Some intellectuals are arguing that democracy cannot effectively address climate change–and, indeed, makes it worse–and that what we need to save the planet is to eliminate political freedom and to turn towards a totalitarian government. Others don’t go quite that far, but they hold up as the role model for effective government the People’s Republic of China. (Never mind that China has the worst pollution on the planet!)
After the jump, an excerpt that demonstrates this from a study of the “Sustainability” ideology by the conservative academic organization the National Association of Scholars.
From the National Association of Scholars, Sustaintability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism: