Tuesday, 27 February 2007

Good news for warmists

The world is a simple place for warmists. For a warmist, consequences don't matter -- doing the right thing does. Even if our actions to save the planet have no effect, says the warmist, we should do them anyway just so we're doing the right thing.

China is opening a new coal-fired power station every five days until at least 2012? Within two years, China will emit more CO2 than the US? No worries. We should all do what we can anyway, just so we're doing the right thing.

And if the US were to shut down its entire economy, and growth in emissions from fast-emerging new polluters such as China, India, Indonesia, Russia, and Brazil were to replace the US emissions within the next quarter of a century -- as they're predicted to do? No worries. The US should do what it can anyway, just so it's doing the right thing.

And even if a country the size of Britain were to shut down and cease using energy or cars altogether, and the growth in carbon emissions in China would more than make up for that sacrifice long before the Kyoto agreement expires in 2012? No worries. Britain should do what it can anyway, just so it's doing the right thing.

And little old NZ? Even if NZ were to shut up shop altogether, having no discernible net effect on the climate whatsoever, we should go "carbon neutral anyway" just so we're doing the right thing. No carbon, no worries.

For the warmist, the world is a simple place. Even if your actions have no discernible effect, says the warmist, you should do them anyway just so you're doing the right thing. Do the right thing, and you have no worries.

If you do everything you can to offset your carbon footprint, you can sleep easy at night. So here's some good news for warmists: a company selling carbon credits for folks that want to offset their cat’s flatulence. At eight dollars a go, that's got to be a bargain.

And even more good news: They’ll do the same for your grandmother, too.

LINKS: Global warming alarmists can offset their cat's flatulence - Newsbusters

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  1. Robert Winefield27 Feb 2007, 11:05:00

    Your cat's flatulence Peter? You really think the biggest Greenhouse gas emitter in your household is Juno???


  2. ...just so it's doing the right thing...

    This is a catch phrase commonly adopted by environmentalists, do-gooders , Green Peace, Friends of the Earth, Haters of Capitalism, lefties, etc,...

  3. In addition to what Falafulu Fisi said, when the doctrine and motivator is simply that, "We should do them anyway just so we're doing the right thing." it's moved way beyond even a vestigial scrap of scientific bikini and become the entranced, swaying hips and smokey chants of a veiled, tub-thumping Religion.

  4. And for some people it's not actually doing the right thing that matters but just talking about it ad nauseum. Take a bow Al Gore (Hat tip Instapundit)

  5. I may have posted this T.S.Elliot quote before but he just sums it up so well:

    "Half the harm done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm - but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves."

  6. I heard a representative from the NZ Wine Association discussing how they had bought carbon credits to claim carbon free miles on their export labels to the UK market.

    Carbon miles seems to me to be in the same league as what Ayn Rand writes of the word "society".


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