So, I’m sitting out on the veranda, trying to get a little work done, when a friend sends me a text, #EatTheChildren, with a video of a meeting where some lunatic is ranting at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

“We only have a few months left. We don’t have enough time. There’s too much CO2. We have to get rid of the babies. That’s the big problem. Just stopping having babies is not enough. We need to eat the babies.”

And so on.

Everyone present, including AOC, is looking at this woman with somber expressions, as if they’re not all picturing her in a white padded room and a straitjacket with one of those Hannibal Lector muzzles on her face.  

Of course I couldn’t resist texting the video to some of my more progressive Silly Valley friends, along with the hashtag #EatTheChildren.

One replied, “What a loon. Hope she gets back on her meds. Could have been a skillful prank as well.”

Aha, the lightbulb goes off.

Then, another writes, “She DOES have a point.”

“Tell that to your kids,” I reply, “they might not want grandpa babysitting.”  

Turns out the whole thing was staged, but the fact that it registered at all on the believability meter speaks volumes about the state of global climate hysteria.

Wait, it gets better.

Berkeley scientists have proposed fighting climate change by injecting sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere to block the sun.

Brilliant. Who needs the sun, anyway? I mean, what could possibly go wrong?   

Earlier in the week I read that “flight shame” is becoming a thing in Sweden. Thanks to 16-year-old UN climate hysteric Greta Thunberg, people are afraid to fly. Experts say climate concerns could “halve growth in air traffic.” EU airline analysts are losing their minds.  

How do these people think they’re going to get around? Do they think trains and cars don’t use fossil fuels? That EU power doesn’t come mostly from coal? That they’re going to do business by bicycle? I don’t think so.  

Or maybe they’ll stop traveling altogether and just mope around like zombies eating babies and dead people to avert an ecological apocalypse. Don’t laugh, eating the dead was actually suggested by a Swedish scientist.

Why am I not surprised? Sounds like a decent movie plot, actually. Zombie Apocalypse. Oh, wait.

In all seriousness, look at what the Green New Deal loons are suggesting. No travel, no kids, no meat, no nukes, no gas stoves or heat, and of course, no corporations or small businesses, since capitalism is destroying the planet, don’t you know?

Turn the world into a dystopian nightmare to avoid a possible dystopian future. Makes complete sense.

The point is, all the fearmongering rhetoric has gone way over the top. It is not helping the climate cause one bit. But politicians like AOC, UN bureaucrats and EU environmental progressives are having a field day.

Which brings us to China. After the world’s democracies have all gutted themselves over climate hysteria, China – the hands-down biggest polluter on the planet – will be the last nation standing. And we’ll all be speaking Mandarin.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying do nothing, but AOC’s Green New Deal and the UN’s pseudoscientific doomsday scenarios are making people hysterical.

This is no time for panic. All that does is create more panic and hysteria. Next thing you know, blocking the sun and eating babies sound like legitimate strategies.

Maybe, just maybe, it’s time to dial down the end of the world rhetoric a bit. Either that or I’ve got a killer idea for a new fastfood chain.   

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