Tuesday, August 07, 2007
I-35W Collapse Due To Global Warming
Well, Romm, not to be outdone by Albert Gore, Junior - the man who invented the internet - wrote a lengthy, unscientific, unsubstantiated column for Climate Progress.org where he alleges the following absurd accusations:
The thought [that global warming caused the bridge collapse] didn’t cross my mind until my Minneapolis-based brother suggested it. I had asked him for his thoughts on the collapse, and that is the question he posed.
Some may object to even asking the question, “Did climate change contribute to the Minneapolis bridge collapse?” My guess is those are the same people who deny that global warming is caused by humans or that it is a serious problem — the same people who inevitably say “we can adapt to whatever climate change there is.”
But, in my experience, those “adapters” are actually not interested in finding out what the impacts of global warming are. The Bush administration has blocked research into the impact of climate change on this country and muzzled climate scientists from discussing key climate impact issues, such as the connection between global warming and the recent increase in intense Atlantic hurricanes — which is obviously a central adaptation issue. The latest issue of Time explains, sadly, that this country still isn’t to willing to protect New Orleans from a Category Five hurricane, let alone protect it from a combination of a superhurricane and the sea level rise that is increasingly inevitable thanks to our do-nothing policy on climate change.
Another lame-brain politician jumping on the "earth is frying" bandwagon is Minnesota House of Representative Melissa Hortman, a Democrat (surprise surprise! - not) from the city of Brooklyn Park. Her website states her educational background and degrees are in, "B.A., political science/philosophy, Boston University; J.D., University of Minnesota." Huh - funny - those degrees don't appear to be related to earth science, meteorology or climate studies. This, of course, does not stop her from "believing" that the bridge collapse was caused by global warming.
Yet, Hortman reached the conclusion in the Denver Post that is was the hot weather, aka "man-made global warming", that caused the I-35W bridge to collapse:
"Did the heat put extra strain on the steel?" Hortman said. "You wonder if this bridge was built to withstand the massive heat we have had this summer."
God these people are dense. Is it something in the water these Democrats drink that causes such a high degree of severe mental retardation? How does their brain atrophy to such a point where they profess beliefs that only concur with what they want to believe instead of at least hearing the opposing side? How is it that people like Romm and Hortman fail to acknowledge that the earth is still emerging from a mini-ice age? Because Junior Gore told them so?
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Why is it that to be taken seriously as a democrat you have to say such silly things?
I beleive the earth is warming. It warms and it cools, it goes thru cycles. I do not believe humans are responsible for it or contributing to it. What do you think?
I only had a brief time to read your comment, I had planned to look up the facts, figures and dollars you mentioned. Unfortunately your comment, along with others, was deleted when in fact I meant to publish them. I apologize for that.
The one thing that I beleive you wrote something to the effect that Clinton signed the U.S. on to the Kyoto Treaty. He most certainly did not.
Please recomment with your figures so I can check them out. Thanks - and again, sorry for the error in deleting your comment. Beleive me, if I wanted to intentionally delete your comment along with others, I'd let you know about it.
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