So deal with it


Global warmist alarmist Dereck Jeter's Florida cottage

Global warmist alarmist Dereck Jeter’s Florida cottage

Global warmists say we’re headed for Alabama summers in Connecticut’s spring.

In his inaugural address last Monday, President Obamamade climate change a priority of his second term. It might be too late.

Within the lifetimes of today’s children, scientists say, the climate could reach a state unknown in civilization.

In that time, global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels are on track to exceed the limits that scientists believe could prevent catastrophic warming. CO{-2} levels are higher than they have been in 15 million years.

The Arctic, melting rapidly and probably irreversibly, has reached a state that the Vikings would not recognize.

“We are poised right at the edge of some very major changes on Earth,” said Anthony Barnosky, a UC Berkeley professor of biology who studies the interaction of climate change with population growth and land use. “We really are a geological force that’s changing the planet.”

The Arctic melt is occurring as the planet is just 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degree Celsius) warmer than it was in preindustrial times.

At current trends, the Earth could warm by 4 degrees Celsius in 50 years, according to a November World Bankreport.

The coolest summer months would be much warmer than today’s hottest summer months, the report said. “The last time Earth was 4 degrees warmer than it is now was about 14 million years ago,” Barnosky said.

Experts said it is technically feasible to halt such changes by nearly ending the use of fossil fuels. It would require a wholesale shift to renewable fuels that the United States, let alone China and other developing countries, appears unlikely to make, given that many Americans do not believe humans are changing the climate.

Let’s assume that the warmists are right, that it’s human conduct that is causing the latest warm cycle in earth’s 6 billion year existence – what are we going to do about it? The “scientists” say that only “a wholesale shift to renewable fuels” by the entire world will prevent warming. That’s. Not. Going. To. Happen. Really: India and China are not going to shut down their economies and consign their billions of citizens to poverty just to gain Barbara Streisand’s approval. If they tried, governments would topple and fossil fuels would continue to burn. So it’s useless to turn California back into an empty desert (at least for global warming prevention purposes – there are many sound reasons for doing that anyway), no matter how much greenists want to live in Eden. The earth’s getting warmer and scientists say that the process is irreversible unless we all switch to propeller beanies right now. Well then the earth’s going to get warmer, because that switch isn’t going to happen. If we’re worried about wet feet we should start retreating from the coastline – move infrastructure higher, build new houses 25′ above mean high water, and so forth.

Of course, none of this kefuffle is about global warming – if it were, we’d be discussing adjustment to the fact of a warmer climate rather than imposing pathetically inadequate government dictates to forestall it. This is about control of citizens by a central government, nothing more, nothing less.


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14 responses to “So deal with it

  1. The Vikings were growing grapes in Greenland, and sought to colonize Newfoundland for the same as a Napa Valley East. Hence, Erik the Red.

  2. Cos Cobber

    Wake me when Obama uses an executive order to ban private jet travel, all power boats and homes over 5,000 sq ft. in the name of climate change.

  3. Publius

    Bjorn Lomborg is about as rational a person you will find in this space. I don’t always agree with him, but he is a fact (not tuth) based thinker. Very rare these days when discussing “Climate Change”

    • Lomborg has always accepted the theory that humans were causing global warming but has long preached that while we could adjust to it, we couldn’t stop it, no matter how much we spent. For this he’s been denounced and discredited by every Al Gore on the planet. Gore’s income was at stake, so I understand his antipathy, but Lomorg’s other enemies have more to answer for.

      • Publius

        Mr. Fountain,

        Climate change like so many other liberal ideologies is based on emotion, “I feel” versus “I believe” (based on facts). Every time I hear or read the phrase “settled science” on “Climate Change” nee Global Warming, I become ill. The fact that settled science is based on multi factor climate models that according to the believers are only good at predicting/modeling current or past climate environs and NOT future climate should give thoughtful people pause. Science may be the rational disciplne but those involved in the sciences suffer from the same irrational/emotional behavior as the common man.

        Models? Look what all the financial models brought us over the past decade. They too were based on current or past history and they had much fewer inputs than climate models. It did not end well as we all know.

        Think about this: if Chris Fountain wanted to go out and murder a deer with his semi-automatic weapon the third weekend this October in Pennsylvania and you asked a weatherman to tell you if that would be a good weekend to go deer hunting, he will tell you to take hike, because no one can predict the weather 9 months hence. BUT, we are supposed to believe that some scientists using climate models can predict the change in average earth temperatures to within 1 degree Celsius 75 years from now, andspend billions/trillions to no effect. Sir, pure bullshit

  4. I didn’t see it this morning because it was on the Today Show (ugh) but Matt Lauer “interviewed” Mr. Global Warming himself, Al “Richer Than Romney Now” Jazeera Gore. I read a tweet that Lauer asked Gore if he felt ‘vindicated’ about his global warming theory because of so many recent natural disasters.

    As an aside, the MSM is falling over themselves congratulating Lauer over the “tough” questions he asked Gore about the sale of Current TV to Al Jazeera. The transcripts I read, the questions were about as tough as the questions Steve Kroft as Hillary and Barack. In other words…….a pass.

  5. AJ

    Control? Whatch you talkin’ ’bout Willis?

    ‘Houston Residents Rattled by Government Gunfire and Helicopters’

  6. AndyD

    It takes a real Dbag to have a house that nice on the water and only have dockage for motor boats.

  7. Al Dente

    I don’t believe a word Al Gore says, but I do know that here in Florida we have had virtually no cool weather so far this winter. It’s hotter than Venus Williams’ butt crack.

  8. Peg

    Correct me if I’m wrong – but – haven’t we had dramatic climate change on this planet for half a zillion years before man came on the scene? What chutzpah to think that we really could have dramatic control over what occurs.

    I’ll consider doing more to “stop the warming” when Algore moves into a double wide and The One and Family decide to stop using more energy resources in 1 month than most people do in 100 lifetimes.

  9. Libertarian Advocate

    It’s hotter than Venus Williams’ butt crack.

    If you’re into that kinda thing, right Walt?

  10. Libertarian Advocate

    You forget the One’s creed and M.O. is based entirely on “to each according to his need.” Yeah, I know, I left out the first part of Marx’s mantra because it is not remotely applicable to the One.