Saturday, January 17, 2009

Cartoon of the Day


7 Comments:

At 1/17/2009 2:30 PM, Blogger QT said...

Full debate on global warming makes interesting listening.

 
At 1/17/2009 4:53 PM, Blogger Bloggin' Brewskie said...

A number of alternative theories regarding the earth's climate change exist. Recently, a Danish research study proposed that the earth's magnetic field itself may be a significant contributor (http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090112/sc_afp/denmarkresearchclimategeology_newsmlmmd.) Other's believe the sun's own activity may be involved...

While few doubt CO2 hasn't had some impact, mortals' capabilities toward impacting the earth's climate (for now - geo-engineering will some day be in grasp) may be greatly exaggerated. Some "doom prophets" seem to turn out to be little more than con artists. This goes for Religious zealots, Y2K hysteria, and the recent "peak-oil theory" grasped by some in light of high oil prices (a wonderful speculative scam!).

When one considers Al Gore's carbon footprint - from jet-setting in a "flying yacht" to his power plant consuming fortress, to his once held $500,000 stock in Occidental Petroleum to royalties collected for a zinc mine on his property - his fuel sippin' hybrid nor his good intentions do little to enhance the illusionary facade hiding his hypocritical ego.

 
At 1/17/2009 7:14 PM, Blogger Matt S said...

Too bad. I guess I'll just head down to the Global Climate Change rally instead, because I'm not so stupid as to think that the world is simply getting hotter or not.

By the way, there's a book in Pierpont Commons I think, that talks about how the Bush republicans never believed in the free market in the first place but use it to bully democrats, that you should read.

Also, how does it feel to have your economic ideas not fall in line with some of the more recent Nobel laureates?

 
At 1/17/2009 10:13 PM, Blogger QT said...

Matt.

With all due respect, you might consider what Al Gore's co-recipient for the Nobel Prize, John Christie, has to say in his most recent paper.

...or how about a member of the IPCC panel and Alfred P. Sloan chair in Climatology at MIT, Richard Lindzen?

Using slurs against the Bush administration is quaint... completely irrelevant to the subject of climate change...but quaint nevertheless.

As William F. Buckley once observed:

"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.”

 
At 1/18/2009 8:47 AM, Blogger Billy said...

nice

 
At 1/19/2009 1:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

AGW is a religion. It has its saints and its sinners and anyone who disagrees with its tenets is evil. Its goal is to control everyone else’s lifestyle. If you don't believe me ask yourself what their reaction would be if AGW was disproved. Would they be joyful that the Earth was saved? No, not likely, in all probability its true believers would suffer depression and be in denial. They want humanity to suffer for its sins.

 
At 1/19/2009 2:48 PM, Blogger QT said...

Anon.,

I notice there does not seem to be as much public fear about global warming now that we are presently living through an actual global crisis, a financial one....not some hypothetical scenario forecast by a computer simulation but the real thing.

The one thing that Bush did by rejecting Kyoto was to buy additional time for science to actually establish what is really driving changes to climate. Kyoto is set to expire in 2012.

Like Einstein said "it only takes one scientist to prove me wrong".

Let us hope that science finally wins out. It has happened before...dentists still use metal fillings, public health dept. use fluoridation, doctors still give children vacinations and the WHO is now advocating the most effective preventative for the spread of malaria ever invented, interior spraying of DDT.

 

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