It's Time to Cool Our Jets
on race, slavery, climate, you name it.
Who knew? The development of steam engines is all tied up with slavery. In Wales.
Trade and colonial exploitation were embedded in Wales’ economy and society and were fundamental to Wales’ development as an industrialised nation. As we continue to audit the collection, we will explore how the slave trade linked and fed into the development of the steam and railway infrastructure in Wales.
I suppose that writing museum wall text is pretty boring. Unless you slip in the fight against exploitation and slavery. I have a thing about museum wall text. I try to avoid it.
But hey, if you’re a educated-class twerp and you just landed a museum assistant temporary curator second-class job — why not go all out to impress your wokey friends?
And if you are not all riled up about racist steam engines, there’s the three-alarm fire we call climate change.
it’s no longer just cranks and prophets coming to the reluctant realisation that our current way of life can’t continue.
Except that over at WattsUpWithThat they are introducing a new outfit called CLINTEL.
The Clintel mission is: “Bringing Climate Knowledge to the World”.
CLINTEL’s climate vision can be simply summarized by: “There is no climate emergency”.
In a few words, the WCD states that global warming is a fact but not a crisis, the cause of global warming has large natural components, more CO2 in the atmosphere is a blessing, and climate measures must be focused on adaptation.
But, if course, if there’s no crisis, and CO2 is good, and the only way to proceed is by adaptation, what do the climate modelers and activists and administrators and climate mongers do then, poor things.