Al Gore may want to rethink that whole “more government power will stop global warming” idea:
Pollution kills three quarters of a million people in China every year, according to previously unreleased World Bank statistics. The figures, almost twice previous estimates, were calculated using a new statistical model. But they have been suppressed until now because the government feared they would cause social unrest, according to reports.
Let’s run a little facts and logic over the situation. If a certain form, or forms, of pollution causes global warming, then a government structure which bears a causal relationship to more pollution would be undesirable if the goal is to reduce global warming.
So, here’s the question. Do societies with a greater amount of centralized power tend to have more or less pollution? The evidence of Eastern Europe versus Western Europe, the USSR versus the USA, and China versus Japan strongly suggests that stronger central authority is causally correlated with more pollution.
Therefore, one must conclude that it is probable that increasing central authority will have the effect of making global warming – assuming that it is, in fact, man-made – worse. Precisely how, we cannot say, but we can reasonably state that the odds are very good that it will.
Of course, the odds are even better that global warming is nothing but a stalking horse for those seeking global governance.