I Am Afraid We Fear Too Much

Let’s be clear. The fear of global warming and fear that global cooling is caused by global warming and fear of calamitous and catastrophic climate change–all caused by America and industrialization–that fear is a mass mania of the West. We do not find these fears anywhere else.

Climate Alarmism

The rest of humanity which of course is most of humanity–i.e., those who live in Brazil, Russia, India, and China and in the developing and Third world countries–they do not share these fears and delusions. And all who do in the West are Western Leftists.

Scientists outside Western academia liken modern climatology to the study of ancient astrology. So, even though all global warming alarmists are Leftists, I believe there is a keyword missing here. The dynamic of the impending Apocalypse that is the most ‘telling’ characteristic of the purveyors of global warming alarmism–and the self-defeating, the nihilism and the righteous vengefulness we see coming from the True Believers–is a symptom of serious psychological dysfunction. There were Leftists before global warming alarmism so the missing word is ‘sick.’ Now we’ve got sick Leftists.

Global warming is not a problem but fear of it is. Climate change can be a problem but that’s what climate does–it changes and that is natural–all we can do is prepare for it. The fear about climate change, however, is a symptom of a big problem.


About Wagathon

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
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3 Responses to I Am Afraid We Fear Too Much

  1. Brian H says:

    Hey, evil;
    Here’s a little techno-blip for you to contemplate:
    http://www.gasfrac.com .
    Frac drilling without water, or chemicals. Cheaper, better productivity (much!), lower cost. Even NY State has permitted a pilot well to be drilled!

    Also, the GAO has summarized the current assessment of the Green River oil shales: as much recoverable oil as the rest of the world combined (1½ trillion barrels). America, the Oil Empire Awakes!

  2. Brian H says:

    pure drivel. The effects of CO2, much less the specific and small human contribution to it, are nowhere evident, and are based on primitive 19th C laboratory experiments. The absolute and artificial “laws” from which the predictions are derived are applied without regard to the very strict preconditions under which they apply — none of which hold in a planetary atmosphere and biosphere and surface.

    As for “sustainable”, there is no shortage of anything, and modern industrial society is far more efficient and less exploitative than primitive ones.

    And Greenland and Antarctica are not losing their ice, and will not. Projections over thousands of years are pure hokum. In fact, your whole post is hokum.

  3. The evidence for climate change is my opinion overwhelming. It is a slow-going process for which we have no answer today or within one or more political cycles. Cutting off oil and coal now would be a solution but is undesirable because we behave like a bunch of little spoiled children. Turning off oil and coal a little bit is not really a problem and will go by itself because it is cost effective, but to turn off fossil fuel supplies by 90% is not accepted by us now. In the end we keep behaving like rabbits facing the headlights, the only sensible solution is to jump off the road, but what we do instead is to turn around running away while the car approaching us from behind. It is a battle that we are likely to lose, perhaps in the end the rabbit will jump off the road while the car races along. I think there is scientific evidence that we are already too late to prevent that Greenland and West Antarctica will melt away under our fingers. Within 1 or 2 millenniums mankind will face sea levels more than 10m above the present mean sea level, furthermore all easily explorable fossil fuel deposits will have disappeared. The sensible way forward is not to fight like little children over such facts, but instead to accept them and to become more sustainable. It is a multidisciplinary problem, it will be a challenge for engineers and scientists, and skepticism is part of it.

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