I'm so angry with (at least some of) the global warming crowd right now, I could spit-roast them over coals and not turn a hair. Japan's just experienced one of the worst earthquakes in recorded history,. Hundreds are already known to be dead, with hundreds more missing. The death toll may rise into the thousands. That's not even considering the injured, those trapped right now under the rubble and wreckage of buildings, those who can't get to their homes, or who've lost their homes, or who've been forced to evacuate their homes due to threats from overheating nuclear reactors, or flooding, or . . . the list of tragedies is just too ghastly to contemplate.
And, in the midst of all this suffering and heartbreak, what do the global warming apologists do?
Hours after a massive earthquake rattled Japan, environmental advocates connected the natural disaster to global warming. The president of the European Economic and Social Committee, Staffan Nilsson, issued a statement calling for solidarity in tackling the global warming problem.
"Some islands affected by climate change have been hit," said Nilsson. "Has not the time come to demonstrate on solidarity - not least solidarity in combating and adapting to climate change and global warming?"
"Mother Nature has again given us a sign that that is what we need to do," he added.
Global warming enthusiasts have also taken to Twitter to raise awareness of the need to respond to the earthquake by finally acting on climate change. And the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Lee Doren compiled some of the best ones.
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Arbiterofwords tweeted "I’m worried that Japan earthquake, on top of other recent natural ‘disasters’, is a sign we’ve passed point of no return for climate change."
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Tayyclayy noted her frustration by tweeting "An earthquake with an 8.9 magnitude struck Japan.. And some say climate change isn’t real?!"
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"Global warming alarmists will exploit any natural disaster to promote their anti-fossil fuel agenda," Tom Borelli of the Free Enterprise Project told The Daily Caller, adding that the climate change reaction is a result of the "global warming spin machine".
"First it’s global warming, then it’s climate change, now it’s probably tectonic instability - no doubt all caused by man," he said.
When contacted by TheDC, Dan Weiss, Director of Climate Strategy at the Center for American Progress, also expressed skepticism at the link between global warming and the earthquake in Japan.
"I am not a scientist," said Weiss, "but I have never heard of a link between global warming and earthquakes."
There's more at the link.
A pox on them! May the fleas of a thousand camels infest their genitals! May their toes fall off, their knees pop, and their thighs bloat!
Quite apart from their scientific illiteracy in trying to link subterranean tectonic plates to atmospheric temperature, anyone who'd try to take advantage of the suffering and death of others to defend an indefensible position (I highly recommend all four linked articles, in sequence, if you're in any doubt about its indefensibility), and propagate a patently false philosophy, isn't worthy of consideration as a human being. They're lower than the gutter.
Let them all wither and rot!