Time for Next Eco-Scare Already?!

matsoyAs Global Warming Movement Collapses, Activists Already ‘Test-Marketing’ the Next Eco-Fear! ‘Laughing Gas’ Crisis? Oxygen Crisis? Plastics?

Global Warming Being Thrown Under the Bus as New Replacement Environmental Scare is Sought

By Marc Morano

As the man-made global warming fear movement collapses and the climate establishment lay in a Climategate ridden tatters, many are asking what next? (For latest on climate movement’s demise go to www.ClimateDepot.com)

As man-made global warming fears enter the ashbin of history, what will environmentalists, UN activists and politicians do to fill the void of a failed eco-scare?

Well, wonder no more….

Some forward thinking green activists and even the UN climate Chief have already taken up the task of test-marketing the next eco-scares to replace man-made global warming.

One of the most prominent eco-scares now being quietly promoted behind man-made climate fears is the allegedly “growing” nitrous oxide (a.k.a. “laughing gas”) threat to the planet. See: Time for next eco-scare already?! ‘Earth’s growing nitrogen threat’: ‘It helps feed a hungry world, but it’s worse than CO2’ The Christian Science Monitor – January 12, 2010 – Excerpt: Nitrous oxide is nearly 300 times as potent as carbon dioxide – considered the leading cause of climate change – and the third most threatening greenhouse gas overall.

As man-made climate fears subside and the scientific, economic, cultural and political case evaporates for climate change “action,” expect more and more green activists to take up the mantle for “laughing gas” as a possible replacement eco-scare.

See also: Laughing Gas Knocks Out CO2 – By Doug Hoffman – Oct. 30, 2009 – Excerpt: “In the face of ever mounting evidence that CO2 is incapable of causing the level of global devastation prophesied by climate change catastrophists a new villain is being sought. The leading candidate is nitrous oxide (N2O), better known as laughing gas. A report in Science claims that N2O emissions are currently the single most important cause of ozone depletion and are expected to remain so throughout the 21st century. The IPCC rates N2O as 310 times as potent a greenhouse gas as CO2 on a 100 year time scale. Is this a greenhouse gas bait and switch, or are the global warming alarmists trying to up the ante.”

Still can’t picture former Vice President Al Gore touting the “laughing gas” crisis as the “moral” challenge of our time in a Oscar-winning documentary? Not to worry, there are many more eco-scares currently being test-marketed.


Gore’s own producer of “An Inconvenient Truth” — Hollywood eco-activist Laurie David — is already test-marketing another eco-scare with potential promise.

One Word: Plastics.” Yes, just 43 years after the 1967 film “The Graduate”, “plastics” just may be the future!
See: AGW RIP? Is It Time for Next Eco-Scare Already? Gore’s producer Laure David touts plastic crisis: ‘Plastic waste is in some ways more alarming for us humans than global warming’ – July 31, 2009

“The rapid rise in global plastic production is leading to a rise in plastic pollution and its devastating effects on our oceans and our lives.,” Laurie David wrote on July 31, 2009. Selected Excerpts From David’s blog post: “This insidious invasion of the biosphere by our plastic waste is in some ways more alarming for us humans than global warming. Our bodies have evolved to handle carbon dioxide, the nemesis of global warming, indeed, we exhale it with every breath. Plastic, though present in the biosphere from the nano scale on up, is too stable a molecule for any organism to fully assimilate or biodegrade. So we have a situation in which a vector for a suite of devastating chemicals, chemicals implicated in many modern diseases, is now invading the ocean, our bodies and indeed, the entire biosphere. The prognosis for improvement in this situation is grim.”

Still not convinced of either “laughing gas” or “plastics” as the next dominant eco-scare? Don’t worry, we are just getting started.

Just how widespread is the test marketing of a new eco-scare to replace the flailing global warming movement?

It now has the attention of the beleaguered head of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Rajendra Pachauri.

UN Throws Global Warming Under the Bus?!

In a remarkable posting on his personal blog, Pachauri openly admitted that man-made global warming was not even the biggest eco-issue! See: Et tu? Head of UN IPCC Pachauri Now throwing global warming under the bus?! There is a ‘larger problem’ than climate fears?! – November 23, 2009

Read the rest of this story at Climate Depot.

15 Responses to Time for Next Eco-Scare Already?!

  1. Neil F. AGWD/BSD January 20, 2010 at 10:16 pm #

    I have said it before, the next eco-crisis is going to be ocean acidification. You have to remember that the goal is to stop growth. Both economic and population. The best way to achieve this is still the reduction of CO2, because it is the most commonly produced gas from industy and humans. To control CO2 is to control the world! Mark my words, ocean acidification is the only logical path to go to control CO2, economic growth, and population growth.

    • Rob N. Hood January 21, 2010 at 12:41 pm #

      Well, Neil with-all-the-letters-behind-his-name, it may be Mother nature’s way…

      The 2000-2009 decade was the warmest on record, easily surpassing the previous hottest decade – the 1990s – United States researchers said yesterday. In 2009, global surface temperatures were 0.56C above average, which tied the year for the fifth warmest year on record, the National Climatic Data Centre said.

      • Neil F. AGWD/BSD January 21, 2010 at 11:10 pm #

        This is news to me. I don’t have time at the moment to dig into it, but my first impression is that this is the community response to climategate. I feel that this will be exposed to have manipulated data, massaged numbers, and outright fabrications in it eventually. Give me some time to look into this. I have a feeling this “smoking gun” might just be a starter’s pistol.

