Introducing “climatization,” the process by which climate change will transform every aspect of society whether you like it or not. According to Time Magazine, the pandemic isn’t just mass death and destruction, it’s the “perfect opportunity” to remake the world. Climate, race relations, the economy, society at large, you name it, all must bow to Mother Earth.
“Now, spurred by alarming science, growing public fury and a deadly pandemic, government officials, corporate bosses and civil-society leaders are finally waking up to a simple idea whose time has come: climate is everything.” So says Justin Worland, writing for Time Magazine. How our betters have arrived at this nonsensical conclusion remains entirely unsaid. Here I thought climate was, you know, climate, but if you like the way your life was pre-pandemic, you better start paying attention because normal days might never be back again.
The redefinition of climate change and the reorganization of the government to accrue the necessary powers to literally control the weather via controlling your life is well underway. The person spearheading the effort is Gina McCarthy, President Joe Biden’s national climate advisor. According to Mr. Worland, “From her perch in the West Wing, McCarthy has been charged by Biden with overseeing a dramatic shift in the way the U.S. pursues action on climate change. Instead of turning to a select few environment-focused agencies to make climate policy, McCarthy and her office are working to infuse climate considerations into everything the Administration does.”
Her task force includes everyone from the Secretary of Defense to the Treasury, apparently from fear the climate might affect your local ATM machine or bank. Her purview runs from the mundane, affordable housing for climate change, to the clinically insane, racial justice for climate change. “People are actually, from every agency, knocking on our doors,” explains Ms. McCarthy, “wondering how they can be part of what is essentially a hopeful future.” Ali Zaidi, McCarthy’s deputy, provides additional detail, “We can tackle the breadth of the climate challenge and the opportunity if we map the intersections with housing policy, and the intersection with racial justice, and the intersection with public health.”
Intersectionality, not just for racial grievance any longer. You might be wondering why tehre is a sudden need for yet another radical redefinition of previously agreed upon terms, hot on the heels of the everything is infrastructure craze. Apparently, the ever-reliable “social scientists” have “crunched the data” and concluded that no aspect of life, whether actually climate related or a purely social construct like race relations and crime statistics is free from the influence of the weather. I kid you not, here’s Mr. Worland again, “climate change will ripple across society, contributing to a surge in migration, reduced productivity and a spike in crime.”
Who is Gina McCarthy to wield this much power, one might ask? A lifelong bureaucrat that hasn’t had a real job in at least thirty years, of course. She received a Bachelor of Arts in “Social Anthropology” from the University of Massachusetts in 1976 and then a “Master of Science in Environmental Health Engineering and Planning and Policy from Tufts University in 1981 (no, I have no idea what that means, either). From there, she worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and ultimately the EPA where she was responsible for the largest power grabs in recent memory, declaring that the government has the authority to regulate ornamental backyard ponds and embarking on an outright war on coal.
In her spare time, she’s the President of the radical National Resources Defense Council and also happens to have a plum job “advising” Pegasus Capital, almost undoubtedly a pay off for access and influence like all the rest of the crony capitalists and their progressive allies. In short, Ms. McCarthy has spent her life planning yours, and steadily gathering more power for the state and federal government. She has never met a regulation she doesn’t like, the more draconian, the better, and now she’s got more power than ever.
Mr. Worland dutifully informs us “the idea that climate change touches everything” has actually “grown behind the scenes” for “decades,” meaning this is yet another government initiative planned in secret, then launched on an unsuspecting populace under false pretenses. Much like the lockdown protocols for the pandemic were hatched 15-years ago as a result of a high school science project with no evidence at all they actually worked, and the mass mail in voting scheme was spearheaded by what the same Time Magazine described as a “cabal” and a “conspiracy,” now all of a sudden we learn that climate change is the same.
What we do know is that there is no scheme too brazen or absurd for the establishment to pursue as “advocates and thinkers have proposed everything from a conscious move to economic degrowth to eco-capitalism to make climate the government’s driving force.” Yes, they are willing to shrink your paycheck, lower your standard of living, and restrict your freedom in the name of saving the planet. The Constitution will be no barrier to their goals either, “We the People of the United States” are no longer concerned with securing the “Blessings of Liberty.” Instead, we the people formed the government to control the weather a century from now.
We know this because Mr. Worland quotes the ever reliable Al Gore, because you know he would never lead us astray, nor does he have a personal climate footprint the size of a small town. “The world is crossing the long-awaited political tipping point on climate right now,” says the former Vice President. “We are seeing the beginning of a new era.” The beginning of a new era, of course, requires a new word: Climatization, the “process by which climate change will transform society.”
According to Mr. Worland, we can “adjust or just stumble through” and that will determine whether or not climatization “leads to a more resilient world or exacerbates the worse elements of our society.” By “adjust,” we can only take it to mean that we the people must do what they say, sacrifice what they say to sacrifice, and perform our role as obedient sheep dutifully and possibly religiously. This includes accepting their nonsensical statements and ridiculous ideas. For example, Rachel Kyte, dean of the Fletcher School at Ms. McCarthy’s alma mater, Tufts, says “We are at the point where climate change means systems change—and almost every system will change. That understanding is long overdue, but I don’t think we know exactly what it means yet. It’s a moment of maximum hope; it’s also a moment of high risk.”
