The Guardian Warns of ‘Ancient Microbes’ to Emerge from Melting Permafrost
The Guardian Warns of ‘Ancient Microbes’ to Emerge from Melting Permafrost by THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. for Breitbart
The Guardian newspaper has published an essay describing a climate change dystopia that could result from inaction regarding global warming.
The article, an edited extract from The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac, describes the world of 2050 where people suffer the dire consequences of a failure to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
“Melting permafrost is also releasing ancient microbes that today’s humans have never been exposed to and, as a result, have no resistance to,” the authors breathlessly relate. “Diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks are rampant as these species flourish in the changed climate, spreading to previously safe parts of the planet, increasingly overwhelming us.”
“Worse still, the public health crisis of antibiotic resistance has only intensified as the population has grown denser in inhabitable areas and temperatures continue to rise,” they state.
This fictional account, republished by the UK’s flagship paper of climate alarmism — the Guardian — apparently seeks to terrify people into abandoning fossil fuels by painting a future so unbearably bleak it makes the Road Warrior or District Nine seem tame.
“The first thing that hits you is the air. In many places around the world, the air is hot, heavy and, depending on the day, clogged with particulate pollution. Your eyes often water. Your cough never seems to disappear,” evoke the authors.
“The increasing heat of the Earth is suffocating us and in five to 10 years, vast swaths of the planet will be increasingly inhospitable to humans,” they warn.
Last October the Guardian editors pledged to “give global heating, wildlife extinction and pollution the urgent attention and prominence they demand.”
They have embarked upon a crusade to convince the world that it is in the midst of an apocalyptic climate crisis that can only be averted by radically altering the structure of society, renouncing the use of cheap available energy in an effort to dramatically cut emissions of carbon dioxide.