“Climate change is sometimes misunderstood as being about changes in the weather. In reality it is about changes in our very way of life.”

— Paul Polman

“Climate change is moving faster than we are, but we don’t give up because we know that climate action is the only path.”

— Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

“We are all living together on a single planet, which is threatened by our own actions. And if you don’t have some kind of global cooperation, nationalism is just not on the right level to tackle the problems, whether it’s climate change or whether it’s technological disruption.”

— Yuval Noah Harari, historian and advisor to the World Economic Forum

“There is no question that climate change is happening; the only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.”

— David Attenborough, British biologist, historian, and author

“We have no reason to think that climate change is harmful if you look at the world as a whole. Most places, in fact, are better off being warmer than being colder. And historically, the really bad times for the environment and for people have been the cold periods rather than the warm periods.”

Freeman Dyson, American physicist

“I’m not as convinced as a lot of people are that man-made climate change is the threat they think it is.”

— Chris Stewart, American politician

“I have long understood that climate change is not only an environmental issue – it is a humanitarian, economic, health, and justice issue as well.”

— Frances Beinecke, environmental activist, former president of the Natural Resources Defense Council

“I think there’s plenty of evidence that we need to stop spewing so much carbon into the air, that we’re contributing to climate change and that we ought to look for alternatives.”

— Lamar Alexander, American politician

“Twenty-five years ago people could be excused for not knowing much, or doing much, about climate change. Today we have no excuse.”

— Desmond Tutu, South African Anglican bishop and theologian, Nobel Peace Prize winner

“All things share the same breath — the beast, the tree, the man. The air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.”

— Chief Seattle, Suquamish and Duwamish chief, city of Seattle named after him.

“The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.”

— H.L. Mencken, American journalist, essayist, satirist

I’m a bit confused about climate change. Okay, more than a bit. Some folks say it’s happening now, and we must do some stuff to stop it. Others say it’s coming, and we must do other stuff to prevent it. A few odd folks even say that it’s been going on forever and will continue, no matter what stuff we do. What’s the real story here, if any?

Climate of course deals with changes that occur over decades, centuries, and millennia. Slow stuff mostly, barring the odd 6-mile-wide asteroid like Chicxulub that greatly inconvenienced the dinosaurs. Maybe we’re just lucky – so far at least.

Anyhow, there has been a huge amount of concern beginning about 70 years ago over a particular flavor of climate change – global warming, caused of course by us careless humans using too much fossil fuels. But cast in the context of environmental degradation, such concerns seem valid enough. However …

Evidence of such warming and projections of its potential mischief appear to be questionable, missing, or simply stated as fact without real evidence. The enormous sums being spent on “climate change” fixing suggest that there is a far broader agenda in play here.

My suspicions in this respect went off the chart as I discovered the active and broad climate change efforts by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the United Nations (UN), the World Health Organization (WHO), among many others. Apart from tapping into the huge money flows involved, these groups are busy trying to achieve world domination, which they openly admit.  Great Reset, Fourth Industrial Revolution, New World Order, …

Climate change is New World Order activism

Climate change appears to be mostly about changing the world order into something centrally controlled. Climate just happens to be a great story, since who isn’t worried about “climate” and the environment (that actually does need help). Confusing weather, which changes daily and seasonally, with climate helps foment fear and build support.

The final bit of evidence for this conclusion is that climate change denial is now being suppressed. Yet another topic that you can no longer question or discuss on controlled media and organizations. You will get cancelled in quite serious ways for challenging the climate change dogma.

You can’t really blame the globalists for jumping on this powerful message in order to push forward their underlying agenda. People have been doing such things since people were invented. That’s just how we work.

Think about how well the COVID crisis worked toward this same end. Now COVID is fading into the sunset as a useful driving issue for globalists.

Facts – real facts – are irrelevant. Beliefs are what counts

As with so much these days, and perhaps forever, it is difficult or even impossible to determine what the real facts of each situation are. And in the few cases where real facts are reasonably well established, they are routinely refuted, repressed, or simply ignored. What really matters is what the masses believe.

Persuasion, propaganda, education, relationships – these and many more tools have been used to gain support for causes, rulers, and organizations. Each with its own set of “facts” that in the end really don’t matter. People generally don’t do facts. They do beliefs, emotions, and belonging.

Applied to climate change, aka global warming, aka climate-whatever, it seems pretty clear to me at least that climate change is simply one of the latest sets of stories and images being used to guide and control the masses. Just as global warming ran its usefulness course, climate change may well be ready now for replacement.

