Thursday, December 03, 2009

Climate change: Top climate scientist agrees with Beck

Thought me silly when I wrote this other day, didn't you?

The Copenhagen Conference, undoubtedly the biggest carbon-generating gab-fest ever, is unlikely to produce much beyond talk and no matter what is agreed isn't going to solve the manmade climate problem (provided it exists). You see, the U.N. is too much Star Trek and not nearly enough Star Wars. Just like Star Trek the U.N. devotes far too much time to talking and pondering and not nearly enough time to accomplishing mission objectives. Star Wars on the other hand is all about kicking ass in pursuit of established goals. If urgent action is required to head off a climate catastrophe we need a Luke Skywalker, not a Captain Picard. Hmm, I wonder how Obama looks in white? Nah, he's more a talker than a light-saber wielder. Maybe Gordon Brown? Kevin Rudd? Seriously folks, unless global warming can be talked to death we're doomed.

Lo and behold, a top NASA scientists agrees with me:

James Hansen told The Guardian newspaper that he believed any agreement that may emerge from the upcoming conference will be deeply flawed.

"I would rather it not happen if people accept that as being the right track because it's a disaster track," Hansen said.

He added: "The whole approach is so fundamentally wrong that it is better to reassess the situation.

"If it is going to be the Kyoto-type thing then (people) will spend years trying to determine exactly what that means."

An urgent problem requires Star Wars type action, not more Star Trek talking and pondering.


Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

Kirk is to Obama as Picard is to Bush.

10:10 AM  

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