Thursday, April 9, 2009


While reading the Drudge Report, I came across this entry taken from the AP wire service:

WASHINGTON (AP) - The president's new science adviser said Wednesday that global warming is so dire, the Obama administration is discussing radical technologies to cool Earth's air.

John Holdren told The Associated Press in his first interview since being confirmed last month that the idea of geoengineering the climate is being discussed.

One such extreme option includes shooting pollution particles into the upper atmosphere to reflect the sun's rays.

Holdren said such an experimental measure would only be used as a last resort. "It's got to be looked at," he said. "We don't have the luxury of taking any approach off the table."

Holdren outlined several "tipping points" involving global warming that could be fast approaching. Once such milestones are reached, such as complete loss of summer sea ice in the
Arctic, it increases chances of "really intolerable consequences," he said.

Twice in a half-hour interview, Holdren compared global warming to being "in a car with bad brakes driving toward a cliff in the fog."

As I read the article, I wondered to myself: who do these people think they are?

I understand how people might go for irradiated food, to make them "safer" for human consumption, or the genetic alteration of corn and other plants in an attempt to increase their yield.

In this case, however, they seem to be planning to do the ultimate tinkering with the atmosphere of the planet, not serendipitously, as with so-called "greenhouse gas emissions," or chlorofluorocarbons, but in a deliberate attempt to permanently alter the very air we breathe!

I realize that there are growing pockets of places where the air is pretty rich in unhealthy gasses and particulates, but this business of making a concerted effort to inject into our protective canopy of oxygen, nitrogen and other elements necessary for the proper use of our atmosphere, chemical compounds that are supposed to "clean it up," without having any method of ensuring that they either will achieve the desired effect or that their long-term effect will be beneficial is pretty scary stuff.

Indeed, it is the kind of stuff that could only come from "scientific" leadership that is as arrogant as President BO, himself.

We have tried unsuccessfully to alter our environment for years.

We have seeded hurricanes and storms to try to get them to dissipate their energy and thus become less of a threat.

We have set off explosives in an attempt to alter the stresses of tectonic plates, thus reducing the consequences of earthquakes.

All to no avail.

In my humble, but correct, opinion, we have elected a set of clowns who are determined to usher in "1984," "Animal Farm," and a myriad of other pseudo/sci-fi-political mumbo-jumbos in a globo-narcissistic race to control the universe.

They remind me of The Brain, from Animaniacs' "Pinkey and the Brain."

The sooner we lose these goons, the better.

NOTE: For those literalists among you, parts of the preceeding post were done with my tongue firmly implanted in my cheek. I will leave it up to you to decide which parts.


Z said...

"tinkering" is a good word for this new administration..they're tinkering with EVERYTHING.
To our detriment.
HELP! They're screwing EVERYTHING up in our country...LEAVE THE WORLD ENVIRONMENT ALONE, please! You don't know what you're doing with ANYTHING!
Oh, Joe.........this is scary! And, they do EVERYTHING with ONLY Lefty input! They won't work with Republicans, but they want to work with IRAN!!

sue said...

Joe - I have a feeling that the tongue-in-cheek part was not:

The sooner we lose these goons, the

Joe said...

Sue and Z: My medicines are keeping me awake tonight. What are you people doing up so late?

Lone Ranger said...

Yet another crisis. It reminds me of the Clinton administration -- just one crisis after another.

Only Obama could be arrogant enough to believe he could change the Earth's climate. I remember during the Carter administration, these nuts were talking about covering glaciers with soot, so they'd absorb the sun and melt, warding off another ice age.

I'm still waiting to be stung to death by killer bees or fried by the hole in the ozone. Oh, and let's not forget about global starvation and food wars caused by overpopulation.

I can't think of a single lefty prediction of doom that has ever panned out.

sue said...

Joe - I'm a night owl. Midnight is my bedtime, and some nights it's one or two. I can read more blogs that way. hee hee

Tom said...

First we're berated for polluting the Earth, and now we need the pollution to keep the Earth from turning into a fiery ball of goo. What am I missing here?

Joe said...

Tom: Almost nothing galls me more than inconsistancy, and the administration of President BO is about as consitantly inconsistant as they come.

shoprat said...

All I can picture is the stupid emperor in the "Emperor's New Clothes" being hoodwinked by simple con-artists. It happened because he was vain and witless, and sounds familiar.

BetteJo said...

Oh I don't know, I think President BO is quite consistent. If it's bad for the country, he wants to enact it. If it's bad for the citizens - he wants to give it to them. If it's illegal - he'll make it legal and if it's religious he'll do his damnedest to make it secular. It's like an upside down world, what's good is bad and what's bad is good .. I'm getting dizzy.
AND pissed off.

David Wyatt said...

BetteJo, kind of like: "Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight!" (Isaiah 5:20-21, NKJV)

Mark said...

This is not so hard to understand when one considers Obama sees himself as God. And, as you know, God can do anything.