Apart from Concrete Realities Lies
the Distant Theory of Global Warming
Climatology’s great achievement is a reminder of how abstract science is. At its best science is a grand departure from the status quo of superstitious and ignorant consensus-thinking; but, at its worst it is a totalitarians’ knife to the womb.
Looking at the communications of academia’s senior global warming alarmists, Richard Tol reminds us just how perverse climate researchers really are and how uselessly abstruse, Official Government Science and the words of the distinguished mad professors of global warming propaganda have become. The founders of the public-funded climatism movement demand that you share their dogmatic beliefs and use blatant fearmongering without any evidence whatsoever as to the truth of their assertions, as follows:
There is a similar closeness between climate scientists and the planet. There’s a sense of wonder and respect. Nations and economies don’t like uncertainty. Climate change destabilizes the institutions we’ve built over centuries of stable climate and sea level. ~Peter B. deMenocal
I am always hopeful – but 4 to 5 degrees Celsius of change will be a challenge to survive. ~Jim Salinger
“I feel astonished that some would accuse me of being part of some global conspiracy to get more money – if I was in it for the money I would have stayed working as a geologist in the mining industry.” ~Dr Helen McGregor
Humanity is currently carrying out an unintended experiment on the climate system… ~Professor Peter Cox
“How do I feel about climate change? Afraid: for my grand children, for my family, for people. That keeps me awake at night.” ~Professor James Byrne
“What happens when regional becomes inter-
continental? Step back from our planet and
observe our species and its (lack of) governance.
Now that is scary.” ~Dr. Kevin E Trenberth
Why do I feel bemusement? Because the scientific case is clear. The world’s scientists have reached a consensus that climate change is real, caused by us, and a threat if we if we fail to act. Yet in much of our public discourse, we’re still stuck in a substantially bad-faith debate about whether the problem even exists. ~Michael E. Mann
“I feel frustration that politicians, by-and-large, are failing to act on the problem, even as the scientific evidence and the case for action becomes ever clearer. I feel disgust because, while some of the ignorance of our elected representatives is real, much of it is willful. The most vociferous opposition to action comes from politicians in the pay of fossil fuel special interests. That special interests and those who shill for them would readily mortgage the health of our planet for future generations for the sake of short-term profit angers me.” ~Michael E. Mann
It is painful to see such a large number of our people, especially children, going hungry to bed for several days… What is ironic that although these poor people are not contributing to climate change, they are the ones most affected by it. ~Pramod Aggarwal
Mark my words, you plutocrats, denialists, fossil-fuel hacks and science charlatans – your time will come when you will be backed against the wall by the full wrath of billions who have suffered from your greed and stupidity, and I’ll be first in line to put you there. ~Professor Corey Bradshaw
“I don’t want to become the generation that future children talk of as having destroyed the planet. I’d like to be the generation that fought back (and won) against human induced climate change. The generation that worked out how to live in harmony with the planet – that generation!” ~Dr Jennie Mallela
I feel a great sense of loss for the species that have become extinct on our watch and the many more we are set to lose… But most of all I feel so very sorry for my children’s and my (hypothetical) grandchildren’s generation, for all the beautiful things in the world that they will miss. ~Prof David Griggs
You get the picture: for all of the Left-leaning bureaucrats on the government payroll, humanity is a big mistake. We all must ask and answer a simple question: has becoming a Prof. in the Western Education Industry given school teachers a license to take public money in exchange for pretending to be holier than thou? Are we simply paying them to outdo each other in feigning outrage at the benefits of modernity and to show their contempt for the rest of us who labor in the free enterprise economy to pay all the government’s debts?
Truth doesn’t stand a chance. ~Michael Raupach