Tuesday, June 05, 2007
The Deniers of global warming/climate change/save the planet by using one square of toilet paper
Unfortunately I'm on duty tonight, so I won't be able to view the Republican debate until I get back to my DVR tomorrow. In the meantime, I came across this series of articles in the Canadian National Post which challenge the notion that the jury is unanimous on "global warming". I'm skeptical of the idea that mankind, in the last hundred years or so, has been able to do more permanent damage to the environment than any of the many thousands of massive volcanic eruptions, asteroid strikes, earthquakes, solar flare-ups, etc from the last few billion years. I concede it's possible, but there are many more issues in this world that deserve our attention and resources. I am even more skeptical of those like Al Gore who have turned "climate change" into a quasi-religion or crusade, even going so far as to label those who don't buy into it whole-heartedly "Deniers" (a disgraceful comparison to those who deny the indisputable facts of the Holocaust, which tells you much more about the moral vacuousness of those who level the charge than are labeled by it). This is a long series that I've only begun to delve into, but it's nice to see that, despite the gravitas of Al Gore's ever-waving index finger, there are still those willing, as Joe Biden shouted on Sunday, to "speak truth to power."