According to the tinkerers at the World Economic Forum, when it comes to fighting climate change, the planet we can learn from is Venus, which has destroyed its oceans and milder climate. All this, and no one on Venus ever drove a car.
“We can learn a lot about climate change from Venus, our sister planet,” an op-ed on the World Economic Forum (WEF) website said this week. What’s more, according to the post, new scientific modeling has found that Venus had surface temperatures similar to those of today’s Earth for much of its history, complete with oceans, rain and even snow.
— World Economic Forum (@wef) December 18, 2020
All that changed when continuous volcanic eruptions spewed enough carbon dioxide into the atmosphere to make the planet the searing, uninhabitable wasteland it is today.
Massive eruptions of volcanoes, which occur here on Earth every 20 to 30 million years, could do the same to our planet, the WEF article warned, and permanently alter our planet in ways that fossil fuel consumption never could.
This is not to say that there is no man-made climate change here on Earth – which, unlike Venus, has almost certainly been habitable (and inhabited) for some time.
Yet such predictions are apocalyptic and, for a legion of online commenters, undermine the WEF’s argument that humanity urgently needs to transition to a carbon-free economy to survive global warming – all part of the post-coronavirus “Great Reset” envisioned by the organization and its policy supporters.
“If only the planet Venus had listened to the scatterbrained truant,” tweeted conservative pundit Stephen Miller, alluding to Swedish climate campaigner Greta Thunberg, whose crusade against fossil fuels dominated headlines last year.
If only Planet Venus would have listened to the scoldy truant teen. https://t.co/ByljF2aiSw
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) December 19, 2020
So…climate change isn’t caused by humans, but occurs naturally? Fascinating. 🤔 https://t.co/EuBrszuWR2
— Amy Curtis (@RantyAmyCurtis) December 19, 2020
The Venusians didn't pass a Green New Deal to prevent climate change, and now look at the planet.
— Aldous Huxley's Ghost™ (@AF632) December 19, 2020
While cataclysmic volcanic eruptions could possibly undo any carbon tax, vehicle ban, or ‘Green New Deal’ passed here on Earth, the WEF’s article did not discount the effects of man-made climate change – it simply didn’t mention it.
Should that happen, the WEF already has its eyes on the Moon, and predicts a ‘gold rush’ in the coming decades, as companies and governments set out to strip the barren space-rock of its precious thorium, uranium, and helium.