The left is hell-bent on calling anyone who dares question the data on global warming as a “climate denier.”
The implication from the left is that all the data is crystal-clear, and therefore, there is no room for debate on either the bias, the source, the results or implications of the “data.”
But let’s be honest. The left’s game is more emotional than academic. The left’s environmental appeal is more to fear than to fact. From recent occurrences such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s prediction of universal doom within 12 years to older fallacies such as Life magazine claiming we would all be wearing gas masks by 1980.
The appeal to paranoia explains why there are articles upon articles covering decades of wildly inaccurate climate predictions. Leftists realize the best tactic is emotional, not rational.
You can add to the fear-based tactics this ABC trailer from 2008. The video, a promo for a then-upcoming show, was envisioning the world in 2015 if the world didn’t increase its urgency to address the purported dangers of global warming.
The claims made in the promo were made by talking head “experts” and teenagers’ homemade videos recording their predictions of life in 2015. Listen to the language used in this paranoia-inducing horror flick and see if you agree that fear is the prominent tool of the left’s environmental strategy.
“We’re going to see more floods, more droughts, more wildfires,” one said. The 2015 predictions continued — the seas will rise, the temperatures will become dangerous, crop production will plummet and a billion people will be starving.
Then the video gets really desperate. It shows teenagers make more absurd and, we now know, completely false predictions:
“It’s June 8th, 2015. One carton of milk is $12.99,” the first teenager said.
“Gas has reached over $9 a gallon!” the second exclaimed.
The third teen appealed to fear — because that’s all he said: “I’m scared as [bleep] right now.”
The visuals of the promo are also meant to induce fear — about flames, floods and Manhattan half-underwater.
The tactic did not go unnoticed, or unforgotten, by El Rushbo himself. Recently on his show, Rush Limbaugh said about the 11 year-old video, “it illustrates just how wrong and fear-mongering the entire climate change, global warming (now ‘extreme weather’) crowd is.”
As a conservative and a Christian, I believe that we should be responsible with God’s creation.
And that starts with a rational discussion based on unbiased facts. It doesn’t start with trying to scare the ever-lovin’ [bleep] out of everyone.