On Saturday Afternoon, I had the privilege of using my fossil fuel burning snow removal beast to remove a full 8 inches of catastrophic global warming from my driveway. This allowed me to kill two birds with one stone. One, I was then able to leave and enter my garage with a motor vehicle. Two, and this one is the truly great thing that I did, I did my part, at least according to the lore of the most pernicious hoax every perpetrated against any society, to aid in warming up the place, meaning Planet Earth.
In the debate, which is not over by the way, as to whether the Earth is warming, and whether that warming is caused by the activity of man, including SUV’s, farting cows, air conditioning, industrialized activities, or utilizing any form of transportation that does not include walking, we have lost the fact somehow that prior periods of global warming in human history have been extremely beneficial to every inhabitant of our third rock from the sun. (I credit this reference to the Jimi Hendrix tune, and not the short lived sitcom, funny though, it may have been.)
I woke up Saturday to no less then a half dozen face book homages from my politically left of center friends to the great global warming hoax. Ban the Keystone XL pipeline, stop drinking water out of plastic bottles, (this one made me laugh, since plastic bottles were inflicted upon us all by the environazi crowd to begin with,) ban nuclear power, eat vegan since plants don’t fart carbon dioxide and methane, shut down the corporate farmer, who is more concerned with growing ample food to feed the world than the more enlightened concern that they should have, which is their carbon footprint. I noticed something about all of these posts, and it may just be coincidental. Each of the offending poster hailed from the beautiful climate experienced in either California, or Florida.
So, as I trudged out into the 5 degree temperature, to remove 8 inches of snow on Groundhog Day, cursing the rodent’s prediction of another 6 weeks of cold weather snow removal, I had another thought. I’m tired of being told by idiots, who really do not have the slightest clue as to anything actually related to science, any topic relating to anything having to do with economics, nor as to what the whether is like for anyone not living in California, what I should be hoping for in terms of wrecking our economy to combat a nonexistent problem. What it comes down to my fine leftist friends, living in climate paradise, is that if there is a choice between, (and realize that your vision of catastrophe is not one that I share,) my spending future winters in constant snow removal duty, or you having prettier bike paths to enjoy, I have one thing to say. Surf’s up!
The bulk of Robert Redford’s idiocy follows:
Real economic security is found in clean energy. That’s our future, not dirty energy that threatens us with ever worsening harm from climate change.
From rejecting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline to limiting carbon pollution from our nation’s dirty power plants, President Barack Obama’s legacy will rest squarely on his response, resolve, and leadership in solving the climate crisis.
The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would carry the dirtiest oil on the planet from Canada to America’s Gulf Coast’s refineries and ports, and then most of it likely exported overseas. It would promote one of the most damaging industrial practices ever devised, to coax low-grade crude oil from tar sands. We don’t need another pipeline for Canadian tar sands. It’s not in our national interest but is a profit scheme for big oil that needs to be rejected.
And in addition to the ability to say no to this dirty fuels project, the president has both the authority and the responsibility to limit the amount of industrial carbon pollution emitted from power plants. Taking this action will set the right course for reducing carbon pollution domestically and send the right signals that the U.S. is ready to lead globally. The Natural Resources Defense Council has laid out a common-sense plan that will cut carbon pollution; provide jobs to thousands of Americans; and save families real money in electricity bills.
It’s the 21st century. We’re not about to turn back now. Wind, solar, and other renewable power, now that, to me, is the future. It’s clean energy that will produce new and plentiful jobs for generations to come without the disastrous effects of tar sands and carbon-belching power plants.
Robert Redford is an actor, and a fine one at that. His expertise ends there, and that is where he should limit himself in terms of lecturing the rest of us. Redford of course has no degree in anything at all related to the field of scientific endeavor. As a matter of fact, he never actually bothered with graduating from college, where he took zero classes in the fields of mathematics or science. He also eschewed any actual study in the science of Economics, which is another pillar of his belief system. So, while about two dozen nations who followed this path to oblivion have already proven that the green economy leads to higher electricity prices, power outages, and famine, fear not, Robert Redford and his complete lack of any real knowledge is here to tell us what to do.
The truly inspirational thing to remember here, is that his life will not be impacted in the slightest with the consequences of continuing along this self destructive path. Such is the joy of liberalism. Others, who are exempted from the actual consequences of their stupidity, are able to convince many who reside in that land called reality, that they care about us all. Robert you see travels in private jets, drives the biggest cars, lives in a mansion that uses 20 to 30 times the electricity as we mere mortals, and smugly tells the rest of us that we must take the actions necessary to save the planet. While the rest of us live with the hardships inflicted by liberal policies, Robert will continue his current lifestyle, completely unchanged, totally oblivious to the very real consequences of his belief system. Consequences you see are for the little people to enjoy, and never for the liberal elite who’s guidance we followed.
It’s been over a year since I linked to this video, but just in case anyone is interested, here is the best argument against catastrophic global warming alarmism on the web. It’s an hour and a half, and well worth your time. Be forewarned, the video contains actual science, and if you are not in the mood for that sort of wonkishness, you may find it boring. I will say however that Warren Meyer does as good a job at explaining things to the lay person as it is possible to do.