I hope they don't get too wet [well, I do, actually] as today is windy with a damp chill in the air. It is, to all intents and purposes a typical November day, like most November days that I can recall. No change there.
Do you notice how the Climate Change Disciples always talk about the near future? All these terrible changes are always imminent? It's a bit like Alice's Tea Party – jam tomorrow and jam yesterday but never jam today, only with the Church of Climate Change it's always tragedies tomorrow.
There was a wee item in the paper the other day. Well, there have been quite a few items in the papers over the last couple of weeks, that always manage to slip in some oblique reference to Warble Gloaming, but this one was full of dire threats about how all our infrastructure was on the brink of collapse because of the climate [once again, tomorrow, but not today]. They did manage to find a photograph of one bridge that collapsed over eight years ago so I suppose I’ll have to give them credit for that? If nothing else it gave them a title for their piece [A Bridge Too Far. Heh!].
One little thing they gave in the on-line version was a little map showing all the weather extremes Ireland has experienced.
Highest wind speed: September 1961
Lowest monthly sunshine: January 1974
Lowest temperature: January 1881
Highest temperature: June 1887
Highest hourly rainfall: June 1986
Highest annual rainfall: 1960
Er… hang on…. I thought we were supposed to be experiencing record this and record that as the climate changes around our ears? Yet the temperature records are over 130 years old? And the most recent chart busting figure they have is for highest hourly rainfall, and that's nearly thirty years ago? Surely if the climate is changing we must have at least one new and recent startling record? Apparently not.
I saw my aunt Mary Robinson on the news the other night. She is now United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change. She was puffing out the usual rhetoric about imminent disaster and how it's nearly too late to change [why the fuck can’t they get it over with and declare it’s already too late?]. She was nearly in tears over the countries that were to be submerged under the oceans, and the countless billions who were going to die of starvation, or cold, or heat, or something. Sadly I have to announce that she has badly let the family down and henceforth I disown her. She is no longer an aunt of mine, no matter what the family tree suggests. Maybe the family tree was blown down in the storms of 1961?
There is some Green cunt on the radio at the moment. I only heard a few sentences but that was enough to drive me to switch off. He was arse-dribblng on about renewables and sustainables and how it was vital we switch to wind power immediately for the sake of our cheeeeldren. He admitted it would cost a lot more that our current electricity [current? electricity? geddit?] but I would like to know why. There are no fuel costs associated with all these so called renewables to why the fuck to we have to pay more? Is the wind more expensive to produce than oil or coal?
I really am sick of these cunts and their desire to send us all back to the stone age, just on the basis of a religious belief.
I'm lighting up my [oil fired] central heating.