Sunday, August 04, 2013
The Harper Regime and the Signs of the Apocalypse
I don't know how I made it to this long weekend in Ontario. But now that I've arrived I've got to say this is the weirdest summer ever.
After the searing heat now it feels like fall.
And after all the other extreme weather events all over the world, I'm not surprised to read that climate change is happening faster than anyone imagined.
A new paper in the journal Science finds that climate change is now set to occur at a pace "orders of magnitude more rapid" than at any other time in the last 65 million years. That breakneck speed may mean extinction for species that cannot keep up.
For example, the paper's authors Noah S. Diffenbaugh and Christopher B. Field of Stanford write, consider the global cooling that took place beginning some 52 million years ago. That change was of a greater magnitude than even the worst-case global-warming projections for the 21st century. But that transition occurred over a period lasting 18 million years, not a matter of decades.
Speeding up like everything else in this frantic world, where one sign of the coming apocalypse seems to follow the other. From the bad news about the honey bees.
To the oranges falling off the trees in Florida.
And with governments dragging their heels on climate change, and Stephen Harper's foul Con regime actually working to speed it up, it's easy to be discouraged or feel helpless.
But even in all this gloom there are some points of light. Or several ponies in the heap of manure.
Firstly, the speed of climate change will bury the climate change deniers once and for all. Or at least silence them until the day they can be put on trial.
Secondly, Stephen Harper's planet burning policies will look ever more reckless or just plain crazy, as more and more Canadians understand where he is taking us. And they WILL be a big factor in the next election.
And thirdly, and best of all, the resistance is spreading.
The revolt is beginning.
And for all those like Great Oily Leader who have led us to the brink of catastrophe, the writing is truly on the wall. The Con apocalypse is truly coming.
But right now it's the summer that feels like fall eh?
And I'll soon be heading off to enjoy it while it's still here.
Sailing off like this guy and his dog...
With hopefully better results...
Although I must admit when I saw the poor guy bailing furiously, I couldn't help thinking of Stephen Harper trying to bail out his sinking Con regime. By sucking and blowing like a bilge pump.
And it really cheered me up eh?
Have a great weekend everybody.
It's a dangerous world.
But we will survive...
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