Friday, July 06, 2007

Has Global Warming Hysteria Jumped the Shark?

Even as "Live Earth" strikes up the band this weekend, a la Woodstock circa 1969, many former believers in Gore's dire predictions on global warming are starting to have doubts.

Live Earth is being called a "vanityfest," and a "giant hypocritical fraud" because of the vast amounts of energy stars like Madonna are consuming to put on and perform in the event. They're viewed as stars with the largest carbon footprints on the planet who will be telling the rest of us little folks how to live our their lives, even as they--- Al Gore and company---show no signs of cutting back their own energy consumption and carbon footprint.

John Berlau writing at American Thinker wonders if warming hysteria has finally "jumped the shark?"

Berlau writes:

"The Live Earth concerts, which start this Saturday, July 7, are also one last chance for Baby Boomers to relive the "flower power" activism of the '60s. In a recent interview in Rolling Stone, former Vice President Al Gore invoked music icon Bob Dylan to promote the importance of these concerts. Citing Dylan's '60 anthem "The Times They Are A-Changin'". Gore rambled: "What's the old Bob Dylan line? 'Come senators, congressmen, please heed the call/Rattle your windows' - what's the rest of it? - 'for the times they are a-changin'.

"But there's just one problem with invoking Dylan to hype the global warming scare. And that is that Dylan himself has expressed skepticism -- to the same magazine -- at the notion that global warming is a catastrophe. When he was asked by Rolling Stone founder and publisher Jann Wenner in the magazine's 40th anniversary issue if he worried about global warming, Dylan replied with an unexpected rejoinder. He asked Wenner, "Where's the global warming? It's freezing here." Wenner, who has blanketed Rolling Stone and his other magazine Men's Journal with doom-and gloom climate change stories (that often bash my organization, the Competitive Enterprise Institute), quickly moved on to other topics after he received his comeuppance.

" Dylan's latest statement may signal that in the global warming debate, the times are changing. Even independent-minded celebrities are now questioning the establishment media orthodoxy that the debate over global warming and its effects are all but over. In a phrase familiar to those who study pop culture, it appears that the global warming scare may have "jumped the shark."

"'Jump the shark' refers to the precise moment at which a TV program loses momentum or begins the process of losing the element that made the show popular. Thephrase comes specifically from an episode of Happy Days in which Fonzie jumps over a shark with water skis. Fans argue that the show became less realistic after that. The web site is dedicated to fans debating the precise moment their favorite programs "jumped the shark."


It's been many moons since I believed, even for a moment, in man made global warming. That was before I came to believe a power greater than myself, and actually not just any power, but the power of Jesus Christ, rules the world and all that's in it.

Let's hope some good music comes out of all this mass swarming hysteria.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yet every democrat candidate supports Gore.

Maybe the democrats are the filthy, lying traitors we all know they are!