Climate Science Opposition has Gone PR

Climate Science Opposition has Gone PR

The Republican Oilgarch enrichers have gone PR using Basic American Values.  Instead of defeating decades of highly technical science observations and climate models with a snowball from Hell, they have hired PR professionals.  Of course, what they ended up with would be obvious to any child.

So now, climate change mitigators are accused of:  taking away our cows, our steaks, our hamburgers, our milk, our cottage cheese, our cheeses, our ice cream, and especially, our malts.  Never mentioned, is that we will also be less obese.  Today, I passed a Chick-fil-A restaurant with its signature inflated cow saying “eat mor chikin”.  It is not true that we have to give up all meat to save methane emissions, and become vegetarians.  Beef emissions in the US are about 5 times that of dairy, poultry, pork, and eggs, each.  They total about 20% of US greenhouse gas emissions.

Next, they are going to take away our airplanes, as Donald says, or, er, your right to fly and see the world, when he realizes that his rally audiences don’t own their own jets as Donald and his friends do.  Actually, much of our travel is unnecessary in this age of easy and free communication.  And tourist places are just mob scenes now.  Flying actually generates less than 2% of greenhouse gas emissions.  But Donald, sole passenger of the most equipped jet, Air Force one, who flies to Florida and his rallies at our expense, sets the worst example.  At the same time, he tells us plebeians that jets are unsafe, since they are too automated.  And, the FAA is not run by his personal pilot.

Also, you are going to have to give up your trucks and giant cars.  That is to say, THEY ARE COMING FOR YOUR TRUCKS and SUVS.  Of course, they aren’t told that smog would be gone, people will live longer, they would save money on gas, and electric cars accelerate better than many  gas guzzlers.

In Trump world, nobody is told that climate change will create massive refugee flows from failed crops from droughts and flooded river delta , plagues of locusts, and other catastrophes of biblical proportions.

About Dennis SILVERMAN

I am a retired Professor of Physics and Astronomy at U C Irvine. For a decade I have been active in learning about energy and the environment, and in lecturing and attending classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UC Irvine.
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