Climatic Idiocy. Where to begin? There is, in case anyone’s missed it, yet one more emerging Obama atrocity: his War on Coal. Actually, it’s one of the best ideas in recent memory, the concept of drastically reducing carbon emissions by drastically reducing the use of coal in power generation; it’s the wingnut reaction to same that’s idiotic. Here are a couple of grand headlines which come close to describing the . . . ermmm . . . the idiocy — yeah, there’s the word! — that forever drives Wingnuttistanians everywhere.
First, there’s this li’l gem: Coal Company CEO Threatens To Sue EPA For ‘Lying’ About Climate Change
Next, to demonstrate that not all wingnut idiots are Republican, there’s this one: West Virginia Democrat Unveils Bill To Let Coal Plants Emit Unlimited Carbon Pollution
And of course, implied in the coal industry’s resistance to the ‘War on Coal’, there’s the task of bought-and-paid-for and/or idiot politicians to do all they can to diminish the progress of clean energy alternatives. Starting here at home, there’s this: House Republican Budget Would Cut $113 Million From Renewable Energy
And from Down Under (where one might think politicians might oughtta be urging every possible means to reduce carbon emissions to zero), there comes word that Australian PM Tony Abbott Travels The World To Drum Up Anti-Climate Action Coalition
I could go on, and on, and on, and . . . well, OK, one more. We should definitely not ignore the idea put forward by an idiot (Republican) Florida Congressman: If Humans Cause Climate Change, Then ‘Why Did The Dinosaurs Go Extinct’?
Indeed. I mean really, why didn’t I think of that?
There are, however, in a small handful of spots on the globe, evidences of cognitive thought on climate change, followed by action mandates designed to attack the problem head on, action mandates that are clearly NOT designed by idiots, NOT driven by idiocy. Example: Finland Sets New, Ambitious Goal For Cutting Greenhouse Gas Emissions, wherein:
Last week, Finland became the latest European country to set itself a new and newly ambitious goal for cutting its greenhouse gas emissions.
The Climate Change Act legally commits the country to reducing its emissions 80 percent below their 1990 levels by 2050, and enters into legal force in 2015.
Imagine it. A land with no wingnuts, a land free of
Climatic — make that Climactic Idiocy!
Rant over. For now, at least. Whew.