New York Magazine
Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think.
Peering beyond scientific reticence.
It is, I promise, worse than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible, even within the lifetime of a teenager today. And yet the swelling seas — and the cities they will drown — have so dominated the picture of global warming, and so overwhelmed our capacity for climate panic, that they have occluded our perception of other threats, many much closer at hand. Rising oceans are bad, in fact very bad; but fleeing the coastline will not be enough.
I have to agree. Unlike all other human challenges, war, famine, disease, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton…we will simply roll over and die. As it turns out, not everybody agrees with the panic. Link
David Wallace-Wells’s 7,000-word article is so disconnected from reality that debunking loses its thrill within a few paragraphs. Even Michael Mann, among the most strident climate scientists, wrote on Facebook that “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. The article fails to produce it.”
If the Earth is warming, apparently it is warming slowly enough that the doomsday predictions about zero Arctic ice have not come true on schedule. It has been my contention that things like climate are cyclical. I know about the Ice Ages, and know that since mankind invented the thermometer long after the latest ice age, perhaps it seems like we’re warming because the earth is really warming.
In other words, it’s nature. It changes.
The other option is that a lot of the global warming data has been
“massaged.” The numbers didn’t fit the narrative, so they changed the numbers. It would help if we could see the numbers. More here.
Either way, we are not a species that gives up and dies. We adapt, and so does the planet.