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Okay everyone, today is Earth Day, which means one thing: WE ARE DOOMED!
Hey, don’t scream at me, this is the consensus of the scientific community. Welllllll — in actuality, it is the consensus of the media covering the scientific community, but this is serious stuff!
As long as you don’t analyze their claims.
Beginning from the very first Earth Day in 1970 there are issues. Much of the prolix coming from that event concerned us freezing to death from the inevitable approaching ice age. Also, famine was due to wipe out billions by the end of the decade, pollution would block the sun, acid rain would kill all plant life, and we’d run out of oil…uh, 30 years ago.
Well, we listened to those campfire horror stories and took action, and just look at what happened. We ramped up our oil usage so now we are heating up the planet as we are killing people with an excess of GMO foodstuffs. We can’t win.
As most know, it is all the fashion rage to worry because ALL scientists have settled on the certainty of global warming. Uh, make that “climate change”. That’s the updated label for our impending calamity. Because one thing is certain with our environmental future: whatever they decide is going to happen the one thing they can promise is it will be disastrous!
So amidst this settled confusion, I wish to help you out today, on this Birthday of the Earth! In the name of education below I will give you many of the promised disasters. Let us begin with nature, the first victim in this natural disaster.
Obviously many species are going to die off, but of those that survive it will be a far different life. To start, hedgehogs will be going bald. Yes, I know — grievous news, but you really need to pull yourself together; it is a long road ahead, and it gets far worse. Our fish will start going deaf. Also, oysters will be plagued – by herpes. (I told you, you need to worry.)
As for the remaining creatures that may survive? They will kill us.
There will be new sharks created, and they will all attack us more frequently. Crocodiles will be driven from the water to seek us out, vampire bats will become a plasma scourge, and marauding jellyfish will be hunting us down. Now, I can hear you thinking — “I’ll just avoid the ocean…and, bat environments!” Sorry. Even benign garden creatures will take us over, be they earthworms, or toads, or even those innocent-to-this-point slugs!
We may actually want to welcome these fatal attacks, given how our own lifestyles will become a nightmarish hellscape! Just look at our food supply. Say goodbye to guacamole. D o you like Italian food? Too bad, pasta is on its way out. If you like cereal in the morning it is buyer beware, because “killer cornflakes” will be arriving. And not only will the lack of snow diminish Christmas but we will lose gingerbread houses in the process!
As a society global warming means we are poised to devolve into a morass of incivility. For one, slavery is going to make a big comeback. Also, ladies – your sex lives are about to become WAY different. The rising heat means more women will be cheating while they are on vacation. Those lasses who cannot afford to travel will surely be turning to prostitution. As for all of the remaining women, you will be victims of the rapes that are sure going to become all the rage. And identifying their assailant will become more difficult, as they will notice more of their attackers are not circumcised.
And I don’t think I am shocking anyone here, because I know everyone already assumes that we will see more witch executions as the temperatures rise.
Always Settle For More
One thing about the planet heating up that is constantly beaten over my head with a snow shovel is how this environmental disaster is assured. All the scientists agree — It’s Settled! (The science, that is.) Now I am open to these theories, except I have one quibble. In looking over the data that is offered up as “indisputable proof” that Global Wa– … that is, Climate Change is a certainty, I have one question:
Why is so much of the “settled” data contradictory? I may be more open to these claims that science is all on the same page if they did not keep offering up numerous pages of conflicting promises.
Let’s start with those sharks from earlier. Recall how they will be attacking us more frequently? We are also told they will be attacking us less, as a result of — yes — global warming. Or, climate change. This only sends us down a long and winding path of unsettled certainty with global alterations.
Let us look at the effects on tour beaches. AGW will make the oceans saltier; also it will lead to the oceans becoming lower in sodium, at the same time??? The change in climate is promised to have a negative effect by making ocean waves much bigger. It is also having a negative impact by making the waves…uh, well much smaller.
Part of the reason we’ll be heating up is due to an increase in clouds which will have heat-trapping effects. Another reason we’ll be heating up is there will be fewer clouds, and we will roast in the sunlight. Unless – an increase in clouds reflect that sunlight and shade the planet. OR, we’ll see a decrease in clouds altogether which means they will NOT be trapping the heat nor reflecting the sun, which is either bad or good. Truthfully, when it comes to discussing this subject it is advisable to just avoid any mention of clouds at all, or you will just make the doomsday prophets all kinds of cranky.
Obviously as we heat up it means there will be less snow but that means fewer avalanches. Except, we are also promised mountain regions will also experience more avalanches. Probably best to just hope for the best.
The effect climate change will have on the plant life of the planet is readily reported, but some of these reports are barking up the wrong weather-affected tree. The effects of climate change will cause stunting of tree growth, followed by deforestation. The good news is this will spur a faster growth of trees, leading to an expansion of our forests.
Farming will experience a severe negative impact from drought and a loss of soil, and at the same time farming will experience an expansion. Either the case there is dire crop production to be seen as specific crops will be affected. Bananas will actually increase in production due to a warmer climate. Oh wait, nope – the increase in predatory bugs will kill them off. Sorry. Also affected will be truffles. We just have not decided if they will become more plentiful, or if there will be a shortage.
With all this canceled out stress I know what you are thinking: Surely this will have an impact on beer, correct? Of course! It will either be horrible for hops production,or will lead to a drop in barley crops. Whichever the case, one thing we know for certain, beer will become more expensive.
THE FORMER ANIMAL PLANET
The animal kingdom also gives us numerous paradoxes. Butterflies are at once imperiled by environmental alterations, and they are rescued. Recall those oysters contracting sexually transmitted diseases? Well the good news is if they don’t die from STDs they will become gigantic in size.
Penguin chicks are threatened, but we cannot decide how. Either they have to deal with increased rain and heat, or they will become frozen to death. Whichever is the case, those little guys are screwed.
Perhaps of all the definitive guesswork one conflict illustrates the bi-polarity of the hysteria best: We cannot even come to a decision on pirates. The experts are even unsettled on whether we are going to see more of the privateers, or fewer buccaneers due to global warming.
That strikes me as an extensive list of combative data offered up as proof for a subject said to be iron-clad settled. But I suppose if everything can be blamed on global warming then it doesn’t matter if half of those items cancel themselves out. By all appearances the main thing that is agreed upon is that whatever does happen with global-climate-warming-change it is assured to be disastrous.
All I know is I am racing to get a bowl of cereal now — before it rears up and kills me!