Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Weather" Or Not You Believe It... (Another "Theme Thursday" Post, Recycled from When I Actually Had Time to Write My Blogs!)

Today's "Theme Thursday" post is another "recycled" piece, just to keep my hand in, as it were. But it's recycled from my David'Z RantZ blog, and dates all the way back to March 15 of this year, long before most of my readers were following this site.

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Some people call it "global warming." Some call it "climate change." (I prefer the latter. The former term confuses people.)

Maybe you believe in it. Maybe you don't. Maybe you're one of the fence-straddlers who say, "Yes, it's happening, but it's happened throughout the history of the planet, and it'll happen regardless of what the human race does or doesn't do."

You know what? I don't really care which of the three above-mentioned choices you subscribe to. You believe what you want, and I'll believe what I want. After all, as Harlan Ellison says, "Everyone is entitled to their informed opinion."

But I do know this:

In a perfect world (meaning, one where I'm in charge), people would stop doing the following two things:

1. People would stop saying things like, "If the planet's getting hotter, then how come it snowed last night?" or "Then why was the temperature below zero last night? Huh? Huh? So much for global warming." If you ask things like that, you don't understand the concept.

2. People would stop saying that the whole idea of climate change is something that Al Gore dreamed up. Please. Have a look at this:


That was filmed in 1958. Al Gore was ten. If climate change is indeed "his idea," he must have been a very precocious kid.

Having said all that, the following is in the interests of "equal time" [The original video from this blog post is no longer on YouTube, so I'm offering a substitute.]:


Thanks for your time.

P.S. ~~ Oh, crap. I must have leaned the wrong way while I was typing this post; all the damned jokes fell off the screen.

12 comments:

  1. lol. just sweep them into a baggie and save them for next time...its caled recycling. smiles.

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  2. Hey, talk about REALLY getting into the theme! :)

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  3. You know, I don't know if it's the best idea to use that guy as a voice for the opposition. All he does is advance the stereotype that climate change deniers are clueless dimwits. Oh, wait! They are!

    Never mind. Carry on!

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  4. there are quite a few who still say there is no problem. The same people who think smoking and monkey love are perfectly safe past times.

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  5. That's what I was just saying at Sub's place.The planet has been moving before and perhaps it's beyond us.Still it's not a reason to bully the planet,in every way,starting by the bastards who are throwing their crap on the beach and co.

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  6. I really think that all the confusing information flying around the media is partially to blame for the stupids. I mean... half the time common man has no idea what to believe. One news station says its here and it is happening. The other one says its a myth concocted for media coverage.

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  7. It is about as frustrating trying to have an intelligent discussion with the naysayers as it is having one with a grapefruit...

    At least a grapefruit you can squish and have a refreshing drink afterwards.

    Thanks for the info!

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  8. Excellent. I prefer to err on the side of caution. History tells us too often that ignoring the signals makes it inevitable.

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  9. You sounds like one of them laft wing Obamma socialists nassis who want us to gives up our fristz amendsmentz rights to drive in big cars. Well lets me tells u somethin the world is only 6000 yearz old and the egiptians were driving in pintos. That iz a troo factz because I read it in my bibble.

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