“On Behalf of Environmentalists, I Apologise for the Climate Scare,” said an article published in Forbes magazine by Mike Shellenberger.
At least it did, till Forbes caved to furious green activists and pulled it within hours of publication. By arguing that climate change is real – but “not the end of the world” and “not even our most serious environmental problem,” Shellenberger had been found guilty of wrongthink.
On behalf of environmentalists, I apologize for the climate scare
Climate change is real but it’s not the end of the world
It’s not even our most important environmental problem
I am delivering my apology in the form of a book
I hope you accept it
He’s selling a book. Of course he is.
But none of this was enough to save him the green mob which apparently bullied Forbes into withdrawing the piece.
A climate activist of 20 years has apologised for 2 decades of scaremongering, saying:
Humans are not causing a “sixth mass extinction”
The Amazon is not “the lungs of the world”
Climate change is not making natural disasters worse
Fires have declined 25% around the world since 2003
The amount of land we use for meat — humankind’s biggest use of land — has declined by an area nearly as large as Alaska
The build-up of wood fuel and more houses near forests, not climate change, explain why there are more, and more dangerous, fires in Australia and California
THE ABC NEEDS A BIG ENEMA
The government needs to stop pussyfooting around #TheirABC. It’s an anti Australian, anti patriotic propaganda unit for cultural pessimism and attacks on our culture and values. I hate what it’s become.
Instead of reporting factual news, it all the time pushes its own political line on the same tropes: …
Shellenberger admits that though he has known the truth for some time, he kept quiet till last year because he was ‘afraid of losing friends and funding’. What prompted him to speak out was that he saw the ‘climate scare’ was spiralling out of control.
To make amends, he wrote a book called Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All.
The ‘right-wingers’ over on XYZ are unforgiving:
“I became an environmentalist at 16 when I threw a fundraiser for Rainforest Action Network. At 27 I helped save the last unprotected ancient redwoods in California. In my 30s I advocated renewables and successfully helped persuade the Obama administration to invest $US90bn into them. Over the past few years I helped save enough nuclear plants from being replaced by fossil fuels to prevent a sharp increase in emissions.
“But until last year, I mostly avoided speaking out against the climate scare. Partly that’s because I was embarrassed. After all, I am as guilty of alarmism as any other environmentalist. For years, I referred to climate change as an “existential” threat to human civilisation, and called it a “crisis”.
“But mostly I was scared. I remained quiet about the climate disinformation campaign because I was afraid of losing friends and funding.”
Sounds great, doesn’t it? Here he is debunking all of the bullshit that we have been debunking and ridiculing for, oh gee, I don’t know, a few decades now. But that’s okay, this clown has changed his tune.
Except he’s doing it by selling a book. Of course he is.
I will direct readers’ attention to a little piece that I wrote a few years ago that went somewhat viral.
“And you lot had the nerve to label the very few of us who stood up to this rubbish and tried to protect the very system which you so mindlessly enjoy as being climate deniers?
“You can all go fuck yourselves. We will not forget. We will remind you for the rest of our lives. We will write the histories. You will never again be able to publicly hide from your cowardice, your avarice, your gullibility, your ignorance, and your sheer stupidity. But at least you’ll still have that free market capitalist model to enjoy which you so badly wanted to throw in the recycling bin.“
Michael Shellenberger wants us to buy his book to find out all the ways that he lied and conned the public while stealing taxpayer funds to continue his parasitic lifestyle. Far from confessing himself via a book, he should be made to give penance by repaying all of the monies that he fraudulently gained. His written words mean nothing. We already know the lies; a good many good and honest people have worked tirelessly to expose them. What counts now are actions.
So pay back all of the money, Michael. And then you can do something really useful, like fuck off and die.
We will never forget, nor forgive. You are tarred.