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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

I-35W Collapse Due To Global Warming

The latest Chicken Little "the sky is falling" global warming hyperbole is from Joseph Romm. Romm was Acting Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, in charge of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy during 1997 and as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary from 1995 though 1998. Huh...another ex-Clinton official jumping on the so-called global warming hyperbole, imagine that.


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.

What's it like, Mr. Romm, to blindly be the water-carrier for such specious science? So the latest issue of Time basically says we're all going to die from global warming - so what? Their counterpart, Newsweek, told us 30-some years ago we all were going to freeze to death. And we're supposed to accept - without question - that in 30-some years we've gone from living on a planet destined to become an ice cube to one that now is an inferno?


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."

Yeah, Ms. Hortman, up until last week Minnesota never had temperatures in the 90 degree range - ever. Therefore, that's the reason the I-35W bridge didn't collapse earlier.

Democrats Idiots on parade, for everyone to see.

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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Oh Tom, the selfless promotion of your dermabrasion site forced me to delete your comment, but that's for visiting.

I'll be happy to discuss advertising rates for you if you want to promote your site here. Sorry, no freebies.
Ahhhhgggrrr!!!! The sky is falling!!! The sky is falling!!!

Why is it that to be taken seriously as a democrat you have to say such silly things?
Good question Arc - and I don't have the precise answer. I think Gore latched onto global warming simply for self-identity purposes so he wouldn't become "Al Who"? Was global warming a problem during both Clinton-Gore terms? No.

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?
Peter: In error I hit the reject button on some comments that I meant to publish. Sorry about that.

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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