Who’s Up For A Holly, Jolly Totally ‘Climate Change’ Doomed Christmas Or Something?

These are some miserable, miserable people, who mostly refuse to make their own lives carbon neutral

A holly, jolly Christmas – while the planet burns

Christmas is a complicated time of year. There’s the Yuletide carol and gay apparel, the peace on earth and goodwill toward man. There are wonderful acts of charity and more acts of shopping. There’s food, music, and for some, religion. And then there’s the end-of-year, off-the-treadmill downtime for reflection. And the fact that the planet is going to hell in a handbag.

Humans are good at not letting reality get in the way of a good time, and Christmas provides a great opportunity to hone those skills. I recall one Christmas Eve, sitting in my Sunday best at my grandmother’s dining-room table, trying to stay afloat in the grownup conversation and pass the gravy boat without spilling, while ignoring the inebriated family member grazing on the carpet at our feet.

A complicated time of year indeed, but with age and children of my own, I’m less concerned about drunk relations under the table than what’s going on outside the window. News on the planetary front is nothing short of dire. Between climate change, the most severe spate of extinctions since the dinosaurs and global pollution on an unprecedented scale, Earth has little cause for celebration. The belfries of the land will have to work very hard this season to be heard above the alarm bells of environmental science. (snip)

It’s tempting to put a little asterisk next to the “Seasons Greetings” on this year’s Christmas cards and footnote a snappy quote from one of the world’s leading scientists. Such as: “The next few years are probably the most important in our history” (Debra Roberts, co-chair of working group behind the IPCC report). Or, “We know that we’re moving in the wrong direction” (Johan Rockstrom, incoming director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, who foresees a three- to four-degree temperature rise, based on current plans). Or, “We are sleepwalking towards a cliff” (Mike Barrett, executive director of science and conservation at the World Wildlife Fund, whose most recent Living Planet Report records a 60-per-cent decrease in animal populations since 1970).

It must take a lot of work to be as miserable as a Warmist, and they always want to drag everyone else with them into their dark world. Just smile at them, wish them Happy Holidays (mentioning Christmas will drive them off the deep end, and you don’t want to be around for that, because they’ll follow you), and be on your way.

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2 Responses to “Who’s Up For A Holly, Jolly Totally ‘Climate Change’ Doomed Christmas Or Something?”

  1. Jethro says:

    Teach:

    These are some miserable, miserable people,

    That seems an overly cynical description of people trying to make the world a better place. (Of course “skeptics” think all environmentalists are commies).

    Perhaps it’s time to discuss our culture of consumption.

    To those who worry that an environmentally streamlined Christmas will lack merriness – be heavy on tubers, beeswax candles and wailing children, traumatized by the preloved toys wrapped in outdated National Geographic maps that they found under the tree – I say, fear not. Many of the best things about Christmas, from music to wassail to mistletoe and what goes on beneath it, are pretty much carbon neutral. In fact, the closer we hew to traditions of yore, the better we are. Profligate consumption and waste are recent habits in the grand scheme of things.

    Teach wraps up with:

    It must take a lot of work to be as miserable as a Warmist, and they always want to drag everyone else with them into their dark world.

    The Earth IS warming. The oceans ARE awash with plastics. Teach attacks the author personally because he disagrees with her.

    • formwiz says:

      Someone tell Jeffery if he wants to clean up the oceans, most of the gunk comes from 5 rivers, none of which are near us.

      As for warming, maybe the temp would cool if the Lefties stopped cooking the books.

      Ha ha. I kill me.

      Perhaps it’s time to discuss our culture of consumption.

      This is why the Lefties hate Walmart. It makes consumers out of people who are supposed to be poor (but aren’t). And the Commies know every revolution in the last 250 years was started by the middle class wanting a bigger piece of the pie.

      So ya gotta shut down the desire for all those goodies.

      That seems an overly cynical description of people trying to make the world a better place.

      No, that’s an extremely accurate description of all the Commies wanting to turn the world into a hellhole ruled by them.

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