An Inconvenient TruthThe world is going to end; we have no time to lose; respond by heading down to the movie theater. I don't know ...
Sat Jul 29, 2006 at 19:37:55 PM MDT
Check out the website, see the movie, and take action. Vote for candidates who will protect our planet; vote against those who won't. The ice caps are melting, the polar bears are drowning, the forests are dying, and the climate is going completely haywire. We have no time to lose, so act fast. Start by seeing Al Gore's amazing movie, and telling all your friends to do the same. (link)
I must admit, if the ice caps were indeed melting (which they aren't) and our forests were dying (an utter and laughable falsehood) and our climate was going more haywire than it has been since the beginning of time (weather is by its "nature" unpredictable or "haywire"), I could give a rat's ass about drowning polar bears. I guess I'm just selfish at those points in time when all life on this planet is about to cease.
But to the point - (1) the earth's average temperature in the 100 years of the twentieth century increased just over one degree fahrenheit (plus or minus 0.4 degrees!), such an underwhelming number to produce such unbecoming hysteria. (2) Some scientists suggest that the warming is cyclical, and that the earth's temperatures have risen and fallen since before the dawn of man. (3) Other scientists believe the warming trend to be potentially a good thing, allowing more cropland to be available for production for longer periods of time, providing food for more starving people in Zimbabwe. (4) environmentalists (and hysterical bloggers) have proven themselves to be less than trustworthy when it comes to piloting the lifeboat. A steadier, less frightened hand at the helm is to many of us more desirable.
So. Call your congressman, save a drowning bear, go see Al Gore's Hollywood epic, or do what I plan on doing today - bask in the warmth and sunshine with an ice cold Bud.
Just don't get overheated by it all.