Global warmists finally admit it is fiction
The New York Times now is hoping that “Prize-Winning Novels Shift Attitudes on Global Warming.”
Technically, the Greenwire blog at the New York Times is just asking the question: “Will Prize-Winning Novels Shift Attitudes on Global Warming?”
From the New York Times:
A New York couple rushes toward the Hudson River at the end of a January day, eager to see the sunset. They crave a view of nature because the Manhattan they live in sits partly behind a wall, a barricade built to block rising waters.
The sun will slip below the battlement at 4:23 p.m., winter days ending early because the Earth’s orbit has shifted.
It’s a vision of the future in the novel that won this year’s Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
“A Visit from the Goon Squad,” which tells the story of people connected by the music business, bounces back and forth over time. When it flashes forward two decades, it shows a world that has been altered by climate change. Trees bloom in January. A February day hits 89 degrees. Lawns and golf courses vanish because of water shortages.
The award-winning novel joins a recent group of fiction books with scenes that show a world changed by or wrestling with climate change.
Yes, just like Kevin Costner’s movie, Waterworld, did.
The idea that the coal plant across the river will somehow change the Earth’s orbit is pretty far-fetched. Heck the Japanese Earthquake shortened the day by 4 nanoseconds. The Amos power plant has a lot of juice (just under 3,000 megawatts) but come on.
The irony is the New York Times cited “1984? and “On The Beach” as changing public attitudes about totalitarianism and nuclear annihilation (apparently Americans were for these things before 1957)From the New York Times: “Fiction might be the best way to reach people on climate, said John Atcheson, a former Department of Energy senior policy analyst who has written on books and global warming at Climateprogress.org, a Center for American Progress Action Fund project.”Well, finally we have one Global Warming scientist admitting it is fiction.
From Calvin Beisner: “Fiction can propagate ideas, often compellingly, but propagation’s not persuasion. Propaganda requires only conception. Real persuasion requires evidence and logic-true premises, and valid inferences. By definition, fiction doesn’t present true premises.”
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