About a month ago, I wrote an article that is fairly similar to this one. The title was: “How Much Longer Can The Left Say ‘It’s Our Last Chance To Save The Earth’?” In that article, I mentioned a Newsweek article dating back to 1975 that discussed global cooling and how year after year, climate summit after climate summit, “experts” warn that this is our last chance to save our planet.
Well, similarly, Left-wing activists warn that we have a certain number of years, months, days, or even hours until the end of the world due to catastrophic climate change that we are to blame for.
Recently, Socialist darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave a similar warning, saying that the world “is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change”.
12 years, huh? I’ll take her up on that bet.
But in any case, she is just the latest of the Left’s nutcases to warn of apocalyptic events surrounding climate change, giving a set number of years for people to vote Democrat so that they can “fight” climate change and turn out to not have to worry in 12 years about an impending apocalypse, instead, opting to reset the clock and say the word would end in another 10 to 20 years.
This is a tried and true method that has worked for Democrats at varying degrees since they began using it.
But when did this sort of nonsensical apocalypse warning begin?
Well, according to an MIT professor named Leo Marx, George Perkins Marsh may have been the first person to issue a similar warning to what the Left is crying out.
George Perkins Marsh, according to Professor Marx, is “sometimes said to be the father of American ecology” and “warned that the earth was ‘fast becoming an unfit home for its “noblest inhabitant”’, and that unless men changed their ways, it would be reduced ‘to such a condition of impoverished productiveness, of shattered surface, of climatic excess, as to threaten the depravation, barbarism, and perhaps even extinction of the species.’”
In other words, George Perkins Marsh gave similar apocalyptic warnings regarding the climate (though with no set date as to how much longer humanity has to fix it) as modern-day Democrats often give.
When did George Perkins Marsh give this warning, you ask?
THE GUY GAVE THIS WARNING WHILE LINCOLN WAS STILL PRESIDENT!
ONE YEAR AFTER THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION THAT FREED THE SLAVES!
So the Left has been using a warning issued by someone as far back as the days of the Civil War.
Now, again, Marsh did not specifically say how much longer humanity had to deal with what he saw as a sort of climate crisis. But still, that was 155 years ago. We are in no more danger of dying due to climate change today as we were back when a full pound of sugar cost you roughly 9 cents.
And allow me to remind you: this was WELL before “modern” cars were a thing (it is said that 1886 was the birth year of the modern automobile when Karl Benz patented his first automobile) and well before they were mass produced.
Farming equipment was very different and farming itself largely relied on manual labor (hence the reason for there being slaves in the first place) and wars were still largely fought either on foot or with cavalry.
In other words, just about everything the Left blames for the destruction of our planet (cars, heavy machinery, war vehicles, even A/Cs) had yet to be invented when the first guy warned of a possible climate crisis that would doom humanity.
Oh, and when I said that people on the Left were trying to narrow down just how much, or little, time left humanity had even down to hours, I wasn’t joking.
In March of 2009, Elizabeth May of the Canadian Green Party declared that “we have hours” to prevent climate disaster, according to a piece written by May herself to a publication called The Star.
But as far as I know, she’s the only person who has said we only had hours to fix climate change.
Still, back in October of 2009, UK’s Gordon Brown warned of a climate catastrophe and we only had “50 days to save world”.
One of the most notorious claims regarding a short period of time to “fix” climate change came from Prince Charles himself when he claimed we only had 96 months to solve that “crisis”.
Each of them is fixated on the possibility of there being an apocalyptic event that has to do with climate change and make the most ridiculous claims imaginable thanks to Marsh floating around the idea that there would likely eventually be a sort of climate crisis.
I have no idea how the guy arrived to that conclusion. Maybe he noticed that one day was particularly cold or hot and jumped to conclusions.
But in any case, the guy made this sort of claim roughly a year before President Lincoln would be assassinated, and it’s a claim the Left largely runs with nowadays. Although, I doubt they know that this is likely where it comes from and I doubt they would acknowledge it even if they knew about it.
In any case, the fact that 155 years have passed since the earliest known case of someone making a claim relating to the apocalypse coming through climate change and we are doing just fine is an indication of how looney and wrong the Left is with regards to this issue.
Certainly, there is little more the U.S. can do to “fight” climate change. We’re reducing our CO2 emissions and following the Paris climate deal pretty much to the letter without getting scammed by the other countries in the deal.
And it’s not like taxing the hell out of corporations and the rich will help either. We tried that with Obama, and where did that lead? Seriously, I’m asking, because I swear every year Obama would say that it’s the hottest year to date in a long time. If that was the case, then whatever Obama was doing regarding the environment clearly wasn’t working if that’s the result you get.
In any case, the U.S. seems to be quietly (it’s only quiet because the MSM refuses to report on this because Trump is president) helping in protecting the environment while China, France and many other countries seem to be harming the environment more and more. Now, China doesn’t even have to pretend to care about the environment. The Communist Party of China will rule that country until it sinks, so they don’t have to pretend to care about what people care about.
The environmental movement is only useful if it can get you power. The Communists have that power, so they don’t have to care about the environment.
But France pretends to care for the environment and yet, their CO2 emissions have only RISEN since the Paris deal was made.
In any case, I find it hilarious that the earliest known case of someone issuing some sort of warning pertaining to climate change leading to the destruction of humanity comes from a guy who was around before and after slavery was abolished.
I will try my hardest to remember this fact in the future, provided we are still around for the next 12 years.
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