Friday, April 06, 2007

Now They Have Gone Too Far

I have watched the hype concerning global warming grow with some humor and just the tiniest bit of trepidation. In my early years, I did a course of study under George Miller. Mr. Miller was a paleontologist in the Imperial Valley of California. We studied the life of the past through fossils and geological formations. I learned about climate change and the effects on life via the fossil record. Is the earth going through a warming stage? It appears so. Is this warming due to human activity? Most likely not. Heck, one volcano will spew more contaminants and carbon into the atmosphere than mankind could if we tried. During the '70's, when we were all being warned about the upcoming ice age, did the scientist urge more carbon emissions to combat global cooling? No. One wonders why not. The most likely explanation is that such a program would not work.

Now we watch Algore raise himself to sainthood on the unfounded fears of global warming. Good capitalist are making money selling carbon offsets and pandering to the fears brought on by the word of these new age environmental prophets. Legislators across the world are coming up with laws to force folks to follow the edicts of the chosen, and liberty is once again at risk. Worse yet, so is the BBQ.

From The Barking Moonbat Early Warning System we find the following:

BRUSSELS, April 3 (RIA Novosti) - The government of Belgium's French-speaking region of Wallonia, which has a population of about 4 million, has approved a tax on barbequing, local media reported.

Experts said that between 50 and 100 grams of CO2, a so-called greenhouse gas, is emitted during barbequing. Beginning June 2007, residents of Wallonia will have to pay 20 euros for a grilling session.

The local authorities plan to monitor compliance with the new tax legislation from helicopters, whose thermal sensors will detect burning grills.
The Bastards! They don't even know how to spell barbecue, and they want to tax it? I may have to boycot Belgium beer.

I wonder just how much CO2 and other pollutants will be emitted by the helicopters?


Anonymous said...

Beer? You meant the liquid that feeds yeast? The yeast whose byproducts are alcohol and CO2?

John R said...

Just for that I bought a three pack (darn Belgians) of Special Block 6. A very good "High Fermentation" Belgian Ale.