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Page 23, chapter four of the Stern Report:

Gender inequalities will likely worsen with climate change.

UPDATE. Climate change will also cause forced marriage.

(Via Joe Cambria)

Posted by Tim B. on 10/31/2006 at 08:51 PM
  1. Link to article

    Posted by Tim B. on 2006 10 31 at 09:08 PM • permalink

  2. World Ends - Women, Minorities Hardest Hit.

    Etc etc

    Posted by John Fembup on 2006 10 31 at 09:12 PM • permalink

  3. Wait, I’m confused, hotter climates mean less clothing ipso facto, less burkhas and less inequality. Wait, this is bad, hotter weather means more laying on the couch asking the better half for more beer, which leads to more smiting from Gaia and more inequality. I’m so confused / hand wringing.

    Posted by Nic on 2006 10 31 at 09:17 PM • permalink

  4. I forsee a Department of Climate Change.

    There will be training, seminars, conferences, meetings. Lots of meetings.

    Posted by SingleMalt on 2006 10 31 at 09:17 PM • permalink

  5. #4, there already is: Australian Greenhouse Office

    They’ve been given so much money from the government that they’re flat out spending it by attending seminars and conferences all around the world and they’ve still got plenty left over.

    While we’re on the Stern report, I’m hoping to see some serious rebuttals soon. The report relies on some numbers from the IPCC that have already been comprehensively debunked.

    Don’t heed stern warning
    When Stern was chief economist at the World Bank he got into an argument with the formidable former commonwealth statistician, Ian Castles, over the inappropriate use of statistics in the bank’s development report (on emissions, as it happens), an argument Castles seems to have won.

    From a quick look on the web today, Castles and others really got stuck into earlier drafts of the Stern report and their criticisms don’t appear to have been refutted or accommodated.

    Posted by Art Vandelay on 2006 10 31 at 09:32 PM • permalink

  6. Every time I think the globalwarmacoolichanging thing has reached the height of absurdity, I see something like this. How long until they tell us global warming will shrivel our penises?

    Wikipedia’s entry on Niagara Falls says that increased mist from the Falls that obscures the view from the Canadian side may be a result of global warming. I shit you negative.

    Posted by Dave S. on 2006 10 31 at 09:32 PM • permalink

  7. I think that the concensus has fucking lost it.

    Posted by aaron_ on 2006 10 31 at 09:37 PM • permalink

  8. Inequality? I would’ve though warming would mean more hot chicks.

    Posted by Habib on 2006 10 31 at 09:40 PM • permalink

  9. It’s true!  If women no longer need to put their feet on us to keep them warm while they sleep, what good are we to them?

    Posted by blogagog on 2006 10 31 at 09:42 PM • permalink

  10. Wish I had a link to the ‘report’ which argued - seriously - that global warming was worse for women because they were less likely than men to be able to swim.  In fact, here it is.

    Posted by cuckoo on 2006 10 31 at 09:43 PM • permalink

  11. Although he hasn’t yet weighed in on the Stern thread, Ian Castles has been a regular contributor to the comments over at Climate Audit. Climate Audit being the often very technical blog of Steve McIntyre and Ross McKitrick, of Hockey Stick debunking fame (and well worth a look).

    Posted by Renate on 2006 10 31 at 09:44 PM • permalink

  12. It means that when we cycle back to global coldening, dem bitches is gonna hog ALL the blankets…

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 2006 10 31 at 09:44 PM • permalink

  13. #9 It’s okay, blogagog, as long as there are rubbish bins to be put out, spiders to be killed and VCRs to be programmed, I am indispensable to women.

    Posted by cuckoo on 2006 10 31 at 09:47 PM • permalink

  14. Why didn’t Mr Gay write this report? Then people wouldn’t worry so much.

    Posted by mad doc on 2006 10 31 at 09:47 PM • permalink

  15. Hot Dogs up late game show is possibly caused by global warming

    who said there’d be no consequences - huh, HUH???

    Posted by bondo on 2006 10 31 at 10:06 PM • permalink

  16. #5; Art, Tim Worstall also has some criticisms that might be worth checking out.

