The planet is on the brink of disaster.
How many times have we heard that before?
Well, actually Bill supplied the answer in a comment the other day –
Now it’s the IPCC [remember them- the ones who were caught red handed torturing figures until they screamed?] who is predicting that millions will die in floods, pestilence and plague. We are back to the old “sea levels rising to drown all the world’s capital cities” and “glaciers all melting” scenario.
Now just let’s pause a moment.
Let’s assume for one crazy moment that mankind is somehow more powerful that the solar system and that by some strange twist we are causing the climate to change for the first time in a few billion years. What are we supposed to do? All the shrill news broadcasts told us of our impending doom, but to what end?
Am I supposed to believe that leaving the car at home and taking the bus is going to save the planet? Am I to prevent mass extinction by adding some extra insulation to my attic? Am I supposed to panic and turn myself “carbon neutral” [whatever that is] to save mankind? No matter what I do, it will have zero impact on the planet.
But suppose everyone in Ireland goes insane and plunges us back into the Dark Ages? Again, an infinitesimal effect.
Let’s go completely insane and say that all of Europe and the Americas takes the plunge back to the days of mud huts and bows and arrows? What about India? What about China? Suppose they don’t play ball? How do we stop them belching out all these toxic gasses? We cannot force them if they don’t wish to play ball. I suppose we could nuke them, whereupon they would retaliate and the world would end in a nuclear apocalypse? We would still all die but at least it wouldn’t be from Warble Gloaming.
So what is the point in all the Doomsday Scenarios pumped out by the UN and the IPCC?
The only result so far has been to increase all our taxes and to give that Greta Thunderbird kid nightmares.
Do we really want more kids like her?