What a Load of Crap: Paul Krugman Dry Heaves Over ‘Stench of Climate Change Denial’

May 29th, 2024 9:22 AM

The New York Times Bidenomics apologist Paul Krugman took a detour from regurgitating his usual awful economic takes — AGAIN — to throw another fit over climate change “denial.”

Krugman decried the “Stench of Climate Change Denial” in his latest May 27 screed. Krugman drummed up scare-porn over an alleged “emerging sewage crisis” along the Gulf and South Atlantic coasts and claimed it was due to rising sea levels caused by climate change. “In short, it’s not hard to see some terrible outcomes in the not-too-distant future, even before full global catastrophe arrives. Bad stuff is coming, and we’re already starting to smell it,” Krugman decried. 

Yes, complaining about overwhelmed, smelly sewers and blaming climate change is what Krugman’s been reduced to, and as usual he plays loose with the facts. As JunkScience.com founder Steve Milloy told MRC Business, “As usual, Paul Krugman gets his facts wrong on climate.” The credibility-challenged economist just can’t seem to quit making himself look more foolish than he already has. After all, this is the same Krugman who absurdly advocated that Americans should “politicize the weather.”

Milloy wasn’t having it.

“The East Coast is not experiencing sea level rise from ‘climate change,’” Milloy noted. Rather, the coast “ is sinking from natural subsidence as exacerbated by groundwater withdrawal. Sea level rise itself is natural and has been constant for the past 150 years.”

Krugman then used his climate change nonsense as a predicate to justify — you guessed it — massive government spending. “Now imagine the collision between that kind of politics and the urgent need for substantial public spending, on everything from sea walls to sewer systems, to limit climate damage.” Krugman perhaps sensed that his proposition was pure idiocy, as he tried to anticipate the incoming backlash as just a right-wing onslaught:

Spending on that scale will almost surely require new tax revenue. How quickly do you think right-wing culture warriors will agree to that?

Krugman spends most of his time gaslighting readers about how Biden’s supposed economic genius is defeating America’s inflation crisis (Newsflash: it isn’t), but then apparently doesn’t sense the lunacy in shifting gears at a whim to advocate for the very government spending that stimulated that crisis in the first place.

Krugman even propagandized about the risk of “tens of millions of climate refugees” if drastic mitigation measures aren’t implemented to stem the tide of climate change. He also warned of an impending eco-Armageddon if former President Donald Trump is reelected in November:

“So I’m very worried about the climate future. We probably won’t do enough to limit emissions; President Biden has done far more than any of his predecessors, but it’s still not enough, and Donald Trump has promised oil executives that if he wins, he will reverse much of what Biden has done. Beyond that, we’re unlikely to do enough to limit the damage.”

Unimpressed, Milloy ripped Krugman for once again misinforming readers — this time on the cause of rising sea levels. “There is no fingerprint of emissions on sea level rise or anything else,” Milloy stated. “These facts are easily discoverable on the Internet, but Krugman, whose background includes advising the criminal enterprise known as Enron, would rather promote the climate hoax and its totalitarian political agenda than educate his readers.”

Conservatives are under attack. Contact The New York Times at 800-698-4637 and demand it distance itself from Krugman’s climate propaganda.