Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The Big Freeze and the Con Climate Change Deniers
It's the winter that seems to have gone on forever. The bay is frozen solid.
Like much of the Great Lakes.
And I can't wait for it to warm up. Not just because I've got a roaring case of cabin fever.
But also because the birds who live in the bay are suffering from the lack of open water...
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With the magnificent swans being forced to share the few holes in the ice with hundreds of hungry ducks.
And my only consolation is that what's happening here and in other parts of the world is going to help melt Stephen Harper and his foul Con regime.
Because of course it is the polar vortex.
The rapidly warming Arctic may be behind persistent weather patterns half a world away, including our polar-vortex winter, the U.K.’s relentless rain, and droughts in the American southwest, according to a “controversial” new theory.
It is climate change. It cannot be ignored any longer. Not when it's causing extreme weather all over the globe.
And even in Little Britain they're starting to talk about whether we should join the preppers.
It's unlikely that these floods will be the last such catastrophe, or the worst. Climate scientists expect bigger and more frequent extreme weather events throughout the coming century – not just wind and rain, but droughts as well.
You might not want to panic just yet, but you might decide that it is time to join the "preppers" – people who are secretly preparing to abandon modern life when the apocalypse, in whatever form, does arrive.
And all of this is going take its toll on Stephen Harper and his ghastly regime.
By reminding people that he is an unapologetic planet burner, and that him and his Cons are a bunch of climate change deniers and dangerous buffoons.
"My problem is with the words 'climate change.' I don't know what those words mean because they're a buzz phrase. Climate change. If we're talking about what is our preparedness for natural disasters, that's one thing, but climate change, if you want to talk about the climate, the climate always changes. It goes hot. It goes cold, etc."
Because while we might be able to excuse old Gordon O'Connor, on the grounds of creeping dementia. Who can excuse ol' Gerry?
"This cold weather can't last forever. This global warming has to stop some time."
The Ritz cracker who would joke about climate change while we shiver in it. And reveal his abysmal ignorance and his scary incompetence.
Just like he did during the tainted meat scandal...
Just like the so-called Minister of the Environment does all the time...
That other dumb climate change denier.
And the problem for Harper and his gang is that as more and more people come to realize the threat of climate change, they will look more and more dangerously out of sync with reality.
And an issue that has struggled so long for traction in the grubby petro state that we have become, could very well become the straw that breaks the back of the Con regime in the next election.
You know, they say you should think globally and act locally.
So that's what I'm going to do.
First I'm going to keep feeding the hungry birds in the harbour...
Especially the poor dignified swans who have a hard time time competing for the crumbs on the ice with the greedy more aggressive ducks.
Because I just love them eh? And they remind me of what could happen to us caught up in a world we don't recognize, struggling to survive.
And then I'm going to work harder than ever to help save our country and the planet.
Because the time has really come. Out of impending disaster comes opportunity.
We must defeat the Cons and their deranged leader.
Before we're forced to become preppers.
Before they destroy us all...
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