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Monday, November 27, 2006

The whole reason we have elected officials is so we don't have to think all the time

Stupid hurricanes wrecking global warming predictions:

With cataclysmic predictions that hurricanes would swarm from the tropics like termites, no one thought 2006 would be the most tranquil season in a decade.

Barring a last-second surprise from the tropics, the season will end Thursday with nine named storms, and only five of those hurricanes. This year is the first season since 1997 that only one storm nudged its way into the Gulf of Mexico.

While I'm not hot on Kyoto, I am willing to admit that global warming will occur before RFK Jr makes a retraction.

Posted by Rob Huck on November 27, 2006 | Permalink

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Global warming??? Look at the weather we are NOW having !! Ten yrs ago the Henny Pennies were saying that we are going to have another ice age. Well that one went down the drain and was replaced by Global warming. Well we have had some pretty nice winters, and now we are getting back to the brutal weather of the great white north, -30 etc, etc. The polar bears ought to be very happy.

Posted by: Freedom of speech | 2006-11-27 2:23:02 PM


It's freezing here in Alberta, where the oil companies flood the skies with carbons. Surely this could not be happening if global warming actually did exist.

Even if global warming did exist, and was a serious problem that had to be solved, Kyoto is the worst possible idea. Its proponents refuse to say how much it will cost, how it will be raised, how the money will be used, and why these supposedly anti-capitalist groups like the Greens and Greenpeace and the Dippers support giving exemptions to Ontario's auto industry and Alberta's oil patch. Until these questions are answered, and the exemptions removed, Kyoto should never be implemented.

Better yet, the sooner that Kyoto is abandoned the sooner we can handle global warming...if it indeed did exist.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2006-11-27 2:26:06 PM


Zeb:

The retraction of the Columbia Icefields are proof that glaciers are in a melt period.

It would be interesting to see how much snow has fallen on the Icefield so far this winter (I'll bet a whole s**tload) and to see how El Nino's predictable effects will impede melting this year.

At least, I'm guessing, there's going to be increased snowpack in the upper levels which, as any good Albertan knows, kind of flows into the mountain valleys below.

This is all part of a natural cycle and the arrogant promoters of Kyoto who think man can actually have an effect on climate may have to figure out a different way of scamming our tax dollars.

BTW. Did you know the polar ice caps were receding on Mars? I guess Martians will have to place import restrictions of Ford Explorers to stop this alarming trend.

Posted by: Set you free | 2006-11-27 2:42:54 PM


While some may be willing to delegate their thinking to elected officials, I prefer to think for myself, all the time. I mean, I'm now into my sixth decade of thinking for myself, and it's been working perfectly so far, so why should I stop now?

But then I suppose I'm a bit weird, I don't think that there's anything that's more fun than thinking. Why, just recently I've been thinking about how beautiful our cold snowy November is turning out to be in these parts. It's a beautiful white blanket; I'm aethetically full of bliss.

It's a perfect trade-off where I live: on the one hand we don't get too much snow, and on the other hand we always need the water.

Spring, summer, autumn and winter, I love the seasons. That's part of what I didn't like when I consulted in Los Angeles a few decades ago: there are only two seasons there: boiling and damp.

Carry on, my fellow polar citizens: all hail the cold. As far as I'm concerned, if you don't like it, you're free to leave. Personally, I plan to heartily embrace thirty below tonight. I've got an extra flannel blanket queued up for the job.

Posted by: Vitruvius | 2006-11-27 2:50:25 PM


It's the sun.
And that is the truth.
Because Edgar R Dewey is my hero.

Posted by: rockyt | 2006-11-27 3:18:02 PM


I think Kyoto has more to do with income re distribution than anything else. The countries that are most in favor of it seem to be the ones who will stand to benefit the most through carbon trading. How can their opinions be taken as less biased, or better for the environment, than the US's self interested position?

Posted by: TM | 2006-11-27 3:36:28 PM


I say abandon Kyoto now. If any of the other countries cry foul, bring them over here and make them walk 5 miles in a tank top and shorts and sandals, in the weather we are having today. Maybe they will clue in that global warming was just a weather pattern over a ten year period.

Posted by: Freedom of speech | 2006-11-27 5:21:53 PM


Kyoto's economic damage would do far more harm to the environment in the long run - look at the former East Bloc envrironments, they all had to be cleaned up by capitalism.

Posted by: Philanthropist | 2006-11-27 9:30:45 PM


as grog and thag finished their long day of hunting mastadons in the ice that was as far south as nebraska 12000 years ago they cracked a beer each and jumped in their big suv and laughed their asses off for earlier in the day old suzukerlely that fool from the eastern icefields told grog and thag they would cause the ice age to end if they continued driving those things. See nothing has changed Lieberals were here thousands of years ago and just as stupid then

Posted by: bartinsky | 2006-11-27 9:39:36 PM


"While I'm not hot on Kyoto, I am willing to admit that global warming will occur before RFK Jr makes a retraction."

I'll bet it takes even longer for a Kennedy envirotard to allow a wind farm to interrupt his ocean view in Hyannis port

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2006/05/07/kennedy_doesnt_play_by_the_rules/

Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2006-11-28 7:04:46 PM



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