    Meanwhile, I’ll do my bit to keep the globe cooler;  I’ll keep the airconditioner running flat out!

    Posted by eagle bomber on 2006 10 31 at 10:08 PM • permalink

  17. You know what the real elephant in the living room is here?  With all these reams of reports on global warming, nobody says whether or not it’ll be a dry heat.  That’s really crucial to the argument, I think.

    Posted by Donnah on 2006 10 31 at 10:14 PM • permalink

  18. #13: “#9 It’s okay, blogagog, as long as there are rubbish bins to be put out, spiders to be killed and VCRs to be programmed, I am indispensable to women.”

    Hmmm. The trash is usually outside already when I get home from work, Mrs. Paco feeds bugs to Paco Jr’s pet lizard with her bare hands, and she’s a VCR-programming whiz, as well as an excellent self-taught electrician and plumber. Must preserve illusion of indispensability!

    Hey, look, honey! I tied my shoes all by myself, again!

    Posted by paco on 2006 10 31 at 10:17 PM • permalink

  19. Obviously, Howard Stern is only worried about the future lesbian employment situation as it relates to his own financial well being and shouldn’t be taken at face value. It is a statement from Howard Stern, isn’t it?

    Posted by andycanuck on 2006 10 31 at 10:34 PM • permalink

  20. You tie your own shoelaces?  What did you have Paco Jr for, then?
    For me, shoelace tying is a just compensation for being a bit slow working out what was the cause of offspring in hte first place.

    Posted by entropy on 2006 10 31 at 10:35 PM • permalink

  21. #8 Habib said - I would’ve though warming would mean more hot chicks.

    #6 Dave S. said - How long until they tell us global warming will shrivel our penises?

    Yeah, but what good is one, without the other?

    Posted by rinardman on 2006 10 31 at 10:45 PM • permalink

  22. #21 Like tighty-whities, global warming will make men less potent.  So, no pitter-patter of little carbon footprints for you.

    Posted by Donnah on 2006 10 31 at 10:51 PM • permalink

  23. #4 SingleMalt
    “I forsee a Department of Climate Change”.
    Too late.Bob Brown proposed that John Howard set up exactlt that department yesterday.
    And you thought you were being droll….
    (Reminds me of John Cleese’s Ministry of Silly Walks)

    Posted by Bonmot on 2006 10 31 at 11:02 PM • permalink

  24. And who says a warmer planet is bad anyhow…?

    Posted by Bonmot on 2006 10 31 at 11:03 PM • permalink

  25. I like the basic assumption of the Stern report. It’s like saying that if you stop on a level crossing and make no effort to get off the tracks that it is inevetable that you will suffer a catastrophic train impact.

    Posted by jpaulg on 2006 10 31 at 11:03 PM • permalink

  26. #2 There has been for decades. Environment Canada has been working on Climate Change for at least 15 years now. There are whole departments and bureaucracies and careers that depend upon global warming funding.

    The whole thing is a complete hoax to keep bureaucrats and jet-setters well fed and travelled.

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2006 10 31 at 11:04 PM • permalink

  27. That should have been #4 not #2. I see from #5 that Australia already has its own collection of parasites.

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2006 10 31 at 11:04 PM • permalink

  28. #6 Omigod, global warming will lead to increased evaporation from Viagra falls and no one will be able to get it up. Earth stops due to change in angular momentum brought on by BusHitler scheme to deny Big Bird her bananas.

    We are doomed! We are all going to die!

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2006 10 31 at 11:08 PM • permalink

  29. I can’t focus on climate change.  Not with rioting and looting in the cities, the international banking and finance system in tatters, raw sewage running down the streets of our darkened cities and airplanes falling out of the sky everywhere…

    Just give us a chance to get over the Y2K catastophe.

    Posted by Big Jim on 2006 10 31 at 11:13 PM • permalink

  30. Very OT, but lame-o ‘youth’ (i.e. thirtysomething) comedy show The Glass House has been axed.  This show is the poster-child for publicly funded, smug, unreflective, Howard- and Christian-bashing ‘humour’ on our ABC.  The stars are said to be ‘distressed’ and ‘devastated’.  First time anything about that show has ever made me laugh.

