Skip to comments.Even left-wingers now laughing at global-warming talk
Posted on 02/03/2009 9:08:35 AM PST by Signalman
SAN FRANCISCO So-called global warming has shrunk from problem to punch line. And now, leftists are laughing, too. Its hard not to chuckle at the idea of Earth boiling in a carbon cauldron when the news wont cooperate:
Nearly four inches of snow blanketed the United Arab Emirates Jebel Jais region for just the second time in recorded history Jan. 24. The local dialect has no word for snowfall.
Dutchmen on ice skates sped past windmills as canals in Holland froze in mid-January for the first time since 1997.
January saw northern Minnesotas temperatures plunge to 38 below zero, forcing ski-resort closures. A Frazee, Minn., dog-sled race was canceled, due to excessive snow. Days ago, ice glazed Floridas citrus groves.
As Earth faces global cooling, both troglodyte right-wingers and lachrymose left-wingers find Al Gores simmering-planet hypothesis increasingly hilarious:
In terms of (global warmings) capacity to cause the human species harm, I dont think it makes it into the top 10, Dr. Robert Giegengack, former chairman of University of Pennsylvanias Earth and Environmental Sciences Department, told the Pennsylvania Gazette. Giegengack voted for Gore in 2000, and says he likely would again.
Commentator Harold Ambler declared that he voted for Barack Obama for a thousand times a thousand reasons. He added that Gore owes the world an apology for his actions regarding global warming. He called Gores assertion that the science is in on this issue the biggest whopper ever sold to the public in the history of mankind.
Not only is it false that human activity has any significant effect on global warming or the weather in general, but for the record, global warming is over, retired Navy meteorologist Dr. Martin Hertzberg wrote on carbon-sense.com.
The physical chemist and self-described scientist and lifelong liberal Democrat added: The average temperature of Earths atmosphere has declined over the last 10 years. From the El Niño Year of 1998 until January 2007, it dropped a quarter of a degree Celsius. From January 2007 to the spring of 2008, it dropped a whopping three-quarters of a degree Celsius. Those data further prove that the fear-mongering hysteria about human-caused global warming is completely unjustified and is totally counterproductive to our nations essential needs and security.
It is a tribute to the scientific ignorance of politicians and journalists that they keep regurgitating the nonsense about human-caused global warming, left-wing commentator and columnist Alexander Cockburn wrote. The greenhouse fear mongers rely on unverified, crudely oversimplified models to finger mankinds sinful contribution and carbon trafficking, just like the old indulgences, is powered by guilt, credulity, cynicism, and greed.
Some leftists believe the collective hallucination of warmism distracts from what they consider urgent progressive priorities:
The most destructive force on the planet is power-driven financiers and profit-driven corporations and their cartels backed by military might, University of Ottawa physics professor Dr. Denis Rancourt has written. The global warming myth is a red herring that contributes to hiding this truth.
Geophysicist Dr. Claude Allegre, previously Education Minister in Frances late 1990s Socialist government, denounced the prophets of doom of global warming. He sounded amused in a 2006 LExpress article. The ecology of helpless protesting has become a very lucrative business for some people.
The so-called consensus on man-made global warming is not holding up, Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., told his colleagues Jan. 8. It is becoming increasingly clear that skepticism about man-made global warming fear is not a partisan left versus right issue.
So-called global warming has accomplished the impossible: It has united liberals and conservatives in laughter.
We had a brutal winter up here last year, a cold summer, and we are going thru another brutal winter right now. The nutters up here are now adjusting their story and calling it climate change to accomadate the cold weather.
Now that the marxist messiah is in the oval office there’s no need for the Left to continue the charade. ....and that’s why many of them are abandoning it. Its usefulness has expired.
And what of the money that AGW pimps like Mr. Gore made off of this phony crisis? They were selling absolution for a sin that didn’t exist. They can claim good intentions but, they deliberately ignored all evidence that contradicted their theory and pressed forward, knowing that there was doubt, making millions off of people they had assured that theirs was the only possible interpretation of the facts. That’s misrepresentation and it is illegal, regardless of intent.
Global Warming fits the model of increasing Government power and taxes, therefore 98% of Dems and a significant number of Republicans believe it.
I am disgusted with our Government, on ALL levels.
Definitive proof Republicans are more intelligent than Democrats.
In the future, they will look back on the global warming farce and say that the movement lost favor about the time that the james bond flic had an environmentalist named “mr green” as 007’s arch enemy.
Somebody check my temperature. I'm agreeing with Alexander Cockburn. BTT.
Even after the lefties wake up to one reality they still fall back on their old reliable boogie men; the rich powerful bankers and evil corporations.
Capitalism is evil. Money is evil. Bankers throw little old ladies out to their houses and tie up beautiful maidens on train tracks and laugh maniacally as the locomotive approaches.
Perhaps someday the lefties will be able to see the world as it is, but I doubt it.
Some leftists believe the collective hallucination of warmism distracts from what they consider urgent progressive prioritiesLeftists don't care which way we're pulling the pharaoh's stones, so long as they're the ones holding the whips.
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