Yuval Noah Harari: ‘Climate Change’ May Lead to ‘Technological Noah’s Ark’ for ‘Elites’

Breitbart – by Robert Kraychik

Yuval Noah Harari, historian, futurist, and World Economic Forum (WEF) adviser, said on Friday “climate change,” if unaddressed, may cause a “technological Noah’s ark” scenario in which “elites” escape what he framed as planetary catastrophe for humanity. 

Harari’s remarks were made as he joined a discussion hosted by the Warwick Economics Summit which framed “climate change” as “the most pressing threat facing humanity.”

Relevant portion begins at 25:40:

Harari framed “climate change” as a function of anthropogenic global warming. He stated:

Technology is obviously the key. It created the problem in the first place. It’s also a key to the solution, but by itself, technology is never a solution, because every technology can be used for for good or for ill. It depends on how you [use] it, [and] on which interests you take into account.

So yes, we need people to work on the technological aspects, but we need the politicians to direct it in the right way for the benefit of the greatest number of people and of the entire ecosystem.

One of the biggest dangers in technological utopianism — [the belief] that, “Oh, the technology will solve it” — is a kind of Noah’s arc syndrome, like in the Bible with the flood, that yes, eventually they built an arc, but just for five people or something like that. Almost everybody drowned.

There is a very big danger that with climate change, when people talk about what our future going to be like, there is no “us.” There is no “our future.” Humanity might divide into a majority – maybe – of people who would suffer tremendously, and a minority that will have the resources, the wealth, [and] the technology to protect themselves, and even flourish in some kind of technological Noah’s arc. This is extremely dangerous.

Again, I think one of the reasons that we don’t see enough urgency — from leaders, from business elites, and so forth — is that in the back of their minds they are counting on a technological Noah’s arc. and that’s very, very dangerous.

CNN’s Bill Weir, who hosted the discussion, described the “COVID pandemic” as a “dress rehearsal” for “the climate crisis” while alluding to the contemporary leftist slogan “trust the science.”

“I keep coming back to the idea that the COVID pandemic is really a dress rehearsal — on a much smaller level — for the for the climate crisis,” Weir said, “and a reminder about how communities that have trust and faith in science, and each other, sort of suffer the least.”

Corporate control in the form of “benevolent capitalism,” he added, may yield “planet-saving” protocols.

He continued, “Those who wait for those citizens to start dying suffer the most, but at the same time, we’re still so divided globally within countries about these sorts of things, and there’s a lot of hope that if governments can’t pull it together, then maybe it’ll be corporations, like benevolent capitalism.”

Harari concluded by framing “climate change” as an urgent threat to humanity.

“We don’t have a lot of time,” he held, “but it’s still possible to change our priorities [and] to rewrite the rules of the game so that not just a tiny elite — but all the inhabitants of the planet — will have a better future — or, for starters, will have any kind of future.”


4 thoughts on “Yuval Noah Harari: ‘Climate Change’ May Lead to ‘Technological Noah’s Ark’ for ‘Elites’

  1. Again with the ‘leaders, govt, business elites…’ they have to step in? No, they need to step out, less is more.
    Humanity needs to stop kidding itself. The blind consumerism, of convenience, shiny and new types, need to wake up and realize they are doing the damage. Their Amazon deliveries, overnighted, healthily cushioned.
    Maybe if all parties were more Ora rival, like not individually wrapping the tea bags in plastic, or shipping and packaging 2 rolls of contact paper in a box that could fit a printer, might help?! Dumb AF.
    It’s what “they” do. It makes me very angry. And those masses preach and bitch and promote their reusable shop bags and thermos and appliances, etc.
    They are so well trained to further the agenda. God forbid anyone actually step outside the box and Repurpose stuff! ‍♀️

  2. usefull young idealistic brainwashed egotistic idiots…exployted by perfidious elders so called profesors and other satanic decieved souls… dear good god save us all from evil

    1. LoL And they never die?! Damn filthy bloodsucking khazarian parasites. But the cat is out of the bag and the clock is ticking..

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