    Posted by cuckoo on 2006 10 31 at 11:17 PM • permalink

  31. Well, I’ll be…

    I guess it makes sense. We have one side of the economy making stuff and the other side geared to not making stuff (or having a meeting about not making stuff).

    It has a symmetry about it.

    Posted by SingleMalt on 2006 10 31 at 11:18 PM • permalink

  32. #18 Paco jr.‘s pet lizard 
    Is that the one called ‘Spot’ who lives under a trapdoor in the main staircase?

    Posted by cuckoo on 2006 10 31 at 11:23 PM • permalink

  33. #29

    I can’t focus on climate change.  Not with rioting and looting in the cities, the international banking and finance system in tatters, raw sewage running down the streets of our darkened cities and airplanes falling out of the sky everywhere…

    I thought we’d already had all that Y2K stuff and it was time to move onto something new. Well, new-ish, anyway.

    Posted by kae on 2006 10 31 at 11:28 PM • permalink

  34. as long as there are rubbish bins to be put out, spiders to be killed and VCRs to be programmed, I am indispensable to women.

    Hey, wait a minute!  How come I’m doing all that stuff for myself?  What gives?

    *Looks at Mr. H*

    Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 10 31 at 11:39 PM • permalink

  35. Trouble is, I tend to kill the spider by hitting it with the VCR, after which I have to throw it in the rubbish bin.

    Posted by cuckoo on 2006 10 31 at 11:40 PM • permalink

  36. Paco, you should wear blundstone boots, no shoelaces just pull them on and go;)

    Posted by youngy on 2006 10 31 at 11:42 PM • permalink

  37. Catfish tend to be tropical- imagine when they start pouring down the east coast of Australia, and all the meat women have to start covering up at the beach- then you’ll be sorry.

    Posted by Mattofact on 2006 10 31 at 11:42 PM • permalink

  38. #6 Dave S…
    “Wikipedia’s entry on Niagara Falls says that increased mist from the Falls that obscures the view from the Canadian side may be a result of global warming. I shit you negative.”

    I suggest a smallish water diversion project.  That ought to leave one helluva rock climbing “experience” once the Falls are gone.  At least it’s somethin’ to do if blogagog’s worst fears come true.

    Posted by Joe B. on 2006 10 31 at 11:48 PM • permalink

  39. What, in this feminised world of positive discrimination, men will be even worse off? Surely not…

    Posted by Bonmot on 2006 10 31 at 11:54 PM • permalink

  40. #37 We have walking catfish here. Catfish are good eating if you don’t mind the bones.

    Posted by Donnah on 2006 10 31 at 11:54 PM • permalink

  41. I suggest a smallish water diversion project.

    Wronwright! You’re up!

    Posted by Dave S. on 2006 11 01 at 12:10 AM • permalink

  42. #35 - Thanks, cuckoo, I just peed myself.

    Posted by Dave S. on 2006 11 01 at 12:11 AM • permalink

  43. But what id the walking catfish eat uncovered meat? Is this haram?

    I’m getting confused.

    BTW, there was a dingbat in the letters section of the Oz extolling the example of the planetary action over Y2K to push the same reaction to global warmy/coldy/dry-y/wetty whatever the fucks going on:-

    AS we approached the new millennium, Y2K became the most important thing facing the world and billions were spent to ensure that our computer-dependent world was prepared. The Y2K bug hardly rates when one looks at the monetary and human cost global warming will have on everyone on the planet, and yet we have John Howard and George W. Bush unprepared to acknowledge the enormity of the problem. Even the latest dire warning on global warming by former World Bank economist Nicholas Stern has barely made a dent in the PM’s reluctance to acknowledge that global warming is a reality.

    G. Unwin
    Gold Coast, Qld

    So by this reasonning, because idiot governments and cretinous business management got suckered with a world-wide con in 1999, we should repeat the performance and get our wallets hoovered by some spivs by panicking over another flim flam.

