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Disaster Addiction And Global Warming
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I know, I know, there are more than enough threads about Climate Change/Global Warming. But yesterday I was jolted awake by an article by the BBC that led me to believe that this entire fraud is being self-perpetuated by humans the world over. It all started when I was directed to a BBC article about an independent Scotland not being readily admitted to the EU. I was composing a post about the coming demise of the EU. And while reading down the article, I happened to glance to the right of the page, and came across this.

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Deepest fears
The human need for monsters that lurk in the dark


What the..............................? So, I went to the site, and began reading. It certainly wasn't a psychological article as to exactly why humans are really addicted to things that are scary or evil. But one part made my inner alarm clock go off. About half of the way down a paragraph opened with "The monster needed no embellishment - this creature was scary enough, and Verne incorporated as much fact as possible into the story, says Emily Alder from Edinburgh Napier University."

And that sentence is what set me off. What about monster stories that really do need embellishment of the highest order? What if it requires constant dire predictions of death and destruction, pain and suffering, and even extinction? What if the less the public is transfixed, the more dire, and loud, the pending alarm? Will it finally reach the point of persecution and even murder?

Obviously, this is exactly what is occurring with the Global Warming Fraud, and has elevated it to the world's largest scientific fraud in human history. And it is why so many world citizens are so frighten by the prospect of a burning planet. It is fear of monsters and secondly those who are using this fear to obtain their own agenda. That is it: nothing more, and nothing less. Its one huge Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow, and 2012, all rolled into one.

Let's face it, humans are addicted to disasters, and the fear of "things that go bump in the night". Good news? Who Cares. Its the bad things that rivet out attention.

And there us such an industry, dedicated to making profits from it, that it encompasses everything, including science and politics. And this is obviously why the coming Global Warming Disaster scenario is so compelling to so many. And no matter how many times it is pointed out that the percentage of forecast disasters that come to fruition are so miniscule, compared to actual events, people are still more than willing to believe all it as fact.

Believe it or not, there is not a whole lot of scientific study out there covering this human frailty, that I could find. I did numerous searches, and just couldn't come up with the piles of information that should be out there, concerning this phenomena. Perhaps I'm looking in all the wrong places?

Here are some of the articles, that address this in a general sense.

Appetite for Destruction: Why Are Americans So Obsessed with Disaster? An entire industry has been built around our obsession with catastrophes, but where does that interest come from?

The Culture of Calamity: Disaster and the Making of Modern America

Psychology: Why Bad News Dominates The Headlines

But try as I may, I couldn't find any studies or articles written about the connection with disaster addiction and the Global Warming issue. Well, actually there was one, but it was from a satire site: "I Was A Global Warming Porn Addict".

Has anyone come across any psychological studies where this is part of the thesis, linking it to the AGW issue? I honestly believe this is a major reason why this entire thing has managed to be such a huge cultural issue.
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#2
Something to this probably.

On a weirdly related note, I've been studying ancient Christian history. Here's why it is related. Certain doctrinal ideas were boosted to "control the folks", mainly with Augustine as the intellectual giant of the effort.

I.E. eternal hellfire and the Catholic view of the Eucharist. Don't be good and we'll send you to hell.

So, the desire to control is humanity wide. The purveyors of AGW here use this to enhance their wealth and power.

You know what comes to my mind as well that I honestly think you and I have fallen for? The eternal bogeyman of whoever is the enemy of the USA. If we don't have one, we create one.

Doesn't mean we have not had enemy because we have had, but, there is some truth to this view. Our leaders need us to fear whoever so they can enhance their power and wealth. Same deal as Augustine and Albert Gore with AGW.
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#3
Here is a decidedly un-sexy article about a 'disaster' unfolding in Northern Colorado. Unlike "Augustine and Al Gore" these poor unemployed victims are totally devoid of "power and wealth". Disgusting. ... but apparently the rich mother-fuckers that like to float down the Yampa river will soon be no longer be burdened by the sight of smoke stacks or low level noise ... Victory Green!!
"Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard."
-- Henry Mencken
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#4
I've been saying since the 80s that Global Warming existed to fill the "Panic Vacuum." That is, Global Warming/Cooling had existed for a while as a quack theory, but when the Cold War ended and suddenly everyone WASN'T going to die from Soviet missiles, the people needed SOMETHING else that was going to kill us. And that something was Global Warming. It simply wasn't a big deal till the Soviets fell.
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#5
Dear, I think you are Right On here. S22

Incidentally, there are a couple of articles about the earth cooling down, on Drudge. The first one is by Leftist Guardian. And naturally it is trying to say that Yes we are headed for a cooling, i.e. Little Ice Age. But it won't be all that much because of Global Warming.

