I am not a global warming, climate change freak. We recycle, use those funny light bulbs, drive fuel efficient cars that we keep tuned, and leave our RV parked most of the time to conserve. We do other stuff too, in hopes that there will be a planet left for our grandchildren. But, I am not certain that there is any settled science about this issue either.
But, some of the rhetoric is starting to get to me.
Deborah Gyapong attended the Fill The Hill demonstration at the Parliament Buildings on the weekend. I wonder if it was more Fool on the Hill. She has this to say about it.
Deborah Gyapong: Fill the Hill demonstration on Climate Change
There she heard this pearl of wisdom.
One of the speakers said, "We don't want government to tell us to change our light bulbs. WE WANT GOVERNMENT TO CHANGE OUR LIVES."That one was definitely a Fool on the Hill. The government has been changing our lives for ever. If it worked we would not be calling for more of it now, would we?
Now, over in Nova News today is an article titled "Wolfville student part of Canadian delegation for climate change". Thea Whitman, the grad student of the article went out on a limb with this quote:
Climate change has shown itself to be far more than an environmental issue: it’s a human rights issue. The consequences of climate change are already affecting livelihoods of people around the world, Whitman says, including Canada’s vulnerable northern communities.So, now this unsettled science, and it is every bit that, is also a Human Right. Fortunately, she is over on the right coast, and maybe Barb Hall, who can make anything a human right will not hear it. The last thing that Barb needs is a new windmill to tilt at, because her boss, Dolton McGuff thinks that her sh?t doesn't stink. Now that's climate change for you.
I love the energy of our young people. This generation is going to cure all the ills of the world, just like we were going to, and likely with the same success we had. Too bad, they like us are being lied to.
I don't want to curb their enthusiasm, because that is an energy that should be used for good. Of course, climate change stuff like Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth" are considered gospel, even if Gore himself doesn't live it. Opinions or science that does not support the principles of Inconvenient Truth is the actual inconvenient truth.
Take for example the Wall Street Journal report here claiming factually that the earth's temperatures have been going down for 12 years, reporting on the BBC item here.
There, of course is other scientific evidence that says that there is a lot of smoke and mirrors in this whole climate change thing, that the sun and not CO2 is the big determinant of temperature. Duh, never saw that one coming. And, of course the facts that 95% of all CO2 emissions are not man made, but from nature.
I am not in the least in favour of polluting our environment. Heck, I'll wear a CO2 catcher in my
underwear if it will help, and on that topic, I have read that cow flatulence is a big contributor to CO2 in the air. And I know that their sh?t stinks. I've spent enough time on dairy farms to know that.
But, let's think before we speak, and find out the truth. I think we are being lied to.