The Climate Crisis is becoming a Health Crisis

Washington Times:

Al Gore to host 24-hour climate change TV special featuring Moby, Goo Goo Dolls

Al Gore will host a 24-hour broadcast special on climate change next month featuring an array of celebrities and musical performances by artists that include Moby and the Goo Goo Dolls.

The former vice president on Tuesday announced the eighth annual “24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves,” which will be televised in more than 125 countries and streamed live online at 24HoursofReality.org, according to a news release.

The special will include performances by Moby, the Goo Goo Dolls, Sting & Shaggy, Jeff Goldblum & the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, among others, as well as celebrity appearances by Jaden Smith, Bill Nye, Téa Leoni, Claire Danes and Cody Simpson.

How long has Al Gore been plugging Climate Change/Global Warming? It seems like forever.

In the accompanying video, his face looks rather flushed. I don’t remember him having ruddy cheeks like that in the past. Might he have been hitting the bottle, depressed that nobody ever pays any attention to him?

And in the list of celebrities and artists, I’ve only heard of two of them: Sting and Bill Nye (the Science Guy, or is it the Climate Guy?)

Sting’s heyday as a rock star is long past. Was it the 1970s? Message In A Bottle. Walking On The Moon. Stuff like that. I thought that Amazon tribes were his virtue-signalling thing. But maybe he’s moved on since then.

I can’t help but think that Al Gore is a bit of liability for the Climate Change movement. He’s one of those failed presidential candidates, like Hillary Clinton, who never go away. He has to be there, getting attention for doing something or saying something. And he’s not a scientist of any sort. He’s just an Important Person. Or once was an Important Person.

And I suppose Sting and all the other one-time rock stars up on the platform with him are or were also Important People. And their collective message is: If Important People like us think that climate change matters, then you ought to think it matters too. I mean, are you going to argue with the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra?

But what drew my attention to the event was the ad below:

It seems they’re rebranding the “climate crisis” as a “health crisis”. Why?

To maintain the air of crisis. Climate crisis, Health crisis, who cares just so long as it’s a crisis?

I suppose it’s also that most people aren’t very worried about the climate, but they are worried about their health. So if you can make your climate crisis into a health crisis, you’ll get many people’s rapt attention.

But isn’t Health getting a bit old and tired and hackneyed too? Is Health really the only thing that matters? Don’t other things matter too? In fact, doesn’t more or less everything matter more than Health? Honour. Decency. Truth. Freedom. Stuff like that.

Millions of young men have given their lives for their countries or their causes or their families or their friends. They seem to have thought that there were things their lives were worth laying down to defend. Were they mistaken? Should all those soldiers who volunteered in 1914 to fight for their countries have just stayed home? Should they have all just said: “No way! I might get shot. I might get killed”?

Romeo and Juliet ended up killing themselves, dying “premature deaths.” Just imagine how long they might have lived if they’d not done something stupid like falling in love with each other (which is almost as fatal a pastime as smoking). Why, they might have both lived to the age of 90.

Health is what you worry about when you’ve ceased to believe in anything else. Health is what’s left at the bottom of the barrel once everything else has been emptied out. Concern about Health is the last vestige of morality, the dregs. When all you want to do is just stay alive for a few minutes longer, living a life that has become empty and meaningless and purposeless, because lived only for itself.

I might actually try to watch a bit of “24 Hours Of Reality” just to see how unreal and empty it is, as all these has-been politicians and celebrities parade on stage. I wonder if they’ll have dancing girls to help it all along? Will there be walk-on parts for polar bears? Will you be able to phone in and talk to Cody Simpson, whoever he or she might be, or once was?

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10 Responses to The Climate Crisis is becoming a Health Crisis

  1. Smoking Lamp says:

    This isn’t about health–it never was. It’s a raw power grab in the style of the great witch hunt. They tried it out on smoking; now its the recipe for oppression throughout all ‘Oceania’ and beyond…

  2. DP says:

    Dear Mr Davis

    I came across this recently, having started to explore the works of Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973), the Austrian economist:

    https://mises.org/library/mises-explains-drug-war

    He rejected the illegalisation of drugs decades ago simply because it would lead to illegalisation or restriction of whatever someone thinks of next. Events have proved him right.

    I also came across this:

    https://www.facebook.com/PaulJosephWatson/photos/a.419496204744539/2379760745384732/?type=3&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARCUi_ViCc-jZrJpaCbANSRFkLlChOmtci21sKJt5gRPk0o0wA3VmMpXTO4h_z-Wj0qx29822XAhuUev1LfJX_6TVaNMDiGOSvf91bBnW4bGfjsT8f-8B6XqIdPZ6NtA9YF379dK5QulTz8QxlMtXxyvEjykkBbxpqp_wMnYNzrDggnEzT79tzq2-1R8hnZCZXskcsTKgF8GsCWy61GX_koJjG_rdHIGqVhkbT_pgO-Lk2h1LVxxhdhIh4mjTNIJtjY9nUDWukCMgxIQ1cgTpECCyhsd0xP-Z_ozL-PhJi_v79_VT15pFveUBn42FpLI_YgrF3W7xivPNvYF_2G0CgOp9g&__tn__=-R

    Surprisingly I find that that nice Ms Arnott has two children. Perhaps she is a model mother – after all the Krays were by all accounts awfully kind to their Mum. Maybe she allows herself time off from persecuting smokers in her day job to being motherly and kindly after work and on her days off. And she almost certainly is or was kind to her Mum too. I suppose it is too much to hope that her children have taken up smoking.

