September 30, 2014

I could get behind climate change

By Eric Young
Managing Editor | editor@ogemawherald.com
Posted 1/20/10

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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