This week I came across a deserving recipient of the Weekend Weasel designation in an institutionalized form. Earth Day.net is the work of many organizations all that have encumbered themselves with saving the planet as follows:
Earth Day Network was founded on the premise that all people, regardless of race, gender, income, or geography, have a moral right to a healthy, sustainable environment. Our mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable environment. We pursue our mission through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer activism campaigns. Our campaign and programs are predicated on the belief that an educated, energized population will take action to secure a healthy future for itself and its children. Earth Day Network has a global reach with a network of more than 17,000 partners and organizations in 174 countries.
Naturally that belief of an educated population includes promoting itself through global warming hysteria despite reams of evidence that the global warming myths are being perpetrated and perpetuated for political and financial gain. I won’t even bother linking up the evidence that contradicts claims made by hysterical global warming sycophants because a) – I have linked them up repeatedly and wrote about them many times over the years and b) – they tend to be the same people that voted in the likes of Barack Obama despite the reams of evidence that he is under qualified to hold the post of President combined with his radical ties to people like terrorist Bill Ayers. These people are hopeless. They won’t get a clue until they have realized the full impact of what they have done. (even then I am skeptical)
As for global warming hysteria I write this post on March 29, 2009 in the middle of a Midwest Illinois snow storm (see picture left). While I realize that exceptions don’t make a rule and have attended Cubs home openers in the snow the facts of the cold streak presented by this harsh winter have eluded few.
To compensate for those damn facts that undermine their agenda, the global warming idiot brigade (i.e. Al Gore and Friends) have come up with a new model, showing that the climate will cool for a decade or more before their claims of global warming can be put back on track. Imagine that, a theory that can’t be proved or disproved for a decade or more! All the while these scare mongers in government roll out new economies based on the hysteria, cap and trade systems and all the good things that come with the power grabs that erode your freedoms and drain your wallet.
All of these onerous facts have caused a regrouping of sorts by the Global Warming Earth Day Huckster Operators (gwedho’s for short – like Guido the killer pimp!) . Their fact sheet now includes terms such as “likely”, replacing earlier claims by these global warming pimps that presented these dates as facts. For instance:
The five warmest years over last century have likely been: 2005, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004. The top 10 warmest years have all occurred since 1990.
Why the change? Because the monitoring efforts are estimates based on a mix of data combined with other variables such as changes in how monitoring has been done over time. Some monitoring efforts have also been exposed as farcical when it was discovered that temperature monitoring stations have been placed next to artificial heat sources, next to air conditioner output fans and by buildings that both generate and absorb heat. That and the small problem with limited data and fungible estimation techniques.
But sycophants are relentless; they do the bidding of the Al Gore’s of the world because it makes them feel good about themselves. (Hey, I am writing this on a green PC, while listening to my low carbon emitting mp3 player with batteries that would surely never pollute when discarded, NOT. This message should be ignored by all you yuppie suburbanites, cruising around in your SUV’s, eating fast food and tweeting to another million or so similarly clueless followers of the new green religion.)
Pioneers in weather sciences have disputed the claims made by many that form a consensus only to be attacked. Research to the contrary has been sidelined while governments increase funding to provide one sided predetermined outcomes all supporting the claims of the people seeking an end result that supports their claims about man made (anthropomorphic) global warming. Weasel’s one and all.
I personally could sign on to the efforts of Earth Day environmental types if only they didn’t use junk science to further their agenda. Who wouldn’t want renewable fuels or a greener planet? Unfortunately that is not the end game just as the drive for embryonic stem cell research was not pushed by politicians seeking to make Christopher Reeves whole again.
Earth Day Weasels. We salute you!
Update: Newsbusters notes that Reuter’s reported that a billion people had participated in Earth Hour before most people in participating countries had even reached the magic hour! Still not convinced?