Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Report: Global Warming = Nuclear War

Yes, it's come to this. The hype, hysteria and fear-mongering has reached its logical end.

Submit now to the global warming loons, or face a fate equal to nuclear war.

They scratch their pointy heads wondering why people are laughing at them.

Global warming impact like "nuclear war": report
Climate change could have global security implications on a par with nuclear war unless urgent action is taken, a report said on Wednesday.

The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) security think-tank said global warming would hit crop yields and water availability everywhere, causing great human suffering and leading to regional strife.
For a group purportedly in existence with the intention of arms control, I'm not quite sure where their expertise in this field derives from. Perhaps they're just trying to stay relevant and glom onto the global warming money-making machine.

Hey, if a dunce like Al Gore can cash in, it should be easy.
While everyone had now started to recognize the threat posed by climate change, no one was taking effective leadership to tackle it and no one could tell precisely when and where it would hit hardest, it added.

"The most recent international moves towards combating global warming represent a recognition ... that if the emission of greenhouse gases ... is allowed to continue unchecked, the effects will be catastrophic -- on the level of nuclear war," the IISS report said.
There's always the qualifiers, the ifs and could haves ... that will only occur ... unless urgent action is taken.

Still, even if urgent action is taken, well, it's too late, so get ready for nuclear annihilation, baby!
"Even if the international community succeeds in adopting comprehensive and effective measures to mitigate climate change, there will still be unavoidable impacts from global warming on the environment, economies and human security," it added.
Nowhere does this story indicate exactly how any of this catastrophic impact will occur. I guess just scaring the daylights out of you will get you to go along.

After all, we must do it for the children.
Scientists say global average temperatures will rise by between 1.8 and 4.0 degrees Celsius this century due to burning fossil fuels for power and transport.
Some scientists say that. Others dispute those assertions. It's not been proven, although they give themselves a pretty wide berth there just to play it safe.

Now they get to the juicy part.
The IISS report said the effects would cause a host of problems including rising sea levels, forced migration, freak storms, droughts, floods, extinctions, wildfires, disease epidemics, crop failures and famines.
Well, that pretty much covers everything except the prospective horrors of another Clinton admnistration.

The thing is, throughout history we've had all the above, none due to global warming.
The impact was already being felt -- particularly in conflicts in Kenya and Sudan -- and more was expected in places from Asia to Latin America as dwindling resources led to competition between haves and have nots.
What's going on in Kenya and Sudan has nothing to do with global warming and everything to do with ethnic and religious strife.

Read the rest of this specious tripe if you need any further laughs.

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