The Real ClimateGate: Who's Stupid, Hu's Not by Christopher C. Horner 5 Jan 2010 post a comment Share This: So, China went big into windmill and solar panel production, causing the media and other liberals to breathlessly swoon over this further evidence of the wisdom of us mandating the things even though all it proves is that China is not dumb. Rich countries say all weather is now their fault and vow to spend billions on uneconomic, inefficient and intermittent energy sources regardless of their merits or performance as penance and to show their seriousness of purpose in feeling really, really bad about the whole thing they alone talked themselves into. China volunteers to make the machines for us because, without absurd "green" policies of the sort causing energy prices to rise so high that seniors burn books to stay warm -- in fact, China rejects the Kyoto agenda precisely because it has sworn off of that sort of poverty and knows what would keep them there -- they can do it more cheaply. And then they go to Copenhagen and hold us up for billions in new, "climate aid", with more than a whiff of reparations about it because, after all, our government aided and abetted that line of argument. So please don't be surprised by China's reaction when confronted, like the rest of our hemisphere, by yet another severe winter of the sort RFK Jr. and others swore were a thing of the past thanks to Man-made global warming. That reaction is to claim that the severe winter is instead further evidence of the same phenomenon that, erm, supposedly made such things extinct. Because to not say so might threaten the billions in "climate aid" and windmill sales. It just might work. Because, you know, we're like that now, willing to believe everything that happens is further evidence of a theory that nothing can disprove or even cause a rethink ("faith", anyone?). And we have useful idiots willing to also say anything to aid in the cause. This is how countries can make themselves look so incredibly simple to the world while laboring to appear so sophisticated.