It’s time-wasting climate BS if it doesn’t conform exactly to my preferred level of hysteria

It’s time-wasting climate BS if it doesn’t conform exactly to my preferred level of hysteria

[Ed. – Dare you to read the whole thing and dispute my alternative headline.]

[F]or the next 9 months (and beyond) you are going to be bombarded with countless articles, op-eds, studies, and manifestos on this most vital of topics. …

In this article I will share with you some secret tricks used to quickly identify the time-wasters. …

1.  Skip climate articles by people who think the problem is hopeless or intractable — because it most certainly is not. …

In no way does the Earth resemble a patient with terminal cancer where treatment is worse than essentially doing nothing unless it’s some some morphine and a pat on the back. The Earth more resembles a patient with large, especially obstructive kidney stones (aka “staghorn calculi”). …

2.  Skip articles written by George Will and his ilk. …

3.  Skip articles — especially longer climate essays — by authors who don’t explicitly tell you what temperature target or CO2 concentration target they embrace and how they’d go about attaining it. …

4.  Skip articles embracing Orwellian terms like “good Anthropocene.”

“Anthropocene,” means “an informal geologic chronological term that marks the evidence and extent of human activities that have had a significant global impact on the Earth’s ecosystems.”

“Good Anthropocene” is an oxymoron

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