Thursday, April 02, 2009
Over the last year or so I have been taking an informal survey of a key news metric - Google news searches for the term “global warming.” A year ago, the ratio of alarmist/skeptical articles was close to 100/1. About six months ago, the ratio was 90/10, Two months ago it was 80/20, and today it hit 50/50 for the first timeGoogle News searches mainly show US results but we are notoriously a bit behind the US in fashions. It has long been obvious that alarmists were very much in a minority on newspaper online comments but then they are, relatively, uncensored. Indeed George Moonbat has regularly railed against the fact that this vast majority, even in the Guardian, dares to disagree with him. However if even the newspapers themselves are finding their promotion of this swindle so unpopular that they can't keep pushing it then the game is indeed up.
Well not on the BBC where they do not yet aspire to even 1% accuracy.
Now beware of the next eco-fascist scare story coming up. Here are some pld ones I put up as an April fool threat 3 years ago. Since then I have found out acid rain & obviously last years claims that we had reached peak oil were lies too. Will 1 or more of the old ones get a retread from the eco-fascists or will it be a new one?
In any case we have had numerous eco-fascist warnings of peak oil - mostly within 1-10 years of the current date & which have proven false. Most of these warnings have been based on the assumption that the only oil in existence is that currently known to be obtainable from currently exploited fields using curent technology.
Take care, Elli
And that is the rub. A lot of people either could put forth the minimal effort to find out that Global Warming is false, or they could just do nothing. Instead they choose to act without even turning on their computers to find out.
Really, GW is partly religious at base, so among certain people it can't be questioned.
On a related not look at this.
For a small fraction of what we waste on impoverishing ourselves we could have all the Big Engineering stuff proposed & ultimately the whole universe. That seems to me to be more worthy than frightening ourselves with shadows.
Those societies not willing to pay 10% probably pay a lot more to a hidden religion.
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Please remember that the above numbers may not include state and local spending. Also, a good part of my country's healthcare costs are not included either, which in the US is a large part of GDP.