Monday, March 2, 2009

Climate Change

New York City is under a blanket of snow, and we know it is bad because schools are closed. If you are not a New Yorker you wouldn’t think that closing schools because of snow is a big deal, but here it really is. I don’t remember when was the last time that this happened.

Under the nanny government in this metropolis, schools have become institutions designed to replace parental responsibility, and as such they are open 12 months a year to ensure that children are provided food and shelter. Thus, the reluctance to close for snow days. So we know how bad the March 2 storm really is.

It is still snowing, and some records have been shattered, but the greenies are getting ready for a massive demonstration in Washington to protest global warming…oooops….I mean climate change.

In this society where the tyranny of words have metamorphosed tax increases into revenue enhancement or investments in our future, global warming has suddenly become climate change. I noticed this a few days ago. As I walked passed the Museum of Natural History I saw a gigantic banner announcing a new exhibit on climate change. What happened to global warming? Well, with a change in terminology we can now blame snowstorms, record cold days, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, monsoons and the use of growth hormones by athletes on climate change. Why limit ourselves to just warm weather?

It might be coincidence, but a couple of weeks ago, when Al Gore had to testify in Congress, Washington was also facing record cold weather and snow. I am not superstitious, but I am beginning to feel queasy every time the greenies announce an event to protect the planet.

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