Environment: This week, thousands of scientists issued a bleak and terrifying "second notice" to mankind about how we will destroy the planet unless we take "urgent" action. If this warning is as reliable as the first notice these scientists issued in 1992, we have nothing to worry about. In an article published in the journal Bioscience, 15,364 scientists warned that we are "jeopardizing our future" and that "immediate action" is needed to "safeguard our imperiled biosphere." "Soon it will be too late to shift course away from our failing trajectory, and time is running out," the scientists say. The article
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First warning in 1992? How about first warning in 1972 with catastrophic global cooling, or 1968 with Ehrlichs "The Population Bomb" or in 1962 with Rachel Carsons "Silent Spring" or in the 50´s with nuclear armageddon, or the 30´s with the permanent droughts and predictions of dustbowl Earth, or for something even more original the scare in the 1920´s that the earth was warming so rapidly that life would cease to exist by the 1940´s., Oh, wait a minute, have we actually come full circle?
I´ve done some research into why these so-called "scientists" keep doing this. Part of it is control of the masses of free people. Really, humans were never intended to be free. We likely were never intended to be intelligent creatures, either. But, that is the case and we have to live with it. The combination of freedom AND intelligence is a disaster. Why? Because it leads to an incredible explosion of birth and long life for more of the same "I & F" creatures- us.
Governments and scientists have basically painted themselves into an inescapable corner through false morality and so-called political correctness. They know where the real problem lies; folks the real problem is not global warming or anything else- The real problem is too damn many humans alive at one time. They can not bring themselves to say it, so they side shift. It is called approaching a problem on a tangent. They think they can get enough of us to give up food, freedom, money, travel, comfort, freedom, mating habits,- all by enlisting us, voluntarily at first then forcefully next, into the "Save the Planet" club. It is not working. And, so- the next thing is going to be very interesting. They will get more aggressive about all this. One thing is certain, if we do not stop over-breeding, we are truly headed for the doom they predict.
I can say that; "Scientists" and government´s can´t. So, now you know the truth of it.
Everything that lives dies. The sun( our star) is halfway through it´s life. The sun gives us life on earth. When the suns dies billions of years from now, life on earth as we now know it will die too. Meanwhile, live, love and make the most out of our very short natural lives.
There may indeed be too many people on the planet but that will get to a correction point sometime in the future. A pandemic, an asteroid, Yellowstone Caldera eruption or something similar will ´adjust´ the population. It won´t be pleasant but it´s how nature works.
I would like to know how many of these scientists are engaged in the study of climate and related issues. Since this brow beating started, I have read just one article in which the author identified the expertise of those responding. Few actually knew what they were talking about. "Scientist" is not a precise term when making such Cassandra like predictions.
They claim there are too many people, which they´ve claimed before.
It´s really about pollution, and they are using all the other issues to clean up the environment.
The Paris Accord, if the goals were fully achieved, as only supposed to reduce greenhouse gases by 0.17 C by the year 2100. Yup, they gave themselves 84 years to achieve that negligible goal. But the accord was more about forcing the United States to pay $$$ to people around the world to help achieve the goal.
Antartica now looks to have an active volcano underneath it(this is recent), which would account for the recent ice-burgs. Not global warming or climate change.
They thought 2100 was just fine for a target, and know that wasn´t going to do anything measurable, after all.
More new discovery is sure to happen, but the doomsday approach is not helpful.
Do we have the names of the Alarmists from 25 years ago? Lets compare them to the 15,364 "scientists" that are squawking today. We can then point out that xx,xxx were wrong 25 years ago and are probably wrong now. See you in another 25 years for your next work of fiction.
Of course the Left doesn´t require themselves to be correct. They only have to be on the right side of virtue, as THEY define it. Then they take over and start working on things, never accomplishing their goals but reveling in their efforts.
You have to wonder how it feels to be consistently wrong and consistently unaccomplished.
I too remember the ´Global Cooling´ scare of the ´70´s.
The one thing that the Warmistas have figured out, is to set the ´Doomsday´ date to a day far enough in the future that no-one alive today will live that long, and their predictions cannot be disproven.
Ever notice how these ´Scientists´ who cry and moan about CO-2 and ´Global Warming´/´Climate Change´/´Catastrophic Climate Disruption´/(or whatever they´re calling it this week) never follow their own advice? I recall that, some years ago, after a big outburst of Doomsday predictions, these SAME ´Scientists´ had a big conference in some really remote, exotic location, complete with dining on ´foie gras´ and all the rest. Afterward, someone figured up all the airline miles, all the support material and work that had to be brought in, and calculated that the CONFERENCE caused more additional CO-2 to be produced than the annual CO-2 emissions of the 100-least-emitting nations...... COMBINED!
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