Climate Alarmists Fall Flat on History

Climate Alarmists Fall Flat on History

Climate Alarmists Fall Flat on History

Climate alarmists are on the march again, this time trying to serve up a history lesson for skeptics.

During a Friday night MSNBC town hall, for example, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez once again compared climate change to World War II:

“First all of, we’ve been here before: we’ve been here before with the Great Depression. We’ve been here before with World War II, even the Cold War. And the answer has been an ambitious and directed mobilization of the American economy to direct and solve our problem, our biggest problem.”

What is it with AOC and World War II? She said the same thing last fall when she was running for Congress, comparing climate change to the “existential threat” of “Nazi Germany and Axis.” Never mind that Nazi Germany was not separate from “Axis,” but she was on a roll and her audience lapped it up.

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Simultaneously, the climate alarmists at the World Economic Forum published their own history lesson. Their headline:

“Climate change helped destroy these four ancient civilizations.” 

Yes indeed:

“The natural cycle of climate change is an ongoing and unavoidable part of life. But history seems to be telling us that when past civilizations have overstretched themselves or pushed their consumption of natural resources to the brink, the effects of climate change soon become amplified. With dire consequences for those caught up in it.”

It’s dire, friends, dire! But don’t despair!

“Because unlike the Mayans, the Mesopotamians and other ancient civilizations, here in the 21st century, we are in a position to do something constructive.”

They also posted this video on social media:

Self-awareness is not part of climate alarmists’ tool kit, is it?

Now ancient people didn’t drive cars or eat burgers. They didn’t have factories or use fossil fuels. And still the climate changed and destroyed their societies.

But somehow it’s our fault that all the good stuff we have is ravaging the planet. And it’s immoral if the United States doesn’t step up to the plate and do something! 

Never mind that China isn’t doing squat to save the earth. It’s still pumping out methane from coal mining, even though in 2010 the nation promised to control methane emissions. And methane warms the planet even more than carbon dioxide, or so say the climate alarmists.

So who’s going to warn China about the grim history of climate change? Actually, China would just laugh at that video — they’ve been around for about 7000-8000 years, so I’m sure they’re not sweating any possible loss of their civilization.

But we in the West can save the planet, the alarmists tell us. Right, just like the ancient Aztecs sacrificed humans to keep the world from ending.

That didn’t work out too well for the Aztecs, did it?

What AOC and the WEF want is for Americans to sacrifice to their god — the Planet. Give up your cars, your burgers, and your wealth. Never mind that the climate is going to change, anyway. The bottom line is that it’s really all about controlling our lives and forcing us to confess their environmental dogma.

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  • GWB says:

    OK, a few things on that video……
    First, both drought AND flooding destroyed the Khmer empire? This is part of the Climate Change Alarmist Standard Propaganda Kit – Anthropogenic Climate Change (note they changed it from “Global Warming”) causes drought AND flood AND blizzards AND hurricanes. (For some it seems to even bring 3 months of hot temperatures every year, and 3 more months of things like snow and freezing temperatures. Like clockwork or something.)
    Second, “Mesopotamia” was also conquered. Over and over again. It’s practically a crossroads of invasions. They had to install a 4-way stop to keep the Babylonians and Assyrians and Greeks and … from running into each other.
    Third, Greenland got colder. Note the expanded range of human habitation (all the way up in Glacier Land!) when the earth is warmer.

    The whole thing is a contrivance, not even presenting facts, but factoids that ignore plenty of other issues with these empires (like the one involving human sacrifice, maybe? *eyeroll* ), and never give any links to actual information.

    It’s designed to give the un-educated (in the old-fashioned sense) social mediot a sound/video-bite that will get them fired up without worrying about any of those pesky things we call facts. Or science, for that matter. Just leave that hard stuff to the scientists, and let them tell you what to think.

    Cuffy’s tweet is funny, btw, but the film talked about the Mayans, not the Aztecs. The Aztec civilization was ended by Spanish microagressions, not climate change. (But, as noted above, the Mayans did practice human sacrifice, as well.)

    What AOC and the WEF want is for Americans to sacrifice to their god — the Planet.
    DING! Chicken dinner! Yes, they want you to bow to their ancient gods: Gaia, Moloch, and Baal. And, of course, to them, as your new high priests.

    I’m not going to bow. And if you come for me, be assured there will be a human sacrifice. And I’m laying in a good supply of chianti and fava beans.

  • GWB says:

    Oh, it’s also rather ironic that they use Greenland as an example in that video. Since the complaint about AGCC is … that the glaciers in Greenland are retreating. Doesn’t that just mean we’re returning to a status quo?

    (Leave aside the fact that Greenland’s glaciers are now advancing again.)

    And, of course, the arrogance of assuming that human activity can globally break the world. The hubris evident in that is… astounding.

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