Sunday, March 11, 2007

Wall falls. Gas rises.

Richard North at PJM thinks that the Channel 4 attack on the theory of human-caused global warming was a "pivotal moment in a major political debate". Robert McKie in The Observer, on the other hand, says that there are "many reasons to deride it", not the least of which is that its "contents are largely untrue".

I don't know either way. However, I did like the fifth of the excerpts available on the PJM page in which several people link the heat of passion in the global warming cause to very earthbound events. Principally, the political and economic disarray of the Left after 1989 and the fall of the Berlin Wall and the Soviet Union. Revolutionaries needed a new cause with the following prerequisites: it must be anti-globalisation, anti-capitalist and, above all, anti-American. They found one. (Well, the more desperate found two, actually. The second involves the sudden release of CO2 in unannounced explosions, which has the additional benefit of reducing the number of CO2 producing people.)

The Independent will soon be calling for new Sumptuary Laws.

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