Monday, September 20, 2010

Juxtaposition


Ye gads and little fishes (what's left of them)!

No doubt about it. We have all entered the Twilight Zone now.

Here we have eminent scientists proclaiming that we have gone past the point of no return with regard to climate change: our Arctic is now just about extinct.
"There can be no recovery because tremendous amounts of extra heat are added every summer to the region as more than 2.5 million square kilometres of the Arctic Ocean have been opened up to the heat of the 24-hour summer sun. A warmer Arctic Ocean not only takes much longer to re-freeze, it emits huge volumes of additional heat energy into the atmosphere, disrupting the weather patterns of the northern hemisphere, scientists have now confirmed."


Meanwhile we have the U.S. government touring our Alberta oil sands saying we are doing a 'heckuva' job in enviromental safeguards.
"The tour did not include a visit to aboriginal communities downstream from the oilsands, whose residents believe their water, food and bodies are being poisoned by the operations. The senators did not meet with renowned biologist David Schindler or any other critics of development."

BUT
"Senator Saxby Chambliss said he was particularly impressed with the technological advances and reclamation efforts."


When exactly do we pay attention?

Never mind. I know the answer.

11 comments:

  1. I think the population has tuned out the leftist hysteria over 'global warming'.Shutting down the tar sands means more money for the Saudis and their ilk and the perpetuation of their women hating regimes.Oil is the life blood of our civilization I say as I type this on a petroleum product attached to another petroleum product and viewed on another petroleum product.

    Oh ya i'm looking forward to sunning myself on the sands of Hudson Bay.

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  2. End of days, browning nicely in the unforgiving sun.

    At least we'll dry out fast in the desert and eliminate smelly and slow decomposition.

    We're doing Gaia a good service. Finally.

    XO
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  3. When rats evolve into the earth's masters perhaps they'll do a better job. We won't last much longer at the rate we're going.

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  4. I heard it was cockroaches, 20CW, but it won't bother us, being eliminated 'n all...
    XO
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  5. and Saxby Chambless is from the great state of Georgia so what would you expect?

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  6. Yes, and Lyndsey Graham is from South Carolina, and Kay Hagan from North Carolina. Should we expect better?
    Greed has taken over the world. We must only assume the rich and powerful have some plan to rocket themselves to another planet when they finally destroy life on this one. Or, are they just so stupid and interbred they truly can't recognize what they're doing?

    Never mind. I know the answer.

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  7. Marcia:
    The creme de la creme of the US Brain Trust I take it?
    XO
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  8. RJA:
    I think the truly basic difference is the belief in the Invisible Cosmic Housekeeper who will swoop down and save Demz Wot Rulez and leave the rest of us to rot.
    XO
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  9. I think we've "crossed the Rubicon" now, WWW.

    No point worrying anymore on the environmental front. Only thing to do is make what's left as good as poss. for as many as poss.

    "Life's uncertain - eat dessert first".

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  10. T:
    I write this in the middle of a tropical storm in Newfoundland.
    Scary scary stuff.
    Climate change you say?
    Of course not!
    XO
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  11. I'm witness to the climate change right here in the Netherlands. It doesn't take much scientific information to see it. I've been baked by the sun and hosed down by the rain all in one season. Lord only knows what winter will bring. If it is anything like last year, I won't like it very much. I long for the olden days.

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