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The Real Cause Of Climate Grief

Nicolas Gomez Davila said “Cultures dry out when their religious ingredients evaporate.”

If you want an example of extreme religious desiccation, then look no further than some fruitcake boasting he got a vasectomy because of—and I swear to you this is what he said—climate grief.

Now this fellow is a Canadian, and in Nova Scotia, a country and a region in no danger from a slight warming, which they might get once “climate change” hits. So why the grief?

Seems he heard on the radio that temperatures were rising somewhere. And he heard that the Atlantic Ocean was “disturbed”, whatever that might mean. And that, he heard, “the North Atlantic hurricane season was intensifying due to climate change”. Which, of course, it wasn’t, didn’t, and hasn’t.

Here’s his explanation:

A planet worrier since my early teens, I told each successive romantic partner that I wanted love but not children. How can we bring a child into a world we know doesn’t want it, will have trouble feeding.

We might be tempted to pass by the hilarity of this planet worrier’s “each successive romantic partner” nonsense (judging by his picture this would seem to be a thin line of succession), but I think it is key.

This man does not want kids because he wants to concentrate all his efforts on himself; he is, with the possible exceptions of caressing his occasional transient “partners”, an entirely selfish being. If he wasn’t, he wouldn’t have had cause to say “each successive romantic partner”. He would have said “wife”.

Our culture is gasping its last breaths. Only a remnant still feels part of it at any deep level, and only a few want to sustain it. Many, on the right and left, want to it change fundamentally. But change from what? Few can even identify what the culture is anymore. As a result, people draw inward and allow their inner narcissist to shine. Hey, it’s all going to end, and we might as well enjoy ourselves going out.

Of course, few want to admit to selfishness. So they seek something other than themselves that they can blame. Why not “climate change”? Well, and what choice besides “climate change”.

Our man (I’m feeling generous) has obviously absorbed, as have most, choking levels of propaganda. Enough, and more than enough, to poison and corrupt his ability to reason about the subject of “climate change”. His diet has not even been very good propaganda, but it doesn’t have to be great, it merely has to be good enough, and is. It merely has to touch, lightly, the spot left empty by what used to be our religion.

This isn’t in isolated incident. The term “climate grief” is being embraced as just the right excuse. A moment’s search reveals “climate grief” is embarrassingly fashionable. We have time to cover only one more typical story.

Here’s the subtitle on a recent article, riding atop a picture of a typical looking academic white guy (badly dressed, beard, permanent sanctimonious visage): “Climate scientist Peter Kalmus visits a fossil-fuel-free homestead in Maine, looking not for solutions to climate change, but for a better way to survive it and make peace with his grief.”

This is a fellow who should know better, but doesn’t. He must be of at least modest intelligence, but he has chosen to believe something absurd. Almost certainly, I say, because he wants to. To take the pain away. The pain of the only conclusion one can reach with the departure of religion: that life has no meaning.

The article paraphrases him: “the Biden administration is clueless on climate, and that he might get fired from his job at NASA if he is arrested for a third time protesting what he views as downright madness: the continued use of fossil fuels.”

This man’s motivation is not selfishness, it’s the desire to fill a void, and really give his life meaning. He wants to end to come, even if he wouldn’t admit it to himself.

“Climate change” is in real danger of becoming the old-fashioned self-fulfilling prophecy. Cut off oil, gas, and coal, and you stop being able to feed most of the world. The Malthusians (and not so much Malthus) keep getting it backward. It’s not that there are too many people eating too much food, it’s because there’s so much food there’s so many people.

If these lunatics get their way, we’re all going to suffer “climate grief”.

Incidentally, today’s picture was generated by the prompt “Group of female Harvard professors crying hysterically about climate change.”

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  1. A sane person would conclude that being against fossil fuels is in direct opposition to NASA.

    So he must have taken a job there to sabotage it. Which means he had to have been a pathological liar- he either had to lie to NASA during the interviews or he’s lying about giving a shit about fossil fuels. I suppose it is possible NASA is loaded with morons that think we could explore space on geothermal power.

  2. Remember, folks, the main job of NASA is to funnel money to Democrat fundraisers. The secondary job is to elevate Black Muslim nations. In their spare time, they occasionally contemplate space.

  3. I read about 24 articles today, most on climate and energy. Then I read this one last. There goes 10 minutes of my life I;ll never get back.

