alert - families cannot survive on these wages.
I am not a soothsayer, nor am I a doomster
, but there is a crisis looming like dark clouds over the horizon.
And Rich's protagonist, perhaps most interestingly, is a witty, overt embodiment of risk thought, a satirical creation of a neurotically inventive Chicken-Little doomster
with a pathologically heightened environmental risk consciousness who finds an unusual, corporate niche in the accelerated deregulated capitalism of the post-Reagan era.
Clearly, those 1960s doomster
reports not only were alarmist, but wrong.
The reality is, however, not "doomster
friendly": both the total oil consumption of OECD countries, and their net oil imports after refined product exports, are declining.
Larry himself isn't a complete doomster
either, truth be known.
When a doomster
's roof leaks, for example, does he shun the services of the roofer who can repair the roof for less than it would cost the doomster
to fix the roof himself?
Quickly, the conservative anti-environmental movement checkmated environmental crisis in the popular mind; indeed, to try to take crisis seriously meant that one would be dubbed a "chicken little," a "doomster
," or an "apocalypse abuser" -- a sort of abuse that was used on all levels of discourse.
The chief god of the Norse, a one-eyed doomster
named Odin, ate nothing and subsisted entirely on the mead that flowed from the teats of his goat, Heidrun (pronounced "Hi-Drone").
Some, like Robert Balling's claims that global warming is only a doomster
myth, are well known and dismissed as ideology by the majority of climatological scientists.
True, Roubini is a paid-up doomster
, not a cheery fellow at all.
The most famous population doomster
in history, the Rev.