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Report: Save the Whales and They'll Save Us from Global Warming (ROFL)
American Thinker ^ | April 27, 2010 | Marc Sheppard

Posted on 04/27/2010 1:35:53 PM PDT by jazusamo

Need more proof that Global Warming is the problem to environmentalists’ solutions?  Take a whiff of this. 

Researchers from the Australian Antarctic Division have announced that increased whale excrement in our oceans could help fight global warming by encouraging the growth of carbon dioxide-consuming algae.  It seems the iron-rich droppings help spark blooms of phytoplankton, which in turn help regulate the oceans’ carbon sink capabilities.   

Researcher Steve Nicol claimed that a larger population of baleen whales in the Southern Ocean would do the trick, but admitted that just how much excrement it would take to have any significant impact remains unknown.   I suspect you’re way ahead of my response to that line, so I’ll save some typing.

But all manure is not created equal by greenie standards.  In fact, up until now, animal waste has been right up there with that of internal-combustion engines and coal-fired power plants on the environmentalists’ Feces List. 

Indeed, everyone from IPCC chairman Rajendra Pachauri to the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) insists that the feces and farts emanating from (primarily raised for food) cows and pigs exacerbate global warming by nature of their high methane content.

So just when is animal dung good for the planet and when is it bad?

Were I a cynic, I’d question the apparent relationship between the green position on man’s interaction with a creature and the virtues of that which issues from its hind quarters.  Indeed, enviros would have us all refrain from consuming meat, and claim that the waste-products of the meat we eat are bad.  On the other hand, those same enviros implore us to stop killing whales, and their brown waste is suddenly green gold.

And talk about timing.  The whale-poo announcement comes just weeks prior to an International Whaling Commission meeting to consider new open-sea limit proposals that environmental groups believe would open the door to killing thousands of whales which have been protected for 25 years.   

Would someone please light a match?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: environuts; whales
And talk about timing.

Sea Shepardists Paul Watson and his looney tunes say it's just a coincidence. ROFL!

1 posted on 04/27/2010 1:35:53 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: steelyourfaith

Hilarious whale Ping!


2 posted on 04/27/2010 1:36:32 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Wasn’t this sorta the plot of Star Trek 4?


3 posted on 04/27/2010 1:38:57 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: jazusamo

ROFLMAO ... Proof that the last nail has been driven in the coffin of the global warming liars.


4 posted on 04/27/2010 1:40:06 PM PDT by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: Tublecane

Beats me but it sounds like it sure could have been. :)


5 posted on 04/27/2010 1:42:04 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: All
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6 posted on 04/27/2010 1:43:02 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Tublecane

You mean the one where Chekov asked which way to the nuclear wessels, and Scotty exclaimed “There be whales here!”?

Kirk’s babe wasn’t even that hot.


7 posted on 04/27/2010 1:44:31 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Tublecane
Wasn’t this sorta the plot of Star Trek 4?

You and jazusamo beat me to it!!

Oh, well, great minds . . . . . !!

8 posted on 04/27/2010 1:46:18 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: jazusamo

I smell some excrement of the bovine variety here...


9 posted on 04/27/2010 1:47:41 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Progressives are everything they accuse their opponents of being.)
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To: TigersEye; metmom

” ... increased whale excrement in our oceans could help fight global warming ...”

... ehem ...

[Loony left classic.]


10 posted on 04/27/2010 1:47:57 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: jazusamo

We have just experienced yet another ....
Close Encounter with the Loony Left
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2464035/posts
[Now past 140 posts.]

Please please tell me you have a strange news ping list!

This is a classic. Updated Monster ping:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2496737/posts


11 posted on 04/27/2010 1:49:43 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“... increased whale excrement in our oceans could help fight global warming ...”


12 posted on 04/27/2010 1:52:38 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers; null and void

I love the way Rowan Atkinson pronounces “algae”. [Saving Mum]


13 posted on 04/27/2010 1:54:03 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: jazusamo

Save the males not the wales!


14 posted on 04/27/2010 1:54:44 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (?)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Thanks for your links! I wasn’t aware of them and will have to spend some time there.


