Global Warming Crisis Strikes Cambridge, Massachusetts

by Dave Blount | February 10, 2010 12:29 pm

They’ve been warning us for years that we would face a global warming crisis if we didn’t change our capitalist ways. Now, as foreseen by the Goracle, the crisis as struck. Ground zero is Cambridge, Massachusetts, which has been forced by all the sweltering weather[1] we’ve been having to declare a state of climate emergency[2]:

This is not hyperbole, but an official policy order, passed by the City Council in May 2009, “recogniz[ing] that there is a climate emergency” and requesting the City Manager “to direct the appropriate city departments to increase the City’s responses to a scale proportionate to the emergency.”

In true bureaucratic fashion, the mayor responded by calling a meeting and bringing together a coalition of government and concerned citizens, dubbed the Cambridge Climate Emergency Congress. The City recently released “Climate Congress Notes 12-12-09[3],” 89 pages of minutes from its first meeting. The suggestions were distilled into a “Proposal for Climate Emergency Response[4]” for the second Congress. Some of the radical ideas make for humorous reading — that is, unless you ever plan to live or work in Cambridge.

To get an idea of the thinking of our climate first responders, consider this bullet point:

“Need to change community norms and expectations such that it is all right to tell your neighbors what they can and cannot do in the realm of climate change?related behavior.” (Notes 11.)

Behavior modification will not be limited to busybody neighbors; the Climate Emergency Congress is an official government body that includes the mayor and the entire city council, with the support of seven former mayors. Its Proposal #1 is to create a Climate Emergency Response Board (CERB), a further expansion of legislative authority over the minutia of our private lives.

As the East Coast digs its way out from under still more snow, it’s easy to forget that liberals have buried themselves so deep in their own blizzard of BS, they are completely cut off from physical reality. Never mind the icicle hanging from your nose, many of them actually believe we’re in imminent danger because it’s too hot out. Cambridge plans to make arrangements with a sister city farther from the coast so that everyone can evacuate when the melting glaciers make the sea levels rise. Other plans involve forbidding food that isn’t locally produced, banning the private ownership of automobiles, collectivizing agriculture as in the Soviet Union under Stalin, and forcing “polluters” to pay “reparations.”

True believer liberals are as nuts as any psycho banging his head on the padded wall of an asylum. But that’s no reason not to be terrified by their relentless assault on our liberty and our way of life. When we look back from our half-starved totalitarian future, we’ll kick ourselves for laughing too hard to put up resistance.

On a tip from Rich. Cross-posted at Moonbattery[5].

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