This was received from a mate via email. Food for thought? Puts things in percpective…
To ALL the Greenies on the planet…
All of you out there across the globe who have fought so hard to tackle the hideous enemy of our planet, namely carbon emissions, you know… that bogus god you worship of “Climate Change” or “Global Warming”… well, I feel it is necessary to inform you of some bad news.
Are you sitting down?
Okay, here’s the bombshell.
The volcanic eruption in Iceland – in just FOUR DAYS IT NEGATED EVERY SINGLE EFFORT you have made in the past 5 years to control CO2 emissions on our planet – all of you.
Of course you know about this evil carbon dioxide that we are trying to suppress – it’s that vital chemical compound that every plant requires to live and grow and to synthesise into oxygen for us humans and all animal life.
I know, I know… it’s very disheartening to realise that all of the carbon emission savings you have accomplished while suffering the inconvenience and expense of:
- driving Prius hybrids,
- buying fabric grocery bags,
- sitting up till midnight to finish your kid’s “The Green Revolution” science project,
- throwing out all of your non-green cleaning supplies,
- using only two squares of toilet paper,
- putting a brick in your toilet tank reservoir,
- selling your SUV and speedboat,
- vacationing at home instead of Bali,
- nearly getting hit every day on your bicycle,
- replacing all of your $1 light bulbs with $10 light bulbs…
…well, all of those things you have done have all gone down the tubes in just 4 days.
The volcanic ash emitted into the Earth’s atmosphere in just 4 days – yes – FOUR DAYS ONLY by that volcano in Iceland, totally erased every single effort you have made to reduce the evil beast, carbon. Oh, and there are around 200 active volcanoes on the planet spewing out this crud any one time – EVERY DAY.
Oh, I don’t really want to rain on your parade too much, but I should mention that when the volcano Mt Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines in 1991, it spewed out more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the entire human race had emitted in its entire 40 MILLION YEARS on earth. Yes folks, Mt Pinatubo was active for over one year – think about it. Are you taking note?
Of course I shouldn’t spoil this touchy-feely tree-hugging moment and mention the effect of solar and cosmic activity and the well-recognised 800-year global heating and cooling cycle, which keep happening, despite our completely insignificant efforts to affect climate change. Is this sinking in?
The bush fire season across the western USA and Australia this year alone will negate your efforts to reduce carbon in our world for the next two to three years. And it happens every year. Any realisation that we aren’t making much difference yet?
Just remember that your government is about to impose a whopping carbon TAX on you on the basis of the bogus “human-caused” climate change scenario. A stealth tax to those of us who aren’t hiding behind ‘crap hype’.
Hey, isn’t it interesting how they don’t mention “Global Warming” any more, but just “Climate Change” – you know why? It’s because the planet has COOLED by 0.7 degrees in the past century! Did you Prius drivers know that?
And just keep in mind that you will have an Emissions Trading Scheme – that whopping new tax – imposed on you, and that will achieve absolutely nothing except make you poorer. It won’t stop any volcanoes from erupting, that’s for sure. It’s just another tax.
And did you know that all these carbon off-set websites only pay a fraction of the monies paid to tree-planting schemes. And many don’t even do that – they’ve just ‘purchased’ carbon credits themselves from Soviet farmers for woodland that is already there. Yes, the trees are already doing their bit, yet you are al paying to offset that easyJet flight’s engine emissions you have taken for your once a year vacation.
But hey, grab a Coke, give the world a hug and have a nice day!
PS: I wonder if Iceland is buying carbon offsets?