Loony Left: What happened to global warming?
The week's madness courtesy of the green movement, 10:10, James Lovelock, WWF, The Observer, Barack Obama and George Galloway
1. IT’S NEARLY MAY; IT’S COLD; WHAT HAPPENED TO GLOBAL WARMING?
I’ve been soaked more times than a digestive biscuit this week on my way into the office. Not only is it wet; it’s cold; it’s windy; it’s bloody miserable.
It’s one of those many times of year when “global warming” is substituted with “climate change” in the vocabulary of the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) camp – “How can you doubt your carbon emissions are harmful!?…just look at how our planet is warming – I mean, err…how the climate is changing!”
Let’s start off this week with this video which, somehow, has escaped me until now. But, thanks to a twitter tip-off, escape it shall no more. If the green movement doesn’t irk you as much as it irks me, then maybe this’ll soften you up to the rest of my moans and groans…
We contacted 10:10 to complain about this nasty piece of propaganda. They replied:
"I'm replying from 10:10 to say how sorry we are for the mistake we made with this film. We did not intend for it to be seen in the way you suggest, but accept that it was totally off-the-mark and off-message."
Which begs the question: how did they intend for it to be seen?
2. MAJOR BACKDOWN FROM WARMIST CAMP
You’ve heard of the Gaia ‘theory’, right? I think it’s to do with blue people that live in FernGully, or something. Well, anyway, the environmental guru responsible for its formulation, and climate-alarmist-extraordinaire, James Lovelock, delivered a lèse majesté against his tribe's sovereigns this week, admitting in a phone interview with msnbc.com:
“The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books – mine included – because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn’t happened”, before adding that he’d been guilty of “extrapolating too far”.
(H/T Watts Up With That)
Id est – climate alarmism has gone overboard; yes, including when they THREATEN TO BLOW YOU UP.
Lovelock’s quadriceps must be burning when you consider the amount of back-peddling he’s been doing. This is the same guy, after all, who wrote in The Independent in 2006 that, as a result of global warming, “billions of us will die and the few breeding pairs of people that survive will be in the Arctic where the climate remains tolerable” by the end of the 21st century.
And, of course, there was his proselytizing in the choir’s hymnbook, aka The Guardian, where, presumably with a straight face (and, I assume, without his little finger cocked towards his mouth) he was quoted as saying that 80 percent of humans will perish by 2100 AD.
Incidentally, Lovelock pointed to Al Gore’s “An Invoncenient Turth” as another example of hysterical chiming. (I know – the surprises keep on coming!)
I’m not the first to wonder how long it’ll take for the AGW camp to begin pooh-poohing Lovelock as a senile old man – dare I say, in the same way that Gore’s former Harvard professor, Roger Revelle, was posthumously trashed when he too went against the ‘consensus’ at the ripe old age of 82.
3. GET USED TO TOFU…
If you thought Lovelock’s revision would trigger some kind of coup de grâce in the global warming debate, then prepare to be disappointed.
For the World Wildlife Fund, at least, the science remains conveniently clear.
The wolves-in-panda’s-clothing have slammed the UK government this week, claiming that its “overall approach to tackling issues around what we eat has been woefully inadequate.” Moreover, the NGO has demanded that the government “grasp the thistle and come up with a definition for a sustainable diet” for us to all follow.
Yes, that’s right: a government-subsidised NGO wants more power to the government’s elbow.
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