Global Warming

A year ago in Copenhagen global warming alarmists failed to impose new schemes for global government bureaucracies designed to cripple successful economies. Since then more and more people are questioning the alarmist message of global warming activists.

This year, the same crowd is meeting in Cancun, Mexico with much less news coverage. I guess they have decided that Copenhagen was a little too cold and, with the recent record low temperatures in Europe, they have chosen wisely a more hospitable climate where they can indulge while preaching to the world that we need to limit ourselves.

Watch Climate Bureaucrats Gone Wild brought to you by Americans for Prosperity and Breitbart TV:

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If you have any doubt how to vote in this election, look back at what candidate Barack Obama promised two years ago:

I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on Earth.

It didn’t take generations to realize that Obama’s vision was nothing but a series of foolish statements. Two years later, people are losing their health care coverage because of Obamacare. Millions more are without a job. We must have missed the news about the oceans receding or the planet starting to “heal.” The war in Afghanistan will be lost if Obama starts withdrawing troops next year and the war in Iraq was effectively ended by his predecessor, the “evil” George Bush. America’s image as the last, best hope on Earth has been severely damaged by a president who goes around the world apologizing for America. Our enemies in Venezuela, Iran, North Korea, Russia and China keep visiting each other exchanging nuclear technology and stoking anti-Americanism in the world.

Some record of success. Imagine what the next two years would bring if we let Obama’s arrogant destruction of America continue unchecked. Or better, don’t get depressed by imagining what else Obama could do and throw his supporters out of office in the November election.

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Global Warming fanatics revealing their terrorist tendencies think it is funny to publish a video in which people who don’t sign up for their cause including school children are blown up:

After Climategate demonstrated the fraudulent nature of a lot of “evidence” for global warming and the failure to impose draconian curbs on the economic activities of developed countries at the Copenhagen summit last year, the eco terrorists are becoming increasingly desperate.

They have tried to rename the issue to “global climate disruption“, but they are increasingly failing to convince people that there is a climate crisis that requires sacrifice of individual freedom and prosperity. Their goal is to reduce global population, so it is not surprising that they like a video in which they blow up people that disagree with them.

The creators of the video have faced a backlash and have tried to remove it, but enough copies are circulating on the internet that they are doomed to fail.

James Delingpole
of the Telegraph comments (via Hot Air):

I predicted this morning that No Pressure – Richard Curtis’s spectacularly ill-judged eco-propaganda movie for the 10:10 campaign – would prove a disastrous own goal for the green movement.

But what I could never have imagined was how quickly public disgust – even among greenies – would reach such a pitch that the campaigners would be compelled to withdraw it from the internet.

That, at any rate, is what they keep trying to do – cancelling it whenever it appears on You Tube, pulling it from their campaign website and so on.

Unfortunately their efforts are being frustrated by people on the sceptical side of the climate debate, who keep peskily insisting on reposting the video where everyone can view it. And rightly so. With No Pressure, the environmental movement has revealed the snarling, wicked, homicidal misanthropy beneath its cloak of gentle, bunny-hugging righteousness.

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Never shy to twist language to its propaganda purposes, the people who have called 9/11 a “man-made disaster” and the war on Islamic terrorism, “global contingency operations” are ditching “global warming” in favor of “global climate disruption.” Obama’s Science Czar John Holdren urged people to start using the phrase during a speech last week in Oslo.

James Delingpole, a writer for the UK Telegraph comments on Holdren’s announcement:

Having noticed that there hasn’t actually been any global warming since 1998, he feels it ought to be called “global climate disruption” instead. That way whether it gets warmer or colder, wetter or drier, less climatically eventful or more climatically eventful, the result will be the same: it can all be put down to “global climate disruption.”

And that will be good, because it will give Holdren the excuse to introduce all the draconian measures he has long believed necessary if “global climate disruption” is to be averted: viz, state-enforced population control; a rewriting of the legal code so that trees are able to sue people; and the wholesale destruction of the US economy (“de-development” as he put it in the 1973 eco-fascist textbook he co-wrote [with] Paul and Anne Ehrlich Human Ecology: Global Problems And Solutions).

