“Never mind that all Gretels and Hansels would quickly freeze to death without heat, even in the witch’s gingerbread abode; how dare you?”
– Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
How dare You?—That’s the Question Now
Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
It’s all about “inflections” these days. Whether xeno-robots, weather, or climate, the “inflections”, also described as “tipping points” are all the rage.
Not always described in such terms, the idea pervades the apparent need for increasing use of superlatives, novel terms, and other exuberant descriptions.
In short, anything out of the ordinary – even just slightly – must now be described as entirely new and, preferably, by novel terms.
Of course, as you’ll know, nothing is normal anymore, hasn’t been ever since the news about “global warming” and “climate change” became the rallying cry of the likes of James Hansen and Greta Thunberg.
Never mind that you need a steady 24/7 supply of electric power to charge your cell phone when needed; how dare you?
Never mind that all Gretels and Hansels would quickly freeze to death without heat, even in the witch’s gingerbread abode; how dare you?
Never mind the fact that not everyone lives in tropical climes and hasn’t seen an ice-covered lake; how dare you?
Never mind that the ice mass on Greenland is larger than in decades; how dare you?
Never mind that Arctic sea-ice is just fine, see, for example Arctic Ice Thickness Chart; how dare you?
Never mind that none of the other played-up characters, like Luisa (Germany’s “cousin” of Greta) and their friends in well-connected echelons are living the style of the hoi-polloi; how dare you?
Never mind that the Antarctic sea-ice is just fine, see the graph nearby; how dare you?
Antarctic sea-ice, waxing and waning with the seasons; source: NOAA .
Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser is a professional scientist with a Ph.D. in chemistry from the Technical University, Munich, Germany. He has worked as a research scientist and project chief at Environment Canada‘s Canada Centre for Inland Waters for over 30 years and is currently Director of Research at TerraBase Inc. He is author of nearly 300 publications in scientific journals, government and agency reports, books, computer programs, trade magazines, and newspaper articles.
Dr. Kaiser has been president of the International Association for Great Lakes Research, a peer reviewer of numerous scientific papers for several journals, Editor-in-Chief of the Water Quality Research Journal of Canada for nearly a decade, and an adjunct professor. He has contributed to a variety of scientific projects and reports and has made many presentations at national and international conferences.
Dr. Kaiser is author of CONVENIENT MYTHS, the green revolution – perceptions, politics, and facts
Dr. Kaiser can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org