Za Terminator is baaack!

Dave 07“Ve got to westoah za climate!!”  That’s Arnold the Terminator, about ten years ago. At the time I remember asking someone: “Restore it to what exactly? Cold as The Little Ice Age? Farming in Greenland like during the Middle Ages?”

This year, Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Montana, filming a documentary purporting to show that climate change is responsible for wildfires. Well of course he’s right. When it rains, forests grow; when it’s dry, forests burn. We learned that in Alberta in 2005. We had a dry March with lots of grassfires which is pretty normal. One of our local climate gurus, a Dr. Somebody, was interviewed and said: “If we don’t get rain, it will be a dry summer”. I realized immediately that I should have gone for that PhD because “rain = wet; no rain = dry!” would never have occurred to me. At any rate, in May and June it rained, and it got wet and we had floods; so I suppose he was right.

The fact is, climate change is normal.  Since the last Ice Age 18,000 years ago, the overall trend has been global warming, and thankfully, less ice. (Where I live just north of the Montana border, the ice was over a mile thick during the Ice Age; it’s chilly today; and I’m a bit nervous!) But there have been many ups and downs, temperature wise, and about 250 years ago it got almost as cold as it was during last Ice Age. So it is actually called, The Little Ice Age.

We are in the process of thawing out from that period of cold and misery and hardship. But unfortunately – according to the International Panel on Climate Change, (IPCC), which is the Vatican of the Church of Global Warming / Climate Change – there has been no warming for the past 17 years. Our thaw-out has stalled, and some scientists are worried. Let us hope that the climate doesn’t restore itself to what it was 250 years ago or we are in serious trouble. So buy that SUV! Arnold Schwarzenegger actually does drive a Hummer,so there is a bit more Hollywood hypocrisy.

Apparently, the IPCC is about to issue a report that essentially admits that all the alarmism, including theirs, was overdone. No kidding! According to the report, even if warming resumes it is likely to be significantly less than their last prediction, which was less than the one before that; all of which were less alarming than Al Gore’s predictions in his Fictionmentary called “An Inconvenient Truth”.

Here’s a link to The Science and Public Policy Institute (SPPI), gives specific rebuttals to claims made by Al Gore. And don’t let those who say that SPPI is not legitimate, fool you. One claim is: “– SPPI had not been granted nonprofit status from the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) 3+ years after it was formed”. Given the scandal unfolding around the IRS, I’d suggest that being stalled by them constitutes proof that SPPI is legitimate. http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/monckton/goreerrors.html

Our twenty year pandemic of insanity on climate change, warming, disruption, and extremes, has cost the world a trillion plus in dollars; and many millions of jobs; but hey! it worked great for Big Al, and he got rich! So now the Terminator is going to try the same play, and make his own documentary.

But that game is running out of steam, and credibility. Arnold’s documentary is probably too late for the big money; unless he throws in a car chase or two, and maybe Jamie Lee Curtis. If he does that, I might even watch it.

Let’s do it ourselves; and let’s think for ourselves!

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Dave

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4 Comments on “Za Terminator is baaack!”

  1. Randall J Morrison July 31, 2013 at 12:40 PM #

    I think our generation will never know the total impact of human culture, specifically technology and pollution, on our planet. However, we have seen smog, polluted lakes and rivers, oceans with Texas-sized islands of plastic etc., etc. etc. We humans are slobs. Our disrespect for the planet is horrifying. I think we need to find a way to minimize the negative effects of our existence by as quickly as possible cleaning up our use of fossil fuels and outlawing pollution of air, land and water. I am not willing to gamble the future of the planet. This planet is not mine to toy with. Any effort to be hygienic should be investigated whether one believes in climate change or not!

    • Dave Reesor August 3, 2013 at 3:38 PM #

      I have eight grand kids, including one who is asthmatic, so believe me I want clean air. Occasionally during the winter, we have to go to Okotoks or High River, and sometimes when we drive back into Calgary we see a brown haze hanging over the city. It’s SO2, NOX, and particulates.
      We know how to clean that up, but we are spending trillions worldwide chasing CO2; while even the IPCC is beginning to admit that they may have overstated its impact. And they now say that there has been no statistically significant global warming for 17 years.
      But climate and dirty air are two separate things. Industrialized countries are far cleaner than they were 75 years ago. Countries like China and India are beginning to clean up as they become increasingly wealthy. And I expect that African countries will become cleaner as they develop, reversing Zimbabwe which has become dirtier as Robert Mugabe has looted and destroyed its wealth.
      Many renewable sources of energy are as bad as natural gas, or even oil, when their total impact is calculated. For instance, Quebec flaunts its greenness because it won’t frac, and it opposes the oilsands. But James Bay took out more boreal forest than the oilsands, and unlike with the oilsands, there is no way to restore the forest. And James Bay provides minimal jobs for aboriginals, unlike the oilsands where native owned companies are recruiting from Southern Alberta bands because they’ve run out of willing employees in Northern Alberta.
      The CO2 industry is a scam and Al Gore has always been regarded as a charlatan by the majority of Tennesseans, even though he’s one of them. The Let’s Do It Ourselves Movement is green; but logically green. We want to sensibly clean up our air, water and soil; in fact we are all for spending money on that.

    • davewr2012 August 21, 2013 at 11:10 AM #

      I agree; but I think we need to aggressively clean up our act; starting in those areas where we know what the problem is, and how to cure it. Chasing chimeras turns people off and they no longer will pay attention to the clearly identifiable problems.

  2. Guy Plecash August 3, 2013 at 2:09 AM #

    So call me a climate heretic, but experience has taught me that Ma Nature needs no help from me or anyone else. Prang yourself up in the bush and it’s soon clear which of you needs assistance. Meteors, wholesale volcanic activity – Nature shrugs it off and adapts while us little beasties become extinct. Once again what we’ve got here is a bunch of vile-tempered sociopaths using a plausible sounding cause to hide behind while they dump on the rest of us. Worthwhile bozos would simply admit they hate their neighbours and duke it out. Time for the Climate Priests to man up.

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