Letter: The climate change fable
Most of you have read the story of “Chicken Little” and “The Boy who Cried Wolf.” The premise of “Chicken Little” was after an acorn fell on Chicken Little, she assumed the sky was falling, and when she told all she knew, only the wolf acted like he believed her, and he invited her into his den for safety. The wolf had chicken for dinner that night.
“The Boy Who Cried Wolf” is about a boy named Peter herding sheep for the village he lived in. One day he decided to shout wolf, wolf! All the village people came to rescue the herd, but there was no wolf. Again and again this happened, the townspeople would run to rescue the herd and find Peter laughing at them. One day a wolf appeared, Peter cried wolf, and no one came to rescue the herd.
So now a modern-day fable, in the 1970s Time Magazine had three cover stories concerning the impending “World Freeze,” the coming of another ice age. Fast forward to 1989, UN Climate Expert Noel Brown, warned of a “10-year window of opportunity to solve” global warming, and a senior U.N. environmental official says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the Earth by rising sea levels if the global warming is not reversed by the year 2000. Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of “eco-refugees,” threatening political chaos.
In 2001, a local “climate expert” claims there will be no snow to ski on in Aspen by 2020 if we don’t take action. In 2006, Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” is shown in theaters all over the world and damn near made mandatory in schools as nothing more than a brainwashing tool shouting more lies than Peter. 2009: UK’s Gordon Brown, We have “50 days to save world.” 2015: NASA is exposed in ‘massive’ new climate data fraud.
With all these facts, is there any wonder people are skeptical and jaded?
So tell me, who will be to blame when someone does have the science concerning a preventable global disaster and no one listens to them?
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