Skip to comments.Earth Day Dopes
Posted on 04/19/2017 4:22:50 AM PDT by Kaslin
Expect more craziness this weekend. Earth Day is Saturday. This year's theme: Government must "do more" about climate change because "consequences of inaction are too high to risk."
They make it sound so simple:
1) Man causes global warming.
2) Warming is obviously harmful.
3) Government can stop it.
Each claim is dubious or wrong.
This weekend at a movie, I was surprised to be assaulted again by former Vice President Al Gore. In a preview, a puffy-looking Gore suddenly appeared, attacking Donald Trump and mocking critics of his previous movie, "An Inconvenient Truth," the deceitful documentary that spreads fear in classrooms today. Yes, teachers play it in class.
Now Gore claims "the most criticized" part of the film was his assertion that the 9/11 memorial site would flood. Then, during Hurricane Sandy, it did!
But Gore creatively misremembers his own movie.
He had claimed the World Trade Center would flood because of a permanent 20-foot sea-level rise.
Actual scientists called that nonsense. It would take hundreds of years for such a thing to possibly happen.
But since the area flooded, briefly, Gore spins that as confirmation of his exaggerations.
This preview was the first I learned that theaters will soon show a sequel to Gore's film.
Google tells us that "An Inconvenient Sequel" got a standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival. Trendy Hollywood is so dumb.
At least critics who've watched it gave it poor reviews.
1) Man's greenhouse gases contribute to warming, but scientists don't agree on how much. Of 117 climate models from the 1990s, 114 overpredicted warming.
2) Warming is harmful. Maybe.
But so far it's been good: Over the last century, climates warmed, but climate-related deaths dropped. Since 1933, they fell by 98 percent. Life expectancy doubled.
Much of that is thanks to prosperity created by free markets. But some is due to warming. Cold kills more people than heat.
Carbon dioxide is also good for crop growth. Even The New York Times admits, "Plants have been growing at a rate far faster than at any other time in the last 54,000 years."
But what if Al Gore is right? Maybe our greenhouse gases will eventually cause Greenland's icecaps to melt and flood our cities. Shouldn't government act now? No.
3) Nothing we do today will stop global warming. The Obama regulations that Trump recently repealed, horrifying the Earth Day crowd, had a goal that amounted to a mere 1 percent reduction in global CO2. And that was just the goal.
Of course, some think any cut is better than nothing. But cuts are costly. They kill jobs, opportunity. All to accomplish... nothing the earth will notice.
If warming does become a problem, we're better off if our economy is very strong when the science tells us clearly that action will make a difference.
We should be especially wary of expensive government projects given how often alarmists were wrong in the past.
As Cato's Pat Michaels says, "I've lived through eight environmental apocalypses ... overpopulation ... resource depletion ... Silent Spring ... global cooling ... acid rain ... the ozone hole ... global warming ... the next one is going to be ocean acidification."
In the '70s, environmentalist Paul Ehrlich won fame with his book "The Population Bomb." Ehrlich predicted: "I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000."
Ehrlich now admits: "When you predict the future, you get things wrong." But he says there's a grain of truth in his prediction, because: "If you look closely at England, what can I tell you? They're having all kinds of problems."
Give me a break.
Saturday's Earth Day nonsense will include a "March for Science." The media will hype it, claiming Trump's proposed budget will poison the earth.
The alarmists claim they're marching for "science," but they're really marching for a left-wing religion.
Instead of celebrating Earth Day Saturday, I'll celebrate Human Achievement Hour. The think tank behind it, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, says Human Achievement Hour pays tribute to "our basic human right to use energy to improve everyone's quality of life."
Some ways to celebrate:
--Use your phone or computer
--Drive a car
--Take a hot shower
Good idea! Let's celebrate progress instead of attacking it.
Driving my V-8 Corvette and starting the day with a hot shower, running my gas grill to cook red meat in the evening, putting more refrigerant in my old minivan air conditioning, setting my air conditioning at 75, and spraying bugs in my garden with insecticide. This is how I'm celebrating earth day
“Driving my V-8 Corvette”
Mind if I ask what year? I’m already green with envy...
The first Earth Day, celebrated in 1970, happened to fall on Lenin’s 100th birthday. Coincidence?
Yeah right, NOT
Lenin’s birthday. Oh what a glorious Communist revolution they still dream of.
It’s on Lenin’s birthday this year as well.
Corporations celebrated the Communist holiday International Women’s Day and more agitprop rallies are planned on May Day (another traditional Communist holiday).
Never hear about Communists in America on the national news (even when the protest banners are flagged and funded by Communist groups including CPUSA) but I sure hear a lot about “neonazis” and “fascists”.
Personally, I’m planning on burning a large brushpile, and mowing the lawn in the old 48 Cub. Grilling will probably figure in too
Hillary voters: worried about 1-3 degree temp increase over the next few hundred years, not worried about a few million degree increase in a few hundreths of a second.....
Burn a tractor tire for Mother Gaia.
I just may spin up my 65 Willys jeep and 79 K5 blazer.
That is after a good burger and fries.
Going to have to go for rides in the Excursion and the Unimogs. The Focus stays home.
Let’s not forget THIS about the Earth Day founder! His name is now swept under the rug on Earth Day.
My Erph Day:
1. Visit outhouse followed by judicious spraying of aerosol-can deoderant and air-fresheners.
2. Burn my garbage, some leaves and some old hoodies.
3. Using charCOAL And propane, grill up some endangered species kabobs.
Of course, every time it rains New York City is, technically, "under water." (Or when there is cloud cover. Or non-zero humidity...)
Ya' know, Conservatives should turn "erph day" into "Nationwide Endangered Species Grilling Day at the Motor Speedway Day."
It might not last long, but watching the conniption fits and heads popping of leftists all across the land would be worth it all.
Heck yeah! Bigfoot steaks for everyone!
I hope to have a quiet weekend to work on my old bucket collection.
That and playing with a camera are about the only things left I actually enjoy. No people, no phone calls, and being not bothered is a bonus.
I’ll figure out the problems with the 750K sometime.
I’d like to yank the CJ7’s beat up dash panel, seats, and homemade console at a minimum. Getting the Blazer’s hood and fenders pulled would be great. It’s been sitting for a long time before I got it and it sat a lot while I had it. That’s going to change.
It has some problems from sitting a lot. I’ve swapped in a starter and alternator. Next on the list are fuel pump/carb and cooling system. Parts are murder on the wallet and being left alone long enough are the challenges.
During my wrench turning, I roll video on some of aspects. Some things I send up for stock and make a few bucks on. The rest youtube fodder.
The latest with K5 and me.
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