Grandparents With Nothing Better To Do Embrace ‘Climate Change’ Activism Or Something

Is this a thing now?

From the silly article

For Charlene Lange, the breaking point came on her bucket-list trip to see the Northern Lights in Canada’s far north. Her tour came by plane because melting tundra caused local train tracks to sink. Now, she lobbies governors to fight climate change.

Gary Krellenstein was an investment banker who helped finance new power plants. Part of his job was examining the data on global warming so he could argue it wasn’t real. Until he found he no longer could. He spends his time today barraging his state senators with letters advocating for clean energy sources.

Susan Dobra dealt with the consequences up close and personal – literally running down a road as a massive wildfire, partly blamed on climate change, consumed her car, her home and her entire town of Paradise, California, in November. This month, she spoke before the City Council of the town she’s taken refuge in to urge it to pass a climate emergency declaration.

You might call them senior climate commandos. Each is over 60 – some well over – an age not generally thought of as being consumed by activism. And yet they, and a growing number of other older Americans, say climate change has created an all-hands-on-deck moment for humanity, a call they are compelled to answer.

So, people who lived their lives while using lots of fossil fuels, enjoying life, enjoying travel, making cash, essentially living a life they want to deny to future generations. They got theirs, now want to deny it to future generations. Because they’re bored.

“I’ve come to the conclusion that climate change is going to ruin the planet for my nieces and nephews,” said Mike Shatzkin, a New York publishing industry veteran who’s wound down his business to rally presidential candidates to back the reduction of carbon emissions. “I’m 71 and I expect to see the beginnings of the climate apocalypse before I’m gone.”

Apocalypse!

The 66-year-old Iowa City, Iowa, native had “pretty much ignored” the issue of climate change, she said. But once she got home she started reading, beginning with old National Geographic magazines.

“Basically, I was a denier,” Lange said. “I was amazed at how my head has been in the sand. This stuff has been going on for 20, 30 years,” she said.

What she learned horrified her, but she said she was also “sometimes pleasantly surprised” to find all the work being done around the world to deal with the problem.

Funny how the information on what changed her mind, other than reading magazines made from dead trees, is missing.

But he felt he couldn’t do anything else. He’d looked at the computer models and they convinced him that without serious change the world is headed toward a fundamental change in the environment.

Would those be the computer models that don’t accord with the actual real world data?

Anyhow, this keeps going and going and going with News Activism, ending with

“I worry that government and society will break down. We’re not built to withstand the changes we face,” he said.

But he sees a bright side too: more people of his age getting involved every year.

“There are lots of us,” he said. “We care about our planet.”

Yeah, now that they’ve lived their lives they’ve decided they’re going to Do Something. Based on fake data. Good job.

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12 Responses to “Grandparents With Nothing Better To Do Embrace ‘Climate Change’ Activism Or Something”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Teach criticizes non-deniers for doing nothing about global warming.

    Teach criticizes non-deniers for doing something about global warming.

    Teach mocks older people as “not having anything better to do”, but how many 60+ men waste time on your blog, where the objectives are mockery, ridicule and spreading your manure of misinformation and disinformation?

    He calls it silly that grandparents worry about the planet they’re leaving their grandkids.

    Here’s the problem Teach has with the article: Older white people, some who self-identify as conservatives and former deniers, taking up global warming.

    • Mangoldielocks says:

      Teach is making fun of LIARS. People on the AGW bandwagon do NOTHING to stop climate change other than burn barrels of diesel fuel, fly to conferences and expend inordinate amounts of co2 into the air.

      They eat at McDonalds who are using massive quantities of natural gas which is expending co2 into the air. They drive cars. ANY car is expelling co2. They live in an airconditioned home or heated home. They take a shower a day, they turn on the lights and the tv and spend hours on the internet.

      EVERY BIT Of this requires FOSSIL FUELS.

      They demand we get rid of fossil fuels with ZERO to replace it. It will take a billion windmills and solar panels to replace a few power plants.

      BATTERIES are horrible eco UNFRIENDLY REQUIRING MASSIVE DIGGING AND MINING TO CREATE THEM AND THEN EVEN MORE ECO UNFRIENDLINESS TO DISPOSE OF THEM.

      Teach makes fun of YOU jeffy. I bet you took a shower today, I bet you shaved and ate breakfast. I bet you turned on the lights and the computer and accessed the internet. I bet your wife went to work in a car. ANY car is expending CO2 EVEN A BATTERY OPERATED CAR. How do you recharge that car? FOSSIL FUELS.

