Times Argus editorial of April 26th.
It appears that there is no point in debating this issue any longer. One side’s mind is made up. The “science is settle”, (science is never settled). There is the 97% consensus, which was nothing but a total fraud. “But we only have 10 years to save the planet”
Which always seems to be getting pushed back.
San Jose Mercury News (CA) – June 30, 1989 – 3F General News
A senior environmental official at the United Nations, Noel Brown, says entire nations could be wiped off the face of the earth by rising sea levels if global warming is not reversed by the year 2000. Coastal flooding and crop failures would create an exodus of “eco-refugees,” threatening political chaos, said Brown, director of the New York office of the U.N. Environment Program. He said governments have a 10-year window of opportunity to solve the greenhouse effect before it goes beyond human…
Then in 2006 Al Gore said that we only had 10 years to save the planet. Well 10 years have come and gone. and the planet seems to be doing just fine.
Now as of April 2017 we have …guess what, only 10 years left to save the earth.
Vermont has given itself another 33 years to become a 90% total renewable energy state. Obviously were going to have to do better. This will call for more draconian measures.
Five year plans anyone? With much of our youth apparently on board they should be more the happy to donate their time and labor on weekends and in the summer utilizing pick and shovel (none of that pollution belching machinery) to prepare former pastures and mountain tops for many more solar panel farms and wind turbines. Of course this would be voluntary, but it be a gauge as to who among our youth are truly committed and who are just along for the ride.
It is time to put the hammer down. Says “our betters” at the Times Argus.
Marches are morale-builders among those looking for ways to make their voices heard. The massive march in Montpelier on Jan. 21, like similar marches all around the country, was useful in showing opponents of Trump that they were not alone and were not powerless.
In the same way, the March for Science underscored the important role science must play in shaping public policy and showed that an appreciation of science as a fundamental component of education is widespread.
Then again, when liberals get together to prove an intellectual point, there is always the danger that they will be talking mainly to and among themselves. Many of the protest signs were clever enough, such as the one that said, “What do we want? Evidence-based science. When do we want it? After peer review!” It is a kind of in-joke among those familiar with the scientific method. But it flirts with the possibility of sending a different message: that you’re a numbskull if you don’t know how funny and smart we are.
At the same time, the nation and world are fighting against what might be seen as a class of professional numbskulls — interest groups and political movements purposely promoting misinformation in order to cloud the science underpinning our knowledge of climate change.
We are long past the time when the press felt compelled to give equal time or space to climate-change deniers. People of all political persuasions know or have an inkling that the planet has entered a new era. Vermonters are keenly attuned to the woods, the wildlife, the weather and know that things are different, and not just in an occasional or random way. Rather, new climate patterns are settling in and the natural world is showing the effects.
Those who are keenly concerned about climate change may be longing for the day when Trump voters and climate-change skeptics more generally will step forward with a heartfelt mea culpa. But the humiliation of one’s opponents should not be the point. Rather, the marches for science, and an emphasis on the importance of education, serve to show how all of us depend on science, fully funded and widely understood.
Perhaps the time has come for the legislature to pass laws threating jail time for people who persist in denying climate change as Bill Nye has proposed, Or better still, put a pick, shovel and wheelbarrow in their hands and put them to work under selected student overseers.
But lets cut to the chase, like single payer health care and unlimited immigration this panic over
global warming climate change is simply another way to further the march of socialism Progressivism. That a “dead” constitution will become living.
It is true that liberty is precious; so precious that it must be carefully rationed.
— Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
We live in dangerous and strange times.
This is what Mr. Carlin had to say.
Fortunately for Mr. Carlin he is dead or else he could have been subject to some “show trials” that could be happing in the near future. Something like this.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. Ronald Reagan
Sadly it appears that we’re losing the war.