Generally, when people in the post-modern industrialized world talk about climate change and ruminate about risks, threats and responsibility for global warming, they are not actually speaking, literally. They all are mostly speaking figuratively, metaphorically and politically about something else altogether
For example, figuratively, CO2 is bad–i.e., . The “C” word is destroying the planet, figuratively! Literally, however, it’s only America’s CO2 that is really bad. Even so, by bad we don’t mean that CO2 is literally, bad. When we say CO2 is bad we actually are only saying that too much CO2 is bad when what we really mean is that America produces too much CO2 and because it does America is causing, global warming.
However, we don’t literally mean that global warming is actually bad– global warming has always been good for humanity. It’s cold that kills! Rather, what we really mean is an idea: that a certain bunch of humans should not be allowed to cause global warming without the permission of the rest of us.
So, when we say global warming is bad we’re actually speaking metaphorically. We are not actually saying WE are bad because WE are making too much CO2 and by extension, causing global warming. What we really mean is that America and capitalism are responsible because they’re causing us to produce too much CO2 without our permission.
In other words, the consensus that humans cause global warming is not really about anything that is being talked about figuratively and metaphorically. Rather, it is a consensus of the Eurocommies and Democrat party, Western academia, government bureaucrats, United Nations, radical Islam, anarchists and every coffee klatch Hollywood, drug-addled, drama queen and self-defeating soupy malcontent. In other words, it’s how a ‘weird mob’ on the Left feels–i.e., they believe America is responsible for all the world’s problems and want to grind our way of life under their collective liberal fascist heels.
The consensus science of global warming is a lot like menudo soup. Literally, menudo is beef tripe and hominy in a seasoned broth of boiled bones. Metaphorically and figuratively, menudo may conjure up notions of something offal and nasty in the opinion of some– but, their prejudice is not the reality of all–e.g., for others, menudo is steeped in cultural significance.
Since menudo is time and labor-intensive to prepare as the tripe takes hours to cook (or else it is extremely tough)… the dish is often prepared communally and eaten at a feast. Documents from the Works Progress Administration indicate that in the 1930s, among migrant workers in Arizona, menudo parties were held regularly to celebrate births, Christmas, and other occasions. ~wiki
“Finally,” Michael Crichton would remind us to notice, “where the claim of consensus is invoked. Consensus is invoked only in situations where the science is not solid enough. Nobody says the consensus of scientists agrees that E = mc². Nobody says the consensus is that the sun is 93 million miles away. It would never occur to anyone to speak that way.”
Fortunately, while speech may not be so free on college campuses where academia is paid by the government to support global warming propaganda and political correctness is used to crush diversity of viewpoints, in other places speech has never been more free–e.g., Newt Gingrich observed that Obama was the first anti-American president. Rudy Giuliani said Hillary Clinton, ‘could be considered a founding member of ISIS.’ Ted Cruz called Trump a “sniveling coward,” as National Enquirer magazine reported that Ted Cruz is now on its infamous sex scandal list among others like, John Edwards, Tiger Woods, Jessie Jackson and Gary Hart– all lying cheaters who the magazine ‘outed’ years ago.
John Kerry is the second anti-American Secretary of State and we recently learned from terrorist events in Europe why Belgium has been labeled as a country that has lost control of its national identity. We may be getting closer to the time when people are free to say that socialists have been at war with America long before ISIS; and, the Left’s use of global warming has been just one of many useful tools they use to divide the people.
This is how the global warming alarmist community thinks. It wants to frighten, intimidate and then assume command. It needs a “crisis” to take advantage of, a hobgoblin to menace the people, so that they will beg for protection from the imaginary threat. The alarmists’ “better world” is one in which they rule a global welfare state. They’ve admitted this themselves. (Link)
The only “consensus” demonstrated to date
is that the global-warming community
is a weird mob. ~Tony Thomas