December 23, 2009

Questioning the D

It has been such a fine year for DAWG Denyin' -- really 2k9 was one for the books.

I went from skepticism that man was causing global warming to skepticism that the globe is warming at all. Good times. If things get better, I may start doubting that the Earth is round...

But don't let's forget the D: Is Global Warming, Anthropogenic or not, actually Deleterious? Insty links to a "Copenhagen Coda:" 100 Europeans dead -- just by being on the same continent as VP Gore:

More than 100 people have been killed in the cold snap across Europe, with temperatures plummeting and snowfall causing chaos from Moscow to Milan.

In Poland, where temperatures have dropped to as low as -20C in some areas, police appealed for tip-offs about people spotted lying around outside. At least 42 people, most of them homeless, died over the weekend.

In Ukraine 27 people have frozen to death since the thermometer dropped last week. Authorities in Romania said 11 people had succumbed to the chill, and in the Czech Republic the toll was 12. In Germany, where temperatures have fallen to -33C in certain parts, at least seven people are known to have lost their lives in the freezing weather.

Rough weather in the US lately has lead to dozens of deaths -- at the risk of jingoism -- in a developed, industrial society.

Just sayin'

Deleterious Anthropogenic Warming of the Globe Posted by John Kranz at December 23, 2009 10:22 AM

Maybe developed, industrial society is the problem? Here at rural Atlantis Farm it reached -29 C and nobody died, man nor beast.

Posted by: johngalt at December 23, 2009 1:07 PM | What do you think? [1]