9 thoughts on “A Human-Extinction Denier”

  1. Well, most of humanity might go extinct, but my particular ancestors evolved on the African savanna, jogging full tilt through noonday temperatures that left even African critters cowering in the shade. My family even lost all our fur except for the big tufts on top. Water consumption aside (since I’m evaporatively cooled), I’m as heat adapted as many critters that evolved in the middle of a scorching desert.

    Now obviously there’s a completely different branch of homo sapiens that evolved from Siberian snow monkeys. You can tell who they are because they self-identify as people who will go extinct when the planet gets just two degrees warmer. To them I say “Ha! You should have evolved on the African plains like I did.”

  2. I don’t think I’m out of line to say to them, “You first.”

    As Prof. Reynolds says, I’ll believe it’s a crisis when the people telling me it’s a crisis act like it’s a crisis. If, instead of taking fleets of private jets headed to Davos, they were to row across the Atlantic, they’d have much more credibility.

    And bitchin’ deltoids!

    1. Why do all of these Malthusian Doomsday Scenarios™ require that a bureaucracy of faceless elites to rule over us clueless plebes for our own good?

    2. Hey, don’t give anyone more ideas, here.

      I guess Carbon Offsets are a “thing”, where you burn tons of Jet A to take you to those important conclaves and you pay an anonymous other to offset this. For example, poor persons in a somewhere else use a bicycle-crank generator in place of a single-cylinder Diesel to charge their phones or the dim LED battery lamps used so their kids can study for school after dark. You know, in the tropics where it is pretty much 12 hours daylight followed by 12 hours of darkness, all year around.

      It is not quite like personally rowing across an ocean, not exactly the same as benches of servants rowing you in a boat across the ocean, but pretty much the same thing by proxy. You are whisked between continents in climate-conditioned comfort, an activity that is financially linked to a small army of guys (or maybe women get stuck with that chore) sweating in tropical weather pedaling away and those crank-operated generators.

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