  2. paul wenum January 21, 2010 at 4:12 am #

    We shall see and Neil keep me updated.

  3. Rob N. Hood January 21, 2010 at 9:16 am #

    I always wondered why the focus was only on CO2. Everyone knows there are several if not many greenhouse gases. I guess the focus was onit because the elite did want to make some money off it. That’s par for the course, but it truly hurt the issue. And so it is not surprising that the “other” gases are getting more attention.

    Science should not be dismissed out of hand. That is only for those who want to become exctinct. Let’s read about issues, study it a bit, etc. before we go off half-cocked in any direction. Science can be handy thing once in awhile goshdurnit!

    • Neil F. AGWD/BSD January 23, 2010 at 3:44 am #

      Rob it has been the point of this website to show that none of it is science. These gases that are suggested to cause global warming are all of such small amounts in the atmospheric chemistry that they really don’t amount to a hill of beans. It has all been speculation, theories, and computer models based on those speculations and theories. Plus the so called science, as it exists today, is not trustworthy because the historical temperature data is no longer pure! This is junk science, which in reality is not science at all.

      • Neil F. AGWD/BSD January 24, 2010 at 11:47 am #

        I’m sorry, did say the historical temperature data is no longer pure? Yea, that’s not exactly accurate. I forgot, the data is gone. Remember? They threw it away to “make room” when they moved to a different building at the CRU.

  4. paul wenum January 22, 2010 at 1:38 am #

    It’s getting to the point where a child cannot use a helium balloon to make their voice “funny.” Oh My God! I opened a can of worms. Here comes the EPA!!! Run.

  5. Hal Groar January 24, 2010 at 12:43 pm #

    Whoa! Who was that guy in the black suit screaming “I’m from the government, I’m here to help!!”? EPA? Oh, we’re screwed. Any way, how come nobody try’s to address the the main component of global warming? Water vapor! I wonder how you would tax water vapor? I proclaim “If your shores touch an ocean or any subsidiaries you must pay the UN an amount equal to your GDP minus any moneys given to Haiti or Hugo Chavez for industrial development” That ought to cover it. Kids with helium will be fined and jailed, and the sellers of said helium will be sent to kneel before King Barry to beg for forgiveness.
    I have a serious question for you guys. In my circle of friends, family, acquaintances and talking with the general public I have noticed a severe drop in trust of anything related to GW. The science has taken a blow so bad it may never recover.(wishful thinking?) Does anyone think people will trust these scientists again or will it be a generational thing, meaning 30-40 years from now. Just asking for your opinion. Feel free to contribute Rob, I’d like to hear all sides.

    • Neil F. AGWD/BSD January 24, 2010 at 7:36 pm #

      I don’t know Hal. That has always been the 800 Lb gorilla in the room. Water vapor is definately the king of greenhouse gases, which is one of the many reasons I had for not trusting the AGW theory. I always chuckled a bit whenever I heard anyone talk about hydrogen fuel cells, because the by-product of hydrogen fuel cells is water vapor. I think the discussions have been tactfully steered away from talking about water vapor by the propagators of the AGW theory. In fact I have only seen it mentioned by AGW deniers like the scientists from FOS (friends of science), and blogs like climate audit, and watts up with that. So, I believe the issue has been addressed, just not by AGW propagators because it would not help them in their quest to regulate CO2.
      As far as future trust, I think there will be purging of the climate science community. But that is going to occur over a long period of time. Trust may be achieved again, but that too will take a long period of time to be re-earned.

  6. paul wenum January 26, 2010 at 11:04 pm #

    Neil, thanks, I’m not into the deep research as you. Keep it up my friend! Look forward to reading your posts/insights. Keep us on point will you?

  7. Rob N. Hood January 28, 2010 at 8:09 am #

    Deep as a pin prick.

  8. Paul Wenum January 29, 2010 at 9:45 pm #

    I will not go there with my response that you just posted. Dan would not like my comment. Bye the way did you read that the “Idiot” that said the glaciers would melt by 2035 has now been scientifically proven wrong? Follow the money, and he did and never said one word at copenhagen when he knew going in that his statements were not correct. Left wing liberals never change. Claims found out in January when he was informed in November, 2009. Gee? Wonder why he never spoke up? Money speaks BS weeps especially for a left wing liberal.. Never changes, you included.

  9. Rob N. Hood February 6, 2010 at 4:50 pm #

    Eco-scare, eco-terrorists, etc. You people do realize there are actually bad things happening to people, even death, in your name as we speak that has nothing to do with Liberals and/or greenie monsters…??!! Apparenlty you are ok with that, and even conjure up other things to pretend to be worried about or scared of. The real word for what you ignore or pretend doesn’t exist is a very scary one, and yet it is unsaid and even denied over and over again, mostly oddly (not) by Rightwingers- that is Fascism. It is here, it is now, and it is growing everywhere. Why? Well thanks to the good ol’ US of A that’s why. We have become what we fought to the death against only a few decades ago. And you are the tools. Proud now? Well sure you are, of course you are… Weren’t most Germans as well in the late 1930’s? Yepper.

  10. paul wenum February 7, 2010 at 11:12 pm #

    People like me are not afraid of our truth beliefs with the exception of people with your mind-set. That’s what scares me as well as others. Yes, I’m “Proud of My Country,” are you? It is apparent your answer will be No with a cut and paste routine which is SOP with you, or I should say, BOHICA. ( Bend over here it comes again)..

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