Alarmist

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An alarmist is one who tries to alarm others, especially by using exaggerations.

In modern usage, such people can fall under the following categories:

Alarmism within the environmentalism movement has been sustained since the 1970s, as noted by Lee Duigon:

Environmentalism can’t survive without a doomsday scenario. Forty years ago it was “the population bomb,” proclaimed by the infallibly wrong Paul Ehrlich. Soon afterward, it was an impending Ice Age. That has given way to Global Warming—which, in deference to harsh winters and less than torrid summers, is yielding place to the much more elastic boogeyman of Climate Change.[1]


References

  1. Duigon, L; A Review of Environmentalism and the Death of Science; Chalcedon Foundation; http://chalcedon.edu/research/articles/a-review-of-environmentalism-and-the-death-of-science/
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