A meteorologist who has covered weather for the Wall Street Journal tweeted that he has decided not to have children in order to leave a lighter carbon footprint, and is considering having a vasectomy.
He also vowed to stop flying after the world’s recent climate-change report made him cry.
Eric Holthaus was reacting to the findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which released a report on Friday that found it was ‘extremely likely’ that humans are causing warming trends seen in the last several decades.
The Dutch artist known as Tinkebell, who calls attention to animal rights issues through works that use the remains of dead animals, had herself sterilised last week for a similar reason.
Eschewing procreation in order to spread their message only through conversion? Well, it worked for the Shakers . . .
This time, however, climate change deniers seem divided in their preferred contrarian narrative. Some would have us believe that the IPCC has downgraded the strength of the evidence and the degree of threat. Career fossil fuel-industry apologist Bjorn Lomborg, in Rupert Murdoch’s the Australian, wrote on 16 September:
’UN’s mild climate change message will be lost in alarmist translation.’
On the other hand, serial climate disinformer Judith Curry, in a commentary for the same outlet five days later, announced:
’Consensus distorts the climate picture.’
So, make up your mind, critics: is it a “mild message” or a “distorted picture”?
Gosh, you’d almost get the impression that, unlike the insecure fake Nobel laureate and his sad cultists, out in the wider world people are allowed to disagree.