I am not a man of strong faith so I am constantly looking for signs of God working around me. As a comic I have to believe that God has a sense of humor. Yesterday those two things ran smack into each other in Washington D.C.
In the middle of the worst spring blizzard of the past thirty years and with temperatures in the twenties some of those sharp minds who have “settled” the global warming debate held a protest. I kept thinking of that line from the old folk song “Oh Susanna”,…the sun so hot I froze to death.” Both Steven Biel of Greenpeace and the website www.capitalclimateaction.org said it was the “largest act of civil disobedience for “climate change” in the history of the United States.”
So I am thinking how many people must have been there in the snow, 20,000? 50,000? 100,000? Both of these sources claimed the crowd to be 3000. Really? That’s it? That was the biggest global warming protest ever? There were more people than that in my college biology class.
Looking like a fool out in the show while screaming about how hot it is one thing but going on Fox News and confirming you are a moron is another. Mr. Biel hit the Neil Cavuto Show in the afternoon to confirm that sticking to the script sometimes isn’t the best idea. The interview is full of classic environmentalist one liners being debunked by Mr. Cavuto but this was my favorite:
Cavuto: …just the Earth in a funk. And now it’s cold again.
Biel: Well, you’d be hard pressed to find a climate scientist or physicist who agrees with that.
Cavuto: No, actually no. I’ve had dozens on this show.
This winter is the coldest in over thirty years in North America and Europe. The polar ice cap in the north, you remember the one that wasn’t big enough to chill a decent martini last year according to Al Gore, is at its thickest since 1979. Polar bears are thriving and Key West is still above water and one of the few places in the country where real estate is dropping faster than the environmentalist left’s credibility.
All that aside, my major objection to all of the climate hysteria is that no one knows what the optimum temperature for human life on the planet is. Who is to say that the human race won’t be more able to thrive if the temperature goes up a few degrees? I hope we won’t be leaving the answer to that question up to Greenpeace.
see the entrie Cavuto interview at http://www.thehopeforamerica.com/play.php?id=417