Monday, August 17, 2009

Is The Sky Falling?

According to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, it is. Speaking to the Global Economic Forum in Incheon, North Korea conference last week, he said, “We have just four months. Four months to secure the future of our planet.”

Sounding even more panicky than Al Gore, he spoke of both droughts and floods occurring because of Global Warming, causing food shortages, malnutrition, social unrest, and death. Fortunately, he believes there is a solution.

The simple solution for avoiding total catastrophe is for wealthy nations to allocate new money for environmental concerns to the UN at the Copenhagen Conference in December, approximately four months from now.

On the other hand, lots and lots of money has already funded our EPA which, in turn, is creating its own drought in the San Joaquin Valley. Crops and trees wither in the sun, farmers abandon their land, crop workers have no crops to maintain or pick, and soon grocery prices will rise as America loses the produce we’ve come to depend on.

The media frequently repeats the state officials’ claim California has experienced a three-year drought, although the state’s Department of Water Resources reports that state reservoirs have received 80 to 95% of the yearly rain.

Instead of allotting water from the reservoirs to the farms to protect food for human beings, the Environmental Protection Agency is protecting a three-inch smelt. Thus, the water is diverted to San Francisco bay and out to the Pacific Ocean. This spring, the official explanation changed to protecting whales because defending smelts makes for bad publicity.

And so in a state with reservoir capacity to irrigate 4,000,000 acres, a dust bowl is developing and one town now suffers from 40% unemployment and long bread lines.

But if we just sent more money to Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, and maybe, a few extra dollars to the EPA, this problem would be solved.

On the other hand, when it comes to global warming, I’ve always wondered why everyone was so excited. If indeed, the summers in Atlanta ever get so hot that Yankees retire in Pennsylvania, we’d all just move North a couple of hundred miles. The US might lose Florida, but think of all the acreage in the Northwest Territories now open to farming. I’m sure our Canadian cousins would welcome us.

Apparently, some people agree with me. Minnesotans for Global Warming have established a website,, and written a Global Warming Anthem. Watch the video and sing along.

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