Friday, February 19, 2010

More alarmism out of the climate change quacks

Undeterred by their embarrassments regarding Himalayan glacier melt, African crop yields, Denmark sea levels, missing weather stations, and their incessant and blatantly false claims that polar ice caps are disappearing, the global warming gestapo churns out some more alarmism that nobody really wants to hear about anymore, because they've been totally discredited.

First, there's the fog. No, not the fog it's creating, the fog that's disappearing. It's tragic, I know. But they want you to know that redwood trees need fog. Yes, I know that they never taught you that fog is a source of sustenance for plant life, but apparently it's true, because these "scientists" say so. But you can of course rest easy: climate change is only real in the sense that it's been going on for 4 billion years or so. It's called the seasons. Man doesn't control it, man cannot control it. We're not that big a deal. In fact the author of this study admits there's no evidence this is the cause of man. But that doesn't stop them from inferring it with the title Climate change threatens fog and redwoods. Haven't they been telling us for years that climate change is the result of man-made carbon dioxide emissions? Well, that and cows farting.

Then we're told that the permafrost has retreated some 80 miles north of where it was 50 years ago in Canada's James Bay. This is just terribly tragic, as it releases the powerful greenhouse gas methane into the atmosphere. There's only one problem with this, for the climate hacks at least: the Earth has stopped warming and is cooling. Oh, and again, it never had anything to do with us in the first place, so there's nothing we can do to stop it. Presumably the permafrost retreat will halt, if it hasn't already, and will likely begin advancing south again. Just breathe, people. It's going to be okay.

The Earth has been warmer before, for longer periods of time, and it didn't kill the redwoods off. Or the polar bears. So don't go throwing yourself off a bridge over it.