Sunday, April 15, 2007

More Climate Change Nuttiness

In their zeal to convince everyone and anyone that "We're All Gonna DIE and It's George Bush's Fault" the Global Warming Believers and their mouthpieces in the LameStreamMedia have reached new highs (or lows) in ridiculousness. No lie is too obvious, no fact is beyond distortion for this crowd.

An example was found in today's Deseret News. In a story from the New York Times, Global Warming is now being called a national security issue. But true to form, some of the examples they use are completely invalid and laughably inaccurate.

For starters, they claim that "[t]he effects of global warming...could lead to large-scale migrations, increased border tensions, the spread of disease and conflicts over food and water. All could lead to direct involvement by the U.S. military."

Hmmm. Could Global Warming really produce all that chaos? Helpfully, Peter Schwartz, a consultant on the panel provided some examples, such as:

"Just look at Somalia in the early 1990s," Schwartz said. "You had disruption
driven by drought, leading to the collapse of a society, humanitarian relief
efforts, and then disastrous U.S. military intervention. That event is
prototypical of the future."

Yes, Somalia was indeed in a famine in the early 1990's, but that was largely due to a massive civil war that disrupted the lines of supply. And the US relief efforts were hardly "disastrous"; the original deployment of troops stopped the fighting and restored the aid shipments.

Somalia didn't become "disastrous" until military novice Bill Clinton withdrew most of the troops and then tried to nab warload Mohammed Farah Aidid with a few hundred lightly-armed Army Rangers.

Not satisified with that non-sequitur, the paper contains this hilarious gem:
Other recent studies have shown that drought and scant water have already
fueled conflicts in global hot spots like Afghanistan.

Wow! Afghanistan was a peaceful paradise until the drought showed up. Who knew? I mean, it's not as if the place has been in a civil war since the mid-70's that was created and fueled by our old friends the Soviets. If only they could get more rain, then everything would be better.

It's blatantly stupid arguments like this one that cause me to oppose the Global Warming crowd. They have proved time and time again that they will say anything to advance their cause, even if it's blatantly false. They simply cannot be trusted.

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At 4:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You obviously didn't do well in science or critical thinking. See what you make of this:

At 10:23 AM, Blogger The Great El-ahrairah said...

Wow, that's the pot calling the kettle black. As I previously posted, the only people who are against "critical thinking" are liberals. For them, "critical thinking" is accepting any liberal dogma as fact, such as climate change, and stifling all disent in the name of free speech. Remember, liberals are all for free speech as long as it is something they want to hear. If not, it's considered "hate speech" and must be regulated, especially if it comes from anything remotely ressembling a christian organization because, like Sir Elton John said, all the hate speech in the world is due to organized religion, vero?


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