Crazy Bill McKibbon: We Literally Need To Mobilize Like WWIII Against Hotcoldwetdry

There’s crazy, then there’s Crazy

We’re under attack from climate change—and our only hope is to mobilize like we did in WWII.

In the North this summer, a devastating offensive is underway. Enemy forces have seized huge swaths of territory; with each passing week, another 22,000 square miles of Arctic ice disappears. Experts dispatched to the battlefield in July saw little cause for hope, especially since this siege is one of the oldest fronts in the war. “In 30 years, the area has shrunk approximately by half,” said a scientist who examined the onslaught. “There doesn’t seem anything able to stop this.”

Day after day, week after week, saboteurs behind our lines are unleashing a series of brilliant and overwhelming attacks. In the past few months alone, our foes have used a firestorm to force the total evacuation of a city of 90,000 in Canada, drought to ravage crops to the point where southern Africans are literally eating their seed corn, and floods to threaten the priceless repository of art in the Louvre. The enemy is even deploying biological weapons to spread psychological terror: The Zika virus, loaded like a bomb into a growing army of mosquitoes, has shrunk the heads of newborn babies across an entire continent; panicked health ministers in seven countries are now urging women not to get pregnant. And as in all conflicts, millions of refugeesare fleeing the horrors of war, their numbers swelling daily as they’re forced to abandon their homes to escape famine and desolation and disease.

World War III is well and truly underway. And we are losing.

It doesn’t get any saner as it goes on

We’re used to war as metaphor: the war on poverty, the war on drugs, the war on cancer. Usually this is just a rhetorical device, a way of saying, “We need to focus our attention and marshal our forces to fix something we don’t like.” But this is no metaphor. By most of the ways we measure wars, climate change is the real deal: Carbon and methane are seizing physical territory, sowing havoc and panic, racking up casualties, and even destabilizing governments. (Over the past few years, record-setting droughts have helped undermine the brutal strongman of Syria and fuel the rise of Boko Haram in Nigeria.) It’s not that global warming is like a world war. It is a world war. Its first victims, ironically, are those who have done the least to cause the crisis. But it’s a world war aimed at us all. And if we lose, we will be as decimated and helpless as the losers in every conflict–except that this time, there will be no winners, and no end to the planetwide occupation that follows.

It even dives into Obama appeasing Iran Chamberlain appeasing Hitler, saying there should be no appeasement here, no looking away or ignoring the problem. We have to Do Something! And even the Paris climate accord is not good enough, being compared to Chamberlain’s “peace in our time.”

Anyway, we need WWII style construction of solar panels and wind turbines essentially covering most of the world

Building these factories doesn’t require any new technology. In fact, the effort would be much the same as the one that Solomon oversaw at Intel’s semiconductor factory in New Mexico: Pick a site with good roads and a good technical school nearby to supply the workforce; find trained local contractors who can deal with everything from rebar to HVAC; get the local permits; order long-lead-time items like I-beam steel; level the ground and excavate; lay foundations and floors; build walls, columns, and a roof; “facilitate each of the stations for factory machine tooling with plumbing, piping, and electrical wiring”; and train a workforce of 1,500. To match the flow of panels needed to meet the Stanford targets, in the most intense years of construction we need to erect 30 of these solar panel factories a year, plus another 15 for making wind turbines. “It’s at the upper end of what I could possibly imagine,” Solomon says.

Of course, where’s the energy coming from to build these? Fossil fuels, perhaps?

Anyhow, it’s all over-the top nutty, pure batsh*t insane, and, unshockingly, requires massive, huge Government to make it happen. Why are the solutions always big, dominating, controlling government with the Cult of Climastrology? They wouldn’t have an ulterior motive, would they?

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13 Responses to “Crazy Bill McKibbon: We Literally Need To Mobilize Like WWIII Against Hotcoldwetdry”

  1. Dana says:

    So, how did we actually mobilize for World War II? We drafted a few million men, we interred Japanese-Americans in prison camps, we summarily executed suspected spies and saboteurs, we rationed gasoline and diesel and all sorts of consumer products, and seized control of vital industries.

    Gosh, those leftists sure do like them some government controls!

  2. john says:

    I think Dana was sort of still sounds like he is rooting for the right wing Nazis and Japanese militarists
    And 11.5 million were drafted not a few million http://www.nationalww2museum.org/learn/education/for-students/ww2-history/ww2-by-the-numbers/us-military.html

  3. john says:

    That whole hotcodwetdry thing seems to have given Louisiana a major hosing down. We DO seem to be having more of this extreme weather, don’t we? Could it be because of THE PAUSE?

  4. john says:

    Teach is also still mad that BIG GOVERNMENT killed Joe Camel

  5. Stosh says:

    Perfect plan, so long as the sun is shining, no clouds allowed and the wind blows strongly everyday without fail….or we can just use unicorn farts during lax times.

  6. jl says:

    “We do seem to be having more extreme weather.” “Seem” doesn’t count, John. And by the way, what’s the official definition of “extreme weather”? If you say it’s happening, you should be able to define what it is.

  7. Hoagie says:

    …..still sounds like he is rooting for the right wing Nazis …

    Nazi’s are left wing John, they’re national Socialists.

