Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tidbits on the Church of Global Warming

Some of the high priests of the Global Warming cult met in the Caribbean this week to discuss how to make a fortune through the selling of 21st century-version indulgences. British billionaire Richard Branson, former Brit Prime Minister Tony Blair, and the founders of Google and Wikipedia were among those present. The headline of an article about their meeting - At island retreat, Branson and friends seek to save a "world on fire" - about sums it up for me, not to mention this quote from the article:
The Caribbean getaway was the brainchild of Richard Stromback, a former professional hockey player who struck gold as a clean-technology entrepreneur. Stromback, the chief executive of Ecology Coatings, joked that a gathering like this might seem nefarious to some people.

"In James Bond movies, evil-doers meet in exotic settings to plot the destruction of the planet," Stromback said, puffing on a cigar before dinner one night. But the people here, he said, were plotting to save the planet.
Riiiiight. Meanwhile, it seems the "world on fire" is being doused. Apparently, the world has been cooling down since 1998, but these Global Warming cultists refuse to even comprehend it. The most astonishing part is that even the head of the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - long venerated by leftists as the ultimate authority on Global Warming - admits that this ten-year trend is for real.
"....The head of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has actually acknowledged it. He talks about the apparent plateau in temperatures so far this century. So he recognises that in this century, over the past eight years, temperatures have plateaued ... This is not what you'd expect, as I said, because if carbon dioxide is driving temperature then you'd expect that, given carbon dioxide levels have been continuing to increase, temperatures should be going up ... So (it's) very unexpected, not something that's being discussed. It should be being discussed, though, because it's very significant."
I'm sure the CofGW will find some way to discount this information or the veracity of the article. They always try. Of course, one of the cult's primary methods of keeping their dream alive is to indoctrinate the next generation. I received the following lesson guide in my mailbox at work the other day. I took it home and scanned the cover:

Get 'em while they're young and impressionable!

Good Day to You, Sir


Anonymous said...

You mean they are teaching kids that increasing the amount of selectively transparent gases in the atmosphere will increase the energy trapped by the atmosphere?

Its a conspiracy, a conspiracy I tells ya!

Law and Order Teacher said...

It's just one more thing on the left's agenda that is being inculcated in the young. Self-perpuation is a great way to always ensure a new store of self-haters. Future source of funds, you see. I get that kind of crap too. If all they were teaching was scientific fact it wouldn't be objectionable. But instead they refuse to say that there has been a ten year cooling trend. Curses! Thankfully, Al Gore got his Oscar and Nobel before everyone found out.

W.R. Chandler said...

No donalbain, it's not a conspiracy. Worse: it is mass hysteria and stupidity. Teaching about gasses in the air is fine; teaching children that any change in the climate is all our fault is another matter entirely.

Trying to inculcate the young into a cult is just the natural thing to do.

nebraska girl said...

My 1st grader's teacher talks to them about recycling, not wasting water, and turning off lights when not in the room (not that she retains this information at home) but so far nothing that I can tell about global warming. Teaching conservation is great. Telling the kiddies that they and their parents are killing Santa and the reindeer is despicable.