NASA's Director of its Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), Dr. Gavin Schmidt smeared scientific dissenters of man-made climate change claims on September 12, 2020: "A reminder (if one was needed) that most climate deniers are sociopaths," Schmidt wrote about Climate Depot's Marc Morano. Dictionary.com defines a "sociopath" as "a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial, often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience."
"There is no ‘mode of discourse’ that will make Morano suddenly stop being an awful person who is (well) paid to try to prevent any efforts to reduce fossil fuel use by fair means or foul. So, might as well call it as one sees it," Schmidt added. Schmidt has a long history of political and policy activism at NASA.
Anand Giridharadas: "Have you witnessed a shift in the inner experience of youth with this death knell of climate hanging over people’s heads? Do you think a lot of young people feel that their childhoods have been stolen?"
VARSHINI Prakash: "It’s rampant. We'll go to trainings and kids will share really intense stories of contemplating suicide. I don't want to call it nihilism because it's not something theoretical. People are really, really, really feeling this deep sense of foreboding — a lack of agency, basically. "
ANAND: "You’re saying you hear young people contemplating suicide because of climate specifically?"
VARSHINI: "Yes. Because of the climate crisis. It’s not uncommon."
VARSHINI: 'The climate crisis and racial inequality are linked in causation as well as in effect."
Harvard Mag: These are all important questions—but even they ignore a central certainty that no one appears to be addressing: what Dan Schrag calls “climate change’s dirty little secret.” “Even if we could become carbon-neutral tomorrow,” says the director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment, “the climate will keep changing for thousands of years, the ice sheets will keep melting, and the seas will continue to rise.”
Climate Depot's Marc Morano: "So now an allegedly esteemed Harvard professor admits that controlling the climate is futile. Are we supposed to be surprised at this 'secret' that climate skeptics have always known? Even the climate activists will now have to concede that the climate will not stop changing if we refuse to enact the UN Paris pact and the Green New Deal."
Philip Stott, professor emeritus of Biogeography at the University of London, points out that “climate change is governed by hundreds of factors, or variables, and the very idea that we can manage climate change predictably by understanding and manipulating at the margins one politically-selected factor [CO2], is as misguided as it gets. It's scientific nonsense."