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Apocalypse Never: A Look at the Left’s Perpetual Climate Hysteria


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Though many conservatives have understandably grown tired of the left’s perpetually apocalyptic language surrounding climate change and environmental concerns, few would have guessed that President Joe Biden—who has repeatedly claimed that “there is no greater challenge facing our country and our world”—would fall into this category. Yet this is quite literally what appeared to happen during last week’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, as Biden fell asleep mere minutes into the event. Could there be a more perfect portrayal of Americans’ growing exhaustion with the far left’s climate obsession?

As expected, Biden’s post-nap remarks at COP26 adopted much of the bleak vocabulary that has come to permeate Democrats’ environmental policies in recent years. “We only have a brief window left before us to raise our ambitions and to raise—to meet the task that’s rapidly narrowing,” he grimly warned. “There’s no more time to hang back or sit on the fence or argue amongst ourselves. This is the challenge of our collective lifetimes. The existential threat to human existence as we know it.”

Biden, much like others in his party, now exclusively refers to climate change as a “crisis.” To give this supposed crisis added drama, Biden and Congressional Democrats have now also begun insisting that addressing climate change is necessary to combat “systemic racism.” The term “environmental justice” is quickly gaining popularity among progressives, with the implication being that if you don’t completely embrace the far left’s narrative on climate change, you must be racist. It’s unsurprising, then, that this doubly-urgent crisis now justifies the use of ever-more-forceful language from Joe Biden: “This is our last chance,” the President threatened in October.

If that threat sounds familiar, there’s good reason for it. Despite the radical left’s contention that right now is the world’s last chance to take dramatic action on climate change, the fact remains that progressives, the media, and the expert class have been forecasting impending environmental catastrophe for more than half a century. In 1970, The Boston Globe reported that “scientists predict a new ice age” by the start of the 21st century. In 1978, The New York Times cautioned that there was no end in sight to the then-30-year global cooling trend. Americans were told by various supposedly authoritative sources that oceans would be dead by 1980, rising sea levels would “obliterate” and “wipe nations off [the] face of the earth” by 2000, New York City would be underwater by 2015, the Maldives would be completely submerged by 2018, children soon wouldn’t know what snow is, and Britain would become Siberia by 2024. The list goes on. As the Competitive Enterprise Institute aptly put it, “None of the apocalyptic predictions with due dates as of today have come true.”:snip:

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“Climate Change” questions for Eco-Politicians


1.     Why was “global warming” changed to “climate change” in eco-political messaging?
2.     When has the climate ever not changed?
3.     What should average global temperatures be?
4.     What is that value based on?
5.     Which, if any, of the climate models has proven even remotely accurate when tested against historical data?
6.     What will the average temperature be next year (within .1 Co )?
7.     If your answer isn’t right 12 months from now, what makes you think you know what the value will be in 50 years?
8.     How many years have we been “10 years” away from total climate disaster?

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