You probably think I’m kidding, but I’m not. Thanks to a link from Les I see this column in the Baltimore Chronicle, where Dave Lindorff actually has the testicular fortitude to say some of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard.
So the future political map of America is likely to look as different as the much shrunken geographical map, with much of the so-called “red” state region either gone or depopulated.
There is a poetic justice to this of course. It is conservatives who are giving us the candidates who steadfastly refuse to have the nation take steps that could slow the pace of climate change, so it is appropriate that they should bear the brunt of its impact.
The important thing is that we, on the higher ground both actually and figuratively, need to remember that, when they begin their historic migration from their doomed regions, we not give them the keys to the city…
There will be much work to be done to help the earth and its residents—human and non-human—survive this man-made catastrophe, and we can’t have these future refugee troglodytes, should their personal disasters still fail to make them recognize reality, mucking things up again….
It should be considered acceptable, in this stifling new world, to say, “Shut up. We told you this would happen.”
I snipped some of the more choice quotes from there, and of course I’m going to offer some commentary on them. Aside from the complete and utter scientific ignorance displayed by Dave when it comes to the effect a rising sea would actually have; he also makes it completely an abundantly clear that if you don’t believe, you aren’t welcome.
Ironically, he also completely ignores what would happen to the rest of world if global warming “wiped out” the red states. To make it perfectly clear, in that doomsday scenario, billions (that with a “b”) of people around the world would die. Billions. But that’s okay to Dave Lindorff, because among those billions would be a lot of conservatives, or so he imagines.
Let me repeat myself. Humorous or not, Dave Lindorff just said on the public record that he doesn’t mind billions dying, as long as you and I and the other “troglodytes” die with them.
We could talk at length about what a rising sea level would actually do to the midwest, and we could talk for an even longer amount of time about the accuracy of the tidal models used to calculate a rising sea level. That isn’t the issue here. Obviously, Dave Lindorff tossed all scientific credibility out the window – what I’m focusing on is his tremendous arrogance and disregard for human life. I don’t want to say that it’s emblematic of the global warming death cult group, but it’s pretty close.
It also goes as further evidence that global warming extremism (as opposed to rational, scientific analysis of global climate change which is something I am in favor of) really is a religion. What could be more religious than hoping for a Great Flood to wipe the unbelievers from the earth?