Driving in your Prius
Oh come ye, oh come ye,
To Earth Day
Hang with the hippies
Smell the nice patchouli
Oh, let's protest a pow'r plant
Oh, let's protest an SUV
Oh, let's protest capitalism
Just so you know I haven't forgotten about so-called anthropogenic global warming, aka climate change, I offer this snippet from Kerplunk (see blogroll):
In any argument with the Climate Faithful the first response to inconvenient facts undermining the AGW proposition is to dismiss the credentials of the information's source.
"He's not a climate scientist" is a common statement.
Neither, one should point out, is Rajendra Pachauri, the head of IPCC.
Having failed to bring the argument to an end by questioning people's qualifications the Climate Faithful then move on to associating scientists with the oil industry.
When David Evans comments on climate science it's a bit hard to question his credentials:Dr David Evans worked for the Australian Greenhouse Office from 1999 to 2005, building the carbon accounting model that Australia uses to track carbon in its biosphere for the purposes of the Kyoto Protocol. He is a mathematician and engineer, with six university degrees including a PhD from Stanford University.He must be a cigarette smoking, oil industry consultant...
Here's his opinion piece on the government's new emissions trading scheme:
And then he quotes a rather lengthy piece from Mr. Evans. What I found most interesting was at the bottom of the post:
The hot spot signature in the troposphere that MUST exist for CO2 to be the primary driver of climate change does NOT exist.
Therefore, as Evans points out, CO2 has been exonerated of the charge of heating the climate.
Not that these incontrovertible facts will get in the way of the Climate Faithful pushing their socialist agenda.
If only that were the end of the debate.
By the way, how are sales of Prius' doing, now that gas is back down to $1.50 a gallon and the economy isn't doing so well? Is everybody out buying solar panels?
I'm all for protecting the environment where at all practical, but slavish devotion to Mother Gaia is a luxury to be had in good economic times.
I still want an Aptera, though.
Update: And now I read this:
"The mean global temperature, at least as measured by satellite, is now the same as it was in the year 1980. In the last couple of years sea level has stopped rising. Hurricane and cyclone activity in the northern hemisphere is at a 24-year low and sea ice globally is also the same as it was in 1980."
Most interesting. Yet the climate change faithful will disregard this information as well.