The secret is out: Who is concerned about global warming and why?

June 26, 2007 |

Did you ever wonder why “liberals claim to be so concerned about GLOBAL WARMING“? Here’s the answer.

According to this week’s This Modern World comic strip by Tom Tomorrow, CONSERVATIVE JONES, BOY DETECTIVE has it all figured out, while “his perennially perplexed sidekick, MOONBAT McWACKY,” mistakenly thinks it is “because the future of the planet is at stake.”

Thanks to Jones, we all know “the REAL answer is much simpler–it’s because liberals LOVE to impose UNNECESSARY REGULATIONS.”

Jones has similar wisdom on other scientific topics.

Now that we know that global warming is simply a matter of politics, perhaps it is time for me to delete the section of my Science Shelf web site devoted to reviews of weather and climate books.

Thanks, Jones. I’ll never be a perplexed moonbat again.

5 Responses to The secret is out: Who is concerned about global warming and why?

  1. Anonymous December 1, 2009 at 7:17 pm #

  2. Anonymous July 1, 2007 at 2:42 pm #

    Well, honestly, I think the reason global warming is getting worse and worse everyday is because people are lazy and don’t really care much about whats going on around them. The whole world revolves around them? Hm? Yeah, well if you can make a difference and I can make a difference then everyone can and there is no reason why no one should’nt be helping us. I want polar bears to live! They’re cute and cuddly, aside the fact that they ARE dieing as we speak, well I type … everything else is dieing too. A lot of people dont realize that they’re not only killing plants, and animals they’re also killing themselves. Pollution makes the air hard to breath, also with smoking, and using cars… a lot. Littering, stuffs up landfills and our water gets dirty, which can dratically cause sickness in humans. Anyway… every little thing that we can do will build a wall. Each person that recycles, that puts garbage in a trash can, that little time when you decide to walk to the supermarket, and not use your car, builds up. It builds up a huge wall, of people who care. I care… do you?

  3. Trans June 28, 2007 at 3:25 pm #

    While there are liberals that simply believe the standard line about “saving the planet”, just as there are conservatives who will toe the “market place” line all the way to their own slave auction, the truth is more subtle –a bit of an unspoken secret among the intellectual liberal: the OIL BARONS must be stopped. Global warming is a wedge to unseat the dominance of our current masters. Only energy freedom can spark the next great revolution in human history. Unfortunately, no matter how smart a conservative is, he/she is still beholden to capital. Thus the wealthy Barons hold sway over them. For this reason the liberals can’t tackle the root issue head on –the market place rhetoric is too strong. Rather they must attack with peripheral issues, most notably Global Warming.

    This is not to say that there is no danger from all the environmental damage we are causing. Certainly there is. But it can’t completely destroy the planet. Mother Nature will kill us first, you can be sure. I suppose you can keep on cracking jokes if you find that somehow comforting.

  4. Max June 26, 2007 at 10:12 pm #

    Don’t confuse sarcasm with insight or cleverness with intelligence.

  5. Anonymous June 26, 2007 at 7:07 pm #

    the ultimate tension between liberals and conservatives is that conservatives seek to rely completely on market mechanisms, with little thought for those who fall through the cracks, while liberals preoccupy themselves with protecting the downtrodden at the expense of the market. A middle line, on many things, is preferable.

    In the case of climate change, I will be the HAPPIEST person if it’s not true. I’ll let every single doubter scream I told you so in my face while I stand naked, getting a reach-around from a midget wearing a clown suit. Please, please, PLEASE let us be wrong on this one!

    I wish it were so simplistic. Even funnier — the majority of those seeking regulations to curb climate change emissions, you know what they want? Market-based mechanisms. Invisible hand. Let the money, money, money triple bottom line do the work. The old divisions don’t make any sense anymore. . .

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