While DBK discussed where the science is, I want to make another point about Assemblyman Carroll’s post about global warming, where he gives “credit where same is due,” however backhanded it may be.
So, when one confronts an intellectually honest argument which actually arrives at a totally unexpected – that is to say, correct – conclusion, on an otherwise usually hysterical blog, one must bestow credit where same is due.
Among the global warming solutions the [Blue Jersey] contributor advances: nuclear power.
(!) Wow. Who would have suspected that?
Kudos to the author. As a general rule, self-appointed “environmentalists” tend to oppose nuclear power based upon wholly speculative possibilities of harm. (Those harms are not impossible, but if the risks associated with global warming are considered essentially certain, same must be considered against the purely hypothetical risks associated with building more nukes). To discover common sense in a wholly unanticipated location is truly refreshing…. [Emphasis added]
Well, contrary to what Carroll writes, advocating nuclear energy is not a completely novel idea for enviromentalists. It’s been an active discussion that came to a boil last year, prodded by people like Patrick Moore. And you’d be surprised at the number of liberals working to expand nuclear energy — not “nukes” — to growing Eastern countries like India to prevent them from becoming addicted to MidEast oil.
So, no, discussing nuclear energy is not liberal heresy. Maybe Carroll didn’t notice the conservationist debate on energy is changing because he’s too busy whining about what he thinks they believe. Carroll is incredibly disrespectful of those he disagrees with, even when he agrees with them.
The credit Carroll extends to “the suddenly sensible left” is incredibly condescending and meanspirited. He opens the post trying to discredit Blue Jersey as a place for “bloviating,” anger, and intellectual dishonesty — the very “invective” that he simultaneously decries.
It’s terribly insulting to me and others who foster and actually allow a discussion on our site. Carroll says Blue Jersey’s diarists “rarely even so much as acknowledge the humanity of their adversaries.” This is simply not true. I’ll disagree with policies or political tactics, but I’ve never called someone a Nazi — perhaps the most degrading comparison — like Carroll has.
Carroll whines like a baby about other people and then indulges himself in insulting others. Watch him cry now that I’m lashing out at him for a post in which he agrees with us — like I should thank him for a compliment after he punches me in the face.