Replacement timing is set by the available power to persuade and to act credibly. Once the current story visibly loses such power, attention is quickly shifted to a new story that has more traction.

So, what is rising as climate-change sunsets? Sustainability, it seems. The WEF and the UN are busy at work pushing their 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the forefront of activism. Agenda 2030 kinds of stuff. Here is the current list of SDGs:

Source: https://www.un.org/en/sustainable-development-goals/
Source: https://www.un.org/en/sustainable-development-goals/

You may have noticed that “Climate Change” is “Climate Action”, and is still sitting at lowly place #13 in the grand scheme of UN things. Still important, but placement rather low in apparent priority. Climate change as an activism target by the-powers-that-be may already have peaked, or even passed into decline.

You will probably notice also, that among the grand 17 are some real problems that seriously need to be addressed, apart from their assistance in advancing globalism and world domination. These are clever folks.

Top goals of the powers-that-be and wannabe

How about just the top 7:

  1. No poverty
  2. Zero hunger
  3. Good health and well-being
  4. Quality education
  5. Gender equality
  6. Clean water and sanitation
  7. Affordable and clean energy

These are of course code terms for a whole host of variable and agenda-driven action targets. They are in practice meaningless except for purposes of persuasion and attracting support from the masses. And they do seem to work in this regard.

This probably also means that “climate change” is being phased out, except with its true believers and kin, and that several new official action targets are phased in. Based on the top 7 above, these are surely important and need serious and substantial efforts at least to mitigate.

But “no poverty”, “zero hunger”, “good health and well-being”, …?

These are platitudes, and not goals. Or at least serious goals that are intended to be met. They are, or may be, placeholders for something very different.

Well, a reasonable starting place toward an understanding here might lie in their oft-stated goals and agendas labelled “Great Reset”, “Fourth Industrial Revolution”, “New World Order”, and the like. One world government in effect, under tight control of an elite and its subordinate organizations.

SDG 13: Climate Action. Source: World Economic Forum.
Surely they left out quite a few things?
SDG 13: Climate Action. Source: World Economic Forum.
Surely they left out quite a few things?

True believers don’t care about facts

True believers believe. Facts don’t matter. These folks operate on faith, emotions, personal needs and opinions. All deeply held, mostly unchangeable. That’s just how it is and how it always has been.

I have regularly trotted out good old Mattias Desmet’s findings about masses (aka crowds, mobs) that are under “mass formation hypnosis” (previously “psychosis”). Such masses are what longshoreman philosopher Eric Hoffer called “true believers”. People who don’t think but simply believe, in whatever. Gustave Le Bon wrote about this situation in The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind (1895).

Desmet found that up to about 30% of a population are hypnotized (or psychotic) true believers; some 30% to 50% go-along-to-get-along; and the remaining 20%-plus are resistant, some actively.

Climate change supporters are true believers for the most part. What exactly they believe seems quite varied, based on my largely unproductive discussions with such folks, but they strongly believe in whatever it is they believe.

Climate change “truthers”, aka deniers, aka skeptics, are today being actively suppressed and even “cancelled”. This is always a good sign of a true believer cult and its enablers in action. They see deniers’ views as “misinformation”, at best. They possess the only “truth” allowable.

But even the staunchest of true believers with a modicum of intelligence will eventually tire or become hesitant about any core set of beliefs. Religions have struggled forever with the natural decay of beliefs. It’s just how people behave. Human nature stuff, if you will.

Fading beliefs require constant reinforcement and rebuilding. When the decay of a belief set gets too far along to be effective any longer, then the belief set is replaced by another set – possibly under nearly the same terminology. Think global warming transitioning to climate change transitioning to climate action (SDG #13).

The real underlying goals and strategy, whatever they may be, remain largely unchanged, but the public pitch adjusts to keep the believers true and faithful. And perhaps, distracted …

Could climate change possibly be a distraction?

I see at least two possibilities here:

  1. Distraction from an underlying, hidden agenda that the perpetrators prefer to be kept generally unknown
  2. Distraction from things that are truly important such as environmental degradation

Distraction from a world domination agenda, maybe? Of course, nobody would ever pursue such a thing – even if they have declared publicly just such a goal. Not in these exact words, but certainly implied by a One World Government and a New World Order.

Rollouts of digital IDs, digital money in the form of Central Bank Digital Currencies, massive and still fast-expanding digital surveillance – are all coming soon, and in fact are today mostly in place and ready to use. Surveillance and control is what rulers do. Especially global rulers.

