There seem to be more and more of these reports. Example 1:
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont teamed up with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Oregon’s Rep. Earl Blumenauer on Tuesday to unveil a new resolution that would declare climate change a national emergency.
The Prince of Wales has warned global leaders that if we don’t tackle climate change in 18 months the human race will go extinct.
Pope Francis will meet with a group of executives representing the largest oil producers and investment firms at the Vatican next week to discuss a coordinated response to climate change.
Pink Floyd star David Gilmour sells guitar collection for nearly £17m at auction to fight climate change
Not just David Gilmour. Barbra Streisand too:
Really? I asked. Why would they conspire to scare all these smart people into believing a catastrophe was under way, when all was well?
Inhofe didn’t skip a beat: To advance their radical environmental agenda.
I pressed on: Who in Hollywood is doing this?
The whole liberal crowd, Inhofe said.
Barbra Streisand, he responded.
I nearly laughed. All these people had assembled in Copenhagen because of Barbra Streisand. A singer and actor had perpetuated the grandest con of the past 100 years?
It goes on and on and on.
But how much do any of these people know about it? How much do Barbra Streisand, David Gilmour, Pope Francis, the Prince of Wales, Bernie Sanders, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez know about climate science?
The answer, almost certainly, is next to nothing. They’re not climate scientists. They’re not even scientists. They probably don’t even have any understanding of the physics and chemistry of climate, because most of them never studied those subjects.
So why the hell do they stand up and pontificate about something about which they know next to nothing?
I can understand climate scientists like Michael Mann and James Hansen pontificating about it, because those guys actually do know something about it. I bet they far more than Barbra Streisand and David Gilmour, and, FFS, Madonna.
One answer is that they might not know anything about climate science, but they know people who know, they know climate experts, and they trust them.
But another answer is that they don’t give a damn about the science, and their real interest is entirely political: they want to change the world.
As then-Canadian Minister of the Environment Christiana Figueres told the Calgary Herald in 1988, “No matter if the science of global warming is all phony . . . climate change [provides] the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.”
Speaking in her capacity as FCCC’s Executive Secretary at a 2015 climate conference in Brussels, Figueres said, “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the industrial revolution.”
In 1996, former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev confirmed the importance of using climate alarmism to advance socialist Marxist objectives — “The threat of environmental crisis will be the international disaster key to unlock the New World Order.”
Most likely Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fall into the political category. They’re both socialists, and they want a socialist revolution, like all socialists do. And climate change is a convenient stick with which to bludgeon people into social change. And maybe Pope Francis is another socialist. Some people say he is.
But Barbra Streisand, David Gilmour, the Prince of Wales ( and Madonna)? Are they socialists too? Are they closet revolutionaries as well?
I kinda doubt it. I think they’re just people who drank the kool-aid like everybody else.
Because Everybody Knows that there’s Anthropogenic Global Warming happening, just like Everybody Knows that Smoking Causes Lung Cancer, and Everybody Knows about 10,000 other things as well. They know it because they’ve been told it all too many times
We all tend to think the same way about everything. It’s very difficult to think differently. It’s an uphill struggle. It’s too much of a struggle for most people.
When everyone thinks the same way, there’s harmony. Everyone’s in tune. They’re all singing from the same hymn sheet.
Political Correctness is nothing new. There’s always an orthodox way of thinking, a right way of thinking. Why else are there martyrs? They’re people who think in the wrong way. And other people can’t stand them thinking that way, and will happily crucify anyone who does. People who think the wrong way are called heretics, and their beliefs are called heresies, and in all ages and places such people are very often put to death, because if they won’t recant, that’s the only way to shut them up.
But doctrines like Anthropogenic Global Warming were themselves new heresies 20 or 30 years ago. Not so long ago, people didn’t think this way.
And the same is true of the idea that Smoking Causes Lung Cancer. Some 70 to 100 years ago, hardly anyone thought that way either.
They’re both ideas that have gained wide currency over the past century or so, along with countless other ideas – like Socialism, Darwinian Natural Selection, and Eugenics, to name but three.
Or rather they are ideas that have gained a temporary currency, a temporary ascendancy, rather like pop music hits climb to the top of the hit parade for a few weeks or months. They come and go. In the case of ideas, they can stick around for centuries or millennia.
One day they’ll all be forgotten. One day nobody will believe in Socialism, Darwinian Natural Selection, Eugenics, and Anthropogenic Global Warming. One day nobody will believe that Smoking Causes Lung Cancer either. They’ll all believe something else, something completely different. And they won’t understand how anyone could ever have believed any of those things, just like we can’t understand why the ancient Greeks sacrificed hundreds of cattle to their gods.
They thought differently back then. And in the future they’ll think differently too. One day nobody will believe anything that we believe today.