As "climate change" begins to wind down, more panics will have to be stirred in order to jsutify (and inflame) the ever present bourgeois, affluent guilt that seems to arise in such a thick portion of the Western population. Also - there's money and power to be had in scaremongering, to be sure. The press, the political aristocracy, the opportunistic fad peddlers.
Enter - mass extinction
. Man induced, (un)naturally."Though scientists have directly assessed the viability of fewer than 3% of the world's described species, the sample polling of animal populations so far suggests that we may have entered what will be the planet's sixth great extinction wave. And this time the cause isn't an errant asteroid or megavolcanoes. It's us.
"For me, conservation is ultimately a moral obligation and simply the right thing to do." That leaves us a choice. We can save life on this special planet, or be its unwitting executioner."
The arrogance and self-importance of these people just staggers me. And, of course, the inevitable coup de grace is delivered at the end of article - pinching off debate and making the highly dubious assumptions and conclusions throughout the piece seem like certainties - that this is at once an impending disaster but also a moral issue
. Anyone who disagrees is a monster.
This is a very old strategy from a well worn playbook.