Romm: Humans Are Like Slowly Boiling Brainless Frogs Or Something

by William Teach | May 29, 2012 8:12 am

What better way to attempt to get people over to your side, Joe Romm, than calling them brainless?

Humans Are Not Like Slowly Boiling Frogs … We Are Like Slowly Boiling Brainless Frogs[1]

Even though people keep using the famous simile – “the fatally slow human response to climate change makes us like a slowly boiling frog” – it is not quite right.

As Wikipedia puts it[2], German physiologist Friedrich Goltz “demonstrated that a frog that has had its brain removed will remain in slowly heated water, but his intact frogs attempted to escape the water.” Other 19th Century studies appeared to have different results, but modern experiments[3] (!) show that frogs with brains are in fact smart enough to leap out of water as it is heated up. (snip)

If we destroy a livable climate, which means “billions of people will be condemned to poverty and much of civilisation will collapse” and are renamed just plain Homo, then in fact we will have demonstrated we are dumber than frogs (who were, after all, doing just fine until we came along).

At that point, we will be brainless frogs.

Joe even provides a pithy cartoon (he actually provides two, both hotlinked from the Washington Post. I guess stealing is OK when the planet is on the line)

The cartoon is rather correct, since most Warmists, especially the leaders, refuse to give up their big “carbon” lifestyles.

Anyhow, all you frogs out there must be feeling the heat from the temperatures going up a whopping 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit over the 20th Century. Global temp increases have been statistically insignificant[4], per Pete Jones, since 1995. According to some data, temps have gone down slightly over the past decade, despite a rise in CO2. Perhaps something else is happening in the atmosphere other than man induced, eh?

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