A good commentary on the cult of Malthus which has replaced Christianity among modern eco-activists:
Nice try! But your analysis of doomsday cults is no better than your understanding of climate. This group is more closely compared with anti-nuclear activists who have the Doomsday Clock....which is the likely inspiration for their 100 month deadline, than with someone using obscure passages in the Bible to predict the end of the world.
The homepage, which you linked states that:"we could
be beyond our climate's tipping point," by the time of the deadline. That's not a chronological prediction, and the truth could be just as easily that our climate is already beyond the tipping point - based on recent events, such as increased methane levels in the atmosphere; the mild Arctic winters and warm summers that are increasing the rate of sea ice loss; the dramatic increase in all sorts of severe weather globally, whether it be the record tornadoes in the U.S., record flooding on the Mississippi and the Assiniboine out west, coinciding with the record droughts in China, Western Europe and West Texas...just on the other side of where record rainfalls are being experienced; and here's a prediction for you: the accelerating rate of increase in atmospheric Co2, which as of April 9, was above 393 ppm. will be over 400 by the start of 2016!
There are valid reasons based on clear evidence that the entire planet's climate is changing in a way that will be bad for our civilization...especially high yield agriculture, and the deluded fools are the ones with their heads in the sand who want to ignore the storm that is already happening around us, and pretend we can just go on continuing the same crap for the indefinite future. The only thing 100 Months may be wrong about is that there are still ways to prevent the climate-forcing changes that are going to make weather an even more exciting topic in the future.
Some of the clowns on the climate change denial side, like Bjorn Lomborg, have framed an argument around the theme that changing our gas-guzzling way of life is just too hard, and we need to "adapt" to climate change of the future. Well, it sure as hell looks like these assholes have had their way, and we will all have to adapt to extreme weather, and doubling or tripling of food prices very soon. The reductions in anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions look like they are going to come the hard way: because of declining and increasingly expensive oil to develop, and a collapsing world economy....enjoy deniers....you're getting exactly what you asked for!
I find it ironic that so many on the left like to (rightly) redicule Christian doomsayers but are completely blind to the equivalent nutcases in the environmental movement.
It's easy to ridicule sources such as the one you provided, since he inspired your analogy that green activism is equivalent to doomsday cults, by mocking Harold Camping for most of the piece, and then going back 40 years to deride Paul Ehrlich for concluding that population breaking point would happen by the late 70's. The only reason why Ehrlich wasn't right, is because Green Revolution hybrid plants were just being introduced into Mexico, India and Indonesia during that time. Even the biologist who created the Green Revolution...died recently, I forget the name...stated that his improvements to agriculture were just a stopgap measure to buy time, and not a permanent solution to the World's population problems. He still considered the need to bring down population levels as essential...which unfortunately were abandoned by many Third World nations on the advice of their religious leaders in the 80's. The U.N. has had to revise it's numbers upward in a report earlier this year that I commented on last month. NO matter what this clown blogger you discovered thinks about the "Cult of Malthus", Malthus is still correct that unchecked population growth is exponential, while food availability is arithmetical. It's also worth noting that looking through his blog, this anti-ecology blogger does not directly address any climate issues during the entire month so far. He complains about politics, pop culture, and someone designing tiny houses....but there's nothing dealing with the climate issue....and that puts him right in the pack of fellow climate deniers who have as much to say about science as creationists do on the same subject.