Recycling Old Hysteria

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The United Nations shows us how to recycle in real time.
From 2019:

Earth is on track to face devastating consequences of climate change — extreme drought, food shortages and deadly flooding — unless there’s an “unprecedented” effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a new United Nations report warns.

You read that correctly: in 2019, we have 11 years to handle global warming. How frightening.
From 1989:

UNITED NATIONS (AP) A senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming trend is not reversed by the year 2000.

Before you bought that SUV, polar bears were immortal

You read that correctly: in 1989, we had 11 years to handle global warming. How enlightening.
It’s like they’re not even trying any more.
Now, I’m a big fan of recycling, especially when it comes to hysteria*. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy the occasional re-telling of a scary story?
But such stories are not science. You see, in science, when a prediction does not come true, then the hypothesis upon which that prediction is made is shown to be false. An honest scientist, when the evidence goes against his pet theory, gives it up.
What such stories are is politics, a public relations strategery by organizations dedicated to the pursuit of controlling you. And living well on the money they extract from you.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.  And the proof of the fraud that is global warming is in the papers**.
It’s just not in the papers today.
*  and rottables.  It is tragic how much potential compost we send to landfills. But that’s just the gardener speaking.
** Just as if one wants to become wise, one should read old books, if one wants to be informed about today, he should read old newspapers.

El Borak is an historian by training, an IT Director by vocation, and a writer when the mood strikes him. He lives in rural Kansas with his wife of thirty years, where he works to fix the little things.


  1. It was just a typo in that first article. They meant 41 years. Then both predictions agree and we’re all doomed.

  2. I’ve seen it all too often, in society and in my field with colleagues, the scientific process will be dismissed in order for “research” to back a personal belief. Therefore allowing bias for certain results that favor their personal agenda or belief, and dismissing anything that remotely counters their wants. True research is a dying field

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