Sunday, 18 January 2009
Global Warming, Carbon Trading, Green Gravy Train
I can recall when the news was dominated by scare stories about the looming threat of another Ice Age. Of course, back then we had real winters, so it seemed quite believable. 1962/63 I recall vehicles driving about on the River Bure and Wroxham Broad, and the snow turned black before it melted by the road sides. Oddly, everything kept on keeping on, unlike nowadays when it seems that a mere flurry of snow means everything has to to stop, probably for fucking Health and fucking Safety or some European Union cockwaffle the traitors have signed up to.
From my limited knowledge of history, we have had changes in climate over the last few millenia, with a nice warm period in the middle ages, for example, and then a chillier time for the Tudors complete with Ice Fairs on the Thames (popular with traders as it was unregulated, unlike all the other Markets governed by charters and ruled by the guilds). Bartholomew Fair, by Ben Johnson gives a lovely flavour if you like turds in your teeth.
And the key factor in all of the weather that we so enjoy on planet earth is that fucking great thing called The Sun. Nothing else really matters by comparison.
Anyway, how are the carbon offsetters and other riders of the global warming gravy train going to explain the current big chill?
Posted by Hacked Off at 18:09