Archive for March, 2009
So, how to you fix a problem (that doesn’t exist) when people don’t believe in it enough? You force them… you know, for their own good.
Protest and direct action could be the only way to tackle soaring carbon emissions, a leading climate scientist has said.
James Hansen, a climate modeller with NASA, told the Guardian today that corporate lobbying has undermined democratic attempts to curb carbon pollution. “The democratic process doesn’t quite seem to be working,” he said.
Speaking on the eve of joining a protest against the headquarters of power firm E.ON in Coventry, Hansen said: “The first action that people should take is to use the democratic process. What is frustrating people, me included, is that democratic action affects elections but what we get then from political leaders is greenwash.
I find it funny how they use “greenwash” to refer to people or companies who say their green by doing something to jump on the Global Warming band wagon, but because it is not “enough” they are called out to be “greenwashing”. of coarse, Exxon could donate every cent of its profit to Greenpeace, and they would still be blamed for “Greenwashing”.
Personally, I think of Greenwashing as Brainwashing.
“The democratic process is supposed to be one person one vote, but it turns out that money is talking louder than the votes. So, I’m not surprised that people are getting frustrated. I think that peaceful demonstration is not out of order, because we’re running out of time.”
Excuse me? This NASA scientist shows his true Church of Global Warming approved colors whenever he speaks. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be blaming this on “the evil money” but instead pointing out how every day less and less people buy into his brand of Kool Aid.
Hansen said he was taking part in the Coventry demonstration tomorrow because he wants a worldwide moratorium on new coal power stations. E.ON wants to build such a station at Kingsnorth in Kent, an application that energy and the climate change minister Ed Miliband recently delayed. “I think that peaceful actions that attempt to draw society’s attention to the issue are not inappropriate,” Hansen said.
So, Hansen, what do you do when peaceful action doesn’t work either? sooner or later, you are going to have to, at gun point, take people’s money so you can choose how it can help with your delusional disaster.
Comment by Anesha VanParken andiebadandi@ on 2009-05-19 14:56:20
this is so gay. first they freak everyone out by telling them the world is ending by 2012 and now there brain washing us to do something about something that is happening on other planets too. but now theres a religion, that’s really dumb.
Clinton said in a speach to young Europeans at the European Parliament that global economic turmoil provided a fresh opening to slip in the cliamte change dogma.
“Never waste a good crisis … Don’t waste it when it can have a very positive impact on climate change and energy security,”
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an audience Friday “never waste a good crisis,” and highlighted the opportunity of rebuilding economies in a greener, less energy-intensive way.
Highlighting Europe’s unease the day after Russia warned that gas flows via Ukraine might be halted, she also condemned the use of energy as a political lever.
Clinton told young Europeans at the European Parliament that global economic turmoil provided a fresh opening. “Never waste a good crisis … Don’t waste it when it can have a very positive impact on climate change and energy security,” she said.
Does anyone else find fascinating that those who propagate the word of the Church of Global Warming are not even trying to hide large components of their agenda anymore? This is very much like what many environmentalists are doing in areas that were hit by Katrina, trying to lobby for “environmentally friendly homes for low-income” people in New Orleans.
Where is all the “Fearmontering” outrage that was talked about with President Bush after 911? When it comes to the environment and the associated political theology, there can be no such thing.
I can see them yelping about me driving my Tahoe, but soft toilet paper? I thought paper was a renewable resource!?
From the Guardian’s Environment section:
The tenderness of the delicate American buttock is causing more environmental devastation than the country’s love of gas-guzzling cars, fast food or McMansions, according to green campaigners. At fault, they say, is the US public’s insistence on extra-soft, quilted and multi-ply products when they use the bathroom.
“This is a product that we use for less than three seconds and the ecological consequences of manufacturing it from trees is enormous,” said Allen Hershkowitz, a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defence Council.
So, you expect me to believe that not only is soft toilet paper causing global warming, but it is indeed worse then all the gas-guzzling cars we drive? At least they have someone non-biased like a member of the Natural Resource Defence Council to educate us. I thought paper was renewable…
“Future generations are going to look at the way we make toilet paper as one of the greatest excesses of our age. Making toilet paper from virgin wood is a lot worse than driving Hummers in terms of global warming pollution.” Making toilet paper has a significant impact because of chemicals used in pulp manufacture and cutting down forests.
Ummm… I am pretty sure Virgin wood is not bad to use, and i’m allsure pretty sure that it does not mean what this guy thinks it means. Virgin wood is simply wood that has no chemical treatments or finishes applied to it… You know, untreated Vs. wood that you buy with a weather treatment for example. Appartently this guy never worked with his hands before.
A campaign by Greenpeace seeks to raise consciousness among Americans about the environmental costs of their toilet habits and counter an aggressive new push by the paper industry giants to market so-called luxury brands.
Fantastic, and with Greenpeace talking to us, I’m sure we will yet again get a non-biased opinion on the issue. I have a question… Since when was it not okay to use a Renewalbe Resource? Vergin or not, Wood grows back. You cut it down, regrow it, cut it down again. and every good environmentalist knows that a young growing tree takes more C02 out of the air then an old tree does. But this realy isn’t about the environment, now is it? its abotu control.
Comment by Fridchicenisha Taytay on 2009-05-19 14:26:04
Really booho paper grows on trees plus why would you want to whipe your butt with someone elses renwed paper…come on what happened to personal hygene.
The irony of Snow during a Global Warming protest is ironic to some, and more proof of the drastic need for action on Climate Change before we all die for others.
From Fox News:
Global warming activists stormed Washington Monday for what was billed as the nation’s largest act of civil disobedience to fight climate change — only to see the nation’s capital virtually shut down by a major winter storm.
Schools and businesses were shuttered, lawmakers cancelled numerous appearances and the city came to a virtual standstill as Washington was blasted with its heaviest snowfall of the winter.
It spelled about six inches of trouble for global warming activists who had hoped to swarm the Capitol by the thousands in an effort to force the government to close the Capitol Power Plant, which heats and cools a number of government buildings, including the Supreme Court and the Capitol.
Thats fantastic. I find it amazing that the environMENTALists even bother holding global warming protests in the winter. If I were an environMENTAList trying to push an agenda based on the swing of the weather, I would probably wait until the summer for crap like this.
The lies from the democrats in Government seam to get better though. From CBSNews.com:
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had to cancel an appearance Monday at a global warming rally in Washington, D.C., that was hit by a snowstorm because her flight was delayed, her office told CNSNews.com.
Brianna Cayo-Cotter, the spokesman for the Energy Action Coalition that held the rally, told a group of reporters that she had been in contact with Pelosi and that her flight had been delayed because of inclement weather.
A blizzard Sunday night and early Monday morning blanketed the nation’s capital with snow, causing events to be cancelled and delayed across the city.
House Select Energy Independence and Global Warming Chairman Edward Markey (D-Mass.), who was scheduled to speak at the global warming event, also canceled his appearance because of the inclement weather, a spokesman from his committee’s office told CNSNews.com on Monday.
CBS goes on though, After publishing this story, the Global Warming Trouth Squad got wind that it would be bad press to not attend a Global Warming rally due to a snow storm, so they contacted CBS and changed their story (lied):
(Editor’s note: After this story was published, the communications director for the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming said that Chairman Ed Markey, D-Mass., could not attend the global warming rally because of a “scheduling conflict.” )
The article goes on to note that though they could not say where the Communications Director needed to be, it was deffently not at the rally with the snow storm, but the snow stom had nothing to do with it. If you believe that, I have some carbon credits to sell you.