Friday, April 10, 2020

In the Wake of COVID-19, Nobel Prize Economist Calls for Globalist 'Climate Club'

William Nordhaus
As if the failures of scientists' model forecasts surrounding COVID-19 deaths never occurred and the dishonest focus by the media about the proper methods to understand COVID-19 never occurred,  Yale University’s William Nordhaus, who won a Nobel prize for his work on the economics of climate change, writes in an upcoming Foreign Affairs article, "The quick spread of COVID-19 is a grim reminder of how global forces respect no boundaries and of the perils of ignoring global problems until they threaten to overwhelm countries that refuse to prepare and cooperate."

Of course, what really appears to respect no boundaries is bad science, bad modelling and power freaks who want to control the world.

Nordhaus is calling for new international action to fight climate change.

“States need to reconceptualize climate agreements and replace the current flawed model with an alternative that has a different incentive structure—what I would call the ‘Climate Club,’” writes Nordhaus. In the proposed Climate Club, “Participating countries would agree to undertake harmonized emission reductions designed to meet a climate objective (such as a two-degree temperature limit),” and “nations that do not participate or do not meet their obligations would incur penalties.”

 “Although many different penalties might be considered, the simplest and most effective would be tariffs on imports from nonparticipants into club member states,” he suggests. “The point is not to fine-tune the tariffs to a nonparticipant country’s production structure but to provide powerful incentives for countries to be part of the Climate Club.”

Climate policy has not progressed over the last three decades, and is unlikely to without drastic action, Nordhaus concludes. “Although this is a radical proposal that breaks with the approach of past climate negotiations, no other blueprint on the public agenda holds the promise of strong and coordinated international action.”

This is globalism in its worse sense. Take some shaky science, mix in a technocratic power freak and attempt to muscle the entire world.



  1. I agree his rhetoric sounds like he is a "technocratic power freak." But this statement suggests he is clueless about making his climate plan work: “Although many different penalties might be considered, the simplest and most effective would be tariffs on imports from nonparticipants into club member states,” He is suggesting that punishing the citizens of those states in his Climate Club will somehow incentivize the non-participants to join! And this man is supposedly an economist! A Nobel Prize winning economist! The hysteria is coming from all directions...very sad.

  2. I'm surprised that they haven't linked COVID and climate change yet to really bolster their case for more power (I guess that they need to overcome the small problem that viruses don't like higher temperatures).

  3. Climate change is being done by design by the energy they are purposefully blasting into the sky everyday. They are controlling the weather now. So the whole climate change problem is a joke. They are creating the problem and blaming it on people who are not even the ones doing it, so they can usher in more control with their solutuons. Just stop messing with the weather in the first place. All you have to do is look at the national radar at night to see all the energy spots light up over the country creating clouds. They mostly control the weather at night while everyone is asleep.

  4. "on a Nobel prize for his work on the economics of climate change"

    Translation: he's a bullshit artist.

  5. Trump may get the Nobel for saving the world

    where US is limited in limiting production US will be buying
    Trump apparently pulled everyone together - if it works out a real feather in his cap.

    U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette friday
    “This is a time for all nations to seriously examine what each can do to correct the supply/demand imbalance,” Brouillette said in prepared remarks for Friday’s G20 meeting of energy ministers from the world’s top 20 economies. “We call on all nations to use every means at their disposal to help reduce the surplus.”

    Oil importers “are going to contribute to the solution … by buying oil to put in their strategic reserves in order to give a lifeline to demand,” Birol said.

    Initially reported was Mexico walk out -- but more important what Mexico had to say
    Mexico has to listen to Trump at the end of the day; they really have no choice.
    Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Friday Trump had offered to make extra U.S. cuts on his behalf, an unusual offer by a president who has long railed against OPEC.
    Trump, who had threatened Saudi Arabia with oil tariffs if it did not fix the market’s oversupply problem, said Washington would help Mexico by picking up “some of the slack” and being reimbursed later. He did not say how this would work.

    Trump, Putin speak for second consecutive day
    BY BRETT SAMUELS - 04/10/20 11:31 AM EDT

    1. Nobel Prize in anything other than "hard" sciences became a badge of an establishment propagandist.

      If anything any decent person now should be refusing the award - it is indelible brand of a scoundrel.