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Now That We’re All Dead …

Posted on | June 23, 2023 | Comments Off on Now That We’re All Dead …

In case you missed it, humanity was wiped out Tuesday, according to angry Swedish adolescent Greta Thunberg who, for some reason, decided it was prudent to delete that tweet. Her apocalyptic prediction is part of a long series of false prophecies by environmental doomsayers following in the failed footsteps of Population Bomb author Paul Ehrlich who, despite being completely debunked, is still sought out as an “expert” by the liberal media. One cannot help but notice that the same people who’ve been wrong about everything regarding climate change — exactly none of their dire predictions have come true — were also the people telling us that The Science™ required economically destructive lockdowns, compulsory masking and mandatory vaccines to deal with COVID-19, all of which measures proved either unnecessary or only modestly efficacious in stemming the pandemic. Coincidence? I don’t think so.

The thing is, intelligent observers have known for decades that the “climate change” hysteria is not scientific. Ronald Bailey is an award-winning science writer for Reason magazine. In 1993, he published Ecoscam: The False Prophets of Ecological Apocalypse, and in 2002, he published Global Warming and Other Eco Myths: How the Environmental Movement Uses False Science to Scare Us to Death. Both of these books, now more than two decades old, are crammed with scientific truth in opposition to the pseudoscientific bullshit of “climate change” and other such environmentalist doomsday myths.

When people say, as they sometimes do, “you ought to write a book” about such a topic, I’m filled with a sense of futility. What’s the point of writing a book debunking “climate change” or some other false liberal belief, when there is already a vast library of books proving that liberals are always wrong about everything? Whatever the issue may be — economics, foreign affairs, education, race relations, you name it — if liberals have any clear set of consensus beliefs on a subject, their opinions and policy preferences are without exception demonstrably wrong.

And yet, Joe Biden is president.

Why even bother pointing out the errors of liberalism? It’s clear that at least half the population is emotionally committed to the pursuit of irrationality and error, no matter what the facts may be.

Yet despite the hopelessness of curing these fanatics of their mental disorder, Catherine Salgado at PJMedia points out the latest evidence that the “climate change” kooks are wrong: Computer-model predictions of temperatures in the U.S. “corn belt” (i.e., the agricultural heartland that feeds the world) have all overestimated the warming trend.

(Hat-tip: Stephen Green at Instapundit.)

In the past 50 years, the actual temperature increase was minimal, a fraction of a single degree of warming. But every one of the computer models predictions had predicted at least twice as much of an increase, with some missing it by far larger factors. This is not a minor error, nor is it a trivial matter. If “climate change” was real, the possibility of dramatic warming in the world’s prime agricultural region — producing severe droughts and other adverse weather effects — would be catastrophic. But the predictions were all wrong, and there has been no catastrophe.

And despite Greta Thunberg’s prediction that humanity would be wiped out by Tuesday, I’m still very much alive, and so are you. And I’m glad. Otherwise, you couldn’t HIT THE FREAKING TIP JAR.




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