I could get behind climate change


Award winning actor and apparent Hollywood nut Danny Glover recently made a fool of himself by claiming that global warming caused the recent earthquake in Haiti, giving more reason to believe that there’s something in the water out in Southern California.

Glover was being interviewed for GRITtv online.

“I hope we seize this particular moment because the threat of what happened in Haiti is the threat that could happen anywhere in the Caribbean to those island nations, you know,” Glover said, according to newsbusters.org. “They’re all in peril because of global warming; they’re all in peril because of climate change and all of this.

“When we look back at what we did at the climate summit in Copenhagen, this is the response; this is what happens…”

So as far as Danny Glover is concerned, global warming caused the earthquake in Haiti, which caused so much devastation last week.

Now, I’m not a scientist, but I’m pretty confident that the Haiti earthquake was caused by a little thing called plate tectonics, which has nothing at all to do with this mythical global warming. Plate tectonics have been around for millions of years — a whole lot longer than humans have been creating pollution.

I am so sick and tired of actors getting this crazy idea that because they play make believe for a living, and they have a fan following, that they are somehow qualified to determine what we should believe. Danny Glover, who decades ago starred in the Lethal Weapon films, is no more qualified to determine that global warming caused an earthquake than Grover from Sesame Street.

Sometimes you just wish that the celebrities would just keep their mouths shut, to make themselves look a little less uneducated, and just act. That’s what I pay to see. Otherwise, I couldn’t care less what they think.

If you know me, you know that I haven’t quite bought into this global warming thing. I think it’s a failed attempt by the so-called experts to scare us into believing that pollution is going to bring about the end of the world.

As I’ve stated before, I agree that pollution is bad, and we should do everything that we can to stop polluting as much as we are. But there is no proof anywhere that this pollution is actually causing the earth to warm up — the earth has gone through climate cycles since long before the dinosaurs, I just don’t buy that we have anything to do with it. I think its nothing more than a scare tactic brought about by the experts to frighten us into becoming “greener.”

The problem is that apparently these “experts” have not been living on this particular planet because I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but until last week it’s pretty much been a frozen tundra around here lately.

Not only has it been cold here in Michigan, where you’d expect it to be in January, but it’s been cold all over the United States. My in-laws recently left for their annual trip to Florida, and it was below freezing in Georgia when they arrived there. It was so cold in Florida that lizards were freezing and literally falling from the trees.

It sure doesn’t seem like it’s getting warmer to me.

And so what if it does get warmer? I’m all for it. I’m so completely sick of winter that I cannot even begin to express it here in the amount of space I have here. It could use to warm up a few degrees.

As a matter of fact, just to help the process along, I’m currently shopping around for a good semi-truck to drive around town. I’m planning on replacing my gas furnace at home with a nice coal-powered heater. And every night, just for fun, I stand outside spraying aerosol cans into the air.

Come on global warming, I’m calling for you.


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To the editor. Great points . I'd like to see you comments on Che the Cuban revolutionary.

Hollywood seems to idolize him and kids too. I met quiet folks when I was in Panama that claim he was a butcher. I'd love to hear your thoughts on him.

Monday, January 25, 2010 | Report this

I'm sorry Finepoint, your expanation is over simplistic and incorrect. The climate is always changing without mans influence, thats because the big yellow ball in the sky drives the temp on the planet. The sun has many cycles of varying outputs, some lasting longer than our lifetimes. Thats whats so funny about this is that people can be lead to believe something like the weather has never been so extreme, or its never been hotter or cold, really? Since when, last year? I have data going back to 1941 for Standish, guess what, some years its cold, some years it hot! 2008 and 09 happen to be some of the coldest since 41! What is the correct temp? What was the temp 10,000 years ago? There was a mile of ice here then, so maybe that is the correct temp, icy. 200,000,000 years ago, it was warmer and swampy, oh and the continents were in diffent locations, maybe we need to figure out how to push them back.

The research for this is paid for by grants and the grants are driven by wanting certain results, as such they will find the results they want otherwise they wont get another grant. When they hide contidicting data, that should tell you something.

Quit drinking the cool aid.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | Report this

As I’ve stated before, I agree that pollution is bad, and we should do everything that we can to stop polluting as much as we are.

As a matter of fact, just to help the process along, I’m currently shopping around for a good semi-truck to drive around town. I’m planning on replacing my gas furnace at home with a nice coal-powered heater. And every night, just for fun, I stand outside spraying aerosol cans into the air.

Can we at least agree that pollution causes asthma in children? And that as responsible adults intrusted with thier well being we should limit pollution to protect them? OK and I really don't relish a future of sitting in a wheel chair in a nursing home hooked up to an oxygen tank either.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | Report this

There used to be a consensus that the world was flat and that smoking was good for you, oh and DDT was ok to spray on kids with foggers, just saying.

Thursday, January 28, 2010 | Report this

Nice, opposing views get deleted. Good policy, that's how new ideas get generated.

Saturday, January 30, 2010 | Report this

FYI, comments were deleted because they contained links to other sites, which is against our policy.

Thank you

Eric Young

Managing Editor

Sunday, January 31, 2010 | Report this

Cool. In short, humans have impacted the atmosphere of this planet in an incomprehensibly short amount of time. What took millions of years to occur is being reversed in the span of a century. Draw your own conclusions.

Sunday, January 31, 2010 | Report this

And without posting links I will say that anyone concerned with, or at least annoyed by, the issue should dive into some of the articles that the BBC, the Times UK, and other well-established news organizations have on the issue.

The guy down the street might know a thing or 2 more than the guy down the other street, but until we sit down with facts and research, we're all just a bunch of guys bouncing our own opinions around each other.

My Grandpa wasn't wrong when he said that he couldn't notice any global warming, neither can I. But if the day comes soon when we all notice it in a big way, I'd like my head to be far above the sand.

Sunday, January 31, 2010 | Report this

Oh, good call on Danny Glover though, I just downgraded him from "kindly grandfather" to "liberal nut"

Sunday, January 31, 2010 | Report this

Danny Glover= Liberal Idiot. Hmmm I do agree pollution is bad and EVERYONE needs to cut down. One thing I do not believe is ANYTHING that the government here wants money for. The "global warming" fraud has all ready been exposed. I would link everyone to it but since its against policy I will let you all just look it up and draw your own conclusions. I have commented on Haiti all ready but as far as Danny Glovers comments this is typical of the black community. There is even conspiracy theories that someone dropped a new type of earth quake causing bomb on Haiti. Yeah...Nothing like dropping a bomb on a poor black country so we can ship millions of dollars to them and then have fruit loops here adopt all the other ones. By the way to the first poster davideo, Che the Cuban was a butcher just as you said. To bad guys and girls that are my age that go to school think its awesome to have that man on their shirt. Funny how someone "smart" can be so ignorant.

Thursday, February 4, 2010 | Report this

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