Sunday, May 22, 2011
It should be safe to say that the same imagery will resurface again and again in the future, like the 2012 doomdsday. Some crackpots can be imaginative in painting a scary future and a non-existent past. The important thing for them is that planet Earth will end... soon... or the soonest time possible. They must be watching a lot of zoombie movies and Al Gore fiction documentaries?
This will happen also in 2100? Or 200 years away? Well, GISS' James Hansen wrote in February 15, 2009: "If we burn all fossil fuels, we will destroy the planet we know. Carbon dioxide would increase to 500 ppm or more. We would set the planet on a course to the ice-free state, with sea level 75 metres higher...." (from The Guardian UK)
75 meters rise in sea level! We should indeed be scared and worried. Be very worried. Thanks to the UN and many governments for reminding us.
See related articles:
1. Armageddon, crackpots and governments
2. Global warming hits the Arctic
Saturday, May 21, 2011
I did not pay attention to it the past few weeks and days. I a blackhole for all those chain emails (send this to XX number of people, you will have luck; ignore this and you will have bad and despicable future), meaning all such mails that enter my inbox do not see any day of resurrection anywhere else. So I can also be a blackhole for such Armageddon scenarios.
But he was the first crackpot to make such doomsday scenario. There were many others in the past. And there will be many others in the future. The UN IPCC, FCCC and other governmental and environmental bodies also have the same crackpot predictions of a planet under heavy flooding, but their predictions are still far away, some 90 years from now, by the end of this century.
If crackpots at the UN and many governments can do it, so crackpots in the private sector can successfully emerge too. The key, I think, is the ability to scare the public first, to provide what they call "science-based" doomsday forecasts. Once they have fooled and scared the public enough, then the public are easy prey for what those crackpots would tell them what to do.
There is huge fame, international fame, and huge money too, involved in making such doomsday scenarios. While the crackpots at the UN and many governments are more shrewd, making forecasts on a period where they will be long dead, the private crackpots are less shrewd. They set and predict the date of Armageddon just a few years, even a few months ahead. So they are still alive when their holocaust scenarios are disproven.
It is impossible to stop those crackpots because they just emerge from somewhere and anywhere, from sometime and anytime. People can only protect themselves by relying on their individual capabilities, talents and ambitions. To save oneself from destitution, one must work hard and be responsible always. Religious crackpots and government bureaucrats have nothing to do with delivering us from destitution.