Wednesday, April 21, 2010

40 Days – Earth Day

Now what do we have to show for our 40 years of Earth Days? I can't say but have a look at this:
That's right, the air we breathe is cleaner by any stretch of the imagination. I stole that little ole chart from the good Professor Dr. Mark J. Perry over at Carpe Diem. He posted these stats back in March. I thought it would make a good Earth Day post.

He also linked to a 2008 screed by the Washington Policy Center regarding the original Earth Day and all the doom and gloom that was predicted. It make for a funny read. Here are some highlights:

  • "….civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind," from Biologist George Wald, Harvard University, April 19 1970.

Hey, isn't that the school Barack Obama went to?

  • Because of increased dust, cloud cover and water vapor "… the planet will cool, the water vapor will fall and freeze, and a new Ice Age will be born," Newsweek magazine, January 26, 1970

Is that not what James Hansen said too? And he jumped from that ship to the "Global Warming" ship pretty dammed quickly yet without one shred of real scientific data to back up his claims. Oh he has reams of stuff to look over, but can you trust any of it. And he still works for NASA.

  • The world will be "…eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an Ice Age, " Kenneth Watt, speaking at Swarthmore University, April 19, 1970.

Wow, another high powered University Professor speaking out his Ass. This is why they had to start cooking the books and telling lies about the real temperature, it was and still is cooling. There is no "warming" just hot air from so-called scientists.

  • "We are in an environmental crisis which threatens the survival of this nation, and the world as a suitable place of human habitation," Biologist Barry Commoner, University of Washington, writing in the journal Environment, April 1970.

How dire, yet since then just the US population has grown by over 100 million and the world increase has almost doubled (6.8 Billion compared with 3.7 billion in 1970).

  • "It is already too late to avoid mass starvation," Earth Day organizer Denis Hayes, in The Living Wilderness, Spring 1970.

Good gods why even try if it is already too late!! And from the organizer of the original Earth Day to boot. You know, statements like that make you want to go out and burn tires just for the hell of it.

Today the great Earth Clown Al Gore uses more energy than 19 of his neighbors. And he gets the Peace Prize and an Academy Award for pushing lies and living a lifestyle You and I can only dream of. I won't believe one word of this Global Climate Change until I see its proponents actually living the truth of what they speak. Sorry Al, no carbon credits for you.

Earth Day has lost a lot of its luster for me. I don't get horney for it anymore like I did in the past.

BT: Jimmy T sends.

1 comment:

Buck said...

Heh. Nice job, Jimmy.