From Whence Came Fear of Global Warming?

GDP vs Anti-Americanism

It’s Obvious: the Shadow of His Passing

We must mobilize the children to contribute their pennies — to be matched by Google and Apple and Tesla and GM, Ben & Jerry — and with that, we will reverse, eroding coasts, and ocean acidification, and save a world chokablock with looming disaster, among them, witnessing Leftists use fear of global warming to bring about their vision of a liberal Utopia. Fighting global warming is the Left’s WWIII and that means America is the enemy –i.e., the Left fears capitalism and respect for individual liberty.

We’ve just got to remove every black spec from the sand on America’s beaches, that’s the ticket: all those specs are retaining the heat of the sun and heating the globe. No, don’t bother: we’re at >350 ppm of CO2 in the atmosphere so disaster is already baked-in. We’re all doomed. We might as well party while waiting for all of the dire consequences of our bad acts to someday take effect, no matter what the great and noble do, among other things, shifting climatic zones, freshwater shortages (read about our coming doom Here).

It’s that, “among other things” that’s really fearsome. Maybe… Ebola! Any wonder the fall of Western Civilization we’re witnessing in our lifetime seems nigh irreversible? The information age has given birth to a babbling, most Melvillian-Moby Nihilism. It’s like we’re doomed to spend 40 years fearing to set foot in a foreboding muddy swamp, waiting for everyone now living to die before humanity has a chance to cross the swamp and move forward again; but, since we all live longer now thanks to evil modernity we’ll be traipsing around the truth for 90 years waiting for that last breath of the penultimate hypocrite.

Perhaps by then we will all be saved by our current, enemy: CO2 that has been put into the atmosphere by all of the punks and pets of humanity. When it comes to global warming alarmism, reality is the final check on the science. The reality is, the rise in average global temperatures is not alarming. That’s the facts. But, for as long as hiding from reality remains a winning plank of Leftist politics we’re doomed to take that long walk to nowhere, led from behind by society’s climate-fearing harpooners of reason.

My first heresy says that all the fuss about global warming is grossly exaggerated. Here I am opposing the holy brotherhood of climate model experts and the crowd of deluded citizens who believe the numbers predicted by the computer models… The models solve the equations of fluid dynamics, and they do a very good job of describing the fluid motions of the atmosphere and the oceans. They do a very poor job of describing the clouds, the dust, the chemistry and the biology of fields and farms and forests. They do not begin to describe the real world that we live in. The real world is muddy and messy and full of things that we do not yet understand. It is much easier for a scientist to sit in an air-conditioned building and run computer models, than to put on winter clothes and measure what is really happening outside in the swamps and the clouds. That is why the climate model experts end up believing their own models. (Freeman DysonMany Colored Glass: Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe)

America had it’s turn at the top but unlike previous nation-states Americanism was a celebration of personal freedom and individual liberty of the people like never before. The centralization and bureaucratization of power has led to a formulaic authority, all at the expense of ingenuity and the dynamism of a free people. It is this departure from the wellspring of America’s greatness that signals an end to the preeminence of personal liberty and ultimately the nation. “Since the modern nation-state was invented around the year 1500,” says Dyson (see, Ibid), “a succession of countries have taken turns at being top nation, first Spain, then France, Britain, America… I am telling the next generation of young students, who will still be alive in the second half of our century, that misfortunes are on the way. Their precious Ph.D., or whichever degree they went through long years of hard work to acquire, may be worth less than they think.”

Sure, sure, God is dead! But who would have guessed in the shadow of His passing that Western public school teachers of global warming would become our new masters, for better or for worse? “What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness,” asks Friedrich Nietzsche (The Gay Science), “and say to you: ‘This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more’ … Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: ‘You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine’?”



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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