They "feel" justified, as they do whenever they scream that "the globe is warming and we're all gonna fry and die" hysterics that continuously surfaces from said plotters like Hansen, Gore, Jones, Trenberth et al as well as other apocalyptic screamers of doom and gloom.
Meanwhile we sit back and see exactly how correct they are or were or claimed to be. Let's see, the sun is still shining - check, the grass is still growing - check, the sun still gets up every morning - check. So where, may one ask is all this apocalyptal carnage and destruction those soothsayers keep stating will one day happen, when will it actually take place or are they just hoping or putting it out there just to see who falls for their Apocaholism ?
Tim Blair – Wednesday, August 22, 2012 (3:03pm)
Matt Ridley on apocaholism:
Over the five decades since the success of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring in 1962 and the four decades since the success of the Club of Rome’s The Limits to Growth in 1972, prophecies of doom on a colossal scale have become routine. Indeed, we seem to crave ever-more-frightening predictions—we are now, in writer Gary Alexander’s word, apocaholic. The past half century has brought us warnings of population explosions, global famines, plagues, water wars, oil exhaustion, mineral shortages, falling sperm counts, thinning ozone, acidifying rain, nuclear winters, Y2K bugs, mad cow epidemics, killer bees, sex-change fish, cell-phone-induced brain-cancer epidemics, and climate catastrophes.(Via the GWPF)
So far all of these specters have turned out to be exaggerated. True, we have encountered obstacles, public-health emergencies, and even mass tragedies. But the promised Armageddons—the thresholds that cannot be uncrossed, the tipping points that cannot be untipped, the existential threats to Life as We Know It—have consistently failed to materialize. To see the full depth of our apocaholism, and to understand why we keep getting it so wrong, we need to consult the past 50 years of history.