Years of Living Dangerously Series Debunked

Part 8 of 9:

Season 1, Part 8 - A Dangerous Future

Part 1 of 9: Season 1, Part 1 – Dry  Season
Part 2 of 9: Season 1, Part 2 – End of the Woods
Part 3 of 9: Season 1, Part 3 – The Surge
Part 4 of 9: Season 1, Part 4 – Ice & Brimstone
Part 5 of 9: Season 1, Part 5 – True Colors
Part 6 of 9: Season 1, Part 6 – Winds of Change
Part 7 of 9: Season 1, Part 7 – Revolt, Rebuild, Renew
Part 8 of 9: Season 1, Part 8 – A Dangerous Future
Part 9 of 9: Season 1, Part 9 – Moving a Mountain

By: Shawn Alli
Posted: April 18, 2017

Years of Living Dangerously Series Season 1, Part 8 - A Dangerous Future

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*Disclosure: I am a climate denier, albeit a more rational one.

 

*Disclosure: I am NOT funded by any oil, natural gas or coal corporations. I am NOT funded by any private interest groups (NGOs, foundations or political entities).

 

 

The directors start off with the dire emergency of heat waves in California.

 

Sorry, but heat waves have been happening for all of time. If you're going to say that man-made climate change influences that, you can't say that it causes more extreme cold weather in the winter. Doing so is disingenuous and ideological.

 

Personally, I look forward to a warmer world for a longer growing season in Ontario. It's interesting because Canada's harsh winters are difficult on the aging population. They would love to move to a warmer climate within a reasonable price range. But are people leaving Los Angeles or San Francisco because of the heat waves? No. They're leaving because of the high cost of living. The housing market is almost unlivable (similar to Toronto). [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

 

High temperatures are not the problem. Smog and industrial pollutants in high temperature areas are the real problem. And no, dehydration is not a significant pregnancy issue. While dehydration can cause preterm births (which is a problem), pregnant women giving birth in hot summers should assume that they're dehydrated and take in more water. It's not rocket science.

 

Good preparation is common sense. Ambient air pollution on the other hand is a real pregnancy issue capable of causing miscarriages, chromosome abnormalities, and cognitive issues with the unborn fetus (see Philosophy Reborn Part V: Naturally Unhealthy Big Gov't, Big Ag, Big Industry).

 

If people in California really want to take control of their own destiny, they should vote yes to becoming their own country (see Calexit: Yes, California Should Become Its Own Country). That way, they don't have to wake up in the middle of the night and worry about man-made climate change. That way, they won't have to keep drugging themselves to sleep with pharmaceutical drugs because of the rise of Donald J. Trump.

 

And then we move to NYT journalist Thomas Friedman in Yemen. He meets with the president of Yemen and laments the lack of rain, or too much of it. Sigh. Again, desalinated water infrastructure is the solution for the lack of rain. Proper drainage is the solution for flooding. It's not rocket science.

 

Friedman, like most Hollywood climate change believers, always asks, have you ever seen anything like this? Will the usual response being no, it's unheard of.

 

Sigh. Just because you don't witness large climate changes as a child doesn't mean that it's unique or significant when you do see it. The Earth operates on thousand year cycles. Your 80-90 years of life won't be able to capture much. But it does paint a good emotional story that liberal mainstream and alternative media outlets can spin.

 

Friedman asks the president if Yemen could run out of water. The president says yes, possibly. In reality, it's foolish to think that you have an unlimited supply of groundwater. Eventually, it's going to dry up if people continue to use it. That has nothing to do with man-made climate change.

 

The solution is to stop sucking out massive amounts of groundwater and use desalinated ocean water. Yemen borders the vast Arabian Sea which is connected to the super vast Indian Ocean. If Yemen ever runs out of water, it's solely due to incompetence.

 

And if most cities in North America start using desalinated water on a mass scale, sea levels will most likely start to drop. Boom...rising sea level problem solved. But climate change believers don't want this kind of solution. They want to paint carbon dioxide, methane, and Big Industry as the enemy while they enjoy their steak dinners. Hilarious.

 

I'll even bet $20.00 (metaphorically of course) that the sea level drop will be so significant in the future, that after 10 years of desalinated water, people will claim that the drop in sea level is a real problem. Hilarious.

 

Actor Michael C. Hall visits Bangladesh to see the effects of man-made climate change. Bangladesh, like India is a developing nation. Yes, Bangladesh is capable of being wiped out completely because of its low geography relative to sea level (only 7ft above). But southern Bangladesh is not the best place for human habitation.