15 posted on 04/27/2010 1:58:56 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

This is one of the best in the list. =]


16 posted on 04/27/2010 2:00:32 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: Tublecane

I don’t recall whale dung being mentioned but the threatening object was some huge cylinder that I likened to a tootsie roll. I suppose it could have been some big alien dung object.


17 posted on 04/27/2010 2:00:39 PM PDT by xp38
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To: jazusamo

But whales I imagine also give off huge smelly methane farts. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas.


18 posted on 04/27/2010 2:03:15 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: jazusamo
ROFL! Smiley
19 posted on 04/27/2010 2:03:15 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: jazusamo

What? Whale crap will save the planet? All this time I thought unicorn crap would save us.


20 posted on 04/27/2010 2:04:04 PM PDT by 4yearlurker ("No King but King Jesus!")
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To: jazusamo
increased whale excrement in our oceans could help fight global warming by encouraging the growth of carbon dioxide-consuming algae. It seems the iron-rich droppings help spark blooms of phytoplankton, which in turn help regulate the oceans’ carbon sink capabilities.

Whales to crap to algae to phytoplankton. The other unmentioned piece of data is that some baleen whales eat plankton. To generate whale crap the whales are decimating the numbers of phytoplankton.

There, I proved it. Man does not cause global warming. WHALES cause global warming.

21 posted on 04/27/2010 2:04:07 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: xp38

“I don’t recall whale dung being mentioned”

It wasn’t about dung in particular, but the same “whales will save the world” message was loud and clear.

“the threatening object was some huge cylinder that I likened to a tootsie roll.”

The rationale for travelling back in time was something like the cylinder had visited earth a long time ago and liked talking to whales, so it was pissed off when it came back and all the whales were gone. Which is a huge stretch to justify that old “save the whales” thing that the environmentalist love so much. If they wanted to propagandize, you’d think they could do a better job than saying “Watch out, centuries from now a giant, evil cylinder might not like what we’re doing.”


22 posted on 04/27/2010 2:05:36 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: mlocher
There, I proved it. Man does not cause global warming. WHALES cause global warming.

Without a doubt you proved it! KILL THE WHALES AND SAVE EARTH!!!

ROFL!

23 posted on 04/27/2010 2:09:17 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Nuke the Whales!


24 posted on 04/27/2010 2:11:24 PM PDT by Left2Right ("Starve the Beast!")
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To: jazusamo; ETL
I remember reading once that dumping a lot of powdered iron in the ocean would increase the growth of algae, sucking up carbon. Apparently, you don't need Rosie O'Fatso with fins to crap all over the ocean floor to accomplish this goal.

But whales I imagine also give off huge smelly methane farts. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas.

I'll bet that if you were in the vicinity of one of those "events" that you could die of asphyxiation. I also wonder if, when some drunken college guy lights the thing up, the resultant explosion would register as a nuke's fireball on the Vela 2 satellites?

25 posted on 04/27/2010 2:19:59 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: jazusamo
Without a doubt you proved it! KILL THE WHALES AND SAVE EARTH!!!

I believe that the correct phrase is "NUKE THE WHALES!"

26 posted on 04/27/2010 2:21:14 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Tyrant: "Spartans, lay down your weapons." Free man: "Persian, come and get them!")
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To: Left2Right; Ancesthntr

Yep! “Nuke the Whales” has a ring to it, it sings. :-)


27 posted on 04/27/2010 2:28:57 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Guess I’ll have to reconsider my saying that Rats are “lower than whale sh*t”.

Senator Levin, is this a sh*tty deal?????


28 posted on 04/27/2010 2:34:41 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: jazusamo; Amagi; Fiddlstix; Tunehead54; Clive; FrPR; tubebender; marvlus; TenthAmendmentChampion; ..
 




Beam me to Planet Gore !

29 posted on 04/27/2010 2:43:03 PM PDT by steelyourfaith (Warmists as "traffic light" apocalyptics: "Greens too yellow to admit they're really Reds."-Monckton)
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To: Tublecane
Wasn’t this sorta the plot of Star Trek 4?

It was implied, but as entertainment it was funny.

As global greenie policy, still funny, but bordering on scary and insane.

30 posted on 04/27/2010 7:29:23 PM PDT by Publius6961 (10% of muslims, the killer murdering radicals, are "only" 140,000,000 of 'em)
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