Global Warming Follies


Another “Global Warming is the cause of everything” story

Posted in Follies by tjgavin on June 26, 2008

Thanks to Erin for spotting this example of piling one assumption onto another to come to the answer you most fear…or want others to fear.

Global warming could destabilize “struggling and poor” countries around the world, prompting mass migrations and creating breeding grounds for terrorists, the chairman of the National Intelligence Council told Congress on Wednesday.

Climate change “will aggravate existing problems such as poverty, social tensions, environmental degradation, ineffectual leadership and weak political institutions,” Thomas Fingar said. “All of this threatens the domestic stability of a number of African, Asian, Central American and Central Asian countries.”

People are likely to flee destabilized countries, and some may turn to terrorism, he said.

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“Bless me Father for I have increased my carbon footprint.”

Posted in Follies by tjgavin on June 25, 2008

The Bishop of Stafford has compared people who ignore the effects of climate change to the Austrian child sex monster Josef Fritzl.

The Very Rev Gordon Mursell, claimed people who refuse to face the truth about global warming were as “guilty as” Fritzl of destroying the future of youngsters.

I supposed he could have accused us skeptics of being as bad as abortionists. Now THAT’S really “destroying the future of youngsters.”   Oh… I forgot. The Anglican Church doesn’t have a problem with abortions.

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Whose running the asylum?

Posted in Follies by tjgavin on June 25, 2008

The People’s Republic of Madison now brings you its latest fruitcake idea in the name of stopping global warming.

First it was a proposed ban on plastic bags.

Now, a member of the influential Madison Plan Commission wants to ban the restaurant drive-through — or at least restrict the ubiquitous symbol of America’s auto-centric lifestyle.

“Given the concern about all the carbon going into the atmosphere, I’m not sure we should be building more places for people to sit idling in their cars,” says Eric Sundquist, who was appointed to the citizen panel by Mayor Dave Cieslewicz this spring.

Normally the citizens of Moscow-on-the-Wisconsin are pretty darned liberal so funny proposals are fairly commonplace. But this time it took a combination of traits to reach this level of idiocy. (emphasis added)

A former newspaper reporter in Atlanta now working as a researcher at the UW-Madison’s Center on Wisconsin Strategy, Sundquist notes that several cities in Canada have recently moved to ban the drive-through coffee shop or stand-alone fast food restaurant

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“Bans haven’t gotten as far in the U.S., although I know San Luis Obispo, Calif., has one,” he says.

Yes. It took a former newspaper reporter to come up with this!

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Can you say “1984”?

Posted in Follies by tjgavin on June 23, 2008

Just when you were beginning to believe that political correctness had receded just a bit, along comes the Thought Police to remind us that some views are just too dangerous to hold.

 James Hansen, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, will today call for the chief executives of large fossil fuel companies to be put on trial for high crimes against humanity and nature, accusing them of actively spreading doubt about global warming in the same way that tobacco companies blurred the links between smoking and cancer.

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Do as I say not as I do.

Posted in Follies by tjgavin on June 18, 2008

Environment campaigner Al Gore is using more electricity than ever despite pledging to cut consumption more than a year ago, a libertarian research group claims.

According to the Tennessee Centre for Policy Research, the annual electricity usage at the former US Vice President’s large home in Nashville has risen by 10 per cent.

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Wow! Now its earthquakes too!

Posted in Follies by tjgavin on June 18, 2008

New research compiled by Australian scientist Dr. Tom Chalko shows that global seismic activity on Earth is now five times more energetic than it was just 20 years ago.

The research proves that destructive ability of earthquakes on Earth increases alarmingly fast and that this trend is set to continue, unless the problem of “global warming” is comprehensively and urgently addressed.

I think GW also causes flatulence. Oh… Wait… Its the other way around…isn’t it?

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Rotten tomatoes caused by Global Warming

Posted in Follies by tjgavin on June 18, 2008

Another dire consequence of global warming?

The tomato scare that has sickened 170 people and is the worst food scare since the E. coli/spinach outbreak is being blamed by some environmental activists on climate change and the need for more food grown with the help of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

And they say it with a straight face. Unbelievable.

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Gotta do something about those people having fun on the beach.

Posted in Follies by tjgavin on June 15, 2008

…Seattle Parks and Recreation might do what even this week’s chilly weather couldn’t — douse the long tradition of beach bonfires at Alki and at Golden Gardens.

Park department staff is recommending reducing bonfires at the two beaches this summer and possibly banning them altogether next year.

The park board will hear the recommendation Thursday, and the city plans to run public-service announcements and hand out brochures later this month about the effects of bonfires on global warming.

According to a memo to the park board from the staff released Thursday, “The overall policy question for the Board is whether it is good policy for Seattle Parks to continue public beach fires when the carbon … emissions produced by thousands of beach fires per year contributes to global warming.”

Is this rich? How much CO2 do you think these fires contribute compared to… let’s say… a forest fire? These people have way to much time on their hands and way too much ideology in their heads.

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But what about the farts?

Posted in Follies by tjgavin on June 15, 2008

A Fountaingrove resident walks the hills with friends for exercise, cutting back on the seven-minute drives to her health club. On weekends, she fixes a pot of split-pea soup, a measure to address global warming by avoiding meals centered around meat, which takes more energy to produce.

This woman is clearly not up to speed on what really causes global warming.

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Cyclones in Burma. Now floods in Wisconsin.

Posted in Follies by tjgavin on June 15, 2008

Environmental group ties floods to global warming

The Capital Times — 6/14/2008 3:29 pm

The disastrous floods that ravaged southern Wisconsin this week are consistent with global warming predictions by Clean Wisconsin in a January 2007 report.

According to Algore and his disciples EVERYTHING is caused by global warming. Its shameful how the GW alarmists use human suffering to promote their cause. But it is kinda funny too.

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