Michael Shellenberger was Time magazine's ‘Hero of the Environment’ in 2008
He’s now become a heretic the Green movement would happily burn at the stake
His thesis is that rabid Green alarmism is creating a raft of dangerous myths
The vehemence may be understandable given his belief that this ‘apocalyptic’ view of climate change is an ‘evangelical, fundamentalist religion’ that doesn’t respond to rational arguments. It satisfies a basic need for something to believe in, he says, and its followers can convince themselves they are serving a higher purpose [saving the planet]. ‘These people are in the grip of a religion,’ says Shellenberger, ‘and they don’t know it.’
"They are trying to appeal to the climate activists, to the youth activists, to gen up more business," Morano tells OneNewsNow. "I don't think their marketing is going to work because when people think of cows, they don't want to think of cows emitting gases – because that's going to be a turnoff first of all for eating a Whopper.
"And also, when [people] think of eating food, they want to eat something that tastes the best – not something that is virtue signaling out to the public."
Morano: "I tip my hat to the college professors, to the woke media, to the social justice movements. They own corporate America, and this is just a silly capitulation to really bad climate science claims."
With production surging by 4.4%, corn will drive world cereal grain production to record levels in 2020/2021, said the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization in its first forecast of the new crops. It was the second forecast in a week of record global output as the planting season ends in the northern hemisphere. The FAO forecast cereal grain production of 2.781 billion tonnes, up 2.6% from the record set in 2019/2020.
In spite of uncertainties posed by the pandemic,” it said, prospects point to “a comfortable supply and demand situation…"
Gore had invited 300 guests — chefs, farmers, food executives and activists — to “The Climate Underground,” a two-day conference last week at his family farm here that explored the intersection of food, climate change and sustainable agriculture...the main event was Gore’s slide show, delivered with his characteristic mix of bravado and humility, detailing the impacts of climate change on food systems worldwide...
Gore spent the better part of 90 minutes detailing the pressures of drought, heat, flooding, superstorms, “rain bombs,” invasive insects, fungi and bacterial blight on food producers. “We may be approaching a threshold beyond which the agriculture that we’ve always known cannot support human civilization as we know it,” he declared in a low growl. “That’s something we need to avoid.”