      Teach is making fun of YOU and your AGW cohorts who protest and demand that us deniers wake the fuk up and shut the fuk up so you can destroy the world with one fell swoop. So you can kill billions with no food. Turn off the power. It is you and your kind jeffy that makes us even more hard core deniers.

      Instead of protesting you should all be donating to your favorite big corporation to fund and research alternatives to fossil fuels. Once you found em. Guess what you then have another industry expelling billions of tons of co2 making the infrastructure to produce your alternative.

      AGW IS A LIE. Even if it is true, there is nothing we can do short of destroying and murdering billions to end the expulsion of co2. And of course we all know more co2 and a warmer planet is a good thing. NOT A BAD THING.

      No the only misinformation peddler around here is YOU. Jeffy and your AGW whackadoodles.

    • formwiz says:

      Teach criticizes non-deniers for doing nothing about global warming.

      Teach criticizes non-deniers for doing something about global warming.

      Put down the bong.

      Teach mocks older people as “not having anything better to do”, but how many 60+ men waste time on your blog, where the objectives are mockery, ridicule and spreading your manure of misinformation and disinformation?

      Watch it, kid. That’s what got your bear suit banned.

      As for mockery, ridicule and fighting the Leftist misinformation and disinformation, that’s a vital activity.

      Especially, when you start to lose your cool.

      Which is most of the time.

      PS How do you feel about the Demos resigning themselves to the idea of a second Trump term?

  2. Professor Hale says:

    Typical boomers. They can’t believe the world will get along just fine without them.

  3. Mangoldielocks says:

    FAKE NEWS. IF they are senior and all in on AGW they have always been all in on AGW. Its not about suddenly changing their minds.

    The article is from USA today one of the far lefts rags of choice for fake news and commentary.

  4. Mangoldielocks says:

    I was watching WHAT DA MATH. ANTON and Russian Physicist who usually uses a complex computer program to show what would happen in space if:

    Never political but a couple nights ago he did a simulation showing that a recent paper has claimed that 9.7 Trillion tons of ice has melted. This amounted to sea level rise of 2 MM. LOL.

    But that was not the worst part. The paper went on to say that ALL the ice is going to melt and when it does it will rise the oceans 157 feet. He then used the simulation to show what the earth would look like with 157 sea level rise. Not to bad actually. About 15 percent of the land mass was take away while about 30 percent was opened up as in Antarctica and Greenland and so forth.

    The point was that this new paper is scare mongering once again. OMG ALL THE ICE IS GONNA MELT INCLUDING GREENLAND AND ANTARCTICA. Heres the problem. The paper shows that it will take 21 degrees C of temperature rise to melt all the ice.

    Oh and it will take 13, 500 years to accomplish this. I am pretty sure in 13,500 years we will be in the throes of another ice age and the ice will be expanding and the people will be demanding passage to alpha centuari or some other planet we have migrated too. If we have killed each other by then.

    TL:DR another scare monger report about all the ice melting and how were all going to die, failing to mention it will take sauna like earth and Thirteen thousand years to accomplish this feat.

  5. Anonymous White Male says:

    “A growing number of people over 60 are turning to activism to save the planet for future generations.”

    Yeah, the number has tripled over the last 2 years. There are now 6 people over 60 involved. And the only thing that stops these high energy boomers from their dedicated quest is a 15% off coupon at Denny’s, or a seminar on how to milk the government for more gibs me dats.

  6. Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

    Perhaps someone could point out that ~97% of greenhouse gasses are of natural origin and there is nothing that can be done about that. https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      If you consider burning fossil fuels as “natural” you are correct. The INCREASE in atmospheric CO2 is from burning fossil fuels as isotope data clearly confirms. Not termite farts, not volcanoes, not magic – but from burning coal, gas and oil. Each year we add 75,000,000,000,000 pounds of CO2 from burning fossil fuels.

      Can we reduce burning fossil fuels? If we have the political will.

      • Liljeffyatemypuppy says:

        nat·u·ral

        /ˈnaCH(ə)rəl/

        adjective

        existing in or caused by nature; not made or caused by humankind.

        https://www.thepiratescove.us/wp-content/plugins/wp-monalisa/icons/wpml_cool.gif

      • Jl says:

        It’s not can we, it’s should we? No

      • formwiz says:

        The problem with fossil fuels is particulate matter.

        .04% of the atmosphere, which gets used in photosynthesis, indicates burning fossil fuels is not a threat to the planet.

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