Climate doomsday cult tries for yet another rebranding
They keep promising us that the North Pole is melting yet there is still no boat traffic on the "Northwest Passage." In fact, it has not been that long ago that a US warship was trapped on the Candian side of the Great Lakes by ice that kept it from leaving port for months.Apparently not enough people are convinced that we have only 12 years left before the world ends.The first brand identity of the doomsday cultists had it that “global warming” was going to kill us all. But alas, it produced laughable claims, such as the “end of snow,” that were endlessly refuted by Mother Nature.And there was the humiliating “Gore Effect,” described by Urban Dictionary as:The phenomenon that leads to unseasonably cold temperatures, driving rain, hail, or snow whenever Al Gore visits an area to discuss global warming. Hence, the Gore Effect.- Australia, November 2006: Al Gore is visiting two weeks before summer begins. The Gore Effect strikes: "Ski resort operators gazed at the snow in amazement. Parents took children out of school and headed for the mountains. Cricketers scurried amidbullets of hail as Melburnians traded lunchtime tales of the incredible cold." (The Age)
- New York, March 2004: "Gore chose January 15, 2004, one of the coldest days in New York City's history, to rail against the Bush administration and global warming skeptics... Global warming, Gore told a startled audience, is causing record cold temperatures." (NY Environment News)There's nothing quite like laughter to puncture pomposity and appeals to authority. So, the scare-mongers abandoned “global warming” as the boogeyman and rolled out their New Coke: “Climate change.” But that has proven to be as much of a dud as New Coke. Golly-gee-whiz, it’s not scary enough. There are still plenty of people who don’t get excited. So, now we have the new New Coke: “climate emergency,” now being test marketed as Michael Bastasch reports in the Daily Caller.......