    Evolution is a myth- humanity getes stupider by the nanosecond.

    Posted by Habib on 2006 11 01 at 12:14 AM • permalink

  44. While we’re on the Stern report, I’m hoping to see some serious rebuttals soon.

    This is a question I ask all the time.

    Does your data take into consideration water vapor?

    Water vapor, responsible for 95% of Earth’s greenhouse effect, is 99.999% natural (some argue, 100%). Even if we wanted to, we can do nothing to change this.

    Adding up all anthropogenic greenhouse sources, the total human contribution to the greenhouse effect is around 0.28%

    [Kyoto], even if imposed equally on all countries around the world, would reduce total human greenhouse contributions from CO2 by about 0.035%.

    This is much less than the natural variability of Earth’s climate system!

    Posted by trainer on 2006 11 01 at 12:15 AM • permalink

  45. #17 Donnah…
    I’m beside myself, I’m verklempt!  Dey remind me of my cousins in Netanya!
    Vaat are dey doin’ over deya?
    Dey vant air conditionin’?  Just because dey ask dey ain’t gonna get!

    Posted by Joe B. on 2006 11 01 at 12:18 AM • permalink

  46. Oh no what if all the catsmeat spoils in the heat? No goat will be safe!

    Posted by kiwinews on 2006 11 01 at 12:35 AM • permalink

  47. oh goody!

    I do Tim tam :)

    Posted by 1.618 on 2006 11 01 at 12:41 AM • permalink

  48. I’m just wondering whether we’ll hear the usual suspects warning about the dangers of surrendering our freedoms in the face of fear.

    You know the kind of thing:  If we start profiling at airports then the terrorists have won, etc, etc

    I’m just guessing our hard won rights to drive cool cars and eat whatever the Hell we like may be under threat.  I don’t see too much beard stroking over what promises to be the mother of all erosions of liberty?

    Posted by Big Jim on 2006 11 01 at 12:52 AM • permalink

  49. A quote from the Stern Report:

    Gender inequalities will likely worsen with climate change. ... A particular burden will be imposed [on them] ... leaving women vulnerable to impoverishment, forced marriage, labour exploitation and trafficking.

    So climate change is the new Islam?

    Posted by lingus4 on 2006 11 01 at 12:55 AM • permalink

  50. Time for a new look at the whole phenomenon- could global warming be being caused by all those hot and horny Moslem males radiating randy energy?

    I’m for terrestrial sequestration to mitigate the effects.

    Posted by Habib on 2006 11 01 at 12:59 AM • permalink

  51. #26

    The whole thing is a complete hoax to keep bureaucrats and jet-setters well fed and travelled.

    In my view it is part of communism’s ongoing culture war agaimst the West.
    Part of the how can we make them hate themselves and slow down their damn economies campaign, alongside the left’s attacks on Western culture, history, patriotism, etc.

    Posted by Mike_W on 2006 11 01 at 01:22 AM • permalink

  52. #44 trainer…
    I read your link.  Contrast that to the screed written at the “forced marriage” link provided above by Tim.

    I have a problem here. The commenters at “The road to Smur.. er… Surfdom” think everyone at “Tim Blair” are “smartarse idiot morally vacuous warbloggers”; so just what do you think you’re doing bringing incontrovertible science into this???  Shame!  How in tarnation will Tim’s commenters ever live up to our hard-earned reputations?

    By the way, is that Surfdom(sic) as in “surfdom-and-turfdom”?  Like when I take my wife out for a steak-and-lobster dinner.

    Heck, I’ve been working like a serf lately… better hit the rack.

    P.S.  Any chance this Stern geezer is correct?  Because if he is, I won’t have to shovel 6 feet of snow this winter in 35-below-zero temperature. Again… like I’ve been doing most winters for decades.

    Posted by Joe B. on 2006 11 01 at 01:22 AM • permalink

  53. you might want to close those tags Joe, italics don’t grow on trees.

