A new campaign from the denizens of death group, brought to you in an effort to scare you into carbon taxes and one world energy policies.
Interesting campaign. First, if it’s not warming, what’s it dying from? Second, after billion of years of evolution, ice ages, hot houses and climate flip-flops, we are to believe that this time it’s for good–all over, dead as a doornail, kaput? Wow, humans accomplished what asteroid strikes, frozen oceans and five mass extinctions could not. We’re here and witnessing the death of the earth. Oh, wait….you mean destroyed it? We’re more powerful than asteroids? Amazing when you think about t.
One would expect another response could be–great, party, have a good time while it lasts. Crank up the A/C, buy a Hummer and go out in style. You know, like the denizens of death heroes Al Gore and Bill McKibben. You don’t see these folks cutting back, do you?
The button used in the campaign is itself about as clever as….well, I can’t really come up with anything that simplistic and inane. A button that goes from black to green on a gradient? Really? Had they gone with Hansen’s boiling oceans, now that would have been graphically terrifying. Maybe a 3D spherical look would have helped. How much mining and manufacturing went into producing these things? Just pushing us that much closer to “its death”.
With advocates like this…..
(Question-off topic and I don’t know the answer: If what humans do to the landscape causes global warming, and we do know weather patterns are affected by landscapes, why didn’t the dinosaurs really mess up the climate with the huge amounts of vegetation they consumed?)