All this reminds us of George Orwell’s famous novel, 1984 in which a totalitarian regime replaces English with Newspeak, which redefines terms and eliminates words that would allow people to think freely or, in Orwell’s 1984 terms, commit “thoughtcrimes.”

Watts Up with That? points to a poll where you can vote for what should replace “global climate disruption” once it has been worn out and discredited:

The actual poll was taken here and the winner is Irritable Climate Syndrome.

Al Gore has been strangely quiet for a while. Is he lying low after the allegations of having acted like a “crazed sex poodle“?

We did a quick check of Gore’s tweets on Twitter and his blog and he hasn’t acknowledged the name change yet although we stumbled across another hilarious term: “climate denialism.” No doubt Florida Pundit is guilty of this thoughtcrime.

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Florida Pundit is catching up on the news after two and a half weeks in Central Europe with very limited internet access. Quite a bit has happened here that doesn’t get covered by European newspapers.

The Obama administration was afraid of letting the Arizona immigration law go into effect and got a liberal judge to suspend most of it. Bacteria breaking down oil seem to be attacking the Gulf oil spill a lot faster than anyone but Rush Limbaugh predicted. An agriculture department employee has been fired over racist remarks and then was offered her job back (I still have to catch up on the details of this one).

GM will be selling a “green” car whose main virtue seems to be that it has a gas-based backup engine that ensures that you won’t be stranded when the battery is exhausted after just forty miles. It takes ten hours to recharge the battery for another forty mile trip. I wonder how much coal is burned in power plants to provide the electricity to charge the battery and how that compares to the one to two gallons of fuel that would be burned by a regular gasoline engine for a forty mile drive. We’ll need to follow up on this one.

A lot more has happened, but I also have collected interesting stories from my trip that I will cover over the next couple of weeks. Here are some highlights:

1. If you think we have a lot of “green” initiatives here, Western Europe is much more extreme and believe in global warming is unquestionable dogma in the media. What is interesting though is that despite a heat wave that brought 95 degree heat for more than half my trip in places with no air conditioning, no one I talked to ever linked the heat wave to global warming.

2. There is a demographic revolution occurring in big cities causing an rise in an increasingly radicalized Muslim population. Locals seem to believe that all the women in burkas (head to toe black dress covering the entire face but the eyes) are all rich Saudi Arabian tourists. This is certainly a factor, but I find it hard to believe that it is the whole story. I will provide pictures, plus the surprisingly frank comments of a monk given during a guided tour through a monastery.

3. While Western Europe is declining in political and economic power, life during this decline can still be pleasant especially if you have no children or grandchildren to worry about.

4. A visit to Prague, which Florida Pundit first visited shortly after the fall of communism twenty years ago, illustrates how the future of Europe lies in what former Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, called “new Europe”, i.e. in the former communist states stretching from Lithuania to Slovenia.

5. The European Union has brought changes that make travel a lot easier. You don’t have to worry about changing currencies when traveling between countries using the Euro and crossing the border between many countries is like crossing the state line between Florida and Georgia. The only thing that remains are the abandoned border posts. Positive developments, but a lot of these changes are imposed by a European elite and, with crises like the Greek economic collapse, one has to wonder about the long-term stability of these arrangements.

Europe is a continent with a rich history, but it is in decline and faces enormous demographic changes. It is great for many Europeans to take a month vacation in summer and a couple of weeks in winter, but they are spending at the expense of future generations. When conservative governments take over from socialists all they can really do is slow the decline. The potential exceptions are some of the former communist countries of Eastern Europe where flat taxes and less regulations have created an economic boom.

President Obama is the most European president the United States has ever had. This statement probably puzzles the American left. It is not Obama’s race that is relevant, but rather his ideas. Obama is steering the US toward policies that Europe has been implementing since World War 2 and we need to reverse this direction in the 2010 and 2012 elections.

It is good to be home. More on all of this in future posts.

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