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Is climate fear actually fear over human extinction?

Recently, I noticed a quote by author Blake Newman (see below). His view made me wonder if fear over climate change is actually fear over human extinction. The name of the “global environmental movement” Extinction Rebellion also suggests that climate fear is fear over human extinction.

“Don’t worry about saving the earth. The earth will be fine. However, humans will probably become extinct and no longer habitate the earth. Which is probably a good thing.”

A quote by author Blake Newman

Our predecessors, the Neanderthal, lived during “times ranging from 315,000 to more than 800,000 years ago” (Wiki). They survived several glacial periods, or Ice Ages. Once our current interglacial period ends, a new glacial period will arrive. The melting of polar caps would only confirm this.

In my view, our human species will not survive that glacial period – a.k.a. Ice Age. We have become too fragile and too dependent on technology rather than having become self-sustainable. Technology neither works at low nor at high temperatures; just see their disclaimers.

I suppose that we know, albeit subconsciously or instinctively, the above. Hence, fear over climate change would indeed be fear over human extinction. Still, my question remains: what’s wrong with human extinction??

It’s ironic that our climate-engineering efforts, for lowering climate-warming, will only accelerate a new glacial period. Related articles:

Considering the above, the Blake Newman quote feels pretty accurate.

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”

A quote (see #3) by George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), an “Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist”

What’s Wrong with That (2022) by Buddy Guy
artist, lyrics, video, Wiki-artist, Wiki-album+song

Note: all markings (bolditalicunderlining) by LO unless in quotes or stated otherwise.


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