The Rowdy One

Saturday, July 07, 2007

I can feel the earth getting warmer at this very minute!

If you step outside RIGHT NOW, on which ever of our seven continents you happen to be on, you can actually feel the planet GETTING WARMER. Why? From all the hot air being spewed in connection with The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis.

Crisis: n. - an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty. Pul-leeze. I don't think anyone but Al Gore would say there is extreme danger at stake.

MSN is among those that has jumped aboard as a sponsor for the faux-crisis event. Their site offers a tool that can help you estimate your "carbon footprint". According to this, I am about 30% over average at 10.2 tons per year (the average is purported to be 7.5). Driving my footprint higher is the fact that I have taken 5 or 6 airplane flights in the last year.

Hmmm. You'd think the 150 musical artists participating in this event all walked there. But, in fact, they're flying an extraordinary 222,624 miles between them to get to the various concerts - nearly nine times the circumference of the world.

Perhaps most ridiculous of all, is the 7-point pledge penned by Gore that they are asking concert attendees and listeners to "join Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid" and take. Included are:

+ To demand that my country join an international treaty within the next 2 years that cuts global warming pollution; "You mean the effectiveness bankrupt Kyoto Protocol? The one that would would reduce temperatures by 0.04 degrees Celsius in the year 2100?"

+ To take personal action to help solve the climate crisis by reducing my own CO2 pollution as much as I can and offsetting the rest to become “carbon neutral; "I've done my part now. I took the quiz."

+ To buy from businesses and support leaders who share my commitment to solving the climate crisis and building a sustainable, just, and prosperous world for the 21st century; "So, since Snoop Dogg is participating in this event, I guess I should go buy his CD that tells me, "I can make 'em say, Woof! m*th*f****r, Woof! m*th*f****r. Bow-wow-wow-yippie-yo-yippie-yay."

Despite the wisdom of guys like Snoop, the modern theory of global warming is terribly flawed, at best. A prior post here has some interesting facts to ponder.

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