Leftist socialist academics are hoping that this week’s cold snap didn’t deter us from thinking about how the world is going to end several million years from now — they say in fire. Of course, because of global warming.
Given a reprieve to that constant drone — that global warming is an “existential threat” — because the Democrat socialist media is consumed with writing about impeachment, we’re still condemned by leftist social scientists who have pronounced global warming an existential threat. Which, to them, means it’s beyond serious.
Writing about “existential” in August as a trendy cliché, we said “Every time a Democrat running for the party’s presidential nomination mentions how many trillions — it’s always trillions — of taxpayer dollars they are going to devote to ending the manufactured global warming hoax, they utter this combined phrase — existential threat.”
We point this out because last week 11,224 scientists published a paper “World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency.”
Their main concern wasn’t global warming but that the Earth’s population has “be stabilized — and, ideally, gradually reduced — within a framework that ensures social integrity.”
BioScience, an academic journal from Oxford University Press, cited the paper. The majority of those signing it were foreign, from 152 countries. Only 240 (2%), said Casey Plunkett at American Thinker, were “individuals with professions that can be construed as bona fide meteorologists, climatologists or atmospheric scientists.” Perhaps, he added, because “they know that this is faux science.”
In 2017, Mr. Plunkett reminded us that we were warned by 16,000 scientists from 184 countries that “human beings and the natural world are on a collision course.”
But in “Principia Scientific International” Dec. 18, 2016, James Taylor said, “Only 36% of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, according to a survey reported in the peer-reviewed ‘Organization Studies.’
“By contrast, a strong majority of the 1,077 respondents believe that nature is the primary cause of recent global warming and/or that future global warming will not be a very serious problem. …”
At family gathering in the holiday season when someone mentions “scientific consensus” and “global warming,” Mr. Plunkett suggests that we advise them “to seek out the consensus opinion of a group of chemists, linguists and data scientists if they believe they tore a rotator cuff or have concerns with an asymmetrical mole they’ve discovered.”
Existential, combined with the word “threat” is still very much in vogue, meaning it’s in style, that it’s a fad. Forget about the fact that this also conveys herd instinct.