Climate conspiracies have some truth to them, which doesn’t make them wrong


KhAfter systematically colonizing the ranks of government, academia and the media, including climate-flexible writers like yourself, the dark legions of the World Economic Forum (WEF) would get down to their real work: using their techno-engineers – a movement modeled on fascists. Oxford, UK

Or so some people say on the internet. According to a viral climate conspiracy theory, the Oxford government’s new plan to use cameras and fines to limit transit traffic and reduce car pollution in the congested city center is part of a so-called “climate lock-in” plan by the global elite of the New World Order. ‘, keeping people indoors in the name of climate action. This is far from the only climate plot to advance online recently. The funny thing is, depending on how you look at it, there seems to be a grain of truth to the hype. It’s not until the perpetrators get some of their facts right – and they don’t do it well – that they focus on the strangeness of this moment in the climate struggle and the strange, new, often disturbing aspects of some of the events. efforts to solve it.

British commentator Brendan O’Neill supported him in his column Sharp, a libertarian-leaning online magazine. “No, this is not the work of the DEF and it is not part of a worldwide conspiracy to lock us in our homes,” he wrote, “but to install cameras to spy on motorists and fine those who drive in their private parts.” Instead, a city that intends to deceive us is a form of isolation.

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Oxford does not fine people who leave their neighborhood, but simply encourages them to avoid driving on the city’s busy central roads. But what environmentalists are really trying to change the way people travel (gasp!) and they have pictures of their cars: they want the city to have room for a functional bus network. Can you call that a “catch”? That sounds a little hyperbolic to me, but you could say it’s just semantics.

The chemtrail people are also down. Those supporters have long pointed cameras at the vapor trails left by passing planes, and argued that oligarchs are trying to change the weather by deliberately spraying chemicals from thousands of commercial planes. When lightning strikes after several streams (planes always By the way) they have a field day.

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Of course, no such conspiracy is taking place, but recent geoengineering news suggests that the underlying cause for concern is not too far-fetched. In particular, the US government and influential billionaires have toyed with research to cool the planet in the face of severe climate change through “atmospheric aerosol injection” – proposals that are often considered by some in the public. As confirmation of long-held Chemtrails conspiracy theories, according to a study published this week. iScience. In February, Hungarian-American billionaire and frequent conspiracy theorist George Soros seemed to add fuel to the fire by declaring his support for a plan to clear Arctic clouds to turn the sun.

It’s true that governments and individuals are doing some really weird things these days that I think mainstream commentators often struggle to understand and articulate. No, companies promoting lab-grown meat as an eco-friendly option aren’t trying to give you cancer, as conspiracy theorists have recently begun to claim in response to the claim. Bloomberg An article from last month, but it’s not hard to see why people are freaking out about this – no one has ever been asked to swallow food from a test tube before, but suddenly it looks like the way to go.

What is wrong with conspiracy theories, however, is that they are exactly behind the chain of cause and effect that explains traffic cameras and sulfur injection experiments. All was well in the conspiracy world, and then strange people appeared and tried to change things for who knows what purpose. This makes things really painful. But things aren’t looking good in the real world – we’re on a runaway show train to a future that no one understands, but those who know about it agree that it can be terrifying. Good ideas or bad, climate-tense camera-based driving systems and billionaire solar geoengineering proposals never leave the lair of Bond villains. It’s just people trying something, anything to bring us back to normal.

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