[ExI] Existential hysteria

Tomaz Kristan protokol2020 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 23 11:13:51 UTC 2014

"If you believe in AGW, regardless of reason or data, you are one of us."

This is a very clear message of this cult, which encompasses the majority
of the self defined elite.

On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 8:09 AM, Rafal Smigrodzki <
rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com> wrote:

>> > El 2014-05-31 01:05, Anders Sandberg escribi?:
>> >
>> > [...]
>> >
>> >> This would have been amusing, except I actually encounter people who
>> get
>> >> terribly upset when I mention climate change is unlikely to be an
>> >> existential risk. Just check out some of the reactions in the comments:
>> >>
>> https://theconversation.com/the-five-biggest-threats-to-human-existence-27053
> ### A couple of months ago SciAm published an article by Michael Mann, of
> the hockey-stick fame, one of the central players in the global warming
> pseudoscience industry. The article was a propaganda screed trying to
> weasel out of admitting that everything that Mann and his ilk claimed to
> know about climate isn't so, now that we have 20 years of a stark
> discrepancy between their crazy predictions and the boringly normal reality.
> This month SciAm published a letter from a reader who more or less berated
> Mann for not being sufficiently scary in his sky-is-falling predictions.
> This implies that the journos at SciAm think that the climate hysteric in
> chief is not hysterical enough.
> Can you imagine that? The professional crooks who cooked up the global
> warming story in the first place are now getting yelled at by journalists
> who popularized the hoax?
> The public loves a good existential scare story and they won't let anybody
> pry it out of their crania, come hell or nice weather.
> This makes me wonder, what *is* a good scare story? Why is the climate
> change story still so popular in some circles?
> Strange times.
> BTW, I don't subscribe to SciAm, I just occasionally buy copies to read on
> the plane. Just so nobody thinks I am into low-brow literature.
> Rafal
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