Global Warming – The Madness of our Age

The bogeyman of global warming has hatched some really stupid policy and some outlandish claims.

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H. L. Mencken

Here is a sampling of some recent stories:

Pentagon orders commanders to prioritize climate change in all military actions

The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies.

A new directive’s theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show “resilience” and beat back the threat based on “actionable science.”

It says the military will not be able to maintain effectiveness unless the directive is followed. It orders the establishment of a new layer of bureaucracy — a wide array of “climate change boards, councils and working groups” to infuse climate change into “programs, plans and policies.” Read more

Latest Green Idea: Pouring Millions of Tons of Bubble Mix into the Sea

A new study suggests that large ocean going ships could help reduce global warming, by pouring surfactants into their wake, to extend the life of the shiny bubbles churned up by ship’s propellers. Read more

Reduce CO2, or More Homeless Kittens

According to the New South Wales Cat Protection Society, climate induced warmer weather is causing cats to have more unwanted kittens. Read more

Global Warming is Causing Dogs to Become Depressed

Pet behaviourists have claimed that dogs and horses are becoming bored and depressed, because global warming induced weather is stopping their owners from taking them out for exercise. Read more

Reduce Global CO2, or all the Cuddly Koala Bears will Die

A professor has received a $5 million grant, to investigate whether rising CO2 and predicted endless drought will make the Koala’s Eucalyptus leaf diet too toxic for them to eat. Read more

Study: “Wrong” kind of trees in Europe Exacerbating Global Warming

A study claims that the shift from broadleaf to conifer trees in managed European forests has caused 0.12c (0.21F) of warming in Europe, by reducing the albedo of large areas of land, causing more sunlight to be absorbed. Read more

Why Can’t We Find Aliens? Climate Change Killed Them

As we look deeper into our galaxy for signs of extraterrestrial life, we keep drawing a blank. Does this mean life on Earth is unique and we’re the only ones out here? Or could it just mean that all the aliens are dead? Read more

Don’t despair: Machine Human Hybrids will Solve Climate Change

The Daily Mail has claimed that the super intelligence of a new race of cybernetic enhanced humans will be able to solve wicked problems such as Climate Change. Read more

Vegetarian diets worse for climate than eating bacon

Study finds eating lettuce is more than three times worse in greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon. In fact, according to new research from Carnegie Mellon University, following the USDA recommendations to consume more fruits, vegetables, dairy and seafood is more harmful to the environment because those foods have relatively high resource requirements and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per calorie. Read more

See also my ADI article: The Bankruptcy of Climate Science


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