.

      tRump lied to the people and is best friend to the leisure class; Senator Sanders is the real deal and would help the working classes

      Unemployment way down, people happier than they’ve been in 20 years, but Jeffery sides with a guy who never had a job until he was 40 and that was mayor.

      • Jeffery says:

        Actually we need capitalism that respects the working classes, rather than taking advantage of them. Both political parties are culpable but the GOP is much worse. GOP tax, labor, trade, fiscal, environmental, worker safety, monetary and all other policies punish the working classes.

        I bet my taxes would go up and yours down under my system.

    • david7134 says:

      Jeff,
      Yes, we could be a thriving country like Venezuela. When you learn some economics, come back and have a discussion.

  2. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    Yep that Trump fella has become a real tyrant alright…

    http://www.magapill.com

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