Friday, January 16, 2009

Sub-Zero Weather? It's Global Warming!

"Debate Over: It's Freezing" is a great post at Real Clear Politics. David Harsanyi's sarcastic wit hits home as he points out the idiocy of the lunatic global warming cultists. How many times, friends, have you heard one of them "explain" to you that it's colder here now because global warming can actually make parts of the world colder? I'd like to suggest a response to that. Ask them if they believe that turning the kitchen oven on will cause a room at the other end of the house to cool down. Or, turn it around with "Okay, then would global cooling cause parts of the planet to heat up?" Let's get back to Harsanyi's fine piece, which he starts with this: The carbon footprint of Barack Obama's inauguration could exceed 575 million pounds of CO2. According to the Institute for Liberty, it would take the average U.S. household nearly 60,000 years of naughty ecological behavior to produce a carbon footprint equal to the largest self-congratulatory event in the history of humankind. Harsanyi finishes with this: Is warming by 0.74 degrees Celsius over the past 100 years really enough to make us panic? I mean, we probably could make that up by canceling the inauguration. Don't miss the good stuff in the rest of Harsanyi's clever post. Subscribe to Chicago News Bench