 

In the 21st century, all land can be modified to be higher. Of course, the cost of such a project would be astronomical and not feasible today. But it's not rocket science to move to another city or country that's higher than 7ft above sea level.

 

Of course, immigration isn't easy, but such people have to decide what's important. When in doubt, come to Canada. Canada welcomes all peace loving immigrants and has lots of room for everyone. And with Justin Trudeau's Liberal majority, now is the best time.

 

Hall laments the heavy rains and flooding in Bangladesh. While proper drainage would be difficult in Bangladesh, it's not rocket science. It just takes a concerted effort and the vision to turn it into reality.

 

And then we go back to Yemen with trucks delivering water to residential houses. That reminds me of my time working in isolated aboriginal communities in the Northwest Territories of Canada. If you think that you're going to take a shower in an isolated Aboriginal community, you first have to look at the water level in the tank.

 

And then there are the sewage pump outs. If you live in the city, you can't really appreciate municipal piped sewage systems until you experience a sewage pump out and the horrid smell of it. When you do experience it, you'll think twice in complaining about the increase in water rates and sewage renovations.

 

And no, man-made climate change will never increase water scarcity on a planet that is 71% water. I can't wait for people in the future to look back on all of our water supply fears and wonder how such a primitive society continued to exist.

 

Matt Damon talks with a coroner about heat wave deaths. The coroner tells him that perfectly healthy people can die doing vigorous exercise during heat waves. In reality, such people are not healthy. They merely appear to be healthy on the surface.

 

If a person dies doing a vigorous gym exercise outdoors, they're not healthy. They're fit, but they're not healthy (see Philosophy Reborn Part IV: Naturally Unhealthy Big Pharma & Big Media & Part V: Naturally Unhealthy Big Gov't, Big Ag, Big Industry).

 

The fact that climate change believers are now reinterpreting deaths as being caused by heat waves which are supposedly caused by man-made climate change...is disingenuous. Sadly, future generations will again have to reinterpret such claims through the lens of objective falsifiable science. I don't envy the herculean task that future generations will have in sifting through all of our ideological science.

 

Back in Yemen, Friedman talks to locals who lament the lack of rain and dwindling water supply. Yes, dying because of a lack of water is a problem. But that lack of water only exists because of incompetent or corrupt governments who refuse to build desalinated water infrastructure throughout the country.

 

But it's quite difficult to build national water infrastructure when religious and political violence is the daily norm. What's the solution? Get your religious and political crap in order. Then you can move into the 21st century with proper desalinated water infrastructure.

 

Hall laments the Bangladesh sweatshop tragedy. In reality, this is due to free trade agreements, exporting jobs overseas, and working for corrupt or incompetent corporations/government officials in developing countries.

 

Damon laments the death of numerous athletes during hot summers. This is emotional manipulation at its best. While tragic, such athletes are not healthy. How do I know? Because their teammates beside them don't pass out and die from the same vigorous exercise in the heat. Sadly, too many people are confusing their great level of fitness for a great level health.

 

I ask readers and the families of the deceased athletes to forgive me for what I'm about to say. This comes from the mindset of atheist scientists. It's evolution weeding out the weak from the strong. Of course, atheist scientists won't admit this publicly due to political correctness, but that's what they believe.

 

The directors continue with the media sound bites of death via heat waves. In reality, you're responsible for your own health. You can't blame it on too hot or too cold weather. Doing so is disingenuous.

 

Very smartly, Hall takes a personal touch on the Bangladesh sweatshop tragedy by looking into the life of one survivor through the lens of man-made climate change. This is emotional manipulation at its best. This is social conditioning from Hollywood at its best.

 

 

References:

[1] Springer, Kate. The top 10 most expensive housing markets. CNN. January 23, 2017.

[2] Aron, Hillel. How Venice Became the Most Expensive Neighborhood in Los Angeles. LA Weekly. January 18, 2017.

[3] La Ganga, Maria L. Ordinary people can't afford a home in San Francisco. How did it come to this? Guardian. August 5, 2016.

[4] Khouri, Andrew. Leaving coastal California is a 'no brainer' for some as housing costs rise. Los Angeles Times. April 14, 2017.

[5] Lien, Tracy. L.A.'s housing costs make it harder for companies to keep workers here, survey finds. Los Angeles Times. April 13, 2017.