UK Professor: Only Way to Save Planet Is to ‘Let Humans Become Extinct’
It’s always a professor somewhere or other, isn’t it? What’s the matter with the universities?
Giving birth to a child is “the worst thing you can do” to the climate, says philosophy professor Patricia MacCormack of Anglia Ruskin University.
The professor, author of The Ahuman Manifesto: Activism for the End of the Anthropocene who describes herself as an “old school goth,” says that the only way to save the planet is to stop having children and allow humans to become extinct.
According to the official description of the book, MacCormack “actively embraces issues like human extinction, vegan abolition, atheist occultism, death studies, a refusal of identity politics, deep ecology, and the apocalypse as an optimistic beginning.”
She would believe in climate change too, wouldn’t she?
“Even Extinction Rebellion only focus on the effect this will have on human life, when climate change is something that will affect every living being on the planet,” she states.
I find it really puzzling that so many people believe that some sort of catastrophic climate change (aka global warming) is actually happening. I can understand it if some climate scientists believe it’s happening, because they actually study climate, and can be expected to have an opinion about it. But Madonna?
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Do these people see something happening that I can’t see? Because I don’t see any climate change happening. In the 70+ years of my life, I’ve seen hot years and cold years, wet years and dry years, but I discern no overall trend.
It’s only when I’ve built my own computer simulation model that I get to see any climate change, when snow sheets spread across the Earth in my little model, and then retreat. But it’s just a theoretical model.
But you tell me. I’ll be very interested to know if any of my readers have personally experienced climate change or global warming.
I don’t think anybody sees any more climate change than I do. I think that if they believe that there’s climate change, it’s because they believe the experts who tell them that climate change is happening.
But I don’t believe the experts. I don’t believe that climate scientists know that much about climate. And I have a book by one of them – Principles of Planetary Climate by Raymond Pierrehumbert – in which the author has dozens of Big Questions about climate which have yet to be answered.
It’s because I don’t believe the experts that I’ve been writing my own climate model. I can’t see any other way of getting some idea what’s going on. And 40 years ago I used to build heat flow models, so I have a pretty good idea how to do it.
I guess there are just people who believe experts, and people who don’t. And I’m one of the latter. I tend not to believe experts about anything. I’ll listen to them, of course. But I won’t automatically believe any of them.
I don’t believe what the health experts tell me about smoking, I don’t believe what they tell me about drinking. I don’t believe what they tell me about sugar or salt or fat or obesity.
I don’t believe what the epidemiologists are telling me about the new coronavirus. I don’t think they know anything much about it. My guess is that it’s probably just another flu bug, whose threat they exaggerate like they always exaggerate every other threat.