Monday, January 24, 2005

If it weren't for the hippies, we'd all be...
...better off? According to this article, it turns out that all this flap over global warming may in fact be much ado about nothing. It seems that, without human-caused greenhouse gases and the resulting global warming, Earth might be entering a new ice age—much like the one that scientists in the 70s and early 80s said we were headed for.

I wish this line of thinking didn't insist I concede that global warming is man-made, because I still maintain that it isn't—but either way, it shows once again that there is absolutely no reason to rush into a Kyoto accord, or anything even remotely similar. Imagine a scene twenty years hence: You are watching TV, biting your nails nervously as you wait for the announcement. And then, the voiceover "Ladies and Gentleman, the President of the United States." [Skip forward to the end of the speech.] So we're all doomed. The President has officially apologized for his predecessors' actions in stemming global warming, as we are now entering another ice age. All those weather phenomena that have been strangely reminiscent of that classic movie "The Day After Tomorrow,"—you know, the ones that have been happening for a year or two—have a cause after all. And it's not global warming like the movie suggested, but global cooling. And this ice age won't last a few short days. Let's all give a big round of applause to Al Gore.

Seriously, though, this is exactly the kind of thing that pops up after you rush into trying to control the environment. Thank God Kyoto was defeated.

UPDATE (1/24/2005 - 16:20): And yet, what global warming report does the MSM choose to report today? From CNN.com, we learn that Global warming approaching critical point: "Global warming is approaching the critical point of no return, after which widespread drought, crop failure and rising sea-levels would be irreversible, an international climate change task force warned Monday."

I love it when they present facts that are anything but facts. At the very least, this should say "Global warming MAY BE approaching critical point."

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