Over the last few weeks we’ve seen a shocking rise in the intensity and venom of alarmist attacks not just on sceptics, but on people in general.
A recent study by climate scientists said that Genghis Khan managed to wipe out enough people to make a difference to the climate, because of reforestation. Many green websites called Genghis Khan the “greenest warrior” and “Genghis the Green” for his decades-long campaign of genocide.
Now a major warmist website, partnered with sites such as Slate, Grist, and Treehugger, has gone even further, arguing that it was simply “common sense” that fewer parasites meant more trees:
The study appears to reaffirms cold-blooded Malthusiansism common sense: there will be more of something (trees) when there are less of the parasites (people) cutting that something down.
So, can we safely assume that to save the planet we just need to wipe each other out in a series of protracted wars? Even that, according to Pongratz’s study, may not be enough to overcome the negative effects of deforestation-induced climate change.
Cold-blooded? I’ll say – calling genocide “good” for the climate is chilling, as is the equation of ‘Fewer parasites = more trees’.
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Perhaps their next movie might be called: Fewer Parasites Means More Trees. Who could they find to narrate that one?