Climate Debate: What’s the Point of Breathing Clean Air if Your Head is Chopped Off?
Leonardo DiCaprio, star of Titanic and Wolf of Wall Street star has just been named the messenger of peace by the United Nations. What an honor and show of bravery, considering the evil that DiCaprio will be taking on. After all, ISIS (or ISIL or whatever it’s called these days) is a monstrous army of well-funded Islamic terrorists which has exploded to over 30,000 fighters, including thousands of Westerners. They’ve pillaged, raped, crucified and murdered their way into controlling a land mass the size of Belgium. Oh, and they’ve got mad movie making skills as evidenced by their beheading videos. Yes, DiCaprio is going to be a great messenger against one of the most vicious evils the world has ever faced. And, with Hollywood surely behind him, imagine the abundance of high quality, educational counterterrorism videos and PSAs to follow. Well done! Wait, what? Never mind. DiCaprio is taking on climate change.
John Kerry, the US Secretary of State and President Obama’s mouthpiece, could not be happier for DiCaprio. Kerry, who recently asserted that climate change is the most fearsome weapon of mass destruction, is no doubt eager to shift the focus away from those pesky (don’t call them “Islamic”) terrorists and the looming war, er, counterterrorism initiative.
In recent months, besides the massive rise of ISIS, we’ve seen our ally Israel under siege by Hamas, a deadly Ebola outbreak in Africa that could be on its way to our shores, a tsunami of illegal immigration (including terrorists) at our borders, Iran about to become nuclear, Russia attacking Ukraine and threatening its smaller neighbors, and China’s massive military buildup to directly challenge the U.S. defense dominance.
Yet despite the global chaos and imminent threats to the homeland, President Obama and John Kerry are inexplicably and even dangerously obsessed with … you guessed it, climate change. (In the beginning, climate change was called “global warming,” until after the massive blizzard mishap during the 2009 global warming summit in Copenhagen.)
Regardless of the inconvenient truth that the earth is actually getting cooler (apparently all the heat went into the Atlantic Ocean), it’s far “cooler” to be a messenger for the fight against climate change than the fight against Jihad. After all, musing about beheadings is not exactly the best way to get on the party circuit invite list.
Meanwhile, the U.N.’s new “messenger of peace,” DiCaprio said, “I would like to improve the world a bit. I will fly around the world doing good for the environment.” (Fly around the world? Let’s hope his private jet is powered by giant windmills or fuel made from fairy dust.)
DiCaprio’s first duty in his new role will be to address the opening of the UN climate summit later this month in New York. However it looks like it will be a lonely summit as several world leaders have already decided to skip it.
As noted in “Watts Up With That?” website, Australian PM Tony Abbott will not be attending the summit saying “There are quite a lot of things happening in the Australian parliament in the next week or so.” Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (the world’s biggest polluters) have said they likely won’t attend the summit. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper also will not be attending. Even Angela Merkel, President of “greenie” Germany, confirmed that she will not be attending.
That just means more canapés for Al Gore, who will undoubtedly be hungry after a long flight on his private jet followed by an exhausting drive in his non-hybrid, Lincoln Town Car (while fuming about “flat earthers” and “climate deniers” who’ve decided to skip the summit.)
Respected syndicated columnist, Charles Krauthammer eloquently summed up how many skeptics feel about climate change: “I’m not a global warming believer. I’m not a global warming denier. I’ve long believed that it cannot be good for humanity to be spewing tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. I also believe that those scientists who pretend to know exactly what this will cause in 20, 30 or 50 years are white-coated propagandists.”
Greg Gutfeld said on “The Five” about the alleged “settled science”: “We learned this week that there are 715 new planets. It’s amazing but it’s not surprising. The universe is unknowable, which is why we keep learning new things about it. But imagine if astronomers were like Kerry or Obama and said the science is settled about the nine planets we learned as a kid. What would they do when faced with these new worlds? Exactly what you’re seeing now in the climate change movement — panic.”
The fact that, according to Gallup, only 24% of Americans say they worry about climate change a great deal, the U.N. and the climate propagandists will continue to sound the alarm about climate change while the world continues to implode from real threats.
Next up — the United Nations bestows its 2014 Humanitarian Award to Miley Cyrus for her outreach to Mexico as demonstrated by her recent twerking stunt with the Mexican flag.