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May 23, 2010

To think we can change the Earth

An email making the rounds (hat tip to the Father of the Flea).

For all of you out there across the globe who have fought so hard to tackle the hideous enemy of our planet, namely carbon emissions, that bogus god you worship named "Climate Change" or "Global Warming", there is some really bad news that will be very painful for you to process.

The current volcanic eruption going on in Iceland, since it first started spewing volcanic ash, has, to this point, NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past five years to control CO2 emissions on our planet. Not only that, this single act of God has added emissions to the earth estimated to be 42 times more than can be corrected by the extreme human regulations proposed for annual reductions.

It's very disheartening to realize that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of driving Prius hybrids, buying fabric grocery bags, sitting up til midnight to finish your kid's "The Green Revolution" science project, throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies, using only two squares of toilet paper, putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir, selling your Landcruiser and speedboat, going on vacation to a city park instead of overseas, nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle, replacing all of your $1 light bulbs with $10 light bulbs ...well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes in just the past week. The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth's atmosphere in the past weeks has totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the evil beast carbon. And, those thousands of jobs you helped move to Asia with expensive emissions demands on businesses...you know, the ones that are creating even more emissions than when they were creating our jobs, well that must seem really worthwhile now. And I do wish that there was some kind of silver lining to this volcanic ash cloud but the fact of the matter is that the bush fire season across the western U.S.A. will start in about 2 months and those fires will negate your efforts to reduce carbon emissions in our world for the next 2 years.

So, grab a beer, give the world a hug, and have nice day!

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 23, 2010 08:44 AM


The danger with this sort of e-mail is that its usually wrong, or, at best, the truth is unclear. For example, the ABC's (Australia) Media Watch purported to debunk the Humans versus volcanoes claim back in March.

Posted by: Bruce Rheinstein [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 24, 2010 09:27 AM

And if you read through the ABC site's thread you'll see that nothing has been debunked, only that many have engaged in serial obfuscation, mis-representation, and mis-direction, including the use of high outdated data (note that the mentioned USGS report is not cited or otherwise linked, and no hard data is described.)

But, that is the danger with this sort of 'news reporting,' it is usually wrong, or, at best, the truth is unclear.

Posted by: ThomasD [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 24, 2010 10:09 AM

ThomasD - "....you'll see that nothing has been debunked, ..."

Then bunk it Buttercup. Or just STHU.

Posted by: Robohobo [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 24, 2010 03:00 PM