We had the first thunderstorm of the year in Herefordshire yesterday, and I found myself wondering if this was supposed to be evidence of a “climate crisis” or even a “climate emergency”:
in January 2020 issue of the scientific journal BioScience, a group of over 11,000 scientists argued that describing global warming as a climate emergency or climate crisis was appropriate. The scientists stated that an “immense increase of scale in endeavor” is needed to conserve the biosphere
But over the past 70 years of my life I’ve seen lots of thunderstorms in England, and yesterday’s seemed no worse than any of the others. There was nothing unusual about it.
I simply don’t see any “climate emergency” or “climate crisis” happening.
I might feel differently about it if there were thunderstorms and torrential rain every day, but there aren’t any more than before. I see little or no change in Britain’s climate.
What I instead see is an attempt to use exaggerated claims of climate change to justify not just political change,
NASA’s Dr. Kate Marvel: “Climate justice and racial justice are the same thing, and we’ll never head off climate catastrophe without dismantling white supremacy.”
but also a Marxist-Leninist revolution:
Lund University academic: ‘To Halt Climate Change, We Need an Ecological Leninism’
along the lines of the coronavirus lockdown:
“If you were able to intervene to protect us from the virus, you can intervene to protect us from the climate crisis as well, the implications of which are much worse.”
I wonder what Lenin would have made of it all.
Anyway we now have meaningless “climate justice” rubbing shoulders with equally meaningless “racial justice” and “white supremacy.”
And now cancer is being added into the mix
Physicist Dr. Ralph Alexander: “Now the most preposterous claim of all has been made, that climate change causes cancer.
The coronavirus lockdown was, of course, itself the unnecessary response to yet another exaggerated threat,
The result, as Nigel Farage points out, is loss of trust in the mainstream media:
“Whenever I turn on the BBC, it could be Channel 4, it could be Sky, it doesn’t matter… we are completely bombarded by a narerativ that somehow we are awful, terrible, backward, knuckle-dragging, racist people, and we should be deeply ashamed. Not just of who we are today, but everything we’ve ever stood for as a nation. That message, that narrative is coming out of mainstream media constantly, day on day on day,” he lamented.
Everyone is just switching off.
With luck there’ll be another thunderstorm today.
And another one tomorrow.
Hurray! We’ve just had another thunderstorm.