Quote:Global warming in northern Europe and the eastern US could be partially offset in future winters because of the sun entering a weaker cycle similar to the one which enabled frost fairs to take place on the river Thames in the 17th and 18th century, according to new research.

However, the study said any potential weakening in solar activity would have only a small effect on temperature rises at a worldwide level, delaying the warming caused by emissions from cars, factories and power plants by around two years.

The sun has been in a period of high activity for the past few decades. But scientists believe there is now as much as a 20% chance of a weaker period of activity, known as a grand solar minimum, occurring in the next 40 years.

“Even if you do go into Maunder minimum conditions it’s not going to combat global warming, the sun’s not going to save us,” said lead author Sarah Ineson at the Met Office. The Maunder minimum is the name for the sun’s weak period during 1645-1715, when the Thames froze solidly enough for eyewitnesses to report horse-driven carriages crossing it.

The next step will obviously come in the form of "Global Warming is the cause of global cooling. There is no way Leftists will ever admit to being wrong.

However, for a more even-handed report there is this one from the U.K. Express: Britain faces FREEZING winters as slump in solar activity threatens 'little Ice Age'

Quote:Climate experts warn the amount of light and warmth released by the sun is nosediving to levels "not seen for centuries".

They fear a repeat of the so-called 'Maunder Minimum' which triggered Arctic winter whiteouts and led to the River Thames freezing 300 years ago.

The Met Office-led study warns although the effect will be offset by recent global warming, Britain faces years of unusually cold winters.

A spokesman said: "A return to low solar activity not seen for centuries could increase the chances of cold winters in Europe and eastern parts of the United States but wouldn't halt global warming.

"Return of 'grand solar minimum' could affect European and eastern US winters."

Note the difference in the approach to the coming Little Ice Age. Of course nobody is talking about the next overdue major glaciation phase of the Pleistocene, which we are still living within.
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#6
As if Global Warming addiction isn't enough for the News hungry outlets, there is more to stir up the anxieties of we poor humans. Here is the latest: Earth's weakening 'magnetic shield' could see life WIPED OUT as skin cancer levels soar

Quote:Our planet's magnetosphere, which prevents solar winds and radiation from reaching Earth, is currently DISAPPEARING, affecting the WEST first according to researchers.

While we are in the grip of a surge in solar storms - when radiation blast from the sun across near space - scientists have discovered our magnetic field and only defence against them is thinning.

The news comes as a level G4 solar blast from the Sun yesterday morning threatened to interfere with satellite and GPS communications systems, as we reported.

This natural shield reaches thousands of miles into space and also has an affect on weather patterns and global communication systems.

But yesterday's blast and more that are prediced are not expected to reach us due to our planet's magnetic field.

Ok, here's the Real truth about the sun's present condition. Note all the many sunspots on the surface of the sun facing the planet.

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There are officially two sunspots on our side of the sun's hemisphers. Normally at this time of a sunspot cycle, there should be ten or more sunspots present. And there should also be at least "C" class, or "M" class flares, with occasional "X" class(the worst) just crackling out. But yesterday, and the day before, we were hit with "M" class flaring.

Oh My G-d, isn't that just horrible!? The world is going to come to an end, we are all going to get skin cancer, and the planet is going to die, even without global warming. Horrors!

This is exactly why the Media is made up of Whores. They are constantly Whoring around for attention. Is everyone scared shitless by now? Gah
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#7
Yak,

They're just regular people, what do they count to our elite? At least out in Cal, the wealthy were honest, "we are NOT equal when it comes to water rationing, we will use what the hell we want to use". At least they are honest elitists!

Pixie,

I agree. AGW is a tool and the ozone hole was one for DuPont. I still think especially post 1990 some of our "enemy" really are not, we've needed to create some. Serbia, Iraq, Libya, Syria, etc.
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#8
This is the genius, who made this week's news about the 6th mass extinction, and humans are walking dead. S6

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#9
And speaking of Disaster Addiction, this former global warming follower explains why he managed to get off the AGW bandwagon. I found this yesterday, and set it aside on a spare tab. What is interesting is that all the disaster hype on that side of the issue, is really what got him investigating things. From there he added things to his business talking points, and soon found that he was being threatened by the Climate Change Nazis.

The article is rather lengthy, but it does a great job detailing everything, and is well worth the time.

What I Learned about Climate Change: The Science is not Settled
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#10
What better place to insert this Delingpole article than here, at the AGW Addiction Center. The major culprit?  Groupthink.

Delingpole: The Shocking True Story of How Global Warming Became the Biggest #FakeNews Scare of All Time (Pt 1)

In this great article, he explains the three rules of groupthink, and how this entire Big Lie got off its feet, and has maintained its traction for so long.  I even went back and read part of the Christopher Booker presentation with which he drew this conclusion.  And it fits these knuckleheads to a 'T'.  

