I was wondering why I suddenly read so many hysterical fake news bits about global whale melting. Here’s one from some nut at CNN, wherein he admits the climate crazies don’t understand the calendar or math and are just plain stupid and expect that everyone else is too. He’s also with the “okay, now aerosols are cool” thing. I really don’t get that one. The ozone and all. Yikes!
But the scale of the outrage in no way matches the magnitude of this disaster, which, like WWII, threatens to cripple or even obliterate human life on the planet as we know it.
We’ve known the truth about climate change — that people are burning fossil fuels and warming the atmosphere, with potentially catastrophic consequences — for decades now. James Hansen testified about the dangers of global warming when he was an NASA scientist in 1988. The New York Times headline: “Global Warming Has Begun, Expert Tells Senate.”
Since then, the eco-woke among us have created more than enough deadlines to try to force change. In 1990, as George Marshall wrote in his book “Don’t Even Think About It,” the magazine Ecologist published a book called “5,000 Days to Save the Planet.” About 5,000 days later, the Institute for Public Policy Research declared that there were “Ten Years to Save the Planet.” In 2008, he wrote, the New Economics Foundation said it was “100 Months to Save the World.”
As a journalist who’s been covering climate for years, I’ve been part of that deadline trend. In the leadup to the Paris climate talks in 2015, I wrote that there were “100 days to save the world.”
The deadlines aren’t the problem. It’s our failure to heed them.
Yeah, no, dumbass – you are the problem. 5,000 days after 1990 was about 2003. The world was okay. Ten years after that was 2013. The world was okay. 100 months after 2008 was 2017. We’re still here. Assuming he wrote his 2015 scare tactic piece on December 31st, the 100 days was up in early 2016. See a pattern?
Someone get these saps a calculator and a calendar – and be quick! – we only have 100 HOURS!!!! or the mania might end…
BTW, I need to dig up my real numbers for Earth Day post for a re-pub. Look for that in a bit.