Never Mind About that Global Warming


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

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.”

“It has fed billions, doubled lifespans, slashed extreme poverty, and, by replacing muscle with machinery, made it easier to end slavery, emancipate women, and educate children. It has allowed people to read at night, live where they want, stay warm in winter, see the world, and multiply human contact. Any costs in pollution and habitat loss have to be weighed against these gifts,” he says.

And just as human ingenuity has allowed us to overcome countless obstacles in the past, he notes, it is more than reasonable to suppose it will do so in the future as well.

The second report put forward by Horgan is a recent article by Will Boisvert titled “The Conquest of Climate,” which contends that the “consequences for human well-being will be small” even if human greenhouse emissions significantly warm the planet.  more

27 Comments on Never Mind About that Global Warming

  1. Oh – let me post my “surprised” face!


    Global climate warming change turns out to be a great, BIG… snowjob. ta da.

  2. So… we’re NOT all gonna drown in five years then? Wow. What a shock. :b

    (What’s with the red thumbs up? Testing yet another new format?)

  3. A river in Alaska once had Woolly Mammoths walking the river bank. Before the Mammoths, the entire river valley endured under 2000 feet thick glacial ice. Today the river carries fishermen seeking trout and salmon and dolly varden. From the time of the Mammoths until now, that was serious global warmng! When a client in my fishing boat starts preaching to me about man-made global warming and the dangers of global warming, I just remind the fool about the Mammoths and point out to the fool the mountains he can see are ground smooth to 2000 feet above the valley floor and are rugged peaks above 2000 feet. With out exception, the climate alarmist in my boat either shuts up or changes the subject.

  4. The globalists figured out there’s not enough money to simultaneously pay welfare to muslim migrants and pay the gods of carbon.

  5. One more for you. You can only reach this river of which I speak by boat or airplane. After I pointed out the Mammoths and glacier carved mountain sides, one global warming fisherman lamely responded, “But there are just so many AUTOMOBILES in the world”. My response was: “While fishing on this river I have smelled forest fires burning in Russia (true) but I have never fished here and smelled an automobile.

  6. When he laid down Otzi the Ice Man lay on an Alpine Meadow. 5000 years later, the glacier melted revealing him to the world. Global cooling preserved him while global warming has not even come close to restoring the pasture land from the ice cap under which it has been hidden for millennia.

  7. I always thought it was ludicrous for unhinged leftists to be screaming about how we’re all gonna die because the climate MAY change by .0000000001 degree in one hundred years. (Crazy person Ted Turner said we’d cannibalize each other because of global warming.) Yet, we normal Americans regularly live with 30 degree temperature changes in a single day! We put on coats, take off coats, turn on the heat, turn on the AC and no one dies.

  8. Chuffed, the TU thing had to be reset. It erased all previous TUs. At least the edit thing is still back and working.

    Occasionally, the TU thing isn’t working at all for me the last two days. Click click click. Nada. Next page, they work. ¯\_(?)_/¯


    Hopefully the CC trance over the weak-minded is breaking.

  9. I quit taking “Scientific American” about 25 years ago because of their politically motivated “science.” Maybe they’re trying to develop some integrity?
    Stranger things have happened.

    izlamo delenda est …

  10. What are we going to do when Earth warms, chills, massive volcanoes, global nuclear fallout, worldwide floods from whole continents shifting by massive earthquakes, EMPs, the sun grows larger, the sun grows smaller, the poles flip south to north, a zombie apocalypse, a liberal apocalypse, all the forests burn down, all the rivers flow with mercury, asteroids rain down, Earth axis shifts, and the only insect remaining is the cockroach?

    We will A) Do the same thing we did the LAST time one of these events took place and B) Deal with it when it happens. There is no real preparing 7 billion people for such events, not even could you prepare a smaller subset of people for such events. Although, it is CUTE to see leftards attempt the impossible.

  11. Actually, those Woolly Mastodons in Alaska were brought there by me, in my effort to show Hannibal (Barca not Lecter) how to get his elephants across the Alps. I tried to just explain it to him, but he insisted on a dry run before the Big Show and I figured that the great mountainous wastelands of Alaska (not to mention the cold) would be a more better challenge.

    He was pretty astute and a good learner, though Hasdrubal was a tad slow.

    But I got a good story out of it. Me and Helen (Thomas) did a “docu-drama” about it.

  12. You luddites just don’t understand: global warming is eroding my beach front property. Sure, millions of poor people in third world countries may die because of lack of energy, clean water and modern conveniences like refrigeration, but my boat dock will remain safe. Taxes and draconian regulation in the name of global warming may cripple our economy, but I have government connections to protect my interests and need to ensure the integrity of my pool house.

    If I can’t use the pain and misery of others for my own personal benefit and comfort, what is the point of being an insensitive progressive jerk?

  13. However, all the “scientific” periodicals and “professors” who touted the whole AGW doodly-squat have permanently lost all credibility – what to do, what to do…..

  14. Redacted, and just how did your jackass clients travel to your location? Must have walked to Alaska from their mud hut where they grow organic hemp underwear?

  15. Hmmm… but are they actually refuting climate-change as a fraud? Or are they just trying to save face because all their doom and gloom failed to materialize?

  16. All this means is that the smell of where the money is coming from has shifted directions. These pricks couldn’t give a rat’s ass about science. When a democrat or RINO gets in the White House again, the climate cult will take over again, and the same old hysterical bullshit will be published everywhere.

  17. At SgtZim March 13, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    The clients fly an average of 8000 miles each to get to the river that was once covered with 2000 feet of ice. I didn’t overlook the hypocrisy of that, I just don’t mention it because I’m not paid by them to point out their hypocrisy. I’m paid to point out fish.

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