The idiocy of "global warming"

This is hardly a surprise:

“In 1995, I published a short paper in the academic journal Science. In that study, I reviewed how borehole temperature data recorded a warming of about one degree Celsius in North America over the last 100 to 150 years. The week the article appeared, I was contacted by a reporter for National Public Radio. He offered to interview me, but only if I would state that the warming was due to human activity. When I refused to do so, he hung up on me.

“I had another interesting experience around the time my paper in Science was published. I received an astonishing email from a major researcher in the area of climate change. He said, “We have to get rid of the Medieval Warm Period.” “The Medieval Warm Period (MWP) was a time of unusually warm weather that began around 1000 AD and persisted until a cold period known as the “Little Ice Age” took hold in the 14th century. … The existence of the MWP had been recognized in the scientific literature for decades. But now it was a major embarrassment to those maintaining that the 20th century warming was truly anomalous. It had to be “gotten rid of.”

“In 1999, Michael Mann and his colleagues published a reconstruction of past temperature in which the MWP simply vanished. This unique estimate became known as the “hockey stick,” because of the shape of the temperature graph. “Normally in science, when you have a novel result that appears to overturn previous work, you have to demonstrate why the earlier work was wrong. But the work of Mann and his colleagues was initially accepted uncritically, even though it contradicted the results of more than 100 previous studies. Other researchers have since reaffirmed that the Medieval Warm Period was both warm and global in its extent.

First of all, it’s impossible to convince anyone from Minnesota that “global warming” is a bad thing. Unless you’ve stood outside at a bus stop for 45 minutes in -40 wind chills, waiting for a school bus, you can’t fully understand that the idea of a warmer planet sounds pretty darn good. Furthermore, it’s quite obvious to every Minnesotan that the planet has been getting warmer for a very long time, considering that THE ENTIRE STATE USED TO BE COVERED WITH GLACIERS!!!!!

Furthermore, anyone with a background in medieval history is well aware of the medieval warm period… how on Earth would the Vikings have established agricultural communities in Greenland that lasted for almost 500 years if its average annual temperature was -11C then as it is now? It’s not as if they had the benefit of Dan Marino and his Isotoners, after all.

“Global warming” is little more than the latest excuse for the expansion of central government power. It has been cooked up to replace the dead concept of Marxism and the dying concept of Keynesian economics.

Whenever one considers the general “consensus” on anything, always keep in mind that most people are unthinking, maleducated idiots.

A testimony to moral sickness

From the Telegraph:

A cuckolded husband was banned by the High Court yesterday from naming a married public figure who conducted an affair with his wife. In what is believed to be the first case of its kind, Mr Justice Eady granted the adulterer — who may be identified only as CC — an injunction against the betrayed husband, referred to as AB….

The judge granted an injunction preventing AB from communicating, directly or indirectly, with the media or on the internet on the subject of his wife’s former relationship. Unless amended, the order will remain until a full hearing, planned for Feb 12.

In his ruling, the judge said: “There is a powerful argument that the conduct of an intimate or sexual relationship is a matter in respect of which there is ‘a reasonable expectation of privacy’.”

This is a powerful demonstration of the way that Western government are increasingly taking positions which not only attack traditional morality, but do so in a manner that demonstrates their intrinsic opposition to the very rights which they are supposedly protecting.

One would think that the “reasonable expectation of privacy” would easily, automatically, be trumped by the husband’s free speech and economic freedom rights, after all, one cannot slander someone so long as one speaks the truth, nor should one be prevented from profiting from his unique knowledge. That is, after all, the entire premise of the media business, that people will pay for knowledge they do not currently possess.

There is something deeper here. The pattern that reveals the pernicious spiritual element at works is the way in which that which is sin is increasingly protected by the force of government, whereas that which imposes any of the natural costs of sin upon itself is increasingly attacked.

Nothing positive will ever come of those who call good evil and evil good.

Feminists are the real Neanderthals

Well, it would explain why so many feminists look like Sasquatches.

Diversified social roles for men, women, and children may have given Homo sapiens an advantage over Neanderthals, says a new study in the December 2006 issue of Current Anthropology. The study argues that division of economic labor by sex and age emerged relatively recently in human evolutionary history and facilitated the spread of modern humans throughout Eurasia.

“The competitive advantage enjoyed by modern humans came not just from new weapons and devices but from the ways in which their economic lives were organized around the advantages of cooperation and complementary subsistence roles for men, women, and children,” write Steven L. Kuhn and Mary C. Stiner (University of Arizona).

Kuhn and Stiner note that the rich archaeological record for Neanderthal diets provides little direct evidence for a reliance on subsistence foods, such as milling stones to grind nuts and seeds. Instead, Neanderthals depended on large game, a high-stakes resource, to fuel their massive body mass and high caloric intake. This lack of food diversity and the presence of healed fractures on Neanderthal skeletons—attesting to a rough-and-tumble lifestyle—suggest that female and juvenile Neanderthals participated actively in the hunt by serving as game drivers, beating bushes or cutting off escape routes.

Feminism isn’t progressive, it’s social evolution in reverse. As others have mentioned, if everything was left to women we’d all be living in caves, albeit nicely decorated ones. And the more that female influence on the body politic grows, the more it looks as if humanity will be returning to those caves.