Of course, they know exactly what it means: Authoritarian government undertaking the Great Reset. There is no mystery here, it’s what they’ve been saying all along, and why all of a sudden everything must be tied to the climate crisis. The same way racism is now a public health crisis according to the experts, climate is now a permanent health crisis. The only real mystery is why they even bother peddling this nonsense and expecting anyone with half a brain to believe it.
For example, we’re now told that “our economic system has failed to account for the role a stable climate played in creating it.” Mr. Worland goes back 10,000 years to the dawn of civilization, and makes the patently false claim that the climate has been “stable” during that period and is somehow unstable now because the temperature maybe a few degrees higher next century. Mr. Worland, of course, fails to mention that the last Ice Age ended 10,000 years ago. Yes, the same sort of Ice Age that the climate fanatics were warning us about less than 40 years ago.
Further, the climate has been anything but stable since: There’s been another Little Ice Age, a hot spell known as the Little Optimum, entire civilizations in Central and South America were wiped out by a changing climate (you can actually see the ruins outside Cancun), not to mention warm weather so extreme trees grew on Iceland, or droughts so overwhelming they were named the Great Dust Bowl. Pick up any history book and you will find tales of crops that failed to grow, weather that constantly changed, and environmental calamity a plenty.
Pay not attention to the facts though, the climate must’ve been stable if they say it has been stable. Now, of course, they’re also saying that saving the planet and stabilizing the climate isn’t nearly enough for one day. No, we need the ultimate three for one special. “The climate crisis touches virtually every part of our lived experience, whether it’s our health, or our jobs and the economy,” explains Varshini Prakash, a Sunrise Movement co-founder. She told Time Magazine in 2019 that the Green New Deal, that laughable policy that wanted to ban cow farts and planes, a “decades-long project to revitalize our economy, to stop climate change and to ensure racial and economic equity.”
As everything else over the past year, the government’s draconian response to the pandemic and the people’s meek acceptance of indefinitely suspended freedoms has emboldened the authoritarian impulses of the climate alarmists and their fellow socialists. Of course, they never come out and say it quite that way, but how else are we to read statements like this from Achim Steiner, head of the U.N. Development Programme. “People are suddenly reflecting: What kind of society, what kind of world, what kind of economy are we living in? Climate change suddenly has become a vehicle of green recovery.”
If you’re not convinced, Mr. Worland also informs us that the pandemic reminded people “of the risk of ignoring science and the world’s interconnectedness.” That the scientists have been wrong about just about everything from the start of the pandemic, from telling us not to wear a mask to basing social distancing protocols on studies from 1897, shouldn’t worry us now. The “understanding that halting warming will require considering climate across the economy is now all but universally accepted on the world stage,” the same as the idea that the only acceptable response to a pandemic is to lock you in your home, refuse to let you see your own family, and restrict your right of assembly to large political donors, as in shopping freely at Walmart, Home Depot, and Amazon while your local restaurants close their doors forever.
The insults to your intelligence don’t end there, however. No, they’re also going to tell you that this new, government wide, far-reaching, freedom crushing approach is really good for you, you’re just too stupid or blinded by your belief in the freedoms enshrined in the Bill of Rights to see it for yourself. Since climate is everything now, it’s also economic growth. In fact, according to Mr. Steiner, “Climate action is the main engine of growth; it’s the growth story of the 21st century.”
Yes, the climate is truly that amazing: It’ll solve racial problems, end economic injustice, and put a new (electric) car in your driveway all at once. Again, does anyone really believe this?
Either way, we’re going to spend big time and spend big time. Biden’s infrastructure plan includes at least $309 billion in spending on climate as a down payment for a soon to be announced multi-trillion dollar plan. The spending is backed by a “slew of initiatives,” meaning regulations and controls, to “address the economic costs of climate change.”
See? If we fix the climate, everyone gets a new TV, but if we don’t, everyone pays the price. It’s amazing how these things always work out in favor of more government control and cash. This is because, according to Zaidi, “The output of good economic policy is good climate outcomes.” Once again, who knew? How have I never heard of this magic before?
At the risk of continually repeating myself, it’s because the pandemic has made them more brazen than ever. They’ve succeeded in taking over all our lives, and now want to make that a permanent state of affairs. As Mr. Worland explains in Europe, “the COVID-19 pandemic has given the E.U. the perfect opportunity to accelerate the remaking of its economic agenda with climate at its core.”
Yes, the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, the shuttering of thousands upon thousands of businesses, and the world stuck in a holding pattern for over a year is the “perfect opportunity.” What kind of person would phrase mass death and destruction that way, and what kind of editorial team would print it? Thousands died, but, don’t worry, we’ll turn lemons into lemonade and restrict your freedoms even more. You’ll love it.
At the risk of repeating myself yet again, does anyone really believe this nonsense?