– Prof Eileen Barker
Why climate alarmism continues unabated
Here’s the answer as to why climate alarmism continues unabated, regardless of all the evidence proving beyond any doubt that it is a carefully concocted hoax: https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-50435014
Pertinent quote: “Prof Eileen Barker of the London School of Economics, who has spent years studying groups like the Moonies and Scientologists, says there are similarities between OneCoin and messianic millennium cults, where people believe they are part of something big that is going to change the world – and no matter what the evidence, once they’ve signed up, it’s very hard for them to admit they are wrong. “When prophecy fails they believe more strongly,” she says. “Particularly if you have invested something, not only money, but belief, reputation, intelligence. You think, ‘Wait a bit longer.’” ”Money might push people to invest in the first place, but the sense of belonging, of doing something, of achieving something, is why they stay, Barker says. “And in that sense it’s cultic.””
So, you can debate the proper science to debunk the alarmists ad infinitum, but you have no real chance to stop their zealous belef in their version of the end-of-the-world hoax. It’s a psychological war that level-headed scientists stand little chance of winning.
All the while, kudos to Robert for his unwavering support for honest science.