In this present communication era of global villagers, the medium is the message. (McLuhan)
News and information, and the forces and motives that underlie the creation of media content–from entertainment to technology–is merging and converging as the platforms and devices make access and sharing of information ubiquitous.
In this context, we see that global warming alarmism (AGW) was the creation of the ‘90s when consumer content could more easily be anticipated and controlled by disseminators of AGW superstition and deception.
The shift in public opinion against the AGW weather underground, and all of the facilitators of AGW pseudo‐science in Western academia, parallels the change in the global culture and technology of information distribution and consumption. What we see is that you cannot license the truth.
It has always been just a matter of time. And the time has come: Global warming is nothing but a hoax and a scare tactic as everyone who has the slightest desire to become aware now understands.
[Mug Wump, July 9, 2010]
Hot World Syndrome—fear of a hotter, more intimidating world than it actually is prompting a desire for more protection than is warranted by any actual threat.
A Chance Meeting–
We toured south along the Bicentennial Bike Trail in the Summer of 1980, working up appetites covering ~70 miles per day and staying at hiker/biker campgrounds at night along the Oregon/California coast (they were 50¢ a day at that time). The day's ride over, and after setting up tents, hitting the showers, and making a run to a close-by store, it was time to relax. The third in our little bicycle tour group, Tom, was about 30 yards away conversing with another knot of riders and treating himself to an entire cheesecake for dinner. He probably figured Jim and I would joke about what a pig he was eating that whole pie and decided to eat among strangers. Three hours later after sharing stories and remarking on a few coincidences that turned up here and there, Tom and one of the former strangers realized they were cousins, meeting in this most unlikely place for the first time. ~Mac