Earth Day 2019: The sixth mass extinction and the imperative of apocalypse

Having celebrated Earth Day and warned of various dimensions of environmental collapse since 1970, are there any circumstances even barely conceivable under which the environmental left would say that no more Earth Days are needed? By Benjamin Zycher Earth Day—Lenin’s birthday—stands for the proposition that environmental crises both immediate and looming are eternal, with mankind…

Advertisements
Katharine Hayhoe

MSNBC Twice Cancelled “Ratings Killer” Climate Action Advocate Katharine Hayhoe

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Climate action advocates are demanding MSM broadcast more climate change content, even if nobody wants to watch. The Media Are Complacent While the World Burns But there’s a brand-new playbook for journalists fighting for a 1.5°C world. By Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle PopeAPRIL 22, 2019 Last summer, during the deadliest wildfire season in…

The cult of Greta Thunberg

This young woman sounds increasingly like a millenarian weirdo. By Brendan O’Neill writing at Spiked Online Anyone who doubts that the green movement is morphing into a millenarian cult should take a close look at Greta Thunberg. This poor young woman increasingly looks and sounds like a cult member. The monotone voice. The look of…

If Precipitation Extremes Are Increasing, Why Aren’t Floods?

From a paper by the same title published in AGU’s journal “Water Resources Resarch” and also “Commentaries on Hydrology and Earth Surface” h/t to CTM It is now well established that rising temperatures are increasing precipitation extremes. This has led many to believe that flood magnitude and hence risk are also increasing, while observational evidence…