Punishing the Climate Deniers
Belle is at the Table
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, April 6, 2015. Our dear friend, Beetle Belle, is at the breakfast table this morning. She has been hearing rumors that suggest that global warming enthusiasts are determined to punish anyone who doesn't believe what they believe. Al Gore is one of those who is hot to punish all those who question the existence of manmade global warming. Belle has asked me to extend an invitation to all of you to join her for breakfast this morning. She is baking several dozen banana breads for your enjoyment. I am mixing up a batch of Irish coffees to double the pleasure. We hope to see you soon.
Get the Deniers
Thank you all for joining me this morning. As if the world isn't crazy enough, we now have a movement that seeks to punish those who have a problem with the concept of manmade climate change. Former Vice President Al Gore made a disturbing speech at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. He told a rapt audience that companies that exceed their carbon emission limits must be punished. He called for a move that would also seek out and penalize people with opinions contrary to those held by Gore and others like him. I guess this is what is called a modern day witch hunt.
There is nothing new about the desire to punish the deniers of climate change. or global warming or whatever it is called now. Activists are anxious to take punitive measures against skeptics. Many global warming champions are calling for deniers to be jailed or, in the extreme, to receive the death penalty. Dissenters are ridiculed and slandered and ultimately many are silenced. Punishment for going against the believers can range from having funding denied to smearing a person's reputation and career. Al Gore and the United Nations have resorted to intimidation to keep their message alive. There is big money in promoting global warming and promoters are not about to consent to an intelligent debate about the subject.
New Evidence Emerges
A new study conducted by the Max Planck Institute for Meteorological Society found that the effects of aerosols on climate are much smaller that all the computer models predicted. Other studies have also debunked the global warming effects of aerosols and manmade CO2 emissions. In a perfect world studies such as this would play an important part in the global warming debate. Instead, the mainstream media shuts down the debate and the world suffers the consequences of conclusions that may prove to be entirely false. When the desire to be right outweighs the desire to get it right, everyone except for the Gores of this world lose.
Prostitution and Climate Change
Going from the ridiculous to the supremely ridiculous, California Democrat Barbara Lee proposed a resolution in the House of Representatives that claims women will be forced into prostitution in order to obtain food and water for their families. Her insane resolution is called House Concurrent Resolution 29. It contends that women will be forced into prostitution because global warming will create conflict and instability in the world. Lee prettied up the prostitution label by referring to it as transactional sex. Instead of worrying about global warming, we should be worrying about voters who elect people like Barbara Lee to represent their interests.
A Real Problem
Instead of continuing the debate about global warming, I think we would be better off studying the effects of the dumbing down of society. Our world has grown unstable because we have lunatics roaming the earth, media reporting only the news they see fit to report, and politicians winning elections by any means possible. Our fixation with political correctness threatens our existence far more than an aerosol can. Our schools are failing our children. Our colleges are filling the minds of students with a distorted view of America and the world. The end result is that we are functioning at an impossibly low level and our society is falling apart. Climate change is not going to destroy life as we know it. We are going to do that regardless of whether the earth is warming or cooling. We have a great deal of work to do, and it doesn't involve counting our carbon emissions. The garbage coming out of Washington and elsewhere is the real pollution. It is time to clean up our act.
Just an old sour song
Whether it's hot or cold
It's really getting old.