UPDATE 5/24/21: As fear has proven to be the most effective tool of political control in this Covid era, the term “existential threat” has become one of the Woke’s most titillating memes. Unfortunately for the rational portion of the public, end-of-world scenarios are no longer the province of the muttering, bearded lunatic with the End-Of-The World placard but mainstream! Patrick Moore is a former Greenpeace scientist making welcome mincemeat of the most prevalent Armageddon hoaxes such as Climate Change.
“It dawned on me one day that most of the scare stories in the media today are based on things that are either invisible, like CO2 and radiation, or very remote, like polar bears and coral reefs. Thus, the average person cannot observe and verify the truth of these claims for themselves. They must rely on activists, the media, politicians, and scientists – all of whom have a huge financial and/or political interest in the subject – to tell them the truth. This is my effort, after 50 years as a scientist and environmental activist, to expose the misinformation and outright lies used to scare us and our children about the future of the Earth. Direct observation is the very basis if science. Without verified observation it is not possible to know the truth. That is the sharp focus of this book.”
As a reviewer concludes, “There is no substitute for the truth.” Alas, that commodity is in frighteningly rare supply these days.
UPDATE 3/28/21: What an annoyance to the Left when real scientists with carefully collected facts and figures demonstrate that the latest Doomsday scenario is most likely a politicized hoax, driven by a calculated agenda of fear. Watch a very convincing “Every 172 Years A Big Climate Change” and just start worrying if the math actually lands at one of those unfortunate spots on the timeline. Then, just plan ahead…every 172 years.
UPDATE 12/8/19: With little to attract voters except guaranteed salvation from the latest in Deja Doomsday prophecies, Leftist Prominentoes of various mutations & strains frantically rush the old Race-Against-Time scam center stage. EEK! Global Cooling! Global Warming! The Sixth Mass Extinction! All, not-by-chance, solvable by central control, Marxist One World Master Planning. Where would Leftist would-be saviors Al Gore, Jane Fonda, Nancy “Heart Full Of Love” Pelosi, the Obamas, the Hill-Billies be without artificially-induced panic?
Bizarre and perverse the predictable desperation among these power gluttons when their best political opponents actually address life’s timelessly persistent problems. Which, by the way, might include real ecological crises that are a regular part of our planet’s history over billions of years, NOT the fault of Donald Trump, White People and capitalism.
ORIGINAL POST 3/16/11: The End-Of-The-World: no joke to the Japanese just recovering from a natural disaster. They will rebuild and recover. Not so, those fearful souls prey to every phony Doomsday scenario presented to them by the ever-imaginative demagogues of the Left. Give us full control of your lives, and we will take care of you.