Monday, April 21, 2008

High Comedy in Canada: Earth Day Festivities Forced Indoors Due to Blizzard

You'd think at some point these idiots would be embarrassed at how stupid they look.

Then again, they worship at the altar of the idiot in the photo seen snickering at their gullibility.
So much for global warming. Earth Day festivities went ahead despite the blast of frigid weather yesterday.

Vendors and presenters from various eco-friendly groups, including Bullfrog Power, CO2 Reduction Edmonton and the local solar energy society, crammed into a lone tent in Hawrelak Park after a blizzard forced them to abandon their original locations.

Organizers crammed over 40 groups in a space that would normally be occupied by half that number. Presenters' booths were initially planned to have been spread out between at least five tents, with far larger displays.

"We're normally here with a lineup of cyclists for our free bike repair service. No bikers came today. Big surprise," said Chris Field of Mountain Equipment Co-Op.

A handful of visitors still took the time to inquire about several solar-powered products on display at the M.E.C. booth and browsed several others before running off toward the lone heater in the tent to warm up.
Heh. The comedy doesn't end there.
"This isn't about celebrating just the parts of the Earth that we like, it's about celebrating all of it."
That's right, kid, keep your chin up. Another left hook is sure to follow.
Eco-Air representative Eric Gormley couldn't convince local kids lobbying city council for an anti-idling bylaw to brave the cold yesterday, but happily stepped up on their behalf, offering stickers and information about greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles.

"We're here to raise awareness of the problem, even though on a day like today you don't necessarily think of global warming," he said.
Just what we're aching for, more awareness of a problem that doesn't exist.

Lorne Gunter in the National Post has a few laughs.
I'll confess, I feel genuinely sorry for the organizers and exhibitors. A great deal of planning and investment goes into an event of this size. There is no way to recoup either the time or the money. (I don't care what that organic-food salesman told you, those chickpea patties will not keep in your freezer until next year to demonstrate at your low-carbon barbecue booth.)

You would think participants might actually be happy, though, that Earth Day was called on account of snow and not sweltering temperatures. At least now they can claim victory. They've broken the back of global warming so decisively that Edmonton is now 25 degrees below normal for this time of year. Their dire warnings during the last 10 Earth Days have been heeded and the planet pulled back from the edge of the precipice. Whew!

But I doubt there will be any celebrations. Indeed, one of the reasons "global warming" morphed into "climate change," beginning a couple of years ago, was so any weather extreme could be interpreted as an omen of impending doom.

Despite the claims of the likes of Al Gore and David Suzuki, the planet has not warned appreciably since 1998, itself the warmest or second-warmest year on record. Eight of the last 10 years have not been the hottest in history.

Indeed, if you use 1998 as the base year, the Earth has cooled in the last decade. Even if you use 2002 as Year Zero, there has been no discernable warming. We have entered a "temperature plateau" so far this decade. Even Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, grudgingly had to admit as much a couple of months ago.
We've reached a consensus: There is no global warming.

Update: The morons at the NY Times lament the fact the nonstop propaganda onslaught hasn't accomplished anything other than making people look stupid.

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