It’s A Cult: Tech Workers Quit To Fight Climate Apocalypse (scam)

The question not really asked: what are they doing in their own lives to match their Beliefs?

Why tech workers are quitting great jobs at companies like Google to fight climate change

electric vehicleTech workers are walking away from high-paying jobs with great perks to help fight what they believe is the greatest existential problem of our lifetimes: climate change.

In some cases, that has meant taking a pay cut. But Sandy Anuras, who recently joined home solar provider Sunrun as its chief technology officer, says a big paycheck sometimes comes with a price.

“The tech giants have had these huge compensation packages. And it’s hard to say no to a huge compensation package,” Anuras told CNBC. “You just realize there’s a little bit more to life than maxing out your comp package. And I think people are realizing that now — and especially with some of the decisions that their companies have made to prioritize profits over democracy, for example.” (snip)

That’s how it was for software engineer Tom Melendez, too. He worked at Google for five years before leaving in 2019 to take a job at MethaneSAT, an affiliate of the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund, which processes satellite data to measure emissions of methane, an especially potent greenhouse gas.

“I was proud to be at Google. While I was there, especially in the beginning, I enjoyed the work I was doing,” Melendez told CNBC. But eventually he started to feel disenchanted. “At the end of the day, you can’t help but feel like the sole purpose of this is really just to make money. I am not making anything better — or not really. The metrics that I’m rated on are important to the company, but they’re not really important to me.”

Nope, nothing about the changes they made in their own lives. Huh

For example, since the climate jobs website Climatebase launched in June 2020, more than 600,000 people have used it, poring over more than than 40,000 job listings from more than 3,000 climate tech companies and environmental organizations, according to co-founder Evan Hynes. Climatebase has also had over 3,000 applications for an educational fellowship the company runs. (Disclosure: I was one of the fellows in the founding fellowship earlier in 2022.)

A Slack channel for job seekers called Work In Climate has more than 10,000 members, up more than fourfold in the last year, said the list’s co-founder, Eugene Kirpichov.

Seems like a scam. Other than jobs where they try and force their beliefs on Other People, what are they doing?

Kirpichov decided to leave Google to pursue work full time on climate and he shared the email he wrote to colleagues on LinkedIn:

“The reason I’m leaving is because the scale, urgency and tragedy of climate change are so immense that I can no longer justify to myself working on anything else, no matter how interesting or lucrative, until it’s fixed,” Kirpichov wrote. “I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I think others, who have the privilege of being able to do so, should follow suit. I like to frame the problem positively as ‘how much can we save,’ and every one of us can have a hand in saving something.”

Still nothing on personal changes to match the Beliefs. Anyhow, privilege?

Because he (Melendez from first excerpt) had earned a high Google salary for years and owned his home, he was financially able to take the step-down in pay that came with his move to MethaneSAT. Having a steady housing situation ends up being a key factor in whether people can move to a lower salary in exchange for work they find meaningful.

So, rich folks able to pretend to be climate warriors.

“I was thinking about my family, being from Thailand and Southeast Asia. We know Southeast Asia is going to get hit really hard with climate change. And so I’m really thinking a lot about folks who don’t have the privilege that I have, where I can say, ‘Oh, I’m going to be in Seattle, where it is so cool and climate change is not impacting us in such a severe way,’” Anuras told CNBC.

“As a privileged technologist, where should I be spending my life?” Anuras said. As she realized that Anuras realized she can use her skills to combat climate change, the answers to her own questions became increasingly clear.

“What problems do I want to look back and say I helped solve: One of the greatest problems humanity has faced, or I worked on selling some widgets in the metaverse? It just didn’t compute for me.”

Nope, still nothing on lifestyle changes. Just a big scam.

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11 Responses to “It’s A Cult: Tech Workers Quit To Fight Climate Apocalypse (scam)”

  1. Dana says:

    Hey, let ’em do as they please!

    I’m not about to criticize anyone who practices what he preaches, unless he’s preaching something wholly illegal or immoral.

  2. L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

    Problem is they aren’t doing anything productive. They all get grants and such from our taxes and then use them to economically injure everyone and impose totalitarian crap on us.

    If any reasonable person goes and looks around they will see with their own eyes the climate hasn’t changes a bit since they were born. Sometimes weather changes as in seasons and storms and such but the climate as a whole has remained about the same. Or did all the ice caps melt as predicted when I wasn’t looking? Or is beachfront property no longer sold to rich (mostly) white democrats at a premium? Or are more Americans dying of weather than fentanyl?

    The left lies. IT’s all they do. Climate, Covid, elections, defining a woman, vaccines or recession. All lies. All from the same people.

    You’ll also notice the dingbats that believe in anthropogenic global warming and want to “deconstruct” capitalism and America along with it are also the fukin clowns who bought into the Covid scamdemic, and all the other BS put out by the dem perpetual liars. Same group.