    Posted by Art Vandelay on 2006 11 01 at 01:26 AM • permalink

  54. UPDATE. Climate change will also cause forced marriage.

    I don’t believe the Stern Report addresses the question everyone wants answered: will we see cats and dogs living together?

    Posted by Art Vandelay on 2006 11 01 at 01:29 AM • permalink

  55. #43 - Unwin the Useless!

    Posted by Razor on 2006 11 01 at 01:39 AM • permalink

  56. Curse you, Tim, for sending me to a lefty blog.  It’s like entering an inverted bizarro version of the real world.  No jokes, no facts, just whiny bile.  Are they all like that?

    Posted by cuckoo on 2006 11 01 at 01:41 AM • permalink

  57. #53 ArtVandelay…
    Damned italics! 
    Let’s see. Insert “” in front of “(sic)”, insert “” behind… forget it. Almost midnight here… mom told me to get to bed 2 hours ago.  And I still have to let the dog out… and scrape the poop off the patio (wouldn’t want to pollute the environment).  Damn dog shits a pile so high that 2 good men couldn’t shake hands over top of it.

    Posted by Joe B. on 2006 11 01 at 01:41 AM • permalink

  58. Humour inequalities between right and left will likely worsen with climate change.

    Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2006 11 01 at 01:47 AM • permalink

  59. Molo the magnificent, clairvoiant to royalty will now astound you with his predictions!!

    The answer to gerbil worming is ...(drumroll)... more regulation and higher taxes, both direct, and indirect.

    Thank you donations in the hat please.

    Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2006 11 01 at 02:08 AM • permalink

  60. O/T - Another triumph for The Lancet. Unbelievable.

    London - In the first comprehensive global study of sexual behavior, British researchers found that people aren’t losing their virginity at ever younger ages, married people have the most sex, and there is no firm link between promiscuity and sexually transmitted diseases.

    Note the small print which kyboshes the wholke survey as a beat-up:

    Wellings noted that since the survey results were based on self-reporting, they could be susceptible to error.

    ‘Could be’ susceptible to error. Stone me.

    Fox News (and doubtless others).

    Posted by walterplinge on 2006 11 01 at 02:16 AM • permalink

  61. You have to hand it to the people who came up with global warming/climate change/end of the world from carbon spewing capitalism.

    Can anyone think of one of the left’s bug bears it doesn’t deal with. It’s like the Ikea of politics causing everything from envioronmental damage to higher taxes to gender inequality while at the same time making it hotter, colder, wetter, drier, stormier, calmer, snowier and clearer.

    It’s a marketer’s wet dream.

    Posted by The Prez on 2006 11 01 at 02:18 AM • permalink

  62. #52 Joe B - I suspect its supposed to be a clever take on the terrific book “The Road to Serfdom” by F A Hayek.

    Posted by Renate on 2006 11 01 at 02:30 AM • permalink

  63. 9. blogagog

    It’s true!  If women no longer need to put their feet on us to keep them warm while they sleep, what good are we to them?

    You’re a very clever dog, posting on the internet. Good boy!

    Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2006 11 01 at 03:41 AM • permalink

  64. Indeed. Now, I’d like to be left alone while attempting to lick my groin…

    Posted by CB on 2006 11 01 at 04:15 AM • permalink

  65. Why would you lick your groin if you could lick your balls?

    Posted by murph on 2006 11 01 at 05:51 AM • permalink

  66. #18

    Dammit, Paco, what about the Tardis, Rovian killbots (don’t mention the MkIII modification which makes ‘em into the buggerbot, OK?), global warmenating instant reversal satellite array (heard from kilo recently?), death laser satellites, moonbase, marsbase, starships and the recent 400 metre upward extension to Andreas trophy wall!

    Does none of this count with Mrs paco?

    MarkL
    Minionmeister to the VRWC

    <erm, she did not find out about Caligula’s bucks party, did she??>

    Posted by MarkL on 2006 11 01 at 05:54 AM • permalink

  67. Another quote from the report, quoted on “Road to Surfdom”

    Women are also particularly vulnerable to the effects of natural disasters with women and children accounting for more than 75% of displaced persons following natural disasters.