This Really Is the biggest Fake News story of all time!

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Here's what he is driving at.  From todays UK Express comes the Beast From The East.  This is one of the Mother of all Winter storms, and its wrecking havoc all over Europe.  And the Brits are giving the story the run of its life.  BBC weather forecast: 'The worst is YET TO COME' Shock warning as more snow hits UK.  I will guarentee you that if you mention global warming to a bloke today, you are liable to get a brick up side the head.  

Fortunately, this is pretty much all over the globe,......except here in the Southeast.  Its been in the upper 60s F, and the forecast is for continued seasonable highs.  But the rest of the globe?  My Lord!

Here, check out the latest from severe-weather.EU and just look at what is happening all over Europe and other places on the planet.   This shot from Roma, showing the Flavian Ampitheatre(Colosseum), is classic as to what is going on.

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Global Warming My Ass!  S13
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#11
And if Protectionism isn't enough to raise the hair on the back of your neck, even the Global Warming Kooks are starting to tell us that what we really need is Economic Armageddon.

Claim: Halting Economic Growth the Key to Solving Climate Change

Between this perceived need to put a halt to economic growth, and the latest round of economic Protectionism that is about to sweep the globe, thanks to The Donald's wise choices, these guys may just get their fondest wishes. Gah
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#12
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/...l-warming/

Quote:In Startling Reversal, Scientific American Counsels People to ‘Chill Out’ over Global Warming

by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.12 Mar 2018

Apocalyptic scenarios attributed to global warming are simply false and the human race will be able to accommodate whatever “climate change” throws at us, claims a remarkably sober new essay in Scientific American.

The essay, penned by John Horgan, the director of the Center for Science Writings at the Stevens Institute of Technology, analyzes two recent reports by “ecomodernists” who reject climate panic and frame the question of climate change and humanity’s ability to cope with it in radically new terms.

One of the reports, a work called “Enlightened Environmentalism” by Harvard iconoclast Steven Pinker, urges people to regain some much-needed perspective on climate, especially in the context of the overwhelming material benefits of industrialization.

Pooh-poohing “the mainstream environmental movement, and the radicalism and fatalism it encourages,” Pinker argues that humanity can solve problems related to climate change the same way it has solved myriad other problems, by harnessing “the benevolent forces of modernity.”

Separating himself from environmentalists who seem to detest modernity, Pinker asserts that industrialization “has been good for humanity.”

Could it be that sound thinking is finally beginning to reassert itself in mainstream science? We can only hope!

We need to get word to the European dupes of Global Warming that Trump was right to withdraw our country from the Paris accords.
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Lord Fred, I had no idea that you were an Anthony Watts fan. That Harvard professor he writes about in the article, is a certified loon IMO. Perhaps he will decide to jump out of the window when he discovers that the planet's climate is actually starting to go the other way. S13
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#15
With all this heat in the West, and the huge set of California wild fires, one would think that the Media and alarmists would be screaming bloody murder over this being the result of Global Warming. But it hasn't been doing that.

Well, Jerry Brown is picking up the torch and running with it. Never let an opportunity go to waste.In his statement he stated that the Heat is Worse Than in Last 10,000 Years.

But David, over at Adapt 2030, has a message for Jerry Brown's crazy statement.

California Governor Jerry Brown’s Appalling Climate Mis-statements (675)


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#16
Weather is the weirdest thing, we're having the coolest summer in memory. They're about to scorch out west and I understand in Europe.
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(08-04-2018, 12:07 PM)Palladin Wrote: Weather is the weirdest thing, we're having the coolest summer in memory. They're about to scorch out west and I understand in Europe.

Its because we are entering another Grand Solar Minimum. And as I have observed before, when the planet warms up, the flow of heat into the polar areas tends to be rather uniform. BUT, when the planet cools down, the cooler forces from the polar regions push back against the incoming warmth, and result in climate confusion.
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#18
Makes sense. Are u having such a mild summer? We've had maybe 2 days at 90 F in the last 40 or so?
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#19
It's 87F right now. I just went to the grocery store, and with it being dry, it didn't feel all that hot. Starting tomorrow, it is supposed to reach 90, and the rest of the week between high 80s and low 90s.

I'm expecting this winter to be even colder than the last three, as it gradually ratchets itself down. No telling what the eventual levels will be like in a few years.
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It would be fitting justice for Al Gore to be on a cruise ship somewhere, that gets trapped in ice that forms suddenly one night, so it has to be rescued by the Navy. That actually happened a couple of years ago to some scientists in Antarctica seeking to study global warming. They got trapped in ice, and had to be rescued by a Russian icebreaker.

   
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