Climate Deniers And Their Koolaid

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I always wondered how those people could have drunk that Kool-Aid at Jonestown. How could that many people believe all of that and really drink it? Later on in my life, this strange phenomenon breached my consciousness again when the Hale-Bop Comet came by the Earth and all those people wearing Nike’s tennis shoes thought that the comet brought the mothership that they needed to beam up to because they thought the Earth was going to be recycled. They drank the Kool-Aid as well. Heaven’s Gates people they were called.

Befuddled, I, later in life, was hit with this strange happening where people thought something so outrageous as a mass group, but this time it was on a worldwide scale never seen before. This time it affected people I knew, people I respected. People who for the most part hold no fringe views of anything, but just happened to believe this one thing. “Man is not partly responsible for global warming.” To have such a big portion of the world vainly believe this nonsense is startling.

The Kool-Aid they drink is this. They tell themselves not a single weather event in our lifetime has not happened before, not one. That it is all part of the ebb and flow of the planet. However, to believe after we pour all that carbon into the atmosphere, that we are not also part of the problem, is bonkers. Yet somehow, it sinks in with so many smart people.

Those of us who see through this massive facade are labeled “Kooks” or “People who just don’t understand like they do.” For thinking people, we are not in Kansas anymore. We have slipped so far down the rabbit hole that not even tapping our heels together three times will get us out of this in our lifetime. We need to collectively do something about our carbon production into the air. Go watch the film “Chasing Ice” and get back with me if you are still a climate denier.

C. Rich
Author, Blogger, Poet

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