GLOBAL WARMING AND EARTHQUAKES
Posted by Andrew Roman on February 10, 2010
It’s the running gag across the conservative blogosphere, talk radio, and those who revel in common sense – and deservedly so.
“Two more feet of global warming fell on Washington today.”
“Man, I hurt my back shoveling all that global warming off my drive way.”
“Schools were cancelled today because of record global warming.”
This entire enviro-fascist delusion is akin to this exchange:
PERSON ONE: Can you please watch your language? Is it possible for you to carry on a conversation without having to swear?
PERSON TWO: What? What the f— are you talking about? I don’t f—ing swear.
Its absurdity is so blatant, so obvious, so demonstrably moronic, that its advocates will be compared to the World War II-era Japanese soldiers who lived hidden away in the hills for so long, they believed the war was still going on years after it ended. The difference, of course, is that global warming zealots are dopes. Without a stitch of evidence to support their doomsday scenarios, without a scintilla of data to back up their woebegone prognostications, and without regard for those pesky facts that keep getting in the way, they fight a fight that does not need fighting. They wage war when there is no conflict. They rally against bogeymen that aren’t there. They attack invisible monsters and claim those monsters are really everywhere.
It’s like listening to six year olds justify sleeping with the light on because of the evil monkey in the closet.
Everything can be blamed on “global warming” – even though there is no warming.
And yes, sadly, the line that was once the gold standard of parody is now being used by the wacko left as a genuine point of argument: “Global warming causes global cooling.”
It’s hard to write comedy anymore when the Left is on the loose.
As I have asked repeatedly on this blog: If temperatures are not going up across the globe, what better indication is there that global warming is not taking place? If record snowfalls and colder temperatures are not signs that global warming is not taking place, then what is? What should the correct temperature be right now? What should the proper, non-global-warming weather be right now? Theoretically, what would have to be happening right now to prove to an enviro-fascist that there is no man-made global warming going on?
With unheard amounts of snowfall slamming the mid-Atlantic in recent days, and with blizzard conditions expected in New York City later today, the winter time months are somehow miraculously, inexplicably,managing to bring wintertime weather.
But to the hysterical who hold on to their ideological security blankets and stuffed teddies like grim death, natural occurrences and cycles that have been taking place on this planet for millions and millions of years are now tell-tale signs that man-made global warming is bringing the planet to its doom.
On Joy Behar’s television program, all twelve viewers were treated to an exchange between Behar and creator of the Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler, on the subject of Sarah Palin and global warming.
Jeff Poor of NewsBusters transcribed a portion of their discussion:
ENSLER: Well, I just think the idea that (Sarah Palin) doesn’t believe in global warming is bizarre.
BEHAR: Every scientist of any note believes in it but Sarah Palin doesn’t believe in it.
ENSLER: And I think we just kind of have to walk around the world at this point and look at what is happening to nature and earthquakes and tsunamis.
ENSLER: And weather changes to just feel it. But I think that idea that she doesn’t believe in global warming and she could actually run for vice president, and we have a country where that is possible, it seems insane.
BEHAR: It’s unbelievable. It does seem insane and the fact that she has not negated the possibility of running in 2012.
ENSLER: But we have. We have negated the possibility of her winning.
As Poor points out: “According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), earthquakes are a phenomenon of ‘sudden rolling or shaking events caused by movement under the Earth’s surface,’ not the earth’s atmosphere which concerns the theory of anthropogenic global warming.”
Stick to vaginas, lady.
Of course, the notion that “every scientist of any note” believes in the global warming myth is abjectly untrue. I don’t know that there is a statement in all of humanity that is more blazenly wrong.
Some scientists of note who don’t buy into the global warming doomsday lie are:
–Richard Lindzen, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Atmospheric Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and member of the National Academy of Sciences.
–Garth Paltridge, Visiting Fellow ANU and retired Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research and retired Director of the Institute of the Antarctic Cooperative Research Centre.
–George Kukla, retired Professor of Climatology at Columbia University and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
–Hendrik Tennekes, retired Director of Research, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute.
–Antonino Zichichi, emeritus professor of nuclear physics at the University of Bologna and president of the World Federation of Scientists.
–Ian Clark, hydrogeologist, professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Ottawa.
–Don Easterbrook, emeritus professor of geology, Western Washington University.
–William M. Gray, Professor Emeritus and head of The Tropical Meteorology Project, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University.
–William Happer, physicist Princeton University.
–David Legates, associate professor of geography and director of the Center for Climatic Research, University of Delaware.
–William Kininmonth, meteorologist, former Australian delegate to World Meteorological Organization Commission for Climatology.
–Timothy F. Ball, former Professor of Geography, University of Winnipeg.
–Robert M. Carter, geologist, researcher at the Marine Geophysical Laboratory at James Cook University in Australia.
–Vincent R. Gray, coal chemist, founder of the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition.
Ms. Behar, all of these people are distinguished scientists of note (to say the least) … and there are thousands and thousands more who, too, do not buy into the Al Gore fairy tale.
The list continues to grow.
Granted, none of them are Ed Begley, Jr. but they’ll suffice.
Besides, I would ask the Vagina Gal, if warming has an effect on earthquakes, how is it that there is anything still standing in Pheonix, Arizona?
Incidentally, if there’s anything I want to hear less than Joy Behar saying the word “vagina,” I can’t think of it right now.
H/T to Weasel Zippers