Fever Pitch Fanatacism

President ‘has four years to save Earth’

Soaring carbon emissions are already causing ice-cap melting and threaten to trigger global flooding, widespread species loss and major disruptions of weather patterns in the near future. “We cannot afford to put off change any longer,” said Hansen. “We have to get on a new path within this new administration. We have only four years left for Obama to set an example to the rest of the world. America must take the lead.”

Of course, this is the guy apparently responsible for creating statistics to support his fanaticism.  (NASA Chief James E. Hansen cooked the books on Global Warming)

Headlines that don’t evoke images of doom and gloom don’t sell papers, though.  Perhaps that “fairness doctrine” they keep yelling for on radio should apply to the print media as well?  Here’s another, equally qualified opinion:

Professor denies global warming theory

“This is George Orwell. This is the ‘Germans are the master race. The Jews are the scum of the earth.’ It’s that kind of propaganda,” Happer, the Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics, said in an interview. “Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. Every time you exhale, you exhale air that has 4 percent carbon dioxide. To say that that’s a pollutant just boggles my mind. What used to be science has turned into a cult.”

Happer served as director of the Office of Energy Research in the U.S. Department of Energy under President George H.W. Bush and was subsequently fired by Vice President Al Gore, reportedly for his refusal to support Gore’s views on climate change. He asked last month to be added to a list of global warming dissenters in a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee report. The list includes more than 650 experts who challenge the belief that human activity is contributing to global warming

But the dissenting opinions don’t get the headlines – the religion of global warming (oops… “climate change”) has banished such talk to the side channels.

We may never know the truth, but I’m sure that regardless the outcome (freezing cold, burning heat, drowning in deep water, dried out husks…) someone with a gift for eloquent, convincing speech will find a way to use that event to control some portion of humanity.  After all, most of us are idiot followers looking for someone else to lead.  Fortunately for the rest of you, there are enough cynics like me in the world who can tell you just how stupid you’re being.  All you have to do is listen.