I think it really ties in to your other thread on pseudo realities.
Didn’t take much, just a fair amount of time and a small cadre of nutty true believers, to start the global warming thing. Just a crazy notion.
But it creeps forward from under the rocks.
And then nominal “scientists” in the “non-hard” sciences see career advancement prospects at the government funded grant trough.
Then people who took biology in high school start talking about “proof”, all while physicists start saying, “WTF?!?”. But they’re shouted down because of “scientific consensus”.
Then you get politicians (invariably semi-psychopaths’) shooting off at the mouth.
Then you have Al Gore flying his private jet to Davos and delivering incomprehensible talks on how we must be united in snuffing out the poor and down trodden.
Then Elon Musk “revolutionizes” the automobile.
Then the highest levels of government legislate frauds.
Then real companies like Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota, Honda, Volvo, etc. dedicate portions of their product line to EVs just in case.
Dot dot dot….