Guest essay by Eric Worrall
Big oil consultant and hardline green Dana Nuccittelli has revealed the latest climate catchphrase which will make us all care: “Atmospheric Radicalization”
‘The atmosphere is being radicalized’ by climate change
To paraphrase Donald Trump, this is radical atmospheric change and Republicans won’t even mention the words.
Climate change’s impacts on extreme weather and society are becoming increasingly clear and undeniable. While we are making progress in solving the problem, we’re still moving too slowly, and one of the two political parties governing the world’s strongest superpower continues to deny the science. This led astrophysicist Katie Mack to make the following suggestion, related to a common refrain from Donald Trump and Republican Party leaders:
Maybe governments will actually listen if we stop saying "extreme weather" & "climate change" & just say the atmosphere is being radicalized
— Katie Mack (@AstroKatie) October 22, 2016
… [snip: boring list of rehashed climate claims] …
Denying science won’t stop climate change damages
These are but a few recent examples of climate extremes amplified by human-caused global warming. These extreme events will only come with greater frequency and intensity as the planet continues to heat up.
The only way to curb these impacts is to cut the carbon pollution that’s intensifying them. As any member of Alcoholics Anonymous knows, denying a problem doesn’t make it go away. Only by admitting we have a problem and taking steps to address it can we avoid a catastrophic outcome.
Given a recent surveys which show people are far more worried about corruption and clowns than climate change, maybe the greens are missing a bet. Perhaps “climate clowning” or “environmental government corruption” would grab people’s attention.