Solving the climate crisis
Our national broadcaster is going ballistic at the climate lark.
Last night, RTE started a series of programmes, all red in the face with excitement at the catastrophe that is on our doorsteps [or maybe on our sea shores?]. I didn’t bother watching as they had already devoted a fair chunk of the news to the subject.
There was something I noticed about that news item. They told us such facts that the warmest ten years on record had occurred in the recent past, or some such. In fact the entire report kept referring to “since records began”, or “record breaking” without saying when records actually began. One piece was a Greenlander telling us of tales his grandfather used to tell him about glaciers for fucks sake.
So when did records begin?
This is an important point as everything has to be taken in context. As far as I can discover, temperature records only started about three hundred years ago at the very earliest, and how reliable are they? Reliable records probably don’t go back much further than two centuries. Now two hundred years is not a very long time, considering that humans have wandered around for the last thirty five thousand years or so.
So the climate is changing. Quelle surprise! it has always changed, but comparing modern climate with evidence garnered from a mere couple of centuries gives a very distorted view. I could equally claim that today is the coldest day for the last eight months but that proves nothing but sounds alarming.
So assuming temperatures are rising, how can they possibly tell what’s around the corner? Maybe temperatures will plummet again [as some experts are predicting as we head towards a solar minimum]? If the feckers can’t predict the weather beyond five days, how can they predict climate in the next thirty or forty years?
If they are really that worried about the climate, then I suggest they just tweak a few figures in their computer models.
They seem to be getting quite hysterical about it all.
The doom prophesied gets worse, but always a tantalising 200 months away. Or is it 211 months?
Also a few years ago we were promised that it would soon just get hotter – the dreaded Global Warming.
Ever wonder why medieval buildings had such poor heating facilities? Or how Greenland got it's name – and it wasn't bullshitting shyster estate agents.
When that did not happen the scare was changed to the dreaded Climate Change, or Chaos, or Catastrophy. This would bring world wide monsoon rain, all year round, combined with decade long droughts everywhere. Winds would rattle round the globe at super- hurricane velocities or all our wonderful windmills would be becalmed.
No matter what, it would all be our fault. Just because.
These hypocrites fly all over the world, not at their own expense, so they can tell the rest of us to stop flying, stop using cars, stop heating our homes, stop eating meat, in fact, why don't we just stop breathing out that poisonous carbon dioxide.
Once they have cracked the robotics thing they will not need us at all.
All the elite will need is a wee island near the Equator where they can wait for the coming ice mountains to retreat, while they sip their vodka martinis, expertly made by their C3PO, or Robbie, or sexy, synthetic, silicone, lady friend.
Trump knows this all bollox. His Turnberry resort is built on land that was once, not too long ago, under the waves. Just inland are the stranded cliffs with sea eroded caves. All well above sea level. Just like the rest of SW Scotland.
With a bit of luck all our big Mercedes logos will be soon derelict stumps. As with Easter Island, people will wonder what possessed us to waste our scarce resources on such follies. Why not just sacrifice a few virgins? Well, Ah, yes, I see the problem.
End of rant.
It's not a problem: we just need to find those 'woke' snowflakes who self-identify as virgins, and we have our sacrificial quota. If nowt else happens, we've at least removed a few irritants – and we can occupy the otherwise unoccupied in building the wicker men.
Ah, Greenland, so named because it had a moderate climate and crops could be grown around the coast.
The current sunspot minimum suggests we're probably heading for another mini ice age, like the Maunder minimum in the middle ages. Let the "It'll be too hot soon" climate nutters all freeze.
Now I've stolen her adulthood – oh dear!
Actually GD, the “worst since records began” line is BS. Tony Heller at realclimatescience produces interesting pieces looking back at old records and newspaper articles to demonstrate this. Recommended reading. There was one yesterday in response to the BBC’s claim that hurricanes are three times more frequent than 100 years ago.
Not that disproving such claims has any effect on the Climate Hysteria – there is a Climate Crisis on you know, can’t let facts prevent us taking (emergency) action, can we?
If you think you have heard all the arguments about why we should not be consuming this, that or the other for the sake of the environment, her is a prediction for the next campaign to change our evil ways: https://oldandireland.blogspot.com/2019/11/a-dirty-little-secret.html
Of course I may be wrong. It might be the issue after the next one. 😉 See what you think.
I like the picture. I would have blamed Anna Livia (floozie) for the floods caused by splashing about in her Jacuzzi, but they moved her to make room for the spiky thing.
Of course we all know that that spiky thing is a monument to our great heroin addicts. Personally though I think it may be a monument to Bertie Ahern – Ireland's greatest prick.
In other climate related news, a major portion of the USA just went through a week of record low temperatures (basically everywhere except California which doesn't count anyway). Either way, hot or frozen, I doubt that I have much more left of life than 20 years so there's a good chance that absolutely nothing significant or catastrophic will have changed about our climate in that time.
We could always be hit by an earth shattering asteroid before I croak but that would be fairly quick compared to slowly drowning or freezing don't you think?
An asteroid would be great fun, if for no other reason than hearing all the crazy ideas to divert it or explode it! It would be fitting too to go out with a bang?