There’s a famous cartoon by XKCD titled “Duty calls“, where someone is obsessing over something they’ve seen “wrong on the Internet”. This Josh cartoon is a bit like that, in that much of the perceived “wrongness” of global warming, aka “climate change”, is seen only through the eyes of activists on the Internet reading the latest doomsday scenario from Climate Progress, Huffington Post, The Guardian, and a whole host of other alarmist media outlets.
It’s a virtual online maelstrom of badness, all timed for Paris COP21 as recent news items reveal.
Lest you think this is a joke, you can see just how many things have been claimed to be the fault of global warming, aka “climate change” by reading John Brignell’s Numberwatch warm list.
Truly, there’s not a facet of life or the planet untouched.
Image by Josh www.cartoonsbyjosh.com
UPDATE: Alan Watt notes this footnote added to the UK warm list –
Footnote (September 2015) Why the list stopped growing.
The time it takes to process a new entry increases approximately with the square of the list length, after checking for duplications, spoofs etc. Starting it was based on the naïve assumption that the rate of appearances would decline as opposing evidence accumulated, but the reverse happened. That’s the difference between science and religion. It was taking over my life, which I did not want to end as a garbage collector. There have since been hundreds more claims of an increasingly ludicrous nature.