    Hey, these people believe men can have babies. For shit sake WAKE UP! they need to be exiled or eliminated. We cannot run a society full of crazies.

    And FJB is their god and leader.

  3. Dan says:

    So ehow I don’t see any of these “climate warriors” giving up their modern lifestyle and doing without anything. Just like all those rich bastards….Bloomberg, Kerry, Gore etc. who preach austerity while living lifestyles that would make a KING from a hundred years ago envious.

  4. Elwood P Dowd says:

    Idiots! Giving up something for the common good. Idealistic fools!

    The great Hollywood screenwriter Ayn Rand showed what’s best for a society is each individual acting in their own best self interests!

  5. Elwood P Dowd says:

    How does LGB propose to legally deport or kill the majority of Americans he despises?

  6. L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

    I guess by just following in the footsteps of all the leftist, socialist atheist leaders of the past like Stalin, Hitler, Mao and Pol Pot. How did Bill Ayres plan to execute 25 million Republicans back in the 60’s when he wrote his book? How would you do it? You’re more tuned to mass genocide and extermination than freedom loving Americans are. You get your practice in murdering millions of babies. I take my hat off to the preeminent genocidist at the blog.

    I guess we could try the hard rout and Make America Great Again. That in itself would chase a lot out of the country. We could send the rest to the Ukraine to defend their pet Nazi and his army. Or better yet, to China. Seems they LOVE China lately and are doing their best to make sure China takes over America. Send them there. But I don’t think the Chinese are foolish enough to allow a bunch of morons in.


  7. Hairy says:

    Well at 70+ years I have seen the climate change.
    Growing up west of Boston we might have expected/hoped for sone cranberry bogs to be frozen at the beginning of Dec and definitely had ice for our new Christmas skates
    I never sksted on whst I still call “Artificial ” ice until I eas in high school and our locL high school often practiced on pond ice to save money
    Teach himself has seen his beloved NJ lobster harvest decline by 90% because lobster eggs float to the surface which is now to wRm to hatch eggs.
    Maine’s lobster harvest used to be centered in mid Msine now it has moved 60 miles north
    A “miniscule”” change in average yearly Temps can have big impact during the last ice age Temps were only about 8F colder but we had ice 1 mile thick in North America
    LG Brandon what part of the country do you live in?

    • david7134 says:

      I don’t think anyone has stated that the climate is not changing. It has been doing so for over 20,000 years. Early on we challenged the evidence of excessive warming due to corruption of the data. Now, you and Jeff the dumbass have indicated that a trace gas is responsible for any climate change and originally for warming until you found that warming was not consistent. And you state that the one and only way of saving the world is to eliminate fossil fuels and go to global communism. This despite the fact that your green organizations feel it would have little influence on anything, except the destruction of our country. You have also directed your major efforts against the US and Europeans, less so against India and China who are the principal polluters. If you had directed efforts at recovery or other methods of reducing CO2, then you might have more people believing all this crap. Fact is CO2 has nothing to do with anything. So we view you as an enemy of the state and a group intending the overthrow of our government. The recent corrupted election and the efforts of Biden and gang to harm us confirms that assessment. So let’s get the war going.

    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      I live outside Tampa, Hairy, But I’m Only 42 so you got me beat on longevity. You just mentioned two things Maine’s lobster and cranberry bogs. As far as I know it still snows and freezes in Boston but you seem to think it doesn’t. I’ve read that Maine’s lobster problem is from over fishing and some pollution, not climate. But that was from fishermen not climate people paid to promote that view.

      Observing trends in ice and the habits of local fish may indicate change but then the earth is always changing. I think I can speak for us all when I say the earth warms and may be warming now just as it cools and may start cooling next year. But when it comes to the narrow mindedness and arrogance of believing this is the result of CO2 released by human activities all I can say is only a True Believer that still believes the “vaccine” protects from and stops the spread of Wuhan would believe such nonsense.

      People like you are the reason more and more people daily come to our side. You’ve lied , prevaricated, exaggerated and overstated on so many topics and made so many agencies into political footballs that it’s hard to believe anything that spews from your lips.

      We cannot trust you and a healthy society needs to trust even their political opponents. You refuse to acknowledge when you’re wrong and because of that we have no faith and give no credit to what you claim. Besides, any group of people who buy into every silly fad that comes down the line while unable to define what a woman is needs to cull its herd.


      • david7134 says:

        The prediction is that a minor ice age begins in 2030. But the liberals don’t concern themselves with such things.

  8. Elwood P Dowd says:

    LGB has no plan for legally deporting or killing tens of millions of citizens. We suspect his wish is for a right-wing totalitarian takeover where they can kill with ease and pleasure with no legal limitations.

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