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Can’t believe I couldn’t find a trending post on the climate change craze. I’ll have to do this myself.
We all casually observe the organized CAGW1 scam. C’mon, all of us, right? It starts at elite (and corrupt, if I may repeat myself) levels of the academy. We know the predilection of governments for conclusions that require their involvement, and we understand the funding needs of the intermediate tier of researchers and journals. This much is normal corruption.
But the craze isn’t limited to people who can do sums and know how to run a computer model. The spectrum of adherents runs through commentators who talked to a scientist once, through TedX and mass media, to entertainers and other celebrities-by-virtue-of-celebrity, and includes our co-workers who think hurricanes are increasing. When a Big Lie becomes that successful, it’s a big problem.
I’ve long humorously called the whole edifice a cult (well, I thought it was funny), based on the eager will and commitment of the groundlings to believe the writ from on high. All the elements were there – an unprovable dogma, belief insulated from proof or question, a clear hierarchy of membership, I could go on. Especially about the corruption and where the money goes.
But now here’s one more proof that CAGW is an ersatz religion. What do the words “climate scientist” mean to you? Regardless whether one retains the smallest measure of responsible discrimination or one respects the climate research establishment, I think to most those words imply a person who uses the tools of mathematics and physics to understand, or at least propagandize, the climate.
At The Lid, a story by Jeff Dunetz related a recent use of those words by a garden-variety halfwit celebrity.2 The twit was honking on and on, how she was inspired by St. Greta the Unpleasant to do more and more for the only one issue that mattered and … ok, I will not subject you to that. If you want it, see below.3
When her straight girl fed her the line, the halfwit neatly backfilled that she’d always been on the good side saying “I’ve always been a climate scientist,” just in conversational flow, no special emphasis, but I heard the mission bell.
She didn’t mean she wore a white coat and counted tree rings under a positron microscope. She meant she was a believer, speaking as if she’d borrowed that construction from “Christian Scientist.” I was blown away with dismay.
I’ve never heard that particular perverted phrase before, “climate scientist” to mean “one who believes the delivered doctrine of climate science.” I’ve suspected that simpletons I’ve met thought of themselves as good and wise because of their adherence, but I’d have never suspected this. I might shake my head over scientism, the general tendency to admire and submit to a “scientific” authority. But this is more particular – they actually call themselves
cultists Scientists now!
So what she really said was “I’ve always been a Climate Scientist.”
[Aside: I can’t stand those poor misused words, “scientific” and “scientist.” If I could strike two words from public discourse, so that people would have to say what they really mean, it would be those two.]
Dunetz’ article referenced and linked to this ABC News article. By the time I got there ABC News did not say exactly that the halfwit said “climate scientist.” I guess their article once did use those words but someone on their side who wasn’t as stupid as the rest fixed it to hide the decline. At any event, the halfwit herself says them in the video, which I’ve thoughtfully linked below.3
What do Climate Scientists wear when they canvass neighborhoods? I need to alert the neighborhood watch.
(1) Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming. Four lies for the price of one.
(2) It was Jane Fonda. I don’t want to get into her sick history, pro or con. Try to keep her out of the comments. I know, video and all. But she only matters as an exemplar of halfwit celebrity.
(3) You can watch Lady Jane of Hanoi’s video here: https://twitter.com/i/status/1182747671993315328, for now at least. Sorry, couldn’t help it and I slipped. My post anyway. [Edit: it’s at 1:49. She says “I’ve been a Climate Scientist for decades and decades.”]