Sunday, February 11, 2007

AL Gore Wants to Kill All Babies

We've officially reached a New Day in rightwingnut responses to global warming. It's acknowledged to exist, and even accepted as human-caused, but then called "too expensive" to do anything about.

Despite his article's title, "Don't ruin economy over tiny temp rise," Mark Steyn actually drags his feet on accepting the human causes, puling out that old tedious rhetorical point that somehow it hasn't occurred to scientists that there are cycles in nature. You dumbfuck, have you ever met a scientist? What do you think they do?

And pointing out that at one point in the past, scientists thought that the planet was getting colder - that's irrelevant. At one point in the past scientists thought dark-skinned homo sapiens were biologically inferior. At one point in the past scientists thought the fucking heavens rotated around the earth.

But by the end he seems to step tentatively into the new position (demonstrated so deftly by Jonah Goldburg the other day), and really nails it.
So, faced with a degree rise in temperature, we could destroy the planet's economy, technology, communications and prosperity. And ruin the lives of millions of people.

Or we could do what man does best: adapt.

You do the math.
It doesn't make any sense at all. It just looks, from the distance, like a conclusion, and like some kind of BOO-YAH! moment.

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