Climate Change, Protests, Prophecies, An Inconvenient Truth

Climate Change Prophecies

Besides Donald Trump, climate change is one of the most polarizing topics that people in the world speak about. Everyone has an opinion about both and usually, those opinions are divided along ideological lines. People who lean far left and far right disagree vehemently on how Trump is doing as a President and whether climate change is influenced by human activities. For climate change prophets in the media and politics, mankind is to blame for everything. While past predictions claimed the world should have come to an end already their new dire ice age future is now inevitable and will only be delayed by 12 years unless we act now.

On Friday, September 20, 2019, in New York City, a youth-led climate strike coalition will take place. The local Board of Education has approved the excusals of every student who wishes to attend the march to City Hall. Some estimates have the total amount of students missing school at 1.1 million. Protesters will make three specific demands: ending fossil fuel extraction and consumption; prioritizing frontline communities and workers in transitioning to a 100 percent renewable economy; and holding institutions, countries, and organizations most responsible for polluting accountable (excluding them from decision-making spaces and demanding reparations for climate damages).

The protest was organized by StrikeWithUs.org. They have promoted the event as a Climate Strike and Puerto Rico Day of Action. This is their call to action: On Friday, September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC, young people and adults will strike all across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken by our world’s governments to address the climate crisis. New York City’s youth will join this global movement, exerting pressure on the September 23rd UN Climate Summit. September 20th marks the 2nd anniversary of Hurricane Maria. Activists of the Puerto Rican Diaspora will join forces with the Climate Strike to commemorate the 4,645 lives lost from Maria, and call on the government to #CanceltheDebt that’s been exacerbated by the climate crisis and the corporations fueling it. No longer can we allow the fossil fuel and agricultural lobbies to control the climate change debate. Instead, we are holding our governments morally accountable to youth and the already numerous victims of the crisis.

Besides the demands the group will be protesting for in NYC, the following is a list of the organization’s national demands:

A Green New Deal

  • Transform our economy to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2030 and phase out all fossil fuel extraction through a just and equitable transition, creating millions of good jobs
  • A halt to all leasing and permitting for fossil fuel extraction, processing and infrastructure projects immediately

Respect of Indigenous Land and Sovereignty

  • Honor the treaties protecting Indigenous lands, waters, and sovereignty by the immediate halt of all construction, leasing, and permitting for resource extraction, processing and infrastructure projects affecting or on Indigenous lands
  • Recognize the Rights of Nature into law to protect our sacred ecosystems and align human law with natural law to ban resource extraction in defense of our environment and people

Environmental Justice

  • A transition that invests in prosperity for communities on the frontlines of poverty and pollution
  • Welcoming those displaced by the cumulative effects of the climate crisis, economic inequality, violence, and lack of opportunity

Protection and Restoration of Biodiversity

  • Protection and restoration of 50% of the world’s lands and oceans including a halt to all deforestation by 2030

Implementation of Sustainable Agriculture

  • Investment in farmers and regenerative agriculture and an end to subsidies for industrial agriculture

While it’s good to see our idealistic, impressionable youth organize and become passionate about something other than social media followings, I wonder if they truly understand what they are marching for. Stop Climate Change, Save The Planet and Cancel The Debt are nice slogans. Do they really have a full understanding of the forces behind those movements and the monetary motivations behind the #ClimateChange agenda? Indoctrination of the youth by progressive soothsayers has been occurring across our education system at an alarming rate over the past few decades. Public and private schools were originally designed to teach our children the fundamentals of reading, writing, history, and mathematics. Slowly and methodically civics and the history of our nation is being erased. In its place are progressive beliefs of shame, skin color blame and a future of doom.

The title of this post is Climate Change Prophecies. While the words may seem easy to understand I’m going to define them to help bring some perspective to this topic.

Climate: the average course or condition of the weather at a place usually over a period of years as exhibited by temperature, wind velocity, and precipitation.

Change: become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one’s or its former characteristics or essence.

Prophecies: the foretelling or prediction of what is to come. Something that is declared by a prophet, especially a divinely inspired prediction, instruction, or exhortation. A divinely inspired utterance or revelation: the action, function, or faculty of a prophet.

When the words Climate Change are placed together, historical weather events like earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes now suddenly occur as a direct result of actions by mankind and more recently Donald Trump. This is what we are told to be the truth by alarmists and fear-mongers. When you add prophecies to the phrase you get a clearer picture of what the climate change movement has turned into; a religion. A better way to describe it would be a cult.

A cult is defined as a system of religious veneration and devotion directed toward a particular figure or object. Just like each religion believes their teachings are indisputable so too are the prophets who lead the climate change movement. While major religious organizations promote their beliefs of events that may have occurred thousands of years ago, modern-day climate change activists have only been sounding the alarm of the world ending since the 1960s and 70s. The problem with their predictions is that none have come true.

The Washington Examiner newspaper recently ran an article on Climate Change predictions. They highlighted a report done by the Competitive Enterprise Institute which collected newspaper articles published over the years that predicted famine and catastrophe at the hands of climate change. Here is a summary of their report.

Modern doomsayers have been predicting climate and environmental disaster since the 1960s. They continue to do so today.

None of the apocalyptic predictions with due dates as of today have come true.

What follows is a collection of notably wild predictions from notable people in government and science.

More than merely spotlighting the failed predictions, this collection shows that the makers of failed apocalyptic predictions often are individuals holding respected positions in government and science.

While such predictions have been and continue to be enthusiastically reported by a media eager for sensational headlines, the failures are typically not revisited.

I’ve included the link to the site’s report so you can view it at your leisure. Rather than go over every failed prediction listed, here are a few of the 30 for your amusement.

  • 1967 — Stanford University expert Paul Erlich predicted “time of famines” in 1975.
  • 1971 — A top NASA expert predicted an “ice age” by 2021.
  • 1988 — It was predicted that the Maldives would be under water by last year.
  • 2008 — Gore said the Arctic would be free of ice by 2013.
  • 2009 — Charles said there was just 96 months left to save the world.

A simple search of Al Gore’s 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth will tell you all of the predictions made in the documentary, which earned Al Gore a Nobel Peace Prize, have yet to come true. The problem with people like Al Gore and his defenders is that they believe they are never wrong. The climate is changing for the worse and we are all going to freeze or burn because of it. The weather gets cold in the winter, climate change. The temperature goes to 100 degrees in the summer, climate change. Hurricanes forming in the Caribbean during hurricane season, climate change. The push to eliminate the fossil fuel industry when the United States is finally energy independent would decimate our booming economy. While everyone agrees on having clean air and water what we do not agree on is the impact man has had on the climate and sea levels. For every actual climate scientist who strongly believes the world may end in our lifetime, many other scientists would disagree with that apocalyptic premonition. Just as the children who are out protesting climate change firmly believe in what they are being told, those same children who previously believed in the tooth fairy and Easter bunny will hopefully become more enlightened as they grow older and wiser. The whole premise of science is to promote hypothesis and see if data can prove or disprove their theories. When those same predictors fail to accept the inaccuracies of their originals beliefs, I would refer them to a quote from one of the greatest scientists of the past century, Albert Einstein. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” Another famous historical quote by Randall Terry is also apropos for this topic. “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”  Whether or not man is responsible for global warming and cooling is yet to be determined.  What is certain is that just like meteorologists cannot accurately predict the weather over the next ten days, climate scientists also cannot predict what will happen in the next 12 years.  That fact may be inconvenient for some, but it is certainly the truth.

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