(Natural News) Accustomed to manipulating the emotions of environmentalists and other well-intentioned liberals, the left-wing media has been using scare tactics to sell climate change for many years. These climate doom scare tactics not only boost readership, but they rally support for political agendas and funnel hundreds of millions of dollars to their causes.
A high profile environmental activist named Michael Shellenberger came clean about his role in helping exacerbate the climate scare for thirty years. For years, he wrote about energy and the environment, inciting fear about climate change and the end of the world. Now he’s speaking out about the manipulation and the political agendas driving the cult-like climate change hoax. In fact, he penned an eye-opening apology that was published in Forbes.com.
But apparently Forbes.com wasn’t allowed to publish his apology, and it was promptly taken down and censored. The apology, preserved here (PDF), admits the climate scare was manufactured over the past thirty years. While he notes that the climate naturally changes, “it’s not the end of the world,” he confesses. Shellenberger admits that climate change is not even the most serious environmental problem that humans face.
Former climate alarmist speaks like he left a cult
Shellenberger has provided objective testimony to Congress about energy and its environmental impact. He has even been invited to serve as Expert Reviewer for the Assessment Report provided by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. In his apology, he inferred that the terms “climate denialism” are used to silence dissent and create more hysteria to embolden the power of climate alarmists and give the climate change scare more credence.
“Until last year, I mostly avoided speaking out against the climate scare,” he said. “Partly that’s because I was embarrassed. After all, I am as guilty of alarmism as any other environmentalist. For years, I referred to climate change as an ‘existential’ threat to human civilization, and called it a ‘crisis.’”
Shellenberger described what it was like living in a cult: “Mostly I was scared. I remained quiet about the climate disinformation campaign because I was afraid of losing friends and funding.” He was even threatened and punished if he did not sell the climate scare for the industry. “The few times I summoned the courage to defend climate science from those who misrepresent it I suffered harsh consequences. And so I mostly stood by and did next to nothing as my fellow environmentalists terrified the public.”
Climate change cult mentally abuses children
Shellenberger finally came to a breaking point, when the climate scare was used to frighten children, scaring them to believe that the end of the world was near. Over the past few years, the world’s most influential green journalist, Bill McKibben, called climate change the “greatest challenge humans have ever faced” and said it would “wipe out civilizations.” US representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, “The world is going to end in twelve years if we don’t address climate change.” Britain’s most high-profile environmental group claimed “Climate Change Kills Children.” The incessant scare campaign resulted in mass manipulation, with half of surveyed people around the world believing that climate change will make humanity go extinct. Worse yet, one out of five British children surveyed now has nightmares about climate change and the end of the world.
“I hope you’ll agree that it’s perhaps not as strange as it seems that as a lifelong environmentalist, progressive, and climate activist, I felt the need speak out against the alarmism. I further hope that you’ll accept my apology,” wrote Shellenberger.
Apparently Forbes.com and the climate change cult aren’t accepting his apology.