As a response to his dire warnings, the news channels decided to reward him by not taking him seriously at all. CNBC called him “Dr. Doom,” and he was basically turned into the comic relief on panels, as they chortled at how gloomy this economic Eeyore was getting. Even joyless Neil Cavuto, business anchor for Fox News, gave him shit, saying that he wouldn’t be surprised if Schiff exposed the truth about Santa Claus. The mistake that Schiff had made was to try to warn the masses by going on the very shows run by people who are best buddies with the American stock market. Ironically, he would’ve had a better chance of an adult conversation about capitalism on Sesame Street.
Sesame WorkshopU is for Unsustainable real estate market practices.
Still, Schiff was almost frighteningly accurate in his fever visions of collapse. And now he’s begun to embrace Bitcoin, so we guess it’s time to start burning our paper money.
People Have Been Ignoring Climate Change Claims For Centuries
Climate change is one of those super-polarizing subjects these days. On the one hand, you have almost every meaningful scientist in the world saying it is real; on the other hand, no climate change denier has drowned yet, so there’s that. But if the level-headed scientists of today think they have a hard time on stupidly “balanced” news panels battling wits against a Christian “scientist” with a blog, imagine how utterly frustrating it would have been to convince people of climate change a century ago.
1938 was one of the first times someone — an engineer named Guy Callendar — pointed out that maybe we should cut back on the whole burning all this fossil fuel shit. His paper was titled “The artificial production of carbon dioxide and its influence on temperature,” and it is truly a hoot of a read, provided you’re into the slow choking death of humankind. But despite his dire predictions, Callendar’s scientific efforts were met with a “meh” and a wet fart. It didn’t help that he was “only” an amateur meteorologist, or that “Guy Callendar” sounds like the made-up name of an alien trying to sabotage our technological progress. Even in the end discussion part of the paper, where other colleagues weigh in, Callendar was given the scientific respect of a kitten-rape apologist. But as the decades passed, his ominous predictions began to take shape. Most strikingly, this shape:
Hawkins & JonesThis also serves as a good chart for people who think the concept of science is a liberal conspiracy.