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.