WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE! Well, not today, maybe not tomorrow, but from what you read and see lately, one would assume that we, and the rest of the planet, are on life support. All life on earth. Maybe even cockroaches. Keep reading.
Nearly all media cooperate in disseminating climate change fear-porn. When hot months come because the northern hemisphere is closer to the sun, temperatures go up. Changes in temperatures are reported in media with alarm and always denoted on graphics in blood red.
A few days ago, I saw this graphic of July temperatures in Europe. The split screen shows different colors, although the temperatures are just about the same. The replies were swift to point out that other stations reported hot weather temperatures as a red graphic in 2017. In any event, the effect of coloring land in red is to cause people to feel the emotional burn. Feel the fear.
Germany. Then and now. pic.twitter.com/XfrFpLiCVL
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) July 21, 2022
A few years ago, a CBS news show started a report on climate change with a graphic of the earth on fire. The entire earth was a ball of fire. Al Gore recently poked his head out of the grave to chastise “climate deniers,” comparing them to cowards in Uvalde. I used the grave as Gore’s metaphorical home because, well, he looks like death, and he told us in 2009 that the polar ice cap would be gone, like, now. As in, five years ago. We should be underwater — some of us would be Kevin Costner on a catamaran, but the rest of mankind, poof. Of course Al doesn’t live in a grave – he lives in a mansion that has a bigger carbon footprint than 99.99 percent of American homes.
Greta Thunberg has warned us that we are on the brink of the abyss. We “stole her dreams and her childhood.” She’s an adult now, so I don’t feel bad. I can’t give it back, Greta. Hashtag, “not sorry.” AOC famously told us, the world be a goner by 2031. Nine years left. Better make out your will. Never mind, there won’t be anyone left to give it to. In 1989, UN environmental scientists said that “entire nations would be wiped off the face of the planet” if we didn’t do something about “global warming.” “Just a bit outside” climate guys.
Staffers for Congress members occupied the office of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. They demanded that Schumer act on climate change legislation. The fate of the planet was/is in the balance. The half-dozen fluffy-haired climate insurrectionist were seen updating their TikTok and Instagram accounts, hashtag “SoBrave.” They didn’t glue their hands to Schumer; That, I would have supported. They were arrested, but unlike the J6 defendants, they weren’t thrown into solitary confinement.
A recent Politico article screams at the readers about climate change. The author warns of dire consequences if the USA doesn’t arrest the burn. The author claims that American “emissions,” from January through the end of April, have increased “5.7 percent”. That figure isn’t linked to any data. I frankly doubt the claim. According to the EPA website, emissions have been falling for years, and the last graph the EPA published online stops at 2020. How the author gathered that data faster than Gavin Newsom could get a reservation at French Laundry is a mystery.
The author’s environmental/climate change street cred is a little thin. Her degree is in journalism. I do give her credit for not pulling an AOC and claiming the world is about to end in 12, oops sorry, nine years.
Another guy with a degree in journalism is Bill Weir. Weir is CNN’s guy. Actually, he’s THE weather guy for CNN. He knows stuff. His environmental/climate street cred is extensive. He went to journalism school. That, and he hosted a show called “The Wonder List with Bill Weir,” Bill’s glorified travel hosting, where he pointed out cool stuff in 26 countries, lead him to his vaunted title as CNN’s Climate Correspondent.
Apparently that made him a climate go-to for CNN. Weir recently said the entire planet is about to collapse. Forget that silly, giant meteor that wiped out all the dinosaurs, this time “the fate of life on earth is at stake.” That’s right, all life on earth is in peril because the planet’s temperature might increase 1.5 degrees by 2100. Is this prediction an apple or a banana? I forget.
Here’s Bill, predicting the end of the planet because of the Senate filibuster. Well, actually, just life on the planet will end. The planet will, presumably, still be spinning around that hot thing in the sky.
Former sports anchor @BillWeirCNN praises Hill staffers protesting Sen. Schumer over “climate justice”:
“The fate of life on Earth is at stake” pic.twitter.com/3Ltz95PQi6
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 26, 2022
Screw writing out the will and trust; spend all your money now. “WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE!”