I thought that was an excellent article and basically 100% correct. Sadly the vast majority of the hard evidence lines up on Darren’s side with very little counter evidence to speak of. Jem Bendell’s book, Breaking Together goes into all of this in great detail with a ton of references. His conclusion is exactly the same. Basically anyone who has really engaged with the physical evidence comes to similar conclusions.
It’s undeniable that the world is heating up. This is true even if you want to try and quibble about this particular thermometer here, it that particular news story there. Or even if you reject thermometer readings altogether. The world is heating up and there are many ways of seeing that without looking at a thermometer at all.
It’s undeniable that global CO2 emissions continue to rise.
It’s undeniable that there is over a century of well-understood, well-researched, much replicated science, that shows that C02 will trap heat on our planet. This might not be the only mechanism that is trapping heat, but it’s unarguably one of them. Any other additional source of heat will only compound the CO2 effects and make our situation worse.
I totally agree with Darren’s points about Rancourt, Monckton and Zhakarova. I’ve looked at all three and their efforts on climate change are riddled with basic errors. I’ve already posted a few of those to this board. I’m not a great believer in peer review, but that’s not the reason that these folks are not being published in this area. It’s because they are clearly wrong.
Others have been published - McIntyre for example. Although Darren’s point about the hockey stick saga was also correct, and shows that McIntyre is not a serious critic either, more focused on the Mann the the subject (I’ll get my coat)
The era of cheap oil is coming to an end. The era of cheap coal likewise. We have overshot the capacity of the earth to provide mineral resources at a rate that we now need them. There is ample evidence to support all this. Our civilization will not survive this. Our population will not survive this. The economic system we have will not survive this.
Chris Martensen, Simon Michaux, Jem Bendell, Paul Kingsnorth, Dougald Hind, Nate Hagens and many others are carefully looking through the data and sharing these results. The list of people who are coming to the same conclusions is very long.
The big question to my mind is what kind of collapse can we aspire towards? What can be built on the ruins? What kind of civilisation can we put together in the long shadow of our current collapse?
Those are open questions and I can’t think of more important ones at the moment.
If we don’t step up, take this issue seriously and answer these questions, the WEF, the global MIC, and elites like Thiel, Musk, Zuckerberg and Altman will answer them for us.