Thursday, April 26th 2012, 11:00 AM EDT
I’m writing this on Earth Day, favorite annual event of the “Alarmist” crowd, who engage in all manner of CO-2 silliness to mark the occasion.
The highlight this year has to be a new “Huffinton Post” contribution from that eminent climate scientist, Ted Danson, who, when not presumably spending time with the like-minded Dr. Hansen at NASA, or the tainted e.mail buddies at the East Anglia Center for Climate Studies, is a movie actor. His premise is that we all need to stop eating meat and farm-raised fish, because the production of these delicious proteins generates a gazillion tons of dreaded CO-2 per year, accelerating the climatic armageddon which has been promised for so long but which our planet, despite the best efforts of financially-interested alarmsit “experts”, stubbornly refuses to deliver.
Danson thinks we should all eat “Wild ocean fish”. The queston of how the ships get out to the remote fishing grounds, how they refrigerate the fish, and how much CO-2 that all creates, is left unanswered. Last time I checked, North Atlantic salmon cost at least twice as much as farm-raised, but I assume Danson is well off thanks to his day job.
Following his logic, we should also eschew synthetic fibers (made fom oil), all plastics (ditto), wool (made from CO-2 exhaling sheep, who are also prone to expelling flatulence-induced methane.) Mr. Danson will also want to turn off his hot-tub and his air-conditioning, remove his leather belt and shoes, and figure out how to make items of similar utility out of “wild ocean fish skins.”
Yes, I know: this irreverent blog will trigger a torrent of hate mail: some will remind me that “thousands of eminent scientists” deeply believe in Global Warming (oops; I meant to say “Climate Change”), and that I, a simple car guy, have NO RIGHT to question the dogma of renowned climate experts like, for instance Ted Danson.
Some will ask how I can be a proponent of intelligent alternative energy, nuclear power and vehicle electrification, all in a waste-free, healthy, pristine world IF I reject the religion of CO-2 caused climate change.
The answer is very simple: environentalism is a broad and good movement, especially in this wasteful nation of super-sized portions and equally super-sized people. Sadly, environmentalism has been hi-jacked by the CO-2 mafia, and I deeply resent equating sound conservationism with the teachings of the Global Warming religion’s High Priest, the revered Al Gore. (The fact that not a single prediction made in his fictio-mentary movie has materialized has not tarnished his luster with his adoring flock.) I always like to challenge the Alarmists to show me one, just ONE dire, alarmist prediction made by the highly-politicized UN Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006 that has come true.
Ocean temperatures haven’t risen. The polar bears are proliferating. Nobody talks about arctic and antarctic ice caps anymore: they’re gaining. Sea levels haven’t risen, and Alarmist predictions of diappering glaciers in Himalayas had to be retracted: (seems somebody had trouble with the math.).
And, over the last 12 years, CO-2 has risen, but temperatures haven’t, a source of acute discomfort for the Alarmists,, who live in fear of the main-stream media actually reporting this fact.
But, for now, the Climate Change gang, (who often act as though they WANT “Climageddon” to happen in order to prove their theory and keep the funding going) take solace in the 1998 prediction of an eminent scientist who now heads an influential fedreral agency: by mid-summer of this year, lower Manhattan will be under three feet of salt water! How do you like THAT, Wall Street?
So, I may not be a “Climate Scientist”, but I have a good dose of common sense and the ability to be skeptical when somebody “promises” things and then repeatedly fails to deliver. I’ll wait for PROOF, not the phony “concensus of many of the World’s Greatest Scientists”, and the misleading, repeatedly-failed predictions of “computer models.” C’mon, guys! Let’s have it! ONE shred of evidence is all I ask. ONE IPCC prediction that has come true, please.
There! Writing this has made my (Earth) day!