#But12Years

What happens when claims about having only 12 years left are taken literally.

Examples

[Mandy] Most of us sucked the false prophecies at one point in our lives. I miss the “we only have 12 years to live” climate alarmist people.

[Penso] Were all going to be dead in 12 years so I’m going to eat a lot rib eye and prime rib between now and then. If the climate works itself out it’s a win/win for me.

[RedInBlue] Remember the left are the same people who said the earth’s population will be gone in 12 years due to climate change. What do you expect but psychotic screeds?

Objections and Replies

§1. They say we only have 12 years to live. –
The claim is rather that Global warming is likely to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the current rate (IPCC, 2018).

§2. The claim can be misleading in potentially dangerous ways (Glen).
Mostly if we confuse “we have twelve years to act” with “it’s going to happen in the next 12 years.”

§3. The objective will be missed, we should use benchmarks instead (Oliver).
This proposition is worth the empirical evidence that supports it. We might as well imagine a GRRRRROWTH Institute that peddles we got 12 years until the next benchmark.

§4. AOC references millennials that believe the world is going to end in 12 years (James_Smyth). –
The point AOC is making (look at the real quote) is that “how are we going to pay for it” is a bit silly considering the stakes. More so considering the trillions invested in ventures like wars, Mars expeditions, and fossil fuel subsidies.

Notes

This move is often followed by #ButAlarmism, #ButActivism, and #ButGreta.