Meanwhile, they keep the masses distracted by climate change, Russia, China, COVID-forever, insane politics, and such. Sounds possible, yes?

Concerns about climate change, now also being referred to as a “climate crisis”, appear to be behind much of the current efforts to eliminate fossil fuels and to convert everything to electric power. That the feasibility of such a transition is at best questionable, and more likely impossible, does not gather a lot of attention. It’s a crisis, so we must do something quickly before it gets worse – a super-crisis maybe. At least, so the experts tell us.

Eric Peters, the car guy, attempts to interject reason into the climate confusion with his piece in The Burning Platform: “Peak Lies”:

“The ‘climate,’ first of all, only ‘changes’ over the very long haul. Many people make the mistake of confusing weather with climate. Weather changes daily, seasonally. But a colder-than-usual winter or a hotter-than-usual summer is not climate. Only over a very long period of time (longer than a human lifetime)  does it become so. The assertions made about the ‘climate changing’ are thus projections about a future that isn’t here yet. Projections that have so far all proved to be spurious.”

“Now we are told we must ‘save’ the planet – by not using the oil it turns out there’s plenty of. Because using it will ‘change’ the ‘climate.’ Therefore, we must accept paying a great deal more for electricity  – and electric cars – and accept other costs and impositions as well.”

“The witch doctors of tribal antiquity have not disappeared. They have gone into politics. And the bureaucratic apparat, from within which they impose the regimes urged by their colleagues who hold elected office.”

Just another climate denier venting, yes? You know what a climate change denier is, of course, but in case not, via Wikipedia:

“Climate change denial or global warming denial is dismissal or unwarranted doubt that contradicts the scientific consensus on climate change. Those promoting denial commonly use rhetorical tactics to give the appearance of a scientific controversy where there is none.”

Global temperatures have surely increased – and decreased

My favorite “climate” chart – via global temperatures – is shown below. This version is overly busy, but interesting in that it shows the warm-cold-period cyclicality. Notice the amazing dotted line projection at far right showing incredible global warming on the way due to nasty human fossil fuel emissions. Umm …

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTp5h9BuQtQ
Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTp5h9BuQtQ

Everybody knows that global warming, now called climate change (or crisis), is caused by the enormous burning of fossil fuels since around 1900 AD. Internal combustion engines, home heating, power generating plants, aircraft, and many other such culprits. Definitely happened, and is still happening.

Even Wikipedia links global temperatures to climate change:

“In common usage, climate change describes global warming—the ongoing increase in global average temperature—and its effects on Earth’s climate system. Climate change in a broader sense also includes previous long-term changes to Earth’s climate. The current rise in global average temperature is more rapid than previous changes, and is primarily caused by humans burning fossil fuels. Fossil fuel use, deforestation, and some agricultural and industrial practices increase greenhouse gases, notably carbon dioxide and methane. Greenhouse gases absorb some of the heat that the Earth radiates after it warms from sunlight. Larger amounts of these gases trap more heat in Earth’s lower atmosphere, causing global warming.”

I noted earlier my concern about global warming distracting vital attention away from a real global problem: environmental degradation. Some of this is almost irreversible, and so much will be extremely costly to remedy in some manner. Fossil fuels certainly play a significant role here but there are many other causes. Like governments and elites.

If you look up “environmental degradation deniers”, you get a bunch of “climate change deniers” links. An otherwise helpful piece makes this connection explicitly:

“Minimize the impact of climate change and ocean acidification on biodiversity and increase its resilience through mitigation, adaptation, and disaster risk reduction actions, including through nature-based solution and/or ecosystem-based approaches, while minimizing negative and fostering positive impacts of climate action on biodiversity.”

Why the obsessive focus on climate?

It seems clear, to me at least, that climate change is a mantra, an article of faith. In essence, it has nothing much to do with climate as technically defined, but instead represents a host of somewhat complex problems, and especially agendas.

Climate change, formerly global warming and now transitioning to climate crisis and climate action, is easy to communicate and easy to understand (or misunderstand). It describes a very complex subject in a simple manner even if it is not particularly accurate. What is important is what climate change represents in its true, underlying context.

The true context, it appears, is control. Globally.

Force major populations into “15-minute cities”. Restrict money formats to CBDCs so that our carefully-monitored spending can be directed toward approved goods and services. Use this mechanism to control individual behavior. Control access to information via growing efforts at censure and censorship. Or so it appears.

