Re Bjorn Lomborg, Patient Zero of Climate Change Denial.

All y’all into climate change denial: Here is a good episode of Behind the Bastards, “the podcast that dives in past the Cliffs Notes of the worst humans in history and exposes the bizarre realities of their lives.”

The topic is “Bjorn Lomborg, Patient Zero of Climate Change Denial.”

Lomberg, a statistician from Denmark, wrote The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World (1986):

...controversial for its claims that overpopulation, declining energy resources, deforestation, species loss, water shortages, certain aspects of global warming, and an assortment of other global environmental issues are unsupported by statistical analysis of the relevant data.
Dude was not a scientist.

The episode details how Lonberg spun fiction disguised as fact by making it appear “scientific” and including tons of data from real scientists, but incorrectly and out of context … how the petroleum industry glommed onto him…and why it’s such a challenge to make the average American understand the issue of climate change enough to give a damn about it.

“Behind the Bastards” is one of several podcasts by Robert Evans. Evans “has worked as a conflict journalist in Iraq and Ukraine and reported extensively on far-right extremist groups in the United States. He’s particularly interested in the ways terrorist groups recruit, radicalize and communicate through the Internet.”


And no one could beat him at his game.


People who are accepting of climate change reality, tend not to be the type of people who think to be such slimy, unethical, deceitful scum spreading liars.

You ever heard the stories of how “chemtrails” became a thing? That has a patient zero too. Essentially a guy walked out of his house one day, looked up at the sky and saw contrails crossing across it. He thought to himself, “I wonder if that’s a government conspiracy to put chemicals into the air?” And so, with no evidence to back this wild-ass random thought whatsoever, it just was. He thought it, and so he believed it. There was literally no reason behind this belief whatsoever. Just a random thought the dude decided was true.