A leading Spanish daily newspaper, El País, came today with a surprising little insert. It was dedicated to ass kissing radical ecologist movements and it came with the striking headline:
“Everyone united against CO2”
Somewhere along the line between Galileo and today people have completely lost their sense of rationality and reason. For FSM‘s sakes, a leading media outlet in a presumably civilised Western society is taking a noble stand… against Chemistry? Against trees? “Everyone Against CO2, Because Trees Don’t Need To Respire”.
The modern environmentalist movement is finally coming into its own. After decades of actually presenting rational and logical complaints and moves, it found there was nowhere else to go after getting the whole world to agree. So the next logical thing to do is extremise even further. The collapse of Communism as a viable political movement does not seem to dishearten the people who advocate against the foundations of Western development and all the benefits it entails.
I focus initially on the political dangers of the movement to take action against ‘global warming’ (whatever that is) because it’s, quite frankly inhumane. The radical environmentalists would have you tell Africa and the rest of the developing world that they cannot develop. Bearing in mind the dire state of African society in a general sense, I can only stress the inhumanity of this position.
Fuck the oil companies. There, I said it. Happy? I honestly believe oil companies are a leading cause for much of the geopolitical distress of today. Nuclear power is emerging as an incredible alternative. People say ‘nuclear power’ and Greenpeace answers ‘Chernobyl’. The fallacy of invoking a test case over 20 years old which was in a state that used smoke and mirrors as national internal policy is self evident. Today, nuclear power is the modern, cheap, clean and reliable alternative to oil as an energy source. France satisfies 80% of its electricity demand through nuclear power alone.
On a scientific basis, the argument that man causes climate change is nothing short of absolute ridicule. Ice core surveys indicate that CO2; is a result of temperature increase. This is very neatly explained by oceanographic studies which show that the oceans release carbon dioxide when heated, over extended periods of time.
What causes the temperature increase, which after all is self-evident? For one, the temperature increase is nowhere near as dire as Al Gore would have it. In fact, contrary to his diatribe, there is a distinct trend of temperature increase during one of the more recent periods of industrial stagnation and decrease in carbon dioxide throughput by industry. There is also a temperature decrease during the post war economic boom. Clearly man has little to nothing to say in how temperatures move worldwide.
What causes climate change? For one, the single most important direct influence on climate is the Sun. The Sun is the cause of there being a climate.
Nigel Calder, a former editor of New Scientist, postulates and goes on to show that cosmic radiation is another climate regulator in his latest book, Chilling Stars.
Nicholas Stern said, once he published his report on climate change that “the debate is over”.
I cannot help myself but draw parallels between creationism and evolution in the talk of man made climate change.
One the one hand, you have a leader professing undeniable truths and meaningless diatribe. The debate is over, according to Fundamentalist Christians and proponents that man is a cause of climate change such as Al Gore.
On the other hand, you have a bastion of science, rationale and skepticism, who hold true to investigation and in upholding the evidence in face of rhetoric. You have both Darwin and those who say climate change is not caused by man, such as Nigel Calder or Christopher Monckton.
It is a testament to the fact that history repeats itself endlessly that we are facing, again, a Mother Church vs Science situation with Al Gore and his Inconvenient Truth playing the role of the Pope.