Climate Activism, Captured in One Instagram Post
The other day, during my daily dose of immersion in the cesspool of leftist propaganda that is Instagram, I came across a post that perfectly captures the essence of climate activism. The post comes from Bill Nye, the man who was once a well-liked and entertaining television personality and children’s science educator. Many younger Americans during their primary schooling watched episodes of his PBS show, Bill Nye the Science Guy. From his glory days of acting as a twenty-minute substitute for our exhausted middle school science teachers, he has now entered into the endless abyss of what I like to call “scientific absolutism,” a tactic that the climate fanatics, and the administrative left in general, hold near and dear.
In the post, Nye stands in front of a thermometer reading 108 degrees. Underneath is the caption, “108 Fahrenheit, 30 September. Not really a forest management issue…is it? It’s climate change. There is work to do. #VoteforScience.” A closer examination of the image and the accompanying language used by Nye will illustrate the political and academic landscapes we currently face.
First, for those unaware of the intricacies of the Instagram dialect, “#VoteforScience” may be translated to “Vote for Joe Biden.” Second, it should be noted that the post responds to the (at that point) recent widespread forest fires in California. Nye claims that the violent fires are a result not of forest poor management, but of allegedly increasing global temperature. However, this alone is not enough to satisfy him, for if the temperature of the Earth were
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