New Low: San Fran Chronicle Suggests Global Warming Caused Haiti Earthquake.

Just when you thought they couldn’t possibly stoop any lower . . .

Sick global warming advocate Cameron Scott of the San Francisco Chronicle’s ‘Thin Green Line’ blog has plumbed new depths of ruthless opportunism by trying to link Haiti’s horrific earthquake to global warming.

Here’s the argument which the article offers:

At the American Geophysical Union meeting late last month, University of Miami geologist Shimon Wdowinski argued that the devastating earthquake a year ago may have been caused by a combination of deforestation and hurricanes. Climate change is spurring more, stronger hurricanes, which are fueled by warm ocean waters.

It works like this: Deforestation leaves hillsides vulnerable to erosion, which hurricanes deliver in spades. Haiti’s hills have waned to a degree, says Wdowinski, that it could affect the stability of the Earth’s crust.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/green/detail?entry_id=80278#ixzz1A80UAhIE

Yes, you read that right – they’re asking you to believe that a magnitude SEVEN earthquake was caused by “a combination of deforestation and hurricanes” brought about by you wicked, wicked people who drive cars and live in houses.

Of course, as the BBC reported shortly after the quake, such a massive event can only be caused by two tectonic plates grinding against each other and settling ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8456233.stm ). Not deforestation. Not ‘hurricanes’. Not even melting ice in the Arctic.

Read the first paragraph quoted again – note how Dr Wdowinski himself doesn’t appear to link the earthquake with global warming – all he suggests is that slippage of land may precipitate a quake that was already waiting to happen anyway. But you’d hardly notice how the author glides smoothly from Dr Wdowinski’s position to something entirely different. This is hardly journalism to be proud of, to say the least.

What’s even worse, is that the article references a blog rather than any scientific paper for the wild assertions it makes. Scott refers to the ‘Treehugger’ blog as his source, which in turns refers to ‘Mongabay’, which – stay with me here – yet again refers to another blog, the ‘Weather Underground’ blog. Whew! Talk about dubious sources.

What is clear, is that there is no tragedy, disaster or catastrophe that these ghouls will not seize on and use to try and persuade decent people that if they don’t follow the party line on global warming they are personally responsible for every death they see on TV. Global warming activism is now the cult of the vulture, circling the planet looking for death, disease and disaster to feast on.

10 responses to “New Low: San Fran Chronicle Suggests Global Warming Caused Haiti Earthquake.

  1. How’s the traffic from Morano?
    Mine is next to nothing, but you and Steve should be doing well.

    • Hi CM,

      Pretty steady at around one and a half to two thousand hits a day.

      On an entirely different matter, do you have the reference to hand for the Betrand Russell quote on serfdom you have on your front page? I’ve tried Googling it, but can’t find the speech or book it’s supposed to come from, only other websites.

  2. The most surprising thing is that Helium was nowhere in the chain of command.

  3. So, he’s been consulting with Danny Glover?

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  5. CM, no offence but just had a look at your blog and eh, how shall I put it? I think you need to be a bloke to fully appreciate it? ;o)

  6. I’m with Hannah. Love the picture (privately) but does the cause no good. Keep up the good work.

  7. HTL–Sorry, I don’t remember where I found the Russell quote.

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  9. Well, I’m not a Geophysicist, but…wait YES I AM! It doesn’t even make a good joke to say that GW causes tectonic shifts of the Earth’s crust. They tried that in Peru after an 8.0 and provoked howls of laughter from even the least Geophysically inclined.

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