Igniting Panic With "Climate Emergencies"

June 28, 2019 Gerry Wagoner

In 1974, Time Magazine ran a story titled “Another Ice Age?” This was followed in April, 1975 by a Newsweek story by Peter Gwynne titled “The Cooling World.”

I remember that period of time well, being 14 and 15 respectively. The 1970’s saw a series of cold winters, culminating in the Blizzard of 1978—an exclamation point on a decade-long cooling period. So the liberals and scientists and political pundits (redundant, I know), and amateur prophets tried to get out in front of climatological trends, by articles such as the two cited above.

Their answer—of course—was massive government intrusion over our lives. But the weather moderated somewhat (as it usually does) and we moved into the 80’s and people calmed down. The satellite data did not support their cooling claim.

After catching their moderately warming breath, this same group of liberals and scientists now said that the earth was warming.  Their solution again was massive government control over our lives. When the satellite data did not support their claim of Global Warming (no appreciable warming for the last 19-years) they (liberals and some scientists) came up with a third option: Climate Change.  

Their solution—wait for it—is massive government control over our lives.  Climate Change is a perfectly named agenda for their desires for control, because the climate is always changing.

Although the Climate Change Agenda (and it is an agenda) has had remarkable success at instilling fear and uneasiness among government school children and general liberals, it hasn’t moved at the pace that satisfies these geopolitical control freaks. So they keep inventing ever more fearful predictions. Here’s a couple favorites,

• “Global Warming will cause prostitution and sex trafficking” (California Democrat Barbara Lee – April 30, 2013).

• “The threat of a new ice age must now stand alongside nuclear war as a likely source of wholesale death and misery for mankind” (Nigel Calder, 1969).

• “By 1999 the U.S. population will have declined to 22.6 million” (Paul Ehrich, 1968).

• “Not stopping CAGW will be catastrophic. We‘ll be eight degrees hotter in ten, not ten but 30 or 40 years and basically none of the crops will grow! Most of the people will have died and the rest of us will be cannibals (Ted Turner, 2008).

• “Global Warming/Climate change will cause massive boulders to leap out of the ocean onto dry land, endangering millions” (James “Hockey Stick” Hansen, November 2015).

So what does any of this mean? Your guess is as good as mine, but here's mine:

The point is to do or say something that will reignite panic over global warming. It used to be that islands would end up under water or something. All of this is hard to sustain when we haven't had any measurable global warming for the past 19 years and people are losing their inclination to take the global warmists seriously. So they keep revving up the prediction mill to ignite more panic among the gullible masses.

Confused? So are they.

The Pope, ever eager to exploit a situation into more control for the Vatican, has also jumped on this bandwagon and grabbed the reins in his Roman manicured hands. He is currently the (self-generated of course) global moral authority on weather patterns, and millions are ceding moral control to him, including many in our own “religious liberty” department (which has essentially become a leftist liberty department). More about that in another article.

Not to be outdone, various countries and cities, feeling spurned by the current American presidential administration in the Paris Climate Treaty are declaring “Climate Emergencies”, voted into place by their agenda-driven governing bodies. Some notable ones,

  • Climate Change, Australia
  • Climate Emergency Institute, Canada
  • Green Party of England and Wales
  • Koekelberg Town Council, Belgium
  • Münster City Council, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
  • Pope Francis
  • Republic of Ireland (Eire)
  • Vaud Canton, Switzerland
  • UK Parliment
  • Lucerne Canton, Switzerland
  • Tuscany Regional Council, Italy
  • New York City (two days ago)
  • Canada
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Portugal
  • Gibraltar Parliament

What is goal of all this? Massive government control over your lives. Who stands to gain in this globally manufactured panic?

  • The political supporters of this agenda. Leftists around the world are joining hands in a multicultural group hug.
  • The moral supporters of this agenda. That would be the Pope, and well-meaning but severely misguided people who are interpreting the Bible in new green ways.

There have always been paranoias around, and more of them are being manufactured all the time. You may remember a few,

The Ozone Hole will kill us all. Freon is evil.

Lead paint is coming to get you.

Radon will kill you quicker ‘n scat.

Asbestos will kill all of us.

Nuclear energy will make your hair glow—right before it kills you.

Acid Rain will melt the paint off of your car and the skin off of your body.

Styrofoam causes violent crime!

Notice that all of the propaganda and distortions come from a common source—radical environmentalism.


The so-called “green transformation” of the world toward centralized control and global governance is now “unstoppable” and “irreversible,” claimed the UN environmental czar after a UN summit in Rwanda. The Pope concurs.

Global warming is on its way to destroy us. And only recycling and green energy can save us from the climate apocalypse. Its truths are infallible because they are prophesized by PhD’s wielding hockey stick graphs and vicars of Christ armed with Douehy Reims Bibles, flanked by social justice warriors the world over.

Their god is Homo Progressivus, born an ape and ascending to singularity synthesis via evolution. Their heaven is a social justice dystopia where skeptics are scorned on Twitter and visited with global inquisition. Their saints are the false prophets of alarmism, and social justice warriors — their eyes fired with the insanity of their new green religion.

There are already calls around the world to mandate a day of rest to help the earth. We will be watching this green tidal wave as it gains momentum. You should too.

Join or die is their warning.
Join and perish, is God’s warning.

Yet again, it appears things may be turning toward the views of the mid-70’s. 



“Your faithfullness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures” (Psalm 119:90).

“But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13).