Three new contenders for the “Dumbest News Story on Global Warming” competition. This promises to be a vintage year for such stories, as desperation mounts to breath new life into the increasingly discredited theory of anthropogenic global warming.
First up we have this masterpiece of innuendo and petitio principii which starts:
Weird mass animal deaths are occurring all over the world. Birds and fish are suddenly dying in huge numbers. It is both creepy and alarming that a definitive cause of all the animal deaths has not yet been identified. Could global warming somehow be linked to these incidents? It is believed to be causing abnormal weather patterns all over the world.
And ends by hoping that if a link can be engineered somehow between global warming and bird deaths, it will result in radical changes to the way people live:
If changing climates can be linked to animal deaths will it change the way Americans live? Will people stop driving huge SUVs that put a lot of toxins in the air that contribute to global warming? Will they care more about funding research about global warming?
. . . Again with the radical changes to lifestyle demand. Of course, mass bird deaths are not a new phenomenon at all, as this report from 1969 proves (hat tip: Jimbo).
Next is this article from Real Aspen newsletter, announcing “Al Gore to Connect Climate Change to Beetle Kill” (no, really), and laying out his plans for a speech to blame global warming for killing trees!
Former Vice President Al Gore will be in Aspen in February to attend what’s believed to be one of the first major public symposiums linking global climate change to the deteriorating health of forestland in the American West due to ongoing insect infestations and the growing threat of wildfire.
“Forests At Risk: Climate Change & the Future of the American West” is scheduled for Feb. 18 at the Doerr-Hosier Center on the campus of the Aspen Institute. Gore, a Democrat, Nobel laureate and Oscar-winning advocate for reversing the impacts of global climate change, will be the keynote speaker.
And lastly, this must-read story entitled Weep For the Polar Bears which repeats the truly ludicrous and laughable suggestions that melting ice is leading to polar bears drowning:
Once again, as is the case of global warming, those who cause the least pollution are left to suffer the greatest brunt of its effects.
And yes, the polar bears are suffering. These chemicals cause reproduction and neurological problem, problems exacerbated by the fact that global warming is already putting a downward pressure on the polar bear population forcing them to swim further for food and increasingly starving or drowning to death.
You have to wonder – do they really believe this stuff, or do they recognize it for the nonsensical propaganda that it is, but hope that the innocent and credulous (i.e. children) will be swayed by emotion to follow them?