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There were many words and terms that we used much more frequently in the 2020 pandemic year. Some already existed (“asymptomatic,” “social distancing,” “new normal”) and some were neologisms (“the ‘Rona,” “Covidivorce,” “zoom-bombing.”)
My personal favorite – and one that should remain – is “ultracrepidarian”. It comes from a Latin phrase: “Sutor, ne ultra crepidam” or “shoemaker, not beyond the shoe”. So, an “ultracrepidarian” is someone who goes beyond the shoe and offers advice and policy prescriptions that are outside of his or her area of expertise.
The word became popular during the pandemic because there were so many of them.
Health experts made political prescriptions – in particular a certain Dr. Fauci, the most powerful single unelected American bureaucrat since the end of World War II.
Politicians, meanwhile, enacted measures they assured us were guided by The Science™, such as imposing draconian mask mandates and Indoor Dining Rules you did not followor Closure of the garden departments from big box stores because there is a source of community transmission.
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Then came the 2020 election and we got a whole administration of ultracrepidarians. In fact, they want everyone in top positions to step up so badly that President Joe Biden’s administration may fire someone for refusing.
According to a report by axios On Friday, the government plans to fire World Bank President David Malpass from his job “because they believe he is weak in the climate, according to people familiar with the matter”.
Why is he weak on climate change? Well, apparently because he admits it’s beyond his imagination.
Corresponding ReutersMalpass spoke at the Concordia Annual Summit, a New York City climate week event hosted by the New York Times — not typically the kind of venue a climate change denier would be expected to attend.
The concern, however, was that the World Bank has not set a deadline to stop funding fossil fuel projects.
Malpass was asked if he thought “man-made burning of fossil fuels is rapidly and dangerously warming the planet.”
“I do not even know. I’m not a scientist,” he said.
Spring, the made. An economist who admits he didn’t know if fossil fuel use not only contributes to global warming, but is “rapidly and dangerously warming the planet”? Sure, there may not have been a definition of “fast” or “dangerous,” and that was clearly a gotcha question—but j’accuse, David Malpass!
“Malpass, a Trump holdover, was viewed with suspicion by the Biden administration from the start. This suspicion has now been confirmed. And he’s been walking on thin ice for months,” said Axios.
“Malpass’s refusal to acknowledge that fossil fuels are warming the planet sparked international outrage, including calls for his resignation.”
Note the deletion of the words “fast and dangerous”. And to be clear, Malpass has made it clear that he believes climate change is anthropogenic in an interview the following day.
“I’m not a denier,” Malpass said loudly Reuters.
“It’s clear that greenhouse gas emissions come from man-made sources, including fossil fuels, methane, agricultural uses and industrial uses, so we’re working hard to change that,” he said.
Axios, always impartial, called this “damage control”. Maybe it was, but it never occurred to the writers to wonder why a direct covert “Climate Deniers” would appear at a Climate Week event hosted by the most left-leaning major news outlet in the Northeastern United States.
He just said that because he’s not a scientist, he doesn’t know himself if those levels are fast and relatively dangerous — not that fossil fuels aren’t warming the planet.
In his role, Malpass must trust the World Bank’s energy emissions experts and reconcile any climate change risk he sees with the World Bank’s mission, which uses contributions from its member countries to help developing countries develop.
Setting an arbitrary deadline to end fossil fuel funding would be totally counterproductive to that mission and would further impoverish millions, as access to cheap, reliable energy is a prerequisite for human development — but then again, the kind of people who over Malpass rant. answer to a gotcha question are far from that kind of poverty.
Should Biden have the power to fire Malpass?
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No: 100% (3 votes)
The good news is that’s not quite the case Biden administration whether or not Malpass is dismissed from his position. While the President of the United States normally nominates the President of the World Bank, he is confirmed by the Bank’s Board of Directors – and in this way would have to be ousted.
If not, Malpass’s term expires in 2024.
However, many want him gone before that – including former Vice President Al Gore, who said it was “ridiculous to have a climate denier at the helm of the World Bank”.
Watch Al Gore call for World Bank chief to be ousted, saying it’s “ridiculous to have a climate denier” in his position. https://t.co/2Idu2ljv1y pic.twitter.com/sRx8pL0uFJ
— The New York Times (@nytimes) September 23, 2022
“Some Biden officials have gone so far as to play off potential replacements — including Gore and former Secretary of State John Kerry, who is now Biden’s climate ambassador,” Axios reported. “Biden’s thinking is unknown.”
Aside from the obvious jokes about “Biden’s thinking” not being known, if you need a summary of how absurd and agenda-driven are the growing calls for Malpass’s removal because he is not an ultracrepidarian, you should check out the replacements consider that are being circulated.
Yes, both Gore and Kerry are known to argue about climate change as loudly as possible.
However, neither is a scientist, just as David Malpass is not.
And unlike Malpass, none of them are economists.
Outside of Senate budget negotiations and campaign strategy sessions, none have seriously considered economic issues — and they certainly don’t have in-depth professional experience in the field, unlike Malpass, a former economist at Bear Stearns and Co. Treasury Department official.
The only qualification they both have in common for the job — if you want to call it a qualification — is that they want to artificially accelerate the transition to renewable energy, no matter what the cost, both in money and quality of life.
This is all bad enough in the United States and the West, but it will inflict untold misery and suffering on the people of the developing world when it does World Bank based on the Gore/Kerry agenda.
As with COVID-19, there is a very good chance that millions – if not billions – would face poverty and despair because of activist ultracrepidarians who lack most (if not all) of the knowledge needed to deal with the situation.
And they might get their chance to run the World Bank, all because the accomplished economist at their head admitted, as he should have done, that he didn’t know everything.
This article originally appeared on The West Journal.
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