Daily Archives: June 29, 2009

Monday Morning Musings

This has been a strange week. Ed McMahon, Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, and Billy Mays all gone. Ed and Farrah had both been quite ill for quite some time. Michael and Billy were both almost 51 and died suddenly. Michael would have been 51 at the end of August, Billy on July 20th.

As Jim Lindgren over at The Volokh Conspiracy put it “Congress Votes to Change the Weather“.

The idea that a government of one country could appreciably change the world’s climate over the next 40 years is the ultimate hubris. Legislators may think they are God, but they’re not.

He also quotes Maxed Out Mama:

Let’s hope it can be stopped in the Senate. Even if it is, our nation has lost something here, and that something is the principal legislative body’s grasp on reality. It is as if the House of Representatives suddenly passed a vote to reduce gravity by 10 percent in order to lessen the costs of obesity to putatively cut Medicare costs in the future. Truly amazing.

Did the EPA suppress a report that questions anthropogenic global warming prior to this huge assumption by 219 people that they could change the weather by legislative fiat?

There are inland Viking settlements that were ports when they were founded. The icy island known as Greenland was named that because it was green when it was discovered. Both of these examples show that the earth was much warmer in the past, during the time of humans, but well prior to SUVs.