Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Who would have guessed that the continued carping over global warming and the over-the-top, shrill screeching of politicians and other scientists would eventually lead to the first diagnosis of this:

Climate Change Delusion

The story is here.
A snippet:
"The patient had also developed the belief that, due to climate change, his own water consumption could lead within days to the deaths of millions of people through exhaustion of water supplies."
This belief, of course, contrasts sharply with this:

Here is Prime Minister Kevin Rudd yesterday, with his own apocalyptic vision: "If we do not begin reducing the nation's levels of carbon pollution, Australia's economy will face more frequent and severe droughts, less water, reduced food production and devastation of areas such as the Great Barrier Reef and Kakadu wetlands."
At least the Prime Minister is still taking water.

What is of course de rigeur about the whole thing is the PM's answer: take lots of money from Australians. Government's answer to all ills.

There is one more catchy snippet in the story. Although unsubstantiated, I..I can't help myself! I've gotta quote it.

In some countries they're even planning to tax farting cows, so there's no end to the ways you can be stung.

That's right. Now you can be stung by a taxed, farting cow.

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