    This article ends with a silly armchair psychological diagnosis of a person the author never even met:

    “This man’s motivation is not selfishness, it’s the desire to fill a void, and really give his life meaning. He wants to end to come, even if he wouldn’t admit it to himself.”

    The writer was obviously in the mood to criticize others with different beliefs, or had a hangover.

    The real story here, completely missed, is why do so many people believe in things based on faith? Whether they believe in god, hell, heaven or a climate crisis ahead, it’s all beliefs based on faith, rather than facts, data and logic.

    Many of these beliefs are used by leaders to control people with the threat of punishment if they do not behave “properly”. They will either go to hell, or global warming will turn Earth into hell. They won’t have to go anywhere to get to hell.

    It’s all nonsense to me but the climate religion is similar to other religions …. except they don’t start wars. They do glue themselves to things, but all religions have their rituals.

    Following the Occam’s razor principle: Maybe the guy who does not want children simply doesn’t care for children. That’s a simple explanation, Maybe he came up with a clever virtue signaling way to convey that to women, that would not offend them: “I want to save the planet” (rather than saying little children annoy me).

    In summary, I give this article one cheer
    A Bronx cheer.

    PS: While many people mock climate change as scaremongering, I happen to know climate change will kill your dog. Not the +1.5 degrees C. — that’s harmless. But +1.6 degrees, and it’s good bye fido.

  4. Reply to Richard Greene:

    10 minutes to read < 760 words? If you'd stopped there some people might not have noticed just how badly you discredit yourself here.

  5. The climate hoax is the tip of the depopulation spear. Unfortunately being
    the responsible level headed creatures that we are we adopted a serious
    unbiased approach and addressed it as a topic of relevance. The hoax has
    now progressed to the point that many who should know better have adopted
    its fraudulent lexicon. This is the point of no return.

  6. Rich, you have rightly discerned that “Muh Climate” is indeed a religion!

    But this religion, like all of them, comes from somewhere… A common descent, if you will! An evolutionary process! “Muh Climate” has genetical ancestors! It’s generis can be traced!

    Much like every Protestant branch is an off-shoot of Catholicism, which succeeds from Judaism…

    Every Climate Cult, and Universal Galactic and Earthy Doomsday Oracle Club, is the logical slippery slopey hersterical offspring of Atheistic Materialist Naturalism!

    And, oh! How they cried! How would the Sun’s limited energy continue to survive? It’s been billions of years! We need communism to save us! Communism has never started any wars! Unlike that opiate of the masses! We need government to step in! We need ritual advertisements and conformity to escape the Big Crunch Heat Freeze Death Apocalypse foretold by our Mythical Scientific Fables!

    And I sure bet the vasectomied fella up there sure ain’t a practising Catholic! Then again, The Science ™ is currently installed and running the show even from the Vatican, and it is blessing the gays too, so he could be confused, but they shoulda told him there’d be plenty of crickets for his offspring to consume! But I think he’s partial to simply killing them, or sigh in relief as his women decide ‘what’s best.’

  7. I’m not surprised this guy’s from Canada, which seems in many ways like California North. Governor Hair Gel and Prime Minister Blackface certainly are soulmates. He was originally triggered by radio? Help save civilization–demolish NPR, one transmitter at a time (and whatever the Canadian equivalent is). The silver lining is that this dipshit has removed himself from the gene pool.

  8. While it is reasonable to call climate change a religion because of beliefs based on faith, that’s not the whole story.

    Climate change is three things”

    (1) Literally: Predictions of global warming doom that began in 1979 with the Charney Report

    (2) Top 10% climate leaders:
    A strategy for leftist leaders to control the private sector and empower themselves. Thei goal is Rule by Leftist Experts, which used to be called fascism. Some prefer Marxism

    (3) Bottom 90% climate followers:
    Virtue signaling for leftist useful idiots
    who believe everything leftists governments tell them, from Covid shots are safe and effective to Hunter Bribe’em’s laptop was Russian disinformation. These are truly useful idiots.

    The article implies that people who do not want children are selfish. I reject that implication. I do not have children by choice. That fact has allowed me to be much more generous to charities than would have been the case if I had several children. Of course the wife of 47 years completely agrees.

    The article implies that climate change is a substitute for another religion. I reject that as a rule of thumb. I have been an atheist or over 65 years and tried to refute the climate predictions of doom for 26 years. Very difficult. But I have one advantage as an atheist. I do not believe anything based on faith. Give me facts, data and logic, in the Mr. Spock style.

