Der Spielgel Online is reporting today that climotologists throughout our doomed planet are stumped as to why global warming seems to be stalled. It’s a real mystery to the consensus crowd. What a dilly of a pickle:
Global warming appears to have stalled. Climatologists are puzzled as to why average global temperatures have stopped rising over the last 10 years. Some attribute the trend to a lack of sunspots, while others explain it through ocean currents.
The planet’s temperature curve rose sharply for almost 30 years, as global temperatures increased by an average of 0.7 degrees Celsius (1.25 degrees Fahrenheit) from the 1970s to the late 1990s. “At present, however, the warming is taking a break,” confirms meteorologist Mojib Latif of the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences in the northern German city of Kiel. Latif, one of Germany’s best-known climatologists, says that the temperature curve has reached a plateau. “There can be no argument about that,” he says. “We have to face that fact.”
For months, climate change skeptics have been gloating over the findings on their Internet forums. This has prompted many a climatologist to treat the temperature data in public with a sense of shame, thereby damaging their own credibility.
“It cannot be denied that this is one of the hottest issues in the scientific community,” says Jochem Marotzke, director of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg. “We don’t really know why this stagnation is taking place at this point.”
Keep in mind that these are the same *experts* that claimed if world governments didn’t band together and cough up hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars immediately to combat the global warming *crisis*, the world would disappear within a matter of a few years, or months, or as some claimed, weeks or days.
But the science is settled, we have consensus! What the devil is going on? Remember, the same *scientists* that claimed consensus on this issue now can’t figure out if the lack of global warming in the last ten years is due to sunspots, ocean currents, or lack of midnight basketball courts for marginalized, inner-city youth that are still suffering from the effects of colonialism in Africa by evil, white, heteronormative males.
And in other news:
In 2002 Responsible Travel became one of the first travel companies to offer customers the option of buying so-called carbon offsets to counter the planet-warming emissions generated by their airline flights.
But in October, Responsible Travel canceled the program, saying that while it might help travelers feel virtuous, it was not helping to reduce global emissions. In fact, company officials said, it might even encourage some people to travel or consume more.
“The carbon offset has become this magic pill, a kind of get-out-of-jail-free card,” Justin Francis, the managing director of Responsible Travel, said in an interview. “It’s seductive to the consumer who says, ‘It’s $4 and I’m carbon-neutral, so I can fly all I want.”‘
Offsets, he argues, are distracting people from making more significant behavioral changes, like flying less.
Oh, do tell?
You mean to say that the very same people that buy indulgences to prove their *green-ness* are the same people who are knowingly and willfully destroying the planet? Go figure.
So, it would be like an unelected leader of the world green movement telling everyone that they must cut back and conserve, change their lifestyle and pay more in taxes to fund environmental projects, meanwhile, the mouthpiece lives in a 20 room mansion, consumes $2400 a month in electricity alone, even “consumes more than 20 times the national average” in natural gas, owns three boats and a fleet of gas guzzling SUV’s and other cars, yet because he pays a stipend for offsets and other nonsensical solutions to a problems he made up, well, this is perfectly fine and responsible?
If you need to buy offests to assuage your guilt about what you’re doing to the environment, you’re a weak, delusional and all around stupid person. When the revolution comes you will be the first to go and I welcome that day. I live in a house with a blue box, a smaller blue box, a green box, high-efficiency stove, fridge, washer, dryer, cfl bulbs, a high efficiency air conditioner, programmable thermostat, etc, so the chances of me ever feeding the loser machine by buying offsets are somewhere between never and eff you gently with a chainsaw.
I’ve done enough and so have you. Now is the time to burn the planet alive.
The tens of thousands of politicians, bureaucrats, scientists, and environmental activists that are swarming Copenhagen this weekend don’t care about the environment one bit. If they did they would teleconference the whole thing. But they will fly to Copenhagen in private jets or Boing 747’s, hire Mercedes, eat endangered foods and exploit the local population for their every need. They are earth rapists and the enemy of mankind. They need to be stopped by whatever means necessary. They are stealing our money and exploiting the world’s poor. They are evil assholes who should be beaten with large sticks.
Put it this way – these thieves are flying to Copenhagen to talk about a non-existant problem, to find ways to steal billions of dollars to fix the non-existant problem, and will meet again in 3 months to again talk about the non-existant problem. On OUR dime.
I’m sick of these pigs. Liars, thieves and deviants the whole lot of them. And to think we’re subsidizing their perversions.