What will shock you is that two professors not only candidly admit it, but published a paper in a peer reviewed journal touting the beneficial effects of lying for pushing nations into a UN climate treaty in Paris next year!
The title of their study?
“Information Manipulation and Climate Agreements.”
See for yourself. You can read the abstract for their article in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, here.
People ask me all the time, how can the global warming crowd tell such whoppers?
Well here’s the answer.
They not only believe that their dubious ends justify their shady means, they institutionalize “information manipulation” as a tactic, host panels about it at climate conferences and publish it in journals.
Take a look at this advance draft from CFACT President David Rothbard for one of our upcoming Just the Facts radio broadcasts:
“Global warming skeptics have long charged that alarmists are over-hyping the dangers of climate change. Now comes a new paper from two economists in Singapore and Hong Kong that actually advocates exaggerating global warming fears to get countries on board international environmental agreements.
According to Kevin Glass of Townhall.com, the paper claims that the urgency of climate change makes it OK to deceive the public about the projected consequences of global warming. They don’t actually use the word “lying,” but by calling for “informational manipulation and exaggeration,” they certainly think the ends justify these very questionable and over-heated means.”
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