    It is a form of hypocrisy to have religious beliefs based on faith, simply because a bible says so, while criticizing others who have climate beliefs based on faith, simply because the IPCC SMMARY report for Policymakers says so.

    Climate change is merely a CAGW prediction
    — Not based on data, so is not science
    — Has been wrong since 1979
    — Propaganda starts with school indoctrination
    — Supported by 96% Democrat mainstream media
    — Could take 50 to 100 years to refute

    To the insulter who complained about my reading time. I have a severe vision disability and can not read at a normal speed. Be thankful if you can.

    To the commenter who mentioned population control. Very good point. Nut Zero is not feasible or affordable, but solar and wind could not support 8 billion people. Nor will it reduce the growth of atmospheric CO2 (which is good news for plants, based on science) because over 7/8 of the world’s population lives in nations who could not care less about Nut Zero and CO2. So the only way to stop the rise of atmospherics CO2 would be a much lower global population. Some leftists are smart enough to know that. But they are not smart enough to know that more CO2 and global warming are both good news for our planet. That adds up to scary times.

    We are led by leftists who think they are experts in every subject. Reality is they know nothing about everything, ruin everything they touch, and think only fascism can stop climate change.

    Richard Greene
    BS, MBA, TBW
    TBW = Trained By Wife
    Bingham Farms, Michigan
    where we LOVE global warming

    https://honestclimatescience.blogspot.com/

  9. The article implies that people who do not want children are selfish. I reject that implication. I do not have children by choice. That fact has allowed me to be much more generous to charities than would have been the case if I had several children. Of course the wife of 47 years completely agrees.

    Well, the trend is that there are an awful number of… what was it… DINKS??? One of those newfangled acronyms of the TikTok crowd – “Double Income No Kids” – going about. You might consider yourself a minority exception to that rule…

    But nobody cares if you don’t have children for some good reason, after all, virginity and consecrated religious orders are appreciated. The “selfish” issue is the pleasure of sexual intercourse that omits the end for which it is designed – procreation. Once you set the precedent that this is “your right” in private – the logical consequence is sodomy is therefore a-okay, and the need for termination of children’s lives, who do result as the natural consequence of the proper action. They sure aren’t “accidents” any more than putting a fishing line in the water and being surprised that you wound up catching something!

    Consider whether the contraceptives you and the wife may be using double as an abortifacient. Otherwise you’d be morally better off *snipping.*

    The article implies that climate change is a substitute for another religion. I reject that as a rule of thumb. I have been an atheist or over 65 years and tried to refute the climate predictions of doom for 26 years. Very difficult. But I have one advantage as an atheist. I do not believe anything based on faith. Give me facts, data and logic, in the Mr. Spock style.

    Same difference. Many of us are Catholics, and spend a good amount of time refuting Protestant and other liberal Christian modernist errors quite often, with the facts, data and logic; and the weather rains down, and the sun warms us as equally as anyone else.

    Any scientist or studious observer of humanity, culture and society worth their salt knows that the “religious” impulses of mankind, never go away, no matter how much atheists claim to try while blissfully ironically unaware of their own religious motivations. It merely shifts towards some other object. Broadly categorized as idolatry. Or turned inward as worship of oneself or one’s chosen group and modernly practiced as reification of their theses.

    They say “Let there be a Climate Crisis” into the facts, and lo, it is so! They say “Let there be White Supremacy” into the data, and lo, it is so! They say “Let there be equity” into the logic, and lo, it is constrained! They say “Let Mr. Spock be non-binary” into the script, and lo, it is illogically retconned so, and will soon be streaming on the next Paramount+ anniversary special. Not even A.I. can escape this, and it sure ain’t attending Church.

    It is a form of hypocrisy to have religious beliefs based on faith, simply because a bible says so, while criticizing others who have climate beliefs based on faith, simply because the IPCC SMMARY report for Policymakers says so.

    Technically a strawman. For the climate believers, do not realize they have a religious faith. They are fully convinced they are doing hard SCIENCE! That they are going off the “facts, data and logic, in the Mr. Spock style.” They, and many scientists and Spock cosplayers, do not realize that a lot of what they pass off as “facts, data and logic,” are in fact unproven or entirely unprovable presuppositional theories, upheld by consensus popularity, and that their models say what they are told to say and nothing more.

  10. Peter Kalmus found the Possibility alliance…

    The Possibility Alliance is an 11-acre homestead that operates without power, running water or a sewer system.

    Sounds positively medieval. Such lovely people.

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