OK you good good people. It has been an awesome day. I have been awake for a day or so now, so before I turn off, I’m a hit youoff with the allstar Hypocrite remix. ME! NARSTIE! JERES! ALL OF WHY LOUT?!
“There seems a prevailing consensus that a concession of uncertainty is a sign of soft-headedness, or even indicative of complicity in disinformation and cover-up. At the risk of being tagged a disinfo artist, I don’t think so. When I’m unsure of something – and I’m unsure of a lot of things – I like a nice maybe or perhaps. In fact, I think an admission that one might be wrong should be the price of serious appraisal. Not only am I disinclined to heed those who claim to have solved the puzzles of our time’s hidden riddles, but I’m likely to red-flag them with suspicion. And the same should go for me if I ever say, unreservedly, that This is the way things are.”
Know you… have some interest in this – didn’t see the program but an interesting response – with a sensible conclusion.
Personally I think the truth probably lies somewhere between the two – ie the planet certainly goes through natural thermal cycles, but our excess belching of various gasses can’t be helping our position too much in the short-run. Either way better to err on the side of caution.
I had a big argument with Jeres about this last night. I am personally unconvinced as to the extent of CO2’s role in global warming, and am amazed at how many people espouse the fascistic view that, even if it isn’t, we should pretend it is anyway “just in case”, and sentence 2 billion people to death and poverty. Of course we should attempt to pollute less. But to wilfully create some evil CO2 Satan to keep us in line smacks of classic religious madness to me. Sure it’s fine for someone to believe in Satan so they stop doing mean things like killing people (duh!), but when the greedheads hijack that faith to their ends, is when it gets ugly, and we realise that we ought to have relied on common sense a bit more from the get go.
Oh, and I just got sent this, adding more fuel to this rotten fire.
“Global warming is a false myth and every serious person and scientist says so. It is not fair to refer to the U.N. panel. IPCC is not a scientific institution: it’s a political body, a sort of non-government organization of green flavor. It’s neither a forum of neutral scientists nor a balanced group of scientists. These people are politicized scientists who arrive there with a one-sided opinion and a one-sided assignment.” Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic
Hurrah for the internet. You can now watch The Great Global Warming Swindle on Google Video. I urge you all to do just that. The lunatics are taking over the asylum, and they hate Africans more than Henry Kissinger.