Green: The Color of Narcissism

by Matt Patterson on October 21, 2011

in Blog, Features

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The most consistent and nauseating feature of the environmental movement is its profound narcissism, which manifests primarily in two ways:

1)  The belief that the mean global temperature of the current (or last) century is “the” correct state of affairs, any deviation from which is abhorrent and unnatural, and which must be maintained in perpetuity.

2)  The belief that they, the environmentally anointed, can understand – and effect – something as intricately complex as the climate of the entire planet.

Imagine some beings living some 635 million years ago when the entire planet was covered in ice, a recurring condition in Earth’s history known as “Snowball Earth.”  Imagine these beings saying, “This planetary ice cube is the natural state of the Earth, we must make sure it stays this temperature forever!”
That would have been a futile and foolish stance, of course, because eventually Snowball Earth gave way to planet-wide warm and swampy climes, and every grade in-between.  Why?  I’ll go out on a limb and say we really haven’t the faintest clue, and perhaps can’t ever know for sure, for the causes of the planet’s eternal and extreme climate fluctuations are likely many and varying.

Yet this is precisely the stance of today’s green activists, who vastly overestimate their understanding of the unfathomable, and their ability to change the inevitable.

mememine69 October 21, 2011 at 8:59 am

A Warning From History:
Taxing air via the bank’$ CorporateCarbonTradingMarket$ ruled by politician$ will cau$e the ultimate global revolution

Ronald L Crawford October 23, 2011 at 12:12 pm

These comments are at the same level of those who deny that Nazi Germany murdered millions of Jews and other undesirables. There is no underlying scientific evidence in what you have written. It is only words and words alone have no intrinsic logic. You can write any combination of words that you want.

What you are omitting is the high rate of the present temperature change. Much faster than has happened previously.

Sugel October 23, 2011 at 3:26 pm

They agree that accumulating carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping smokestack and tailpipe gases probably pose a momentous environmental challenge but say the appropriate response is more akin to buying fire insurance and installing sprinklers and new wiring in an old irreplaceable house the home planet than to fighting a fire already raging. We also see what extremely high level of CO2 does to planets see Venus . Widespread ice cover in the polar and subpolar regions and significantly cooler often drier climates in the rest of the planet greatly reduced the biotic respiration that produces carbon dioxide.

deonna October 25, 2011 at 7:44 am

GREAT ARTICLE. IMO the timeline for g-warming studies vary depending which organization is reporting the stats. The reporting dates seem arbitrary. Some studies choose 1800′, 1900 or 50 years ago. All these dates seem like a drop in the bucket when one contemplates the age of the earth. Cycles can be used until there is a lot more data collected. Maybe a minimum of five centuries worth of data, which means we will not know during our lifetime or the next etc. Current data collected just shows a cycle and if it is true g-warming we will see plants, insects and animals evolving… reread Darwin. Still waiting for palm trees to start moving north ever so slightly.

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