Cassandra has moved. Ugo Bardi publishes now on a new site called "The Seneca Effect."

Sunday, November 15, 2015

You too can fight terrorism!



  1. WUWT and Roy Spencer have been criticized for exploiting the atrocities in Paris for their agenda of anti climate science.
    I think I understand the rationale behind this graphic exhortation, but it runs the risk of being seen as similarly opportunistic.

    1. There is a world of difference: unlike Spencer, this sign doesn't suggest to kill anyone

  2. You hit the nail right on the head. Unfortunately, renewables won't let us have the world most of us are used to, as has been mentioned in a few places. Renewables can have the unwanted side effect of energy independence, and that's something that might be problematic for folks who are used to keeping us hooked on fossil fuels.

  3. The effects of fossil fuels are far more consequential than terrorism- climate warming, sea level rise and the depletion (and eventual loss) of an energy source that keeps billions of people alive are ongoing planet-wide catastrophes. Unlike those predicaments, we could actually just ignore terrorist attacks, which would also have the side benefit of diminishing their frequency.

    That disproportionate attention has been devoted to the relatively small numbers who have been killed by terrorists than to our devastating fossil fuel predicament shows the psychological truth of the old Stalin trope, "The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic".

  4. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Its "Panic, and divest from fossil fuels faster".
    Fossil Fuel so called Civilization wants to take us down the terror drain to hell with everybody.



Ugo Bardi is a member of the Club of Rome, faculty member of the University of Florence, and the author of "Extracted" (Chelsea Green 2014), "The Seneca Effect" (Springer 2017), and Before the Collapse (Springer 2019)