Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Climate Change and Rush Limbaugh

What's nice is how everything proves that there is no such thing as Man-Made Global Warming. Or at least it does if you are Rush Limbaugh. He spent some time yesterday talking about the discovery of some human remains in the Sahara.
The Sahara Desert, it's a desert. For those of you in Rio Linda, it means it's miles and miles and miles of dry, parched sand. You will die there in two days, unless you run into an oasis. "A tiny woman and two children were laid to rest on a bed of flowers 5,000 years ago in what is now the barren Sahara Desert.

"The slender arms of the youngsters were still extended to the woman in perpetual embrace when researchers discovered their skeletons in a remarkable cemetery that is providing clues to two civilizations who lived there, a thousand years apart, when the region was moist and green.

. . . Now, it almost sounds foolish to me to have to ask the question, but if the Sahara Desert was once fertile, green, and lush -- people and animals lived and thrived there, which means plenty of food was also available there -- and 5,000 years later it's now a barren desert, and there were no automobiles, there were no lightbulbs, there were no fossil fuels, there were no automobiles, there was nothing! There was no industrialization. There were no coal-fired power plants. There was zilch, zero, in terms of "carbon footprint." So somebody explain to me how the hell a lush, dense, green area 5,000 years ago becomes a barren desert? Now, it's patently obvious that the climate of this planet goes at its own pace, and its own time.

It does what it wants to do when it wants to do it and we have diddly-squat to do about it, and these poor saps that lived in that region had no more ability to stop the warming back then that was going to turn the place into a desert than we have the ability to stop it now because we're not causing it. We cannot! Stories like this just make the whole global warming story patently absurd! Just absurd. It makes me wonder why you have to spend any time on it all discussing it.
Yep. Enormous climate changes occurred in the past, so that proves that Humans can't control the climate. That's the lesson to learn here. Don't waste your time considering that old time civilizations fell, that land that once was fruitful is now totally hostile. I mean that stuff is a downer. Just focus on how everything is fine; the boat isn't sinking.

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