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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Global Warming Nonsense

Time magazine/Daily Beast contributor Sharon Begley (who we are told is the science columnist and science editor of Newsweek magazine) looked out the window, saw weather, and derives from her observations the following assertion:

"Even those who deny the existence of global climate change are having trouble dismissing the evidence of the last year."

Bullshit.

She of course refers to all those tornadoes that have been ripping through the Midwest in recent weeks. And to unprecedented "wetness" in the same area, along with droughts in Texas and China, floods in Australia and Pakistan (which has suffered horrific floods since forever), and heat in Russia.

Odd she didn't include record cold in Minnesota and in that same Australia just months ago. That would fit her pattern of extremes, wouldn't it?

Oddly, no. Cold weather doesn't fit the "climate change" scenario.

But it, along with those droughts and heatwaves and tornadoes and hurricanes (where are the major hurricanes her kind were predicting a few short years ago?) and ... wetness, do fit another scenario.

It's called weather.

The same weather that the planet has been experiencing, in varying degrees, since time immemorial.

"Even those who deny the existence of global climate change are having trouble dismissing the evidence of the last year."

If this twit who claims to be a scientist knew the first thing about CLIMATE (i.e., the weather in some location averaged over some long period of time), she wouldn't even be making such a foolish statement.

Look! A tornado! The climate changed!

For the love of God.

Tick Tock Tick Tock

While we here in the U.S. worry that the dismal jobless numbers in this country are permanent, and as we watch manufacturer after manufacturer close its doors and leave, and as Barack Obama moves to accelerate their departure and add to our gloom by proposing confiscatory taxes and evermore burdensome regulation, just to the north of us times are good:
Canada's GDP Expands 3.9%
By Nirmala Menon, Wall Street Journal

Ottawa—Canada's economy expanded at a 3.9% annualized pace in January through March, the fastest clip in a year and more than double the rate in the U.S., as businesses replenished inventories and boosted investment spending and exports rose while consumer and government spending stalled, Statistics Canada said Monday.

Gross domestic product growth was marginally below the consensus call of 4%, and also undershot the Bank of Canada's 4.2% forecast.

GDP growth accelerated from a downwardly revised 3.1% in the fourth quarter, which was originally reported at 3.3%. The economic performance was the reverse of the U.S. where growth decelerated to 1.8% in the first quarter from 3.1% previously. [link]
It's eye-opening to watch leading American economists tell us that we can solve our unemployment problem by having the government simply hire everyone who's unemployed and put them to work picking up litter and repairing pot holes, without telling us who's going to pay their paychecks (hint: it's a four-letter word that begins with r-i-c-h). 

At the same time they're howling for higher taxes to pay for those meaningless government make-work jobs (and myriad other things).

Welcome to the Welfare State.

While we go down that suicidal path, Canada has slashed a number of taxes, particularly on business, and, as a result, is prosperous beyond our wildest dreams.

They do what we once knew to do.

They succeed while we struggle to keep our heads above water.

And the disparity, as long as Obama and his ilk run things here in the land of tax-it-if-breathes, regulate-it-if-it-moves, will grow ever wider.