Is Society Suddenly Dominated by Screaming Loonies? The Darker Impulse

The spirit of doom is highly contagious. Society is being inundated with the sense of doom by screaming loonies who are based in governments, schools, news and entertainment media, the workplace, and by social institutions in general. Combined with the general dumbing down of the human substrate, this sense of doom is enervating. Problems are becoming more difficult to solve both due to a growing complexity and due to the idiocracy that is sprouting all around us.

Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will rise and make most coastal cities uninhabitable.” — from an Associated Press report published in The Washington Post on Nov. 2, 1922

On July 5, 1989, Noel Brown, then the director of the New York office of the United Nations Environment Program, warned of a “10‐​year window of opportunity to solve” global warming “entire nations could be wiped off the face of Earth by rising sea levels if the global‐​warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000. Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of ‘eco‐​refugees,’ threatening political chaos.”

Doom Then Doom Now Doom Forever!

It’s too late to get that stupid bugger from 1922 since he’s long gone from the world and met his own private doom. But there’s a screaming loony born every minute, and if the time comes for open season on these degenerates we should at least be prepared with a long list and a good set of reliable anti-zombie tools at our disposal.

Predicting near-term apocalypse has been the occupation of fools and deadbeats for millenia now. The current crop of climate apocalyptics is nothing new and certainly nothing exceptional. Except… at the rate that populations are getting dumber, it has become much easier to whip up self righteous mobs to a frenzy. And that can get us all in a lot of trouble, as in the contagious fear of doomsday becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Environmental journalists and advocates have in recent weeks made a number of apocalyptic predictions about the impact of climate change. Bill McKibben suggested climate-driven fires in Australia had made koalas “functionally extinct.” Extinction Rebellion said “Billions will die” and “Life on Earth is dying.” Vice claimed the “collapse of civilization may have already begun.” 

Few have underscored the threat more than student climate activist Greta Thunberg and Green New Deal sponsor Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The latter said, “The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.” Says Thunberg in her new book, “Around 2030 we will be in a position to set off an irreversible chain reaction beyond human control that will lead to the end of our civilization as we know it.” 

Sometimes, scientists themselves make apocalyptic claims. “It’s difficult to see how we could accommodate a billion people or even half of that,” if Earth warms four degrees, said one earlier this year. “The potential for multi-breadbasket failure is increasing,” said another. If sea levels rise as much as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts, another scientist said, “It will be an unmanageable problem.” 

Everything They Believe About Climate is Wrong

Actually, everything they believe about everything is wrong, but it would take too long for me to explain why that is true. That alone is no reason to hunt them down and terminate with extreme prejudice. It is what they are doing to the rest of us on the basis of their half-cooked beliefs that puts these crazy mad malingerers in danger of serious consequences.

How the IPCC Consciously Facilitated a Shift to Alarmist Climate Apocalypse

The UN IPCC began as a relatively sober coordinating body looking at short term climate trends from decades to a few centuries in the attempt to better understand what might be happening. At first their published reports reflected the sobriety of a responsible scientist. But over the years, IPCC reports have shifted toward the sensational, helping to facilitate an alarmist reaction in the science media and the public. This reaction easily tends toward panic in the highly impressionable and scientifically illiterate, which seems to be converted into ill-advised public policy at almost lightning speed.

From the IPCC’s fourth to fifth assessment report our collective future, as envisioned by the IPCC, changed dramatically. The world was no longer heading for a wide range of possible futures, conditioned on enormous uncertainties, but instead was heading with some certainty toward a future characterized by an extreme level of carbon dioxide emissions. Quantitatively, futures with less than 50 billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions in 2100 simply disappeared from the IPCC reference scenarios and the focus was placed on a “business as usual” scenario of more than 80 billion tons of carbon dioxide emissions in 2100.

The apocalypse had been scheduled.

Climate Scientist Roger Pielke in Forbes

Irresponsible alarmists infest the media, they infest governments, they infest universities, corporations, and inter-governmental bodies and NGOs. They particularly infest foundations.

The very rich are using their wealth to feed this panic frenzy, as are powerful politicians and influential celebrities. Here are some of them:

The annual clown show at Davos epitomises how today, the global elites have embraced an unholy trinity of ‘progressive’ doctrines: climate-change apocalypticism, a belief in systemic racism and racial ‘equity’, and radical gender ideology. The super-rich hope that by genuflecting to these causes, they can buy themselves political protection and fend off the activists lurking in the ranks of their own companies. Yet, in the long run, this could end up fuelling their demise.

Companies like Google, Meta, Amazon, Microsoft and Apple largely not only control the biggest platforms, but have also taken direct ownership of movie studios, newspapers and magazines. All these outlets, along with the AI models these firms produce, tend to reflect the worldview of the tech oligopoly.

Monopoly power leads naturally to ever-greater politicisation of corporations. No longer concerned primarily with potential entrepreneurial competitors, these firms have tended to embrace progressive causes as well, most notably in the adoption of ESG (environmental, social and governance) rules that often promote progressivism ahead of profit. Like the feudalism of old, with its concentration of power and knowledge in few hands, these oligarchical firms have become America’s ‘new corporate tyranny’, as author Michael Lind notes.

This marriage of big money and the left may yet have far to run. Alongside the grandees themselves, their ex-wives and offspring are also increasingly influential. Jeff Bezos’ former spouse, MacKenzie Scott, was worth an estimated $60 billion in 2019, and has since pledged a reported $14 billion in donations to progressive non-profits. Melinda Gates, ex-wife of the Microsoft founder, is worth at least $6.4 billion and is backing liberal organisations like the Clinton Foundation. The next generation of tech and finance heirs, such as the left-leaning offspring of the founders of Qualcomm, could prove even more radical. As the New York Times notes, these are ‘rich kids who want to tear down capitalism’, founding non-profits aimed explicitly at ‘challenging the system’. Born into the oligarchy rather than working their way to the top, these young trust-funders are not worried if their activities bother customers or even undermine the businesses that created their fortunes.

Nowhere is the power of the left-wing rich more evident than in their advocacy for draconian climate-change policies, such as the banning of gas stoves in homes. Tech moguls like Ted TurnerMichael Bloomberg and Richard Branson regularly make donations to environmental groups like the Sierra Club, often in amounts as high as $100million. In 2020, Jeff Bezos announced $10 billion in gifts aimed mostly for green non-profits. The current generation of Rockefellers, heirs to the Standard Oil fortune, now seek to punish corporations that follow the road to riches of their founders, while also funding sympathetic ‘climate reporters’ at the Associated Press and National Public Radio.

Super Rich Clown Show Will Bring You Real Pain

American government climate change policies will not change the global climate at all. The emissions from China and India are so massive that they overwhelm any reductions by the US. In fact, US emissions are down strikingly (53%) in the US since 1990. But emissions in the third world (India, China, etc) are exploding. US actions are irrelevant to any miniscule climate effect that US CO2 emissions may actually have.

So my recommendation is this: Fantasize all you want about killing these worthless spongers. But for now just keep your ammunition stocked and well rotated. Learn to reload your own brass. Sharpen your knives and your battle axes. Practice on mannequins, dummies, scarecrows, and effigies. Learn stealth and small unit tactics.

If the time ever comes to move on these reprobates, think through all the repercussions before making a move. My advice is to let the professionals do the dirty work. But if at some point the creeps drive you so far around the bend that you cannot help yourself, make sure you have a very good lawyer and have set your affairs in order for the sake of your loved ones.

Richard Lindzen, MIT crack atmospheric scientist weighs in

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