Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Can't wait for global warming

Looking on the bright side of global warming, from Owen Robinson on his Boots and Sabers blog:
... [W]e always hear of the potential negative effects of global warming. What about the positive effects? There are millions of square miles of Canada and Russia, for example, that would make fantastic farmland if they were a few degrees warmer. We could squeeze another growing season into the fields of Wisconsin. There would be more fresh water available to people. An increased surface water area would mean more evaporation and more rain for some areas. The global warming fear mongers are quick to theorize on the possible negative effects of global warming, but never get around to thinking about the possibly good outcomes. For all we know, the world could be a much better place if it were a few degrees warmer."
And that's just a start.

Think of how much we could save on heating bills in Wisconsin. Or if we didn't have to buy winter coats. And think of the nice tans we'll have.

We wouldn't have to worry about rebuilding New Orleans, because it would be underwater, as would the Outer Banks and other coastal areas.

And while the Great Lakes shrink and levels drop, look on the bright side: Wisconsin will be closer to the oceans.

The list goes on and on.

What are we waiting for? Is there any way we can warm things up faster?

I'd like to think Owen was being facetious. Unfortunately, I think he was serious.

In fact, he has it backwards.

If global warming trends continue, high temperatures everywhere in the US may reduce US agricultural productivity. Northern continental areas are projected to have drier summer soils, due in part to earlier snow melts in the spring, and hotter, more cloudless summers, causing extensive evaporation of ground moisture.

George Bush's Environmental Protection Agency does not think global warming is a joke.

Maybe we should send Owen to the movies.


At 10:39 AM, Blogger Sven said...

Sol: There was a world, once, you punk.

Det. Thorn: Yes, so you keep telling me.

Sol: I was there. I can prove it.

Det. Thorn: I know, I know. When you were young, people were better.

Sol: Aw, nuts. People were always rotten. But the world 'was' beautiful.

At 1:13 PM, Blogger Spotlight said...

This is the kind of intellectual stupidity that should cost these fascistic bloggers their credibility.

When rising temps cause polar ice melt, and that is happening big-time, the seas will rise, the water temp. will drop and weather and fishing and shoreline patterns will all change for the worse.

Warmer temps in this area will suck water off the great lakes and drop it in heavy rain events, causing more flooding for MMSD and less useful rain for farmers.

Those bloggers are incredibly ignorant.

At 8:20 AM, Blogger Dad29 said...

Owen failed to mention that a warmer Wisconsin would attract all the big-money retirees BACK to the State; who needs Floriduh?

You know--like WEAC members--and others who flee the tax Hell we know and love.

As to the contention that global warming will be the End of the World as We Know It--yah, so?

It's happened before, without industrialization, and maybe it will happen again, in the year 6845 or so.

At 8:26 PM, Blogger Spotlight said...

This is another kuncklehead who makes my case about rightwing nutballs who play with their blogging machines. Do ever wonder what it sounds like at their dining tables?


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