Tag: Greta Thunberg

Life on Planet Thunberg

 

Without a doubt, it is a major challenge to accurately model and predict the course of climate change. Climate systems are highly chaotic, which makes it difficult to figure out the effect of any particular natural or human event on future climate changes. We should, therefore, proceed with caution before making bold claims that the main, or even sole, driver of climate change is the human-generated increase in the carbon dioxide level, which now is approaching 415 parts per million.

But today’s activists are in crisis mode. The 16-year-old Swedish student Greta Thunberg’s recent calls for action sparked thousands of students to skip classes last month in order to fight a global climate “emergency.” These students are long on indignation, but short on solutions. They are content to implore today’s business, political, and social elites to come up with a solution before it is all too late—after all, these activists claim, in ten years we could all be dead.

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The appearance of Greta Thunberg at the UN made me think of the Ayn Rand essay The Comprachicos that these days appears in the collection of essays The New Left: The Anti-Industrial Revolution, originally published as The Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution. In that essay Rand likened left wing educators to the monsters of […]

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It’s Time to Play!

 

I suppose the last thing anybody wants to do right now is to listen to the ramblings of a millennial. I’ll do my best to be brief (and bearable!)

Alas, the Left is at it again: reminding the adults of exactly why so many of us – without regret – gave Donald Trump the keys to the car, instead of allowing four more years of their social, political, and mental pollution. Many of them are people with whom we cannot have a conversation, making it entirely accurate to label them our enemies. Even if we don’t hate them, we have no choice but to fight.

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Climate Hysteria Is Harming Our Kids

 

Every week, the rhetoric is ramped up: “Surviving climate change means an end to burning fossil fuels. Prepare yourself for sacrifices,” the LA Times warns. The Guardian writes, “World ‘gravely’ unprepared for effects of climate crisis.” For the New Yorker, it’s already too late: “What if We Stopped Pretending the Climate Apocalypse Can Be Stopped?”

The latest round of ecological doomsaying hit the United Nations Monday in the form of Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist. The media made this child a celebrity after her speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos. “I don’t want you to be hopeful,” she scolded the jet-setting elites. “I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day.”

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