I had some backlash in my recent posts where I touched on climate change. I'd like to clarify some things about it, but before I do, here's a list of failed doomsday ecological predictions. It's sourced from https://cei.org/blog/wrong-again-50-years-failed-eco-pocalyptic-predictions, check out that webpage for screenshots and proof related to each item.
- 1967: ‘Dire famine by 1975.’
- 1969: ‘Everyone will disappear in a cloud of blue steam by 1989.’
- 1970: Ice age by 2000
- 1970: ‘America subject to water rationing by 1974 and food rationing by 1980.’
- 1971: ‘New Ice Age Coming’
- 1972: New ice age by 2070
- 1974: ‘New Ice Age Coming Fast’
- 1974: ‘Another Ice Age?’
- 1974: Ozone Depletion a ‘Great Peril to Life’
- 1976: ‘The Cooling’
- 1980: ‘Acid Rain Kills Life in Lakes’ (But 10 years later, the US government program formed to study acid rain concluded: "Acid rain no environmental crisis")
- 1978: ‘No End in Sight’ to 30-Year Cooling Trend (But according to NASA satellite data there is a slight warming trend since 1979)
- 1988: James Hansen forecasts increase regional drought in 1990s (But the last really dry year in the Midwest was 1988, and recent years have been record wet.)
- 1988: Washington DC days over 90F to from 35 to 85 (But the number of hot days in the DC area peaked in 1911, and have been declining ever since.)
- 1988: Maldives completely under water in 30 years
- 1989: Rising seas to ‘obliterate’ nations by 2000
- 1989: New York City’s West Side Highway underwater by 2019
- 1995 to Present: Climate Model Failure
- 2000: ‘Children won’t know what snow is.’
- 2002: Famine in 10 years
- 2004: Britain to have Siberian climate by 2020
- 2008: Arctic will be ice-free by 2018
- 2008: Al Gore warns of ice-free Arctic by 2013 (this one was a gem, try again Al Gore, the polar ice cap is still here in 2019)
- 2009: Prince Charles says only 8 years to save the planet
- 2009: UK prime minister says 50 days to ‘save the planet from catastrophe’
- 2013: Arctic ice-free by 2015
- 2013: Arctic ice-free by 2016 (Al Gore's prophecy didn't come true in 2013, so they kept pushing the date, naturally)
- 2014: Only 500 days before ‘climate chaos’
Other doomsday predictions unrelated to climate change
- The Y2K bug will cause havoc on our computers, launch nuclear missiles and shutdown medical devices and kill people.
- The world will end in 21 December 2012 because the Mayan predicted the pole would begin shifting and annihilate us.
Fast forward to 2019
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the genius behind the Green New Deal: ‘The World Is Going to End in 12 Years if We Don’t Address Climate Change’
- Presidential Democrat candidates for 2020 are blindly backing that assertion so they don't look bad in the election. Ocasio-Cortez is a world expert on climate change, she acquired her expertise during her career as a barmaid (sarcasm of course)!
So, to anyone with a sound mind, after realizing all the climate change predictions turned out to be completely wrong and plagued with inaccuracies, what conclusion would you draw? Scientists and governments predicted ice ages for decades (until global warming screwed them up), famines, droughts, floods, disappearance of snow. Yet, none of that happened. Do you still believe what the "experts" tell you? The narrative went from global cooling, then global warming, to the more inclusive notion of "climate change". What does that even mean? Climate changes all the time, on short, medium and long scales. This way, whatever happens in the future, they can still blame it on climate change to scare people into submission.
Floods, droughts, famines, hotter years AND cooler years do happen within every decade, all the time. Do we need to be nihilistic about it?
Want floods? They happen yearly in the USA with hurricanes. And speaking of hurricanes, have you noticed that EVERY YEAR, they tell you it's the WORSE hurricane ever? Rince and repeat, keep the population freaked out. All hurricanes are bad and cause damage, if you see one coming, evacuate, and after the damage is done, people return and rebuild, right? The planet is not a rosy place, there are dangerous areas where people still choose to live in (it's part of the human insanity). If you know it's a hurricane area (USA), or a volcanic area (Iceland), or a seismic area (Japan)... isn't it time to move to somewhere safer? Sometimes human logic escapes me.
You want to bitch about ongoing man-made disasters?
Try the famine in Yemen, brought to you by the Saudi aggression.
Try two Iraqi wars, brought to you by the USA and friends
Try Syria, brought to you by the Saudi/USA-trained ISIL
Try 70 years of Palestine occupation, brought to you by Israel
Try the plastic garbage dumped into the oceans, brought to you by... YOU.
From choking seals...
...to killing marine life.
What a beautiful sight!
Watch David Attenborough's "Blue Planet 2" where he exposes the shocking disaster of plastic pollution.
In the last 100 years alone, we killed each other with wars, world wars and genocides, more than climate change would dream of!
Climate drove evolution, it created species and destroyed others, before even man walked the earth. Who are we to dictate what nature should do? Who are we to control nature's awesome force? Nature doesn't give a shit when you yell at the clouds, when it's time to rain, it will rain. Humans are extremely resourceful and adapt to any extreme situation: Eskimos survived in the Arctic for millennia, Bedouins conquered the deserts for centuries. We tamed the wolf, domesticated cattle, transformed water flow to create electricity, harnessed the atom to create energy (and destroy two cities), conquered land to spread agriculture. We are NOT on the brink of extinction in 12 years like they want you to believe, our whole existence shows that we can survive any cataclysm, strength in number, unless some big ass meteorite falls on our heads and wipe us all.
I'm not denying climate change, or whether humanity may be one of its causes. I'm all for the ecology, I greatly appreciate wildlife, camping, I recycle, I advocate for a clean environment. The scope of this post is to look at the bigger picture, question the alarmists who keep spewing lies onto everyone, in the name of science, and expecting everyone to blindly follow whatever their agenda is. At its core, science is all about skepticism and the quest for the truth. Sadly, I've been part of the scientific community and I can assure you it's far from being objective and truthful. Results can be falsified or purposely omitted, reviewers can be biased, research groups are like hyenas fighting for scraps of funding, lobbies have an influence on what studies are shown to the public, the list goes on. What I'm saying is, science can be wrong, biased or politicized, be vigilant and do your own research, be inquisitive, reject the repeating lies and seek more knowledge before you form an opinion. And when you do, be open, if you think someone else has a different view, initiate a dialogue and educate each other.