  8. john says:

    The actual definition of extreme weather is
    what happened in Louisiana a 500 year record http://www.ajc.com/news/news/national/louisiana-flooding-what-500-year-flood-and-why-it-/nsG9k/

  9. john says:

    Ahhh what is in a name??
    When the U.S.S.R was still together were they all Republicans?
    Because their name was the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.They were far from being socialists which is why prior to Pearl Harbor they received heavy financial assistance from the most conservative American banks as well as German banks and industrialists. Prescott Bush (W’s grandad was almost indicted for refusing to stop trading with them AFTER Pearl.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2003/oct/17/20031017-110534-8149r/
    Of course the Washington Times IS a rightwing news outlet.
    Want to learn more about American conservatives and the Nazis?
    Try reading Who Financed Hitler or Trading With The enemy
    You might also find out why the FordWerks in Germany were never heavily bombed in WWII (bad weather??) or because Henry Ford didn’t want the bombers he made ruining his plant

  10. john says:

    2 of my Uncles fought the rightwing Nazis My dad fought the rightwing Japanese
    FDR was vilified for trying to get the USA into the war against the Nazis and their Japanese allies.
    Conservatives wanted to keep us out

  11. Hoagie says:

    2 of your uncles fought the National SOCIALIST Workers Party (the Nazi’s) and try as you will they were socialists, they were leftists and like all other leftists, socialists and communists brute force by government is the standard MO. Your dad fought the Imperial Japanese ruled by an Emperor as head but with a military junta in control. If it makes you feel better to call these animals “rightwing” go right ahead but only leftist, fascist or socialist/communist countries have the military in charge of government like Cuba, N. Korea, China, USSR. Saying Japan was rightwing is like saying Napoleon was rightwing.

    FDR was “vilified” as you call it not by “conservatives” but by isolationists. And since when have democrats had a hard time getting “the USA into” any war?

  12. Jamboy says:

    McKibben’s fails to understand what the typical official “wars on” poverty, drugs, cancer, etc are all about. It’s not, as he claims, “just a rhetorical device, a way of saying, “We need to focus our attention and marshal our forces to fix something we don’t like.”

    The “war” on anything is almost always one big fraud, whether it is actual military war, the war on poverty, drugs, or the war on cancer, because huge corporate interests are the leading motive for these “wars” instead of their officially advocated missions.

    So, the “wars” on this or that have thus been a “wars” on the unsuspecting public: to keep them misinformed and misguided.

    Let’s take the ‘war on cancer’ as an example:

    The orthodox cancer establishment has been saying a cure for cancer “is just around the corner” and “we’re winning the war on cancer” for decades. It’s all hype and lies (read Guy Faguet’s ‘War on cancer” or Sam Epstein’s work).

    Since the war on cancer began orthodox medicine hasn’t progressed in their basic highly profitable therapies: it still uses only highly toxic, deadly things like radiation, chemo, surgery, and drugs that have killed millions of people instead of the disease.

    As long as the official “war on cancer” is a HUGE BUSINESS based on EXPENSIVE TREATMENTS/INTERVENTIONS of a disease instead of its prevention, logically, they will never find a cure for cancer. The lucrative game of the medical business is to endlessly “look for” a cure but not “find” a cure. Practically all resources in the ‘war on cancer’ are poured into treating cancer but almost none in the prevention of the disease.

    At the same time, this same orthodox cancer cartel has been suppressing and squashing a number of very effective and beneficial alternative cancer approaches. You probably guessed why: effective, safe, inexpensive cancer therapies are cutting into the astronomical profits of the medical mafia’s lucrative treatments. That longstanding decadent activity is part of the fraud of the war on cancer.

    If the public were to scrutinize what the medical industry and their government pawns are telling them about the ‘war on cancer’ instead of blindly believing what they’re saying, they’d find that the cancer industry and the cancer charities have been dismissing, ignoring, and obfuscating the true causes of cancer while mostly putting the blame for cancer on the individual, denying or dismissing the serious harms from orthodox cancer treatments, and resorting to deceptive cancer statistics to “educate” (think: mislead) the public that their way of treatment is actually successful (read the well referenced epilogue of an article if you google “A Mammogram Letter The British Medical Journal Censored” and scroll down to the afterword).

    What the medical establishment “informs” the public about is about as truthful as what the political establishment keeps telling them. Not to forget, the corporate media is a willing tool to spread these distortions, lies, and the scam of the war on cancer.

    Expect the same type of fraud with an official “war on climate change.”

  13. Jeffery says:

    jamboy,

    What are the true causes of cancer that you know about but that the oncologists have suppressed?

    What are the preventive measures that you know about but are being suppressed?

    Almost all lung cancers are caused by cigarette smoking. Significant percentages of bladder, liver and head and neck cancers are caused by smoking.

    Exercise, weight control, diet, sunscreens, not smoking, limit alcohol use, avoiding or vaccinating against or treating hepatitis, HPV, helicobacter, avoiding industrial and environmental carcinogens, eliminating radon…

    But the sad truth is that the causes of most cancers are not known. It’s pretty well understood now that molecular triggers or switches go awry enabling some cells to proliferate uncontrollably and importantly to migrate (metastasize) to other sites. If prostate cancer stays in the prostate it’s no big deal, but when it metastasizes to bones or lung there’s a life threatening problem. It’s also been discovered over the past decade that many tumors actively suppress the normal immune response to their presence! The new drugs you see advertised on TV, such as Keytruda and Opdivo, are not “poisons” but function by relieving this immune suppress.

    Do you have knowledge that the medical community is suppressing the causes?

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