January 27, 2009

Oh no! We're too late!

"Even if by some miracle the nations of the world could bring carbon dioxide levels back to those of the pre-industrial era, it would still take 1,000 years or longer for the climate changes already triggered to be reversed, scientists said Monday."

That's the first paragraph in an LA Times article today, similar to the front page of today's Wilmington News Journal.

There you have it -- in a mere 50-70 years, industrial man has done what nature couldn't in over four billion: made climate change "irreversible." (This, according to the AP via the News Journal.) Oh, but in this age of meanings meaning different meanings, "irreversible" doesn't mean exactly that. It now means "change that would remain for 1,000 years even if humans stopped adding carbon to the atmosphere immediately." OK, so apparently man has mucked it up for our next 1,000 years. Except that we won't stop pumping CO2 into the atmosphere immediately, so maybe it'll be what -- 2,000 years?

But here's the interesting part: thirty-some years ago these same "experts" were warning of a new Ice Age. Since we were given [apparently] phony info then, what do these "experts" expect now? Global warming alarmism is roughly a decade-long phenomenon. Even if we had ceased all CO2 emissions the moment Al Gore had said we were all gonna die from global warming ... we already were too late.

So, why should we all really care, then? It's inevitable now. The "emergency" is over. We'll be all "global warmed" through the year 3000 and beyond.

UPDATE: Dave Burris notes how Al Gore's chicken littleling is slowly unraveling.

Posted by Hube at January 27, 2009 06:24 PM | TrackBack

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If it's too late to do anything, doesn't that imply it's pointless to do anything?

I'm buying a Hummer.

Posted by: Paul Smith at January 27, 2009 10:05 PM

Exactly, Paul! So, why worry now??

Posted by: Hube at January 28, 2009 09:26 AM

So much for all my good intentions.

/starts tire fire in yard.

Posted by: Brud Lee at January 28, 2009 01:11 PM

LOL, Brud.

Paul: You can afford a Hummer? Talk to me.

I'm all for conservation. I'm just not wrapping up my crap in doilies any time soon.

Posted by: Shirley at January 28, 2009 06:06 PM

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