The lyrics are from the song by the same title by R.E.M.
The impending “collapse of civilization” was predicted at the recent UN climate summit, due to global warming.
Please forgive me if I’m just a little skeptical, but since when I was growing up, back in the 70’s, global cooling was all the rage, which was supposed to usher in a new “ice age!”
The truth is these scientists have no idea what they’re talking about. We see it every day. One day this certain food or drink will cause your early death, according to the “experts.” Then a few months later we hear this food or drink is actually good for you. Then it changes back again! What has changed? Can’t they make up their mind?
The same thing applies to these weather experts. They pretend to know something about the weather, when they’re dealing with only 135 years of recorded temperature data, and many years less of any other kind of weather data.
According to History.com, “Scientists have recorded five significant ice ages throughout the Earth’s history: the Huronian (2.4-2.1 billion years ago), Cryogenian (850-635 million years ago), Andean-Saharan (460-430 mya), Karoo (360-260 mya) and Quaternary (2.6 mya-present). Approximately a dozen major glaciations have occurred over the past 1 million years, the largest of which peaked 650,000 years ago and lasted for 50,000 years. The most recent glaciation period, often known simply as the “Ice Age,” reached peak conditions some 18,000 years ago before giving way about 11,700 years ago.”
Interesting. But you can’t find any information about scientists identifying any periods of intense global warming.
Hmmm. I wonder why that is?
Also, how exactly did all of this previous “climate change” occur without any human behavior to blame?
We’ve only got 5,000-6,000 years of human history altogether on the planet, compared to the age of the Earth, which scientists claim is about 4.5 billion years (4,500,000,000 years). Based on those numbers, human existence on this planet is like a blink of an eye over the course of a person’s life. Who’s to say what is and what is not “normal” for our planet, or if there is anything that could be considered “normal” at all?
Just some information and questions to ponder on this subject.
Let’s get back to the impending “collapse of civilization.”
Sir David Attenborough spoke at a UN Climate Summit in Poland, warning that “climate change could lead to the collapse of civilization if action isn’t taken.”
Chances are, you’ve probably heard Sir David Attenborough narrate documentaries like “Planet Earth” and “Blue Planet” for the BBC.
Oh, I get it! So it’s like he stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night! He’s not really a climatologist, but he plays one on TV!!!
“Right now, we’re facing a man-made disaster of global scale,” Attenborough told delegates from almost 200 nations. “Our greatest threat in thousands of years: climate change. If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.”
According to Brandon Specktor, Senior Writer for “LiveScience,” “Attenborough was chosen to speak at the summit as part of the U.N.’s new ‘people’s seat’ initiative, which encouraged citizens of the world to share their personal messages and videos explaining how climate change has already affected their lives. Several of these messages were shared as part of Attenborough’s speech today; they included footage of people standing in front of the ashen remains of their homes, which had been incinerated by wildfires.”
This was obviously caused by global warming! We have never seen anyone’s home burn down because of a wildfire before global warming was being touted in the 1990’s.
“The world’s people have spoken,” Attenborough said. “Their message is clear. Time is running out. They want you, the decision-makers, to act now. Leaders of the world, you must lead,” Attenborough concluded. “The continuation of our civilizations and the natural world upon which we depend is in your hands.”
Bravo! Sir Attenborough, Bravo!
Your speech was sufficiently dramatic, as could be expected.
Now let’s deal with reality.
Exactly what do you want us to do that is going to make one bit of a damn difference Mister Sir David Attenborough?
Do you want us to shut down coal fired power plants all around the world that provide electricity for our daily use?
Do you want us to shut down all factories that produce any sort of pollution?
Do you want us all to park our cars in our garages and never use them again?
Do you want to ground all of the jets we use for travel because they pollute the air?
Do you want to halt all of the truck and rail transportation of our goods?
Do you want us all to stop using natural gas to heat our homes, heat our water and heat our food?
What is it exactly that you want us to do? What “actions” to you want us to take?
Do you want us to go back to living like we did in The Middle Ages?
I think that’s what you’re saying you want. Either that or you are very naïve about the whole subject, or you are just very disingenuous.
I’m willing to wager that very few of these “people who have spoken,” who you refer to, would be willing to give up many of their luxuries of modern life.
We’re all in favor of sacrifice to “save the planet,” as long as it’s someone else doing the sacrificing.
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