4 Campy 1950s Movies About Jerry Brown's Climate Change Warning
When President Trump wisely extracted the United States from the Paris climate accord, the Left melted down — again. But no Democrat reaction was more amusing than that of once-and-forever California Governor Jerry Brown, who provided an outburst that secures his place in the Al Gore Climate Change Hysteria Hall of Fame.
Interviewed by CNN (and featured on a Tucker Carlson Tonight segment) after the president’s decision, Brown railed in biblical terms against Trump’s withdrawal from the accord, warning that “people will die, seas will rise, insects will spread.”
It was his third admonition that caused me to sit up and take notice:
I’m no expert on climate science, and I’m willing to accept there may be some anthropological impact on the weather. What I’m overly familiar with, and totally fed up with, are globalist agreements and accords that inure to the benefit of everybody but my own country. From that standpoint, as even some influential climate scientists have admitted, the Paris climate accord is a lousy deal. China and India, two of the biggest polluters, get a pass, while the United States, which has really cleaned up its act, pays the price.
The reason Brown’s dark heralding of insects run amuck resonated with me is because I do happen to be an expert on insect terror. During the 1950s, on weekend nights after finishing my homework and tending to my household chores, I was allowed to stay up and watch Creature Features. It was during those long viewing hours that I became knowledgeable about the terror and destruction that rampaging insects and other bugs can cause.
Governor Brown’s warning brought it all back to me…
1. The Deadly Mantis (1957).
From the frozen glacial world, unchanged in a million years, released from icy bondage, comes unknown, indescribable, paralyzing terror, to engulf the world.
It wasn’t global warming that released this relentless predator from its glacial carapace, but we’re not talking settled science here. As the planet warms and swarms of six-legged herbivores find new feeding grounds ever farther north, who knows how large carnivorous hunters like the praying mantis will grow while feasting on the bounty.
The only hope will be another Ice Age, like the one Time magazine predicted in 1974, before they predicted global warming, and then climate change.
Otherwise, we’ll be praying right along with the mantis.