End of Days prophesies raise a few eyebrows and even hairs on your neck until they pass. Then it’s on with the jokes. But with global warming, the doomsday crowd has managed to change horses a few times and keep dreams of an apocalypse alive. Switching propaganda away from global warming to “climate change,” the excitable left has managed to minimize Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” that Armageddon clock struck midnight in 2006, and we’re all still here.
Coming to the former vice president’s aid, Good Morning America claimed that the seas would rise and flood Manhattan in 2015. Much to the left-leaning show’s chagrin, real estate is still for sale, and not all waterfront properties. It’s not that everyday Americans want to laugh at the outrageous radical environmental predictions, it’s that we just can’t help it.
Human activity certainly has some impact, but we’ll never truly know how much because the science surrounding the issue has become a farce. And to support that point, these are some of the more outlandish things liberals blamed on Climate Change in 2018.
1: Wildfires in California
In perhaps one of the more transparent efforts to avoid personal responsibility, California Gov. Brown claims the wildfires raging across the West Coast are not caused by matches, but by you starting up your car. While he’s correct that the state’s wildfires are getting progressively worse each year, it’s a tad more complicated than greenhouse gases.
California has been suffering massive recorded wildfires for nearly 100 years. But the recent escalation coincides with a little-known fact that forests have been increasingly mismanaged since the mid-1990s. Under now disgraced Pres. Bill Clinton and liberal state policies, logging and clear-cutting were effectively banned. Two decades later, all those clear-cut swaths have grown back, and wildfires no longer run out of fuel. Clear-cutting trees was the commercial equivalent of backfires. The only way to stop a wildfire is to cut off its fuel supply. California’s liberal environmental policies created the monster.
2: Intuits’ Ancestral Knowledge
People living in the Canadian village of Rigolet are losing all of their “ancestral wisdom” due to swelling seas caused by climate change. Leave it to the liberal Guardian to claim Intuits will be less smart due to greenhouse gases. If you don’t believe it, here’s a couple of quotes the outlet published:
“I’m seeing changes that impact the way that we live. The sea, the ice, the snow, it’s all changing. You can’t travel safely anymore. Up and down the coast, it’s the same thing. And it’s changing right before our eyes.”
“These changes are disrupting hundreds of years of knowledge and wisdom and connection to the land. That’s a scary thing for humanity.”
But the major faux pas in the left-leaning media outlet’s premise is that the people interviewed claim new species of fish are arriving at their shores every day. So…more fish? Even the fiercest climate change advocate admits the oceans may have changed only 1 degree in the last 100 years.
3: Incredible Shrinking Sheep
Climate Change scientists are claiming numerous species are becoming increasingly smaller due to the profound impact of climate change, particularly sheep. According to a recent paper published by David Bickford from the University of La Verne, “Many species already exhibit smaller sizes as a result of climate change, and many others are likely to shrink in response to continued climate change, following fundamental ecological and metabolic rules.”
Although this sounds like the plot to a sci-fi comedy, Bickford is not alone. As far back as 2009, after the world ended once or twice already according to Al Gore, researchers claimed that sheep were progressively getting smaller due to cold, under-vegetative landscapes. But once climate change came along and things warmed up, they still got smaller. Inexplicably, climate change is being blamed.
4: Glaciers Are Shrinking . . . But Growing
According to liberals, glaciers from the Himalayas to the Andes are rapidly melting away. While the annual spring-summer runoff has been a boon to communities downstream, scientists now say the ice masses are too small, and climate change is to blame.
But according to NASA, the Earth’s temperature may have only risen a maximum of 2 degrees in more than 100 years. Two degrees doesn’t seem significant, and the reports tend to leave out the fact that the northern Andes are traditionally warm and balmy anyway.
Complicating the sky-is-falling climate change prediction is the fact that glaciers are growing in many places around the world. In Montana, glaciers continue to expand despite predictions they would have vanished by 2002 and ice packs were excessively high last year.
5: Fall Foliage Stinks
Perhaps NPR had the most egg on its face during 2018 when the left-leaning radio network did a piece about climate change impacting fall foliage in New England.
By focusing on what it called the “leaf peeping” season, the so-called journalists tried to claim there was no longer a foliage peak. But it all came unraveled when they interviewed folks at Polly’s Pancake Parlor in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire. Much to NPR’s chagrin, the restaurant had kept patron data that correlated to the fall foliage tourist rush. Apparently, the eatery had just set a record for visitors, and people seemed to come for three weeks rather than two in the old days.
Determined to prove climate change and its adverse effects, they tried a ski lodge that only attributed the lack of advanced bookings to weather apps. Yikes.
~ Conservative Zone