A View Inside The Crazy Mind Of A Warmist

Ever wonder what a Warmist is really thinking? Here’s The Atlantic’s Robinson Meyer

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I remember the first time I learned about climate change. I was sitting at a fancy restaurant with my parents, reading a science magazine under the table. (I think it was Kids Discover, which—with its full-page photos, friendly writing, and cartoonish illustrations—ranked up there with the Klutz books as ’90s edutainment par excellence.) In the bottom half of a page, there was an info box: Scientists had identified something called the greenhouse effect, which could make disastrously extreme weather more common and the planet too hot to inhabit. I remember looking around the table, anxiously, before stammering out a question to my parents: Did they know about this? Humanity breaking the planet, and adults were doing nothing about it?

I have lost count of the number of people who have identified climate as “the political issue of the 21st century.” It ranks up there for me. Food, water, protection from the elements: It feels insufficient to say that climate touches everything, because it in fact permeates us. Physically, materially, existentially, the climate determines what it feels like to have a human body in this biosphere. And that means that every consideration of the future—of security personal, economic, and international—winds back to climate.

Here we go

When I consider whether to have children, I think about climate change. When I consider where I want to live, I think about climate change. When I stand on the beach and play catch with my younger brothers and wonder what their young adulthood will be like, I think of refugees and resource wars—and, thus, climate change.

Even my current career, as a technology reporter, was inflected by the climate: When I first got into technology in the mid-2000s, I was partly drawn to it because I thought all that new wealth—and all that new expertise in handling data—might flow toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Climate change, a phenomenon without a mind, is engrained in every texture of my every ordinary day.

I think the specific psychological term for this is “Wackadoodle”.

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5 Responses to “A View Inside The Crazy Mind Of A Warmist”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    Aw hell Teach, enough with the ramblings of ‘lil jeffy and ‘tarded johnny even if they do write for The Atlantic.

  2. TrishMac says:

    It’s really kind of sad. And it will take years of therapy to correct her woefully misguided and self delusional mind.

  3. Hank_M says:

    “Ever wonder what a Warmist is really thinking?”

    It isn’t thinking, it’s indoctrination.

  4. jl says:

    “My current career, a technology reporter…” That she’s a reporter says it all.

  5. captainfish says:

    Some people really do need medical treatment by trained professionals. I appreciate that they have differing views, but to expect that every single action has a global effect on our global climate is just plain nuts.

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