Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dirty, Smelly, Difficult and Short.

Dr. Roy Spencer and Bill Whittle team up to give a primer on the Global Warming scare.

Via Hot Air.

I knew that it hasn't warmed in the last 10 years, but it's always intersting when that "inconvenient fact" comes up. Like the Mideval Warm period or the Little Ice Age. Or that global warming models can't predict beans.

The vid even took Glen Reynold's theme of: "I’ll believe it’s a crisis when the people who keep telling me it’s a crisis start acting like it’s a crisis."

What really struck me was that environmentalism also has the seductive call of a "simpler life" back when things were "better".

It makes sense given the anti-development and progress initiative. I just never thought of it in that light before.

I'm reminded by this bit from Roger L. Simon on how stuborn the Democratic party is in the face of reality, namely that the government is out of money and their pet policies are unafordable.

So what’s the explanation? Why is it that, in these times, there is nothing less liberal than a “liberal,” less progressive than a “progressive”? Why do they and their party adhere to an ideology so shopworn and stultified — forget about tie-dyes and bell bottoms — they should all be running around in jodhpurs and crinolines?

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