    Hmmm.  Consider a 3 generation family: nanna and pop, their two adult kids, with spouses, and the two offspring each of the adult pairs have produced.  You finish up with 7 women and children to only 3 men (or 70% of the population). 

    Kill off pop because pops usually don’t live as long as nannas do.  That brings the women and children population to 78%.  Add more kids per generation and the percentage of women and children just keeps going up and up whether or not there’s a natural disaster.  And remember that natural disasters include such things as earthquakes and volcanic explosions which, last I heard, have nothing to do with global warmening.

    This bloke’s alarmism is contemptible.

    Posted by Janice on 2006 11 01 at 06:23 AM • permalink

  68. And, frankly, if I’m caught up in a natural disaster and I survive more or less uninjured then I won’t be sitting around waiting for some bloke to do the necessary for me.  Unless male level brawn is both necessary and useful being female does not render me less than capable of looking after myself.

    Posted by Janice on 2006 11 01 at 06:43 AM • permalink

  69. So, wait, lefties are FOR forced marriage, near-slave like conditions for women, and all that when caused by Islam, but AGAINST the very same things when “caused” by climate change?

    Color me confused.

    Posted by ushie on 2006 11 01 at 06:54 AM • permalink

  70. So, wait, lefties are FOR forced marriage, near-slave like conditions for women, and all that when caused by Islam, but AGAINST the very same things when “caused” by climate change?

    Color me confused.

    Climate change = caused Western culture.

    Islam = not Western culture.

    Clearer now?

    Posted by Rob Crawford on 2006 11 01 at 07:24 AM • permalink

  71. Offtopic, but Webdiary is back up.  This post is called “The Horror”, so it seemed like the most appropriate place to mention it.  ;-)

    I liked the great pic/title Harry Heidelberg used for his post when it went down…

    Posted by ekb87 on 2006 11 01 at 07:36 AM • permalink

  72. So gerbil worming will cause women to be attracted to the man with the most food, shelter, power, and pretty baubles?
    And that would be different to now how?...

    /hides behind Andreas wall, they cant get me here.

    Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2006 11 01 at 08:14 AM • permalink

  73. #32 cuckoo: “Omar”, the Australian bearded dragon, currently resides in a spiffy terrarium, but when he gets bigger, a trap door under the stairs would be ideal (should make our house salesman-proof).

    #66 MarkL: Nah, she just considers that useless guy stuff.

    Posted by paco on 2006 11 01 at 08:56 AM • permalink

  74. #49 No, climate change IS islam

    Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2006 11 01 at 09:16 AM • permalink

  75. Thanks Tim for that last link update

    The posts there are rather amazingly twisted and one caught my eye:

    This is part of Mr z’s comment

    I was going to post a comment in response to this at Blair’s, but after reading the number of commenters on the linked post there who stated their wish for the mass-executions of ‘leftists’ as a response to climate change, while simultaneously calling the eco-aware “fascists”, I decided not to waste my time

    Really?

    I can’t remember seeing you all post about mass executions!

    Or do the regulars here have some kind of code? That I haven’t worked out yet?

    Posted by aussiemagpie on 2006 11 01 at 09:33 AM • permalink

  76. Wish I had a link to the ‘report’ which argued - seriously - that global warming was worse for women because they were less likely than men to be able to swim.

    Poppycock. Not only do we know how to swim, our increased body fat makes us eminently more floatable.

    Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2006 11 01 at 09:59 AM • permalink

  77. Here’s an example of how well-researched and solidly presented this report is.

    Women are ‘over-represented’ in agriculture and the informal economy, sectors that will be hardest hit by climate change. This exposure is coupled with a low capacity to adapt given their unequal access to resources such as credit and transport. Women are also particularly vulnerable to the effects of natural disasters with women and children accounting for more than 75% of displaced persons following natural disasters. [113]

    [113] is a reference to this lovely paper: ‘Caught in the storm: impact of natural disasters on women’. San Fransisco, CA: Global Fund for Women.