Climate change as a distraction, or meme, has peaked

A meme is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads by means of imitation and repetition within a culture. It often carries symbolic meaning representing a particular phenomenon or theme. In this respect, it is mostly a communication tool. If it successfully communicates a desired concept, then any underlying reality it may have is effectively irrelevant.

And so it seems with global warming, climate change, and now climate action. As the communication power of a meme gets stale and declines in effectiveness, a new meme is conjured up to replace it. Climate change as a meme has pretty much had its day, making it necessary to shift the story to climate crisis. At the same time, the SDG priority remains in the bottom row of concerns. The horror …

This means to me that the need for “climate-whatever’ is about over. It has done its intended job of obscuring the far more important effort to gain control over money and people via CBDCs.

Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.us presents a rather bleak view of our possible future that our rulers may not want us to see – yet: “The Reset: When Will Globalists Attempt To Introduce Their Digital Currency System?”:

“I want you to imagine, for a moment, a future world in which everything we now know about functioning and surviving within the economy is completely upended. This world has gone fully digital, meaning people live within a cashless society where physical monetary interactions are abandoned or prohibited, replaced by CBDCs. All transactions are tracked and traced, nothing is private any longer unless you are operating as a criminal within a black market.”

“By extension, production is overtly suppressed and micromanaged. Small businesses are a thing of the past, and only a select group of major corporations working directly with government are allowed to operate. It’s not just that cash is outlawed and that everyone must rely on a digital ledger, the very data pathways and networks that we use to transfer funds are also controlled. Much like the SWIFT data network, the globalists have the ability to lock down internet payments, individual accounts and business accounts and deny people the ability to move funds from one place to another.”

“In the meantime, AI-based monitoring systems sift through millions of transactions every minute, searching for ‘anomalies.’ The algorithm is designed to identify anyone who has found a way around the data tracking – People who want to remain anonymous.”

“The internet still exists, but it’s a shell of its former glory. The population uses it regularly to complete necessary tasks and to research information, but data providers are severely restricted. Cryptocurrencies are not an option as an alternative to the CBDCs because trading them online immediately sets off red flags for the AI-in-the-sky.”

“Only government approved websites are allowed to exist, with extensive rules limiting what they can do and what they can say. AI chatbots provide the public with most of their information, and the globalists control the parameters of the chatbots. People only ever hear the news that the elites want them to hear. All contrary data is eliminated. It’s not so much banned, rather, it is simply omitted from the record until the people who remember it are long gone.”

“It might sound like science fiction, but ALL of this technology already exists and is currently being tested by globalist institutions including the Bank for International Settlements and the IMF.”

But of course we humans are still responsible for climate-whatever

The United Nations (UN), under the topic “Climate Action” helpfully defines climate change as it serves the underlying and unstated UN Agenda 2030: “What Is Climate Change?”:

“Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns. Such shifts can be natural, due to changes in the sun’s activity or large volcanic eruptions. But since the 1800s, human activities have been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas.”

“Burning fossil fuels generates greenhouse gas emissions that act like a blanket wrapped around the Earth, trapping the sun’s heat and raising temperatures.”

“The main greenhouse gases that are causing climate change include carbon dioxide and methane. These come from using gasoline for driving a car or coal for heating a building, for example. Clearing land and cutting down forests can also release carbon dioxide. Agriculture, oil and gas operations are major sources of methane emissions. Energy, industry, transport, buildings, agriculture and land use are among the main sectors causing greenhouse gases.”

Humans are responsible for global warming. Climate scientists have shown that humans are responsible for virtually all global heating over the last 200 years. Human activities like the ones mentioned above are causing greenhouse gases that are warming the world faster than at any time in at least the last two thousand years.”

Implied solution: No humans = No climate-whatever problem.

We-the-problem seem to be well along the UN-desired path of fewer and fewer humans. Soon, no humans left to cause greenhouse gases. Then, no problem.

Even the WEF is fully onboard with climate-whatever (-crisis)

The World Economic Forum (WEF) on June 19, 2023, raised the alarm level to at least 11+: “CLIMATE CHANGE: Too late to save the planet? Why this climate crisis myth is so prevalent – and problematic”:

” …

  • The idea that it’s too late to halt the climate crisis has been gaining ground recently.
  • It’s become the most popular cry of former climate change sceptics, say researchers.
  • But it’s also the view of many people who want to help, but are overwhelmed by the challenge.
  • While the world has been given ‘a final warning’, scientists say there is still time for action, but myths like these are stalling mitigation efforts.

