Ed Driscoll

We Came In Peace, For All Humankind

If it’s Tuesday, it must be Belgium. If it’s Wednesday, it’s time for Barbara Boxer’s 19th million breakdown:

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) blasted skeptics of climate science Wednesday, alleging they are “endangering humankind.”

“The message I have for climate deniers is this: you are endangering humankind,” Boxer said during a press conference in the Capitol. “It is time for climate deniers to face reality, because the body of evidence is overwhelming and the world’s leading scientists agree.”

How exactly does one become a “climate denier?” That would require living in a desiccated vacuum-filled world even more hermetically sealed than Boxer’s. But if those pro-choice consumer advocates do indeed wipe out “humankind,” grammatically-speaking at least, they’d certainly be doing the world a huge service, for reasons Theodore Dalrymple explores here.

In other news from the world of Goreball Worming (as Tim Blair would say), great catch by blogger Tom Nelson, as linked to by Anthony Watts:

“Tim, Chris, I hope you’re not right about the lack of warming lasting till about 2020″

Question: If warming really threatens to destroy human civilization, why was [Chris Jones of the Climatic Research Unit] hoping for warming?

And if the world was still warming in 2009, why did Jones refer to “lack of warming”?

To merge quotes by Glenn Reynolds and Donna Laframbois, I’ll believe there’s a crisis when people whose “Paycheque Depends on a Climate Crisis” start acting like there’s one.