On social media, climate activists are increasingly coming to the realization that an imaginary climate disaster cannot be averted by any man-made intervention – that much we know for sure. If anything, mankind's continued attempts at stopping it are only making things worse.
"Climate 'doomers' believe the world has already lost the battle against global warming," wrote Marco Silva, BBC's "climate disinformation specialist," in a piece about the subject.
"That's wrong," Silva, an extreme climate fanatic himself, added, further noting that the "view is spreading online" that global warming, if it is real, cannot be stopped.
One such climate doomer by the name of Charles 27, who is popular on TikTok, recorded a video in October 2021 for his more than 150,000 followers basically throwing in the towel in the fight against climate change.
"I am a climate doomer," Charles, who lives in California, said. "Since about 2019, I have believed that there's little to nothing that we can do to actually reverse climate change on a global scale."
Silva is convinced that the imaginary climate crisis can still be tackled, though he seems to take the opinion that no matter what happens, humanity will not go extinct.
Regardless, he cites the work of climate scientist Dr. Friederike Otto who has been working with the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to help the world "stop emitting" greenhouse gases because, in his view, these are bad for the planet.
"There is no denying that there are large changes across the globe, and that some of them are irreversible," Otto, a senior lecturer in climate science at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment, is quoted as saying.
"It doesn't mean the world is going to end, but we have to adapt and we have to stop emitting," Otto insists.
Many governments, however, are not taking the matter as seriously as they once did. The newly elected Australian government, for instance, is not planning to do much of anything about emissions because it says that so-called "green" solutions do not work.
Much of the West is now coming to that realization as rolling blackouts increasingly plague nations that are shutting down their oil, gas and nuclear plants in favor of more wind and solar "farms."
"They'll make a few noises about closing down coal, maybe shut down a coal station or two, kill a few big companies, then panic when power prices spike, inward investment collapses and the tax money runs dry," reports Watts Up With That about the situation with the government in Australia.
Many politicians are coming to the realization that the endgame of the green transition will be political suicide once people run out of energy and fuel due to the transition. One wonders: will the climate doomers figure it out sooner or later?
"At any moment an insane but charismatic climate doomer could publish a final TikTok video, and trigger a wave of copycats," Watts says. "I doubt it will be Charles McBryde – he seems way too narcissistic to end his show early. But there are some sick people out there, and some of them have a following."
"We already have unequivocal evidence that young people are acting on their climate pessimism, embracing self-destructive life choices because they genuinely believe there is no hope."
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