by William Teach | February 15, 2013 9:08 am
I’m guessing Fury Young forgot to read the memo that his own usage of fossil fuels is causing the planet to boil
Why protest climate change?
I’m a bus organizer for 350.org’s Forward on Climate rally. I’ve been on board with the protest for months now.
“Why is it important to protest climate change?” you might ask me. Because I feel it’s my civic duty as an earthling.
Whether or not you believe in global warming, it’s impossible to deny that the climate is changing. The 12 warmest years on record since 1850 have all occurred in the past 14 years. This past year broke the record by a wide margin. The planet is experiencing a wave of droughts, wildfires, storms, and floods. The cost of damages of just one of these disasters, the recent Hurricane Sandy, was $70 billion. The United Nations has estimated that the economic cost of such catastrophes, on a worldwide scale, could reach $600 billion annually by 2030.
As I’ve been doing one-on-one outreach, many subway riders and cafe denizens have asked me, “What are the protest’s specific goals?” I start with the macro, easy-to-grasp objective; that President Obama must enact policy to combat climate change. This flows into a more specific demand: to deny the Keystone XL pipeline’s construction.
Surprisingly, none of the groups goals include pledging to make their own lives “carbon neutral” in order to save Gaia from the weather. Because the climate has never changed during the past 4.5 billion years. Ever. Not once. It has always been stable in the fevered minds of climate astrologers.
Fortunately, there will be plenty of buses to take people to the rally in D.C. on February 17th, where they expect to make a human chain around the White House. They expect this to be the “largest climate rally in US history“, with a whopping 20,000 showing up. You can guess what the Earth has planned for the climate astrologers, right?
The average February daytime temperature for D.C. is 47F. Oh, wait, sorry, my bad, I forgot that current Warmist theology states that cold and snow are also caused by emissions from fossil fueled buses.
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