Thursday, February 4, 2010

Hot times in Zombieland - Goldstein

Watching our politicians and media lurching to and fro on the issue of global warming can best be compared to the comedy-horror movie Zombieland, released on DVD this week.

If it isn't Zombie Environment Minister Jim Prentice careening wildly between bashing and coddling Alberta's oil sands, it's the Zombie Opposition Leaders demanding job-killing greenhouse gas (GHG) emission cuts not even Barack Obama would be crazy enough to try in the U.S., assuming he could get a climate change law through the U.S. Congress, which he can't.
Kyoto Kool-Aid
Meanwhile, our Zombie Media, having drunk of the Kyoto Kool-Aid without knowing what was in it, fret over utter irrelevancies such as whether Canada's latest made-up GHG emission target should be 20% below 2006 levels by 2020 (last week's position) or 17% below 2005 levels by 2020 (this week's position), matching the made-up American target.
Further, our Zombie Media flatly refuse to even acknowledge the ongoing, global controversy over the credibility of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (go online to any major paper in the U.K. and read all about it), where the daily revelations are exposing not just an appalling lack of scientific standards in much of the IPCC's so-called "peer-reviewed" research, but how the IPCC abandoned its proper role of research-gathering, to become just another radical green group preaching warmist hysteria.
The best advice for our Canadian Zombies is, first, shut the !@#$#^ up about the oil sands for two minutes and go read a book on climate change. Then, possibly, they'll understand that while the oil sands are a Canadian problem we need to manage much more responsibly for domestic environmental reasons, they are irrelevant to global warming, presuming the Zombies still believe the IPCC "science" they keep defending.
The oil sands account for one-tenth of 1% of global GHG emissions. Canada accounts for 2%. Even if oil sands production -- 5% of Canadian emissions -- triples, it will be insignificant. Read more.

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