Monday, July 09, 2007

U.S. leg of Live Earth hits key notes - U.S. leg of Live Earth hits key notes - U.S. leg of Live Earth hits key notes brings into question whether is a legitimate news site or a shill of the environmental wacko fringe. The artists can be forgiven, but the others? For example,
Etheridge aside, it was nonmusicians at this concert who made the most passionate pleas about demanding action for the environment. "Get rid of all these rotten politicians that we have in Washington, who are nothing more than corporate toadies," said Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the environmentalist author, president of Waterkeeper Alliance and Robert F. Kennedy's son, who grew hoarse from shouting. "This is treason. And we need to start treating them as traitors."
RFKJR is evidence here of growing panic on the Global Warming fringe, by suggesting that anyone who doesn't fully, completely, and absoutely believe his his type of hocus-pocus is a traitor. Of course, the reality is that the science is not settled, and "consensus" is not a word that applies to science, but rather, to politics. Oh, wait, he is a politician, whose father and grandfather tried for the presidency (the later having lost his chance by backing the wrong side in WW II). Of course, this guy's uncle is the one leading the opposition to windmills ofshore in Mass., and he likely still makes use of the family compounds in Hyannis Port and Miami.

And then there is this:
Primatologist Jane Goodall offered a greeting in chimpanzee language, before saying, "Up in the North the ice is melting, what will it take to melt the ice in the human heart?"
Yes Jane, it is that time of year, and so the artic ice is melting now. And in a couple of months, it will be forming again. It happens every year, and is called by the technical term of "Summer". My guess is that after all those years in the jungle, Ms. Goodall has forgotten that most of the world goes through this sort of annual heating and cooling cycle.


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