After a much too brief respite from the cold weather we’ve been having, I’m waiting for the promised Global Warming to start.
As I wait, I’ve been wearing winter clothes under a winter coat in April, reminding people at dinner that this winter was so cold (how cold was it?) that young kids were contemplating skating on the canal all the way from West Windsor to Kingston (their mother put the kibosh on that idea), the Scouts are swearing never to go winter camping again, and the Weather Channel right now has some ugly pictures of blizzards in the Mid-West.
Which are heading East – it’s already snowing in upstate NY. Of course, it only stops snowing in upstate NY for three weeks, and then it starts again.
In a campaign without peacetime precedent, the media-entertainment-environmental complex is warning about global warming. Never, other than during the two world wars, has there been such a concerted effort by opinion-forming institutions to indoctrinate Americans, 83 percent of whom now call global warming a “serious problem.” Indoctrination is supposed to be a predicate for action commensurate with professions of seriousness.
As part of the indoctrination, the media’s doing its darnest to raise our awareness of global warming.
Then there are the concerts. (Will Pink Floyd get together again, and will they play uninterrupted by ads? But I digress.)
Tim Blair asks,
Apparently the point of these Gaiapalooza concerts is that they’ll raise awareness of global warming. You know, just in case you’ve never heard of it and require a seven-nation, 120-network Woodstock of warmening to bring you up to speed.
But if raising awareness is so crucial, why does Al Gore place restrictions on media coverage of his awareness-raising speeches?
Blind belief in Medieval Environmentalism will make you do that.
Of course, this was to be expected: Hugo Chavez: new icon of global warming cult. Aleksander Boyd of VCrisis fisks Derek Wall of Britain’s Green Party:
Venezuela lives in the real world, not in the make-believe world that some commenters create in order bash Chavez.
Chavez’s fiefdom, otherwise known as Venezuela, does not live in the real world. Instead the reputation of the country is in an ever decreasing curve thanks to the antics of its deranged militaristic president. Take for instance the issue with ethanol. Not long ago Chavez was all hyped and cheerful for he had signed 11 agreements with the Cuban dictator to develop the ethanol industry in Venezuela. He did the same with his other ‘partner’ Lula. Not a day had passed after the Texan offered trade and ethanol deals to the nations he visited, and we saw how the ‘green’ Chavez backpedaled in all his signed agreements and went as far as stating that he would make Lula reconsider Brazil’s position on the issue. The bearded pimp got out of his deathbed to lend a hand, all very… green should we say?
Over in Cuba, Fidel’s green… with ethanol envy!
While the Alaskan otters are suffering because an unbudging sheet of sea ice has blocked off the waters where the Alaska Peninsula’s sea otters forage, forcing the starving animals inland on a search for food and making them easy prey for wolves and humans, Ahnuld wants to make the environmental movement “hip and sexy””
Speaking at a conference in Washington, he urged campaigners to focus on the positives of cutting carbon emissions rather than making people feel guilty.
The movement must change its image just as he helped transform the “sketchy” reputation of bodybuilding, he said.
Weight-lifting was once considered a pursuit for weirdos
Was once considered?
Obviously, I’m in denial.
But never mind that; I can’t wait for the day when I can start wearing my summer uniform,
Look at the bright side: by the time it’s warm enough to wear this, the blouse will probably be on sale.
Let’s hope it doesn’t snow in two weeks when the Scouts go camping or the guys will come back groaning.