On the subject of global warming, the above e-mail displays some of the hysteria that's taking place recently and that's why I call it Global Swarming.
From my perspective there are two distinct issues. There's global warming, and there's Kyoto. Actually, I'll define it even more. There's global warming, global warming hysteria, and Kyoto.
Just because you're against Kyoto doesn't mean you deny global warming because they are two separate issues. It reminds me of the gay marriage issue, anyone who was against same sex marriage was considered anti-gay or homophobic and it just wasn't fair.
Just because someone preferred to keep the traditional definition of marriage didn't mean they were against homosexuality. Problem is, it gave those in favour of same-sex marriage a powerful tool in their argument.
Same with global warming, I don't deny global warming exists to some degree, I just don't think Kyoto is the way to attack it, and I definitely don't think we've got the problem that a lot of people claim we do. But it seems you're not allow to take this position and if you do, you're anti-earth.
Let's not forget the global warming issue was kick-started by a movie - An Inconvenient Truth - a compelling movie but a movie just the same.
Al Gore got the world revved up about global warming with a movie that many people, (of all the nerve) have questioned the accuracy. It's believed Al Gore may have massaged a few facts to make a more interesting movie and the result is what is going on right now.
Much the way people got freaked out by birds after the movie "The Birds", or how people were afraid to go in the water after "Jaws". I'm sure there are more contemporary examples but I can't think of them right now.
Wait a minute. Yes I can. A guy named Argie mentioned it yesterday in a posting called "Sensible". He compared the global warming to Y2K. Remember how we were all led down the garden path with that pile of bullshit? The need for some minor adjustments turned into the prediction of Armageddon at the stroke of midnight on January 1st, 2000.
There's no doubt global warming is an issue. Given what we've done, and are doing to the planet it's got to be an issue. But to what extent and for what reasons?
Is it so horrible to stop down and ask a few questions and throw your support behind more moderate views?
Those who've drunk the Kool-Aid and blindly follow the movie makers and highly paid lecturers like David Suzuki like to label skeptics as "deniers", and they like to accuse big business of clouding the issue for monetary reasons.
Well if any of those people don't think there's some big dough being made off the hysteria right now, I feel sorry for them.
Meanwhile, I realize there are a lot people out there who look down their nose at the Toronto Sun and consider it not worthy of reference material, but I really think you should take the time to read today's editorial.
I couldn't have said it better myself.