Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

The Pause and the Cause. ... Mark Steyn
Steyn Online ^ | 21 Feb2014 | Mark Steyn

Posted on 02/22/2014 3:04:53 AM PST by Rummyfan

Handing out his awards for "sustainability" at Buckingham Palace the other day, the Prince of Wales made a few remarks about "climate change" and attacked "powerful groups of deniers" as a "headless-chicken brigade" ignoring the scientific evidence. It's pretty funny to be called a "headless chicken" by a guy who runs around saying the sky is falling. In 2009 His Royal Highness gave a speech saying we had only 96 months left to save the planet. Ninety-six months? That would be July 2017 — which is only three and a half years off. On the other hand, it's almost twice as far away as January 2016, which is the official final storewide-clearance date for Al Gore's 2006 prediction of the end of the world.

(Excerpt) Read more at steynonline.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: charlesthegreat; climatechange; globalwarming; marksteyn; princecharles

1 posted on 02/22/2014 3:04:53 AM PST by Rummyfan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Rummyfan
In the words of the late great Michael Crichton -

If it's consensus, it's not science. Consensus is politics. And if it's science, it's not consensus.

2 posted on 02/22/2014 3:11:34 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rummyfan
Caption from the article:

In an effort to save the planet before its expiry date of July 2017, HRH The Prince of Wales, holding an Ecuadoran stream tree frog, poses with schoolgirls in Ecuadoran-stream-tree-frog masks.

Good grief, that is pathetically comical.

It's pretty funny to be called a "headless chicken" by a guy who runs around saying the sky is falling.

Priceless.

3 posted on 02/22/2014 3:40:58 AM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V OR -9th plus -10th equals V)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: VRW Conspirator

Another great Steyn quote from the article ...

Indeed, I find it far scarier than any “climate change” that leaders of advanced western nations now go around sounding like the kind of apocalyptic loons who used to wander the streets wearing sandwich boards and passing out homemade leaflets.


4 posted on 02/22/2014 4:03:07 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: JLS

Steyn ping.


5 posted on 02/22/2014 4:03:31 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rummyfan
From the article:


In an effort to save the planet before its expiry date of July 2017, HRH The Prince of Wales, holding an Ecuadoran stream tree frog, poses with schoolgirls in Ecuadoran-stream-tree-frog masks

6 posted on 02/22/2014 4:06:59 AM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rummyfan

If we had lost the Revolutionary war, this loon would be our King some day. Scary thought.


7 posted on 02/22/2014 4:25:00 AM PST by Daveinyork
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rummyfan

I always go to inbred idiots for scientific knowledge.


8 posted on 02/22/2014 4:27:36 AM PST by DeWalt (Times are more like they used to be than they are today.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rummyfan

Steyn on top of his game.


9 posted on 02/22/2014 4:29:11 AM PST by metesky (Brethren, leave us go amongst them! - Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond, The Searchers)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: iowamark

Monty Python’s Royal Twit of the Century Award winner!!

His Mum the Queen either has plans to be the world’s longest lived sovereign, or maybe.....her barmy son might head off to one of his third world paradises, and mysteriously disappear.

If he does ascend to the throne, he’ll be Charles the Bewitched II.


10 posted on 02/22/2014 5:15:17 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Rummyfan; Fred Nerks; Beckwith; LucyT; null and void
The Global Warming/Climate Change movement is just a coercive Utopian ploy to evolve free societies towards totalitarianism.In short the movements are the latest human folly towards what we used to call fascism.

They are reminiscent of the Prohibition Movement in the United States during the earlier part of the 20th Century. When laws began to effect every single American, the emotive, eccentric, chicken-little, alcoholophobe Prohibitionists were relegated to the dust bin of History.

Likewise , Prince Charles and all of his Chicken Littles will also go the way of the Doh-doh bird.Either that or we will be driven back to the age of horse and buggy, hardly anything that any sane, practical individual would tolerate. Read the annals of Lord Monkton for the truth about Global Warmers:

www.lordmoncktonfoundation.com/

 photo RSS_Chart_17_years_no_Global_Warming_Sept_1996_Nov_2013_zps69c2d2ec.jpg

11 posted on 02/22/2014 5:29:28 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Candor7

“Climate insouciant”- love that term!


12 posted on 02/22/2014 5:41:33 AM PST by Lacey
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Nailbiter; BartMan1
Indeed, I find it far scarier than any “climate change” that leaders of advanced western nations now go around sounding like the kind of apocalyptic loons who used to wander the streets wearing sandwich boards and passing out homemade leaflets.

ping

13 posted on 02/22/2014 5:48:05 AM PST by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Rummyfan
...funny to be called a "headless chicken" by a guy who runs around saying the sky is falling...

Steyn at his best...

14 posted on 02/22/2014 6:38:31 AM PST by GOPJ ( America's drifting into totalitarianism because the left's exploitation of social failures.Greenfi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Westbrook
I find it far scarier than any “climate change” that leaders of advanced western nations now go around sounding like the kind of apocalyptic loons who used to wander the streets wearing sandwich boards and passing out homemade leaflets.

It's one thing for the Prince of Wales to be running around like a loon - he was born to his position. Royalty's inbred enough some can be expected to wander about dressed in 'end is near' sandwich boards. BUT in the United States we're electing these idiots... You're right - that's what's really scary.

15 posted on 02/22/2014 6:47:44 AM PST by GOPJ ( America's drifting into totalitarianism because the left's exploitation of social failures.Greenfi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: TheOldLady; Rummyfan; Howlin; riley1992; Miss Marple; Dane; sinkspur; steve; kattracks; ...

Mark Steyn ping.

Freepmail me, if you want on or off the Mark Steyn ping list.

Thanks for the ping Slings and Arrows.


16 posted on 02/22/2014 9:49:42 AM PST by JLS
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Rummyfan

Lord Christopher Monckton had a great letter to the Princeling recently....


17 posted on 02/22/2014 10:01:25 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rummyfan
Here it is....
18 posted on 02/22/2014 10:04:45 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Rummyfan

bttt

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~kw/crichton.html

Remarks to the Commonwealth Club

by Michael Crichton
San Francisco
September 15, 2003


19 posted on 02/22/2014 10:19:09 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Cyber Liberty

Thanks!


20 posted on 02/22/2014 10:23:41 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Liberty Valance

That gentleman was a real treasure.


21 posted on 02/22/2014 10:33:43 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Rummyfan
Evidently, when Steyn submitted this column, the following news from Vancouver was not yet available...

"Climate Scientist" Michael Mann (Hockey Stick Guy) lost his libel case in a Canadian Civil Court and will have to pony up $10 mill to the defendant's counter-suit.

He failed to produce his research data on the "Hockey Stick" -- tantamount to an admission that it was fabricated.

Michael Mann Faces Bankruptcy as his Courtroom Climate Capers Collapse

As a consequence, Mark Steyn's $10 million counter-suit will likely also be successful.

22 posted on 02/22/2014 11:51:37 AM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: VRW Conspirator

23 posted on 02/22/2014 11:52:28 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: okie01

That isn’t a done deal yet, apparently. Just someone getting optimistic.


24 posted on 02/22/2014 12:51:36 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Daveinyork

obama is worse than this clown prince

sicked IRS on conservatives and Republicans to steal the election

that’s 1 of thousands of crimes this socialist cretin has done


25 posted on 02/22/2014 5:41:54 PM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson