Friday, January 18, 2008

Climate Change has Nothing to do With Today's Weather

A blurb of a story here in my neck of the woods:

It snowed, but they still came. A heavy snowfall blanketed a global warming protest outside the State House in Annapolis this morning, but it did not dampen the shouts of about 400 activists who urged lawmakers to pass the nation's toughest greenhouse gas control law.

As supporters waved signs, chanted and banged drums, 18 legislators walked down a symbolic green carpet to sign up as co-sponsors to a bill that would mandate that all businesses in Maryland cut emissions of global warming pollution by 25 percent by 2020 and 90 percent by 2050.

"We are going to pass this bill this year," said State Sen. Paul Pinsky, a Democrat from Prince George's County and chairman of the senate's environmental matters subcommittee. "We are not going to rest, we are not going to stop....We are going to keep going until we pass this

Does this need to be pointed out? Weather and Climate Change have virtually nothing to do with each other. The weather is what's outside right now. The weather forecast covers the next few days. Usually, we get it right.

Climate change is completely separate--our climate is still changing and the average highs and lows are changing and the amount of ice on the ice caps on both ends of the planet are changing and the size and volume of the glaciers are changing. You don't "feel" climate change because climate change evolves slowly, over time. You feel weather, because weather is what's hitting you in the face.

Here are the usual comments from the story, and these are the people who likely found the story at Drudge:

Dr. Cindy Parker is mistaken if she really believes that "global warming is a health issue. Warmth and temperance in weather terms accounts for good health and less compromised patient base with terminal or chronic illnesses. I know that in every locale I have lived in, deaths because of the weather were elevated more in winter than summer. In fact, I found that many of my clients in AZ moved there to have the more temperate climate even if having to brave the summer heat because it was so hard to get warm in winter but a cool bath or a fan could cool in summer. Please end the hystronics and lets discuss the cycling of weather in a real time appropriate and historically correct way. Remember, Greenland was named that for its beautiful green valley and its lush flora (National Geographic' IMAX movie-"The Vikings")
The consensus has spoken! The world is flat and is coming to an end! Beware Maryland! More filth then China! More filth than India. It’s Maryland that is to blame! The 7 of us have a consensus. 6 to 1 Maryland will end the world as we know it! Vote Democratic to save the world from Maryland!! Dopey thinks we are wrong! He said Maryland climate change is natural! The Dope!
These folks look really brain dead...biggest scam on the planet propped up by politicians looking for YOUR money. Reminds me of Nick Berg. Nick was a peacenick who felt we, the USA misjudged the the brutally sawed his head off on tv!!! Wake up you guys are these politicians rubes...I hope you didnt freeze your butts off toomuch during your global warming were probably wishing for a little global warmin in that weather...which is exactly what most of us would like anyway...a bit warmer temperatures...LOL!
The morons in my state never cease to amaze me. It's almost like they want to create a Michigan-esque one-state recession by driving all the jobs out of the state. These people are extremists. They are like jihadists in this religion they've embraced on the faith they call "scientific 'consensus.'" When all is said and done, we are going to be living under the despotism of environmentalism and the truly fascist policies that are presented to the American people as being for a cause that is beyond reproach. ...Insallah, right?

And so on and so forth.

It kind of makes you wish you lived in a smarter country, doesn't it?

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