Global warming, which in addition to being the reason for more snow, less snow, higher temperatures, lower temperatures, more rain, droughts, hurricanes (except those that hit New Orleans, those are due to George W. Bush), floods, not enough crops, too many crops, and all other manner of unpleasant weather, is now also the reason more women are turning to prostitution to earn a living.
I’ve often said all problems can be blamed on global warming, gay marriage, or George W. Bush, and here it is, taken to a level that would only really make sense in The Onion.
You know Michael Mann. He developed the “hockey stick” climate graph (the one that has been legitimately questioned by a number of skeptics) and who was accused of academic misconduct, but cleared by Penn State (which may have a pattern of clearing people they shouldn’t.)
Now, well he’s butthurt.
Rep Nick Rahall (D-WV), in answering questions posed by a newspaper, makes the most appropriate analogy on global warming I think I’ve heard. And, he did it unwittingly.
Climate change — to deny it exists, to just put your head in the sand and, ‘oh no, it doesn’t exist, what are you talking about,’ is about like standing on the floor of Macy’s during the month of December and claiming Santa Claus doesn’t exist.
Yes. It is exactly like that. Everyone knows Santa Claus doesn’t actually exist other than in the imagination of children, and of course in the spirit of the holiday season. But he’s not, you know, real.
But saying that in Macy’s at Christmastime would be very unpopular. (And, as Warren Mayer points out, would get in the way of making money off the myth.)
And being popular is more important than being right when it comes to elections.
Hat tip Coyote Blog.
Or at least the hysteria. We are no longer focused on things that are actual environmental issues.
We’re banning lightbulbs, we’re insisting on higher mileage cars (and then insisting they use fuel with lower energy content), but when it comes to real environmental damage, it’s no longer a priority.
Which shows me it isn’t about saving the planet. It’s about power.
Right here, all 756. Including cannibalism and traffic jams.
Kinda hard to take it seriously, really.
H/T Carpe Diem