It’s the end of the world as we know it (again)

Cue the Armageddon music …

… because the world has one day left, reports FrontPageMag:

Forget the Mayans, they were a bunch of chumps who wore their headgear inside out. It takes a scientist to nail down the real date when the world ends.

January 17, 2013.

James Hansen, the man who looked at Venus and decided that it was once just like Earth before the Venusians built too many smokestacks and ruined it all, gave a very timely warning back on January 17, 2009. …

And sadly, while the EPA did courageously attempt to regulate water as a pollutant and killed a bunch of coal plants, shale oil took off and all the good work was undone. …

Pack your bags. Bundle up your cats, dogs, penguins and cleaning robots into the SUV and drive north into the ice gloriously blasting pollution in your wake while tossing soda cans out the window because it no longer matters… the world is doomed.

And isn’t that liberating?

So the end of the world was not in May 2011, and it wasn’t in December. it’s tomorrow? I guess I won’t make the kids do their homework or, in our second son’s case, finish his Pinewood Derby car for tomorrow night’s race.

Breaking news: No, it’s not tomorrow, it’s …

But like every false prophet, James Hansen, who reads the future of earth in Venus, has found a new date for doomsday. It’s the date when Canada unleashes the terrible fury of its tar sands.

In the spring of 2012, Hansen warned, “If Canada proceeds, and we do nothing, it will be game over for the climate.”

Game over indeed and we’re not just talking hockey season here. “If we were to fully exploit this new oil source,” James Hansen proclaimed, while waving a megaphone in the middle of an abandoned shopping mall. “Sea levels would rise and destroy coastal cities. Global temperatures would become intolerable. Twenty to 50 percent of the planet’s species would be driven to extinction.”

Not to be outdone, Hansen has apparently figured out that if you use the word “market,” you get a few more people’s attention:

“We should impose a gradually rising carbon fee, collected from fossil fuel companies, then distribute 100 percent of the collections to all Americans on a per-capita basis every month. The government would not get a penny. This market-based approach would stimulate innovation, jobs and economic growth, avoid enlarging government or having it pick winners or losers. Most Americans, except the heaviest energy users, would get more back than they paid in increased prices.”

“The heaviest energy users” would include, by the way, those who have to commute to work, farmers who have to take their crops and livestock to market (which means higher food prices), businesses that have to get their products from factory to store (which means higher prices), business’ suppliers who have to get their raw materials from their factory to their customers’ facilities … get the picture yet?

What news media treats Hansen seriously?

See the lower right corner of the screen: Current TV, sold by hypocrite Al Gore to Al Jazeera, funded by fossil fuels.

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