When it comes to this:
His point #2 about climate change is pretty tough to read. The science regarding CO2's role is pretty slam dunk.
...This makes the assumption, or seems to allude to the idea that jack spirko is creating climate fear in order to enhance his survival business. After having read and listed to, and watched a lot of Jack's stuff, I'd say that this is very likely not the case. He seems like a pretty humble and genuine guy, who has a lot of strong beliefs and is very outspoken about them. What he is not, from my point of view, is manipulative about it in any way. That's one thing I like about him. I would say that it is far more likely that he has been on the receiving end of some poor information. That same poor information tends to feed into a cycle of additonal poor information, that creates a support network, cycling back on itself, which is like a vortex of energy. In the end, the poor information sounds pretty true to those that have taken the dive down the rabbit hole/whirlpool of it all.
I guess disbelief in our role in global warming helps his business as it will help insure that we need survivalist skills.
I'm guess it is because he gets a lot of correspondence and a lot of people are becoming freaked out and turning to survival ideas because of the climate thing, and he just think's it's bunk, so he is trying to dismiss climate change as a call for environmental action. He's not an activist in this direction, and won't do it. He probably get's asked a lot to do a podcast on climate change, and he doesn't see it's merit. Ask him about debt, and you will see a lot of activity. He's putting his focus where he thinks he will have the most impact (which is very permacultural to do) on people's lives to help them survive the serious crisis' that he see's coming. He doesn't see climate change as that big of a threat. Perhaps, if someone like yourself came up with a short list of well cited sources, and an email to him that was diplomatic enough, he might listen enough to see the merit in it.
I just really don't understand why he put that line in his list.
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