Are they Nuts? Oh, wait, it is the United Nations!

With its usual grandstanding, the U.N. calls for developed nations (that’s us) to cut their carbon emissions up to 95%. It’s a nice way to eliminate the entire history of industrialization, human progress and all the attendant problems such as longer lives, better education, and no fear of hunger.

Meanwhile, the federal EPA has declared carbon dioxide a dangerous pollutant. Funny, I thought it was necessary for life but life causes emissions and we can’t have that, can we?

I’m sure some people were happy living in 1870 but I’ll stick with the 21st century, warts and all.

Apparently, the Obama administration will slit our economic wrists to “make up for lost time”–not since 1870, mind you–but since the Dark Ages of G.W. Bush.  Oy vey.

Jonathan Bean is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, Professor of History at Southern Illinois University, and editor of the Independent book, Race & Liberty in America: The Essential Reader.
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