Some Warmist wrote an opinion piece for The Zero a couple of days ago, ragging on about how they shouldn't publish opinion pieces by skeptics of the man-made global warming religion. It's something we're seeing increasingly in this country today; a couple of weeks ago an associate professor of philosophy at Rochester Institute of Technology published a piece calling for "Deniers" to be arrested, charged, and imprisoned. The ever-Tolerant™ Left appears dead-set upon promoting a culture of alienation, a new Culture of Shut Up.
And the Obama administration is pushing for something that's been illustrated here on a number of occasions: gas traps for cows.
A White House climate initiative has boosted a quixotic search for the “cow of the future”, a next-generation creature whose greenhouse gas emissions would be cut by anti-methane pills, burp scanners and gas backpacks.
I wasn't joking; these people have got some serious crazies. It never ceases to amaze that supposedly intelligent people - even assuming that their religious beliefs regarding "man-made" global warming were true - can somehow conclude that the USA can unilaterally stop it. Places like China and India have way more people than we do, and in a country like India, where defecating in public is seen as normal, don't figure that there's going to be a great deal of interest in how much CO2 they're emitting.
Even weirder are the steps that Porkland and Metro are taking to Save The Planet™:
Two Metro committees host meetings in April and May to help the regional agency develop a plan to reduce greenhouse gases in the Portland area.
According to Metro, in 2005, each person who commuted in a car or a truck on average dispelled 4.05 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. The state target for 2035 is 1.2 metric tons per person, about a 40 percent decrease. Since 1990, the Portland area has decreased emissions per person by 26 percent; meanwhile, the national average has risen by 12 percent.
Yeah boy; we're gonna turn things around all by ourselfs.
Meanwhile, nine Blue whales have died off the southwest coast of Newfoundland, having been trapped by heavy pack ice, while 40 dolphins died in the same location three weeks ago.
Ice entrapments are typical in every season, but this year, denser pack ice is causing problems, said Wayne Ledwell of the Whale Release and Strandings Group.
But...high priest AlGore assured us all that polar ice would cease to exist before now! Evidently, Mother Nature does't think too much of that much-ballyhooed "settled science".
In any case, it looks like you're going to have to eat your dog if you really want to Save The Planet; a new study finds that your pet dog has a bigger "carbon footprint" than an SUV.