The world has been given a ‘final warning’ about the climate emergency. The United Nations says action is needed ‘on all fronts – everything, everywhere, all at once’. So why do so many people think nothing can be done to halt climate change?”

“In its latest assessment, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says there is irrefutable proof that temperatures have risen by close to the 1.5C tipping point and that human activity is the overwhelming cause.”

“The report says action to adapt to our changing climate ‘has progressed across all sectors and regions, with documented benefits and varying effectiveness’. And it spells out what governments, businesses and individuals can do to halt the rise in global temperatures.”

The UN and the WEF are in full agreement, it seems.

“A man is known by the company he keeps.”
— Aesop, The Ass and his Purchaser

Maybe Aesop had it just about right on this one.
Maybe Aesop had it just about right on this one.

Bottom line:

Our shape-shifting climate-whateverglobal-warming, climate-change, climate-action, and climate-crisis – seems to be aimed at obscuring a much more important and fundamental change that is underway, globally, and is nearly complete. This is so unfortunate since it distracts us from some truly serious environmental situations that desperately need our full attention.

As someone once said: “Never let a good crisis go to waste” – and its implied corollary: “If you don’t have a good crisis handy, invent one”.

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“All too often we find ourselves mounting a rearguard action to fend off public policies or programs limiting our choices, costing us money and, generally, making life tougher to live. In many instances during these struggles, we have to be content with small victories: holding social welfare program budgets to minimal growth or reining in policies that would expand government responsibilities. Occasionally an opportunity comes along to stop an ill-conceived government program dead in its tracks or to get rid of bad public policy before it becomes entrenched. Today, we have such an opportunity.”

“Some would have us believe that our planet is headed for a flameout. They contend that humankind is living unwisely. They predict that apocalyptic climate change could do us in. But we are told there is hope if we will place ourselves in the hands of national and international governing bodies whose collective wisdom will save us from ourselves.”

“What we are not told by our would-be saviors is that climate change is nothing new on this planet. We are not told that the science of climate change is imperfect at best. We are not told that most of the purported signatures of climate change could easily be attributed to the natural variability of weather. We are not told of the serious economic consequences that proposed climate-change policies would have for our society.”

“Now is the time to face this issue. If we permit this relatively new offshoot of statism to sneak up behind us, it will be difficult to contain the damage.”

“Computer models of global climate change have indicated that the earth’s average temperature should have increased by 1 degree Celsius during the past century. As noted, if the planet has warmed, it has been only by about 0.5 degrees Celsius.”

“Significantly, the greater part of this purported increase, about 0.4 degrees Celsius, occurred before 1940. Yet roughly two-thirds of the carbon dioxide increase in the atmosphere occurred after 1940, which brings into question man’s role in the process.”

“Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the launch of the three policy briefs under Our Common Agenda, in New York today: “

“I am pleased to join you today to share three policy briefs on Our Common Agenda.  These three briefs — part of a series of 11 — are intended to inform your discussions as you prepare for the SDG [Sustainable Development Goals] Summit and especially for the Summit of the Future.”

“They touch on some of the most serious challenges we face — challenges that may determine whether we are able to achieve the vision of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, or whether we continue towards a future of continued social, financial, political and environmental breakdown.  Today, I will cover [their] main themes.“

“Our policy brief on reforms to the international financial architecture proposes ways to right historic wrongs, through a functional financial system that supports sustainable development.  This is a very extended policy brief and we decided that in this version to be presented we should go into the details because one of the problems when we discuss these kinds of things is that when details are not there things can be easily misinterpreted. “

“But I recognize that this makes the brief rather complex and so we are also preparing a more simplified version in order to facilitate the public debate.  But we felt that it was important to go into details to show exactly the kind of changes that we believe that would be necessary from the point of view of the objectives we have set out.”

“The policy brief on moving beyond gross domestic product (GDP) looks at measuring the things that really matter to people and their communities.  GDP tells us the cost of everything and the value of nothing.  Our world is not a gigantic corporation.  Financial decisions should be based on more than a snapshot of profit and loss.”

“For how long will the foolishness continue? We’ve had 35 years of warnings, hectoring and shrieking, yet we’re no nearer a climate disaster than we were when NASA’s James Hansen swore before the Senate in 1988 that ‘global warming has begun.’”

And last but not least …

“The Climate Emergency Is a Total Hoax.”
— Dr. Patrick Moore, Greenpeace Co-Founder