"A huge impediment to solving the [global] climate crisis is Fox News," says Science Guy Bill Nye - who also accuses the network of suffering from "psychological delusions" and feeding its audience "a steady diet of vitriol and paranoia.'
Dear Mr. Science Guy,
assuming that you're doomsday hysteria is justified and that there is a worsening, catastrophic "climate crisis" imperiling the planet caused by human industrial activity and CO2 emissions, how, for God's sake, is Fox News a "huge impediment" to resolving it?
I mean get real! How, for example, is Fox to blame for the failure and flop of Europe's huge, costly, ten-year experiment in renewable energy (wind, water and solar)? Heck, despite the EU spending up to $1 trillion of tax payers money (to subsidize the transition to a green energy future) how is Fox responsible for rising Euro CO2 emissions (see and see) and the soaring cost of Euro energy for consumers (increasing 63% in nine years see) when both were supposed to steadily fall? Who's responsible for Europe failing to become the model of a world saving, green energy economy to prevent Climageddon? In short, how is Fox to blame for Europe becoming a "green energy basket case" - a model to avoid?
And do tell me how is Fox to blame for the revolution taking place in third world developing states? How is it to blame for the "dirty," fossil fuel powered, CO2 "polluting" industrializing of China (see), India (see), Indonesia (see) , Brazil (see) and other poor developing countries? How is Fox responsible for these four countries alone increasing CO2 emissions by 5 billion tons since 2005, while Europe decreased there's by 600 million tons making its reductions meaningless by comparison - negating what good it allegedly did? Did Fox cause the Industrial Revolution which these nations are understandably emulating as they lift millions of people out of poverty, illiteracy and misery like we in the West did long ago? I feel embarrassed even asking such questions.
And while I'm on the subject of the third world what does Fox have to do with America, Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan, etc. lacking the tens and trillions of dollars needed to transition the third world to green energy economies so they can stop their massively growing "dangerous carbon polluting" of the Earth (see)? Is it Fox's fault that America, Europe and Japan are drowning in fiscal debt to the tune of $45 trillion and can't afford this staggering transfer of wealth without massively raising taxes on working class people and greatly damaging their economies (see)?
And please tell me what on Earth does Fox have to do with fossil fuels being the cheapest, most efficient, reliable and wealth creating form of energy known to man? They are a gift from God and Nature for the development of mankind fueling the greatest creative epoch in innovation and enterprise in history. Is it Fox's fault that wind, water and solar power (as we see in Europe) aren't competitive with coal, oil and gas, and perhaps won't be so for decades (see)? Is it Fox's fault that electric and hybrid vehicles are currently too expensive for common use? Does Fox set market prices favoring fossils over renewables? Does it ban the advertising of green cars on its network? Does it have that much power over markets? Is it that anti-green? You can't be stupid enough not to answer no.
Indeed, Mr. Science Guy, what does Fox have to do with the global consumption of oil, gas and coal combined breaking all existing records in 2015 (see), and most likely surpassing that in 2016*? What does Fox have to do with more people in developing states electrifying their homes by coal-fired plants (see), and buying gas guzzling cars by the millions for the first time in their lives (see and see)? Is it any wonder that atmospheric CO2 reached the 410 ppm mark in March? And it's going to climb even higher with no help from Fox - as it makes the planet more fruitful and green a blessing to hungry and starving human beings (see).
*2016 did top 2015 as 2017 is predicted to top 2016 (see).
Get real, Mr. Science Guy, what does Fox have to do with the Paris Accord becoming another worthless Kyoto, and with your impractical, ridiculous green energy utopianism? How is Fox to blame for alarmists like you having no feasible, practical, realistic fiscal, financial and economic solutions for the climate crisis you envision in your catastrophe obsessed brain? Really sir, who is it that's delusional with serious truth and reality problems living mentally in deep space light years from Earth?
The truth is this: If "delusional," "denialist," "anti-science" Fox were to suddenly disappear from network TV nothing would change; you'd still lack an answer and concrete plan for preventing "Climageddon," or the "Venus Syndrome," or the "Sixth Extinction" - or whatever name you want to give to your apocalyptic fears.
Face the facts Mr. Science Guy: the global warming movement was doomed from the start. The vilifying of Fox, Breitbart, the Koch Brothers, Anthony Watts, Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk radio and thousands of skeptical internet sites like mine are scapegoats for the failure of your bankrupt cause to frighten mankind away from use of fossil fuels with visions of far off doom. Alarmists like you have tried every trick and scare tactic in the book to make mankind deathly afraid of CO2 (an invisible, beneficial trace gas and plant food) and nothing has worked. Instead of decarbonizing we have the runaway use of fossil fuels expanding the work of lifting all boats and millions of poor folks in third world crap holes. As another doomsday science guy (Guy McPherson) rightly says (see): in the climate wars between anti-industrial warmists and pro-industrial deniers
"INDUSTRIAL CAPITALISM HAS WON!"
And so it has as the evidence shows. Fossil fuel powered industrial capitalism roars head irreversibly spreading progress to the remotest and most primitive parts of the world; it's too powerful, unstoppable, there's nothing better to replace it. And until that changes, which seems a long ways off, all you can do to calm your fears, and find some peace of mind, is to hope that we "deniers" are right; and that you, your waning movement and hysterical doomsday climate "science" got fossil fuels and CO2 catastrophically wrong.
All the best,
The most humane solution for saving the world is to kill Fox News and everyone over 60.
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