If It’s Such A Climate Emergency, Why Do So Few Act Like It?

It is a good, and relevant question, but, not one climate cultists really want to answer, because they think words matter more, and want to apply their Beliefs to Other People

‘Words matter’: Numerous news outlets to use ‘climate emergency’ instead of ‘climate change’

Forget climate change. It’s a climate emergency.

The evidence is irrefutable, and now dozens of news outlets worldwide are joining the thousands of scientists who have been clamoring ever more loudly for the world to take note of the existential, self-made threat facing humanity — and act on it.

“Journalism should reflect what science says: the climate emergency is here,” wrote Scientific American senior editor Mark Fischetti, explaining the magazine’s decision to swap out the term “climate change” for “climate emergency.”

If it’s irrefutable, why are these news outlets continuing to use fossil fuels to gather and disseminate the news?

“This idea is not a journalistic fancy,” Fischetti wrote. “We are on solid scientific ground.”

That ground has been laid by myriad experts over the past several decades, including more than 11,000 scientists from 153 countries who in 2019 signed a declaration warning of “untold human suffering” if climate change is not stemmed. The number has since increased to 13,802 scientists and 156 countries, according to the Alliance of World Scientists at Oregon State University.

These same people are not giving up their own use of fossil fuels and making their lives carbon neutral. If your doctor tells you to stop smoking and eat healthier, yet, smells like smoke and is clearly overweight, do you listen to them?

Moreover, at least 1,859 jurisdictions in 33 countries, covering more than 820 million people, have issued climate emergency declarations, according to the monitoring website Climate Emergency Declaration, as Scientific American noted in an earlier op-ed.

That includes Spain, which declared a climate emergency in January of last year; the southern German city of Konstanz, near the Swiss border, which did so in May 2019, according to The Associated Press; the European Union Parliament, as AP reported at the end of 2019, and the U.S.’ own Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling on President Biden’s administration to declare a climate emergency in February of this year, AP reported.

Not to beat a dead horse, but I will because it matters, that’s mostly all they are doing, is declaring it, but not making changes to accord with that belief.

“Why ‘emergency’?” the journalism statement said. “Because words matter. To preserve a livable planet, humanity must take action immediately.”

Actions matter more.

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5 Responses to “If It’s Such A Climate Emergency, Why Do So Few Act Like It?”

  1. Jl says:

    Because it’s not?

  2. Dana says:

    Because somehow, some way, they think that their cell phones and computers and airplane flights and fuel consumption don’t really contribute to global warming climate change. Even the esteemed Mr Dowd, who has been so vocal about What We Need To Do here has not told us what he, personally, has done.

    I’m hardly a warmunist, but I’ve mentioned a couple of things that we have done.

  3. Kye says:

    The “esteemed Mr. Dowd” as I hope our sarcastic Dana calls the Red commenter is a liar living a lie. That’s not just about climate change, oh no, that’s about everything from Wuhan?Cuomo flu to stolen elections to fake “White supremacy”. Everything this douche believes in is a lie and he can’t/won’t admit it that’s why I ask:

    Why do you hate White people?
    Why do you hate Christians?
    Why do you hate America?

    And the Red commenter stays SILENT. He’s a liar and a fraud.

    Now imagine a WW2 veteran sees the future.

    His city is now filled with blacks, Hispanics and illegals burning and looting because some criminal was shot by a cop. His one grand kid died of an opioid overdose; his grand daughter has a mulatto child and the government chooses for a high ranking office a hairy Jewish man in a woman’s dress. All run by an illegally elected senile grifter and his whore VP.

    Would he have still fought against the Nazi’s? Almost certainly not. In fact, he may have joined them.
    “At least we’re not speaking German”

    • Dana says:

      The Gentleman from Pennsylvania wrote:

      The “esteemed Mr. Dowd” as I hope our sarcastic Dana calls the Red commenter

      My style is my style!

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