    Lucy Page Gaston seems to have been childless. She came from a wealthy family (she had a car in the late 19thC/early 20thC) of social ‘reformers’, so at least partly funded her persecution campaigns from family resources, though did work for genuine anti-smoker charities, as opposed to our Debs’ funding from the taxpayers’ pockets. Debs must be a pretty wealthy woman by now, what with her £100k plus salary, jet-setting lifestyle and massive pension pot.

    Something of interest in the comments:

    https://www.quora.com/Who-are-the-celebrities-died-from-cancer

    I don’t know how many links are allowed before being held for spamming, so a little reader participation is called for, just in case it’s 2.

    DP

    • DP says:

      Hmm – HTML tags don’t work and web addresses are automatically linked, it seems, so reader participation is required on the first two addresses and not the third. DP

    • Frank Davis says:

      Maybe she allows herself time off from persecuting smokers in her day job to being motherly and kindly after work and on her days off.

      The alternative explanation is that Deborah Arnott treats her children like children on her days off, and also treats adult smokers like children during her day job. In short, she sees everybody as children.

  3. beobrigitte says:

    The former vice president on Tuesday announced the eighth annual “24 Hours of Reality: Protect Our Planet, Protect Ourselves,” which will be televised in more than 125 countries and streamed live online at 24HoursofReality.org, according to a news release.
    Will he explain why “our protection” renders farming areas and lakes virtually useless. Example: Neodynum comes in 5 isotopes with varying half life.
    Also:
    Neodymium metal dust is a combustion and explosion hazard. Neodymium compounds, as with all rare earth metals, are of low to moderate toxicity; however its toxicity has not been thoroughly investigated. Neodymium dust and salts are very irritating to the eyes and mucous membranes, and moderately irritating to skin. Breathing the dust can cause lung embolisms, and accumulated exposure damages the liver. Neodymium also acts as an anticoagulant, especially when given intravenously. Neodymium, a rare earth metal, was present in the classical mischmetal at a concentration of about 18%. Metallic neodymium has a bright, silvery metallic luster, but as one of the more reactive lanthanide rare-earth metals, it quickly oxidizes in ordinary air. The oxide layer that forms then peels off, and this exposes the metal to further oxidation. Thus a centimeter-sized sample of neodymium completely oxidizes within a year.
    https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/neodymium#section=Top

    It seems they’re rebranding the “climate crisis” as a “health crisis”. Why?
    Perhaps you can blame the side effects of or “green” energy on peoples’ life style?

    But isn’t Health getting a bit old and tired and hackneyed too? Is Health really the only thing that matters? Don’t other things matter too? In fact, doesn’t more or less everything matter more than Health? Honour. Decency. Truth. Freedom. Stuff like that.
    Inducing health fears works a treat. No-one has any questions – everyone is running scared. Nothing matters.

    Health is what you worry about when you’ve ceased to believe in anything else. Health is what’s left at the bottom of the barrel once everything else has been emptied out.
    Health fears are the exploitation of peoples’ fear of death. People stop believing in anything else once that fear is induced. The biggest fear therefore to exploit is ageing and dying. Nature and a natural process..

  4. waltc says:

    Gore had what he referred to as an epiphany about global warming and The End of the World bout 20-some years agi while he spent round the clock days at the hospital bedside of his comatose son who, as I vaguely recall, had been in a car crash or something. I’ve come to believe it was a kind of psychotic break or a binge of that brand of paranoia called “delusions of grandeur.” If he could do nothing (and he couldn’t) to save his son, then goddamit, he could save the planet.

    But by now, of course, it’s become an industry of highly paid scientists who crank out Studies, as well as a religion and a political cause.

    As for people’s preoccupation with Health, it’s been constantly played on by media scares that everything kills! and it further gets to people who see how expensive getting cured is, and that cures, of things like cancer for instance, are often worse than the diseases themselves. I think it’s as much wanting to evade the medical maw as the threatened ills that keep people longing to avoid all Risks.

  5. Joe L. says:

    What a pathetic line-up! Like Al Gore himself, the majority of the “celebrities” on this bill haven’t been culturally relevant since the year 2000, if not earlier. If this is the best group of “stars” that Gore could round up, it appears as though the belief in Climate Change is also decades past its prime. Hopefully this is the kickoff to the “Climate Change 2019 Farewell Tour.”

  6. Lepercolonist says:

    Gore’s home uses more than 20 times the national average.

    The average household in America consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, according to the Department of Energy. In 2006, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 kWh – more than 20 times the national average.

    This doesn’t factor in all the jet fuel he burns flying all over the planet telling people to reduce their carbon footprint.

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