    And that paper takes its reference from this poorly-cited article: Most tsunami dead female - Oxfam

    So that “women and children account for more than 75% of displaced persons following natural disasters” is inferred from an Oxfam report on a couple of villages in Aceh following the tsunami.

    Posted by jabberwocky on 2006 11 01 at 10:17 AM • permalink

  78. I kinda think that if that witless child Tim Blair and his minions vanished from the blogosphere the average IQ across the board would rise considerably.

    Ooo, I would so love to have a dueling IQs contest with blogosphere left. Bring it on.

    signed,
    A witless child Tim Blair minion

    Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2006 11 01 at 10:44 AM • permalink

  79. Dear Climate Mufti:
    I will shortly be attending a conference on Climate Change Activism in a far part of the world. Since the Jew manipulators have done away with all the sailing ships, I will be forced to travel there by airplane. I know that our spiritual leader Monbiot (pbuh) has declared airplanes unclean; can you tell me, O Tim, if there is any ritual by which the plane may be made clean and suitable for use of the faithful?

    Posted by Paul Zrimsek on 2006 11 01 at 10:44 AM • permalink

  80. What is it with lefties and math?  Are they all innumerate?

    Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 11 01 at 10:51 AM • permalink

  81. How long until they tell us global warming will shrivel our penises?

    Don’t you think that’s already the problem for many of the climate alarmists, Dave?

    #9 It’s okay, blogagog, as long as there are rubbish bins to be put out, spiders to be killed and VCRs to be programmed, I am indispensable to women.

    I put out my own trash, kill my own spiders, know how to program a VCR and don’t have cold feet. Now, why do I need you men? Oh yeah, now I remember…

    It is a statement from Howard Stern, isn’t it?

    Yes.

    And who says a warmer planet is bad anyhow…?

    Indeed. As with any change, there will be winners and losers. Seems like North America will be one of the winners (our neighbor to the north already is counting the extra revenue derived from its increased agricultural capacity and extended growing season). How’s that for a kick in the teeth, ecofascists? The biggest polluter and most egregious waster of global resources is likely to benefit and profit from a slightly warmer planet (and remember, we know how to turn a buck from almost anything). But with that Anartic ice sheet supposedly expanding and all, I am a little worried about you guys Down Under.

    Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2006 11 01 at 11:16 AM • permalink

  82. #81 Kyda Sylvester

    Can’t speak for my fellow Aussies but we’ll be right here in my neck of the woods

    The Georges River down the road should just rise enough to make us into waterfront zillionaires - which should keep our assorted offspring happy when the will is read out

    Posted by aussiemagpie on 2006 11 01 at 11:29 AM • permalink

  83. #79 can you tell me, O Tim, if there is any ritual by which the plane may be made clean and suitable for use of the faithful?

    Guzzling lots of vodka before boarding.

    Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 11 01 at 11:41 AM • permalink

  84. “STERNN!”
    —Hanover Fiste

    Posted by mojo on 2006 11 01 at 12:12 PM • permalink

  85. Another quote from the report, quoted on “Road to Surfdom”

    Women are also particularly vulnerable to the effects of natural disasters with women and children accounting for more than 75% of displaced persons following natural disasters.

    Posted by Janice


    That’s not unlike the shocking statistic that 40% of employee absence occurs on Mondays and Fridays.

    Posted by ErnieG on 2006 11 01 at 02:28 PM • permalink

  86. #52 Joe B

    As a marine zoologist I studied all of these global environmental trends 4 decades ago. They were predicted and predictable, and there were solid scientific reasons for them. I’ve seen nothing to change my mind.

    That was until the illiberal godawful greenies made a religion out of them.

    Is it getting warmer. Yes. It’s supposed to. In about 200 years it’ll start getting cooler. It’s supposed to. It’s a 500 year cycle overlaid on a 1500 year cycle overlaid on a 10,000 year cycle overlaid on a 100,000 year cycle overlaid on a million year cycle. And don’t forget to throw in the 11 year solar cycle. It’s even got a name…Milankovitch Theory from 1842 for Gods sake.

    From a more empirical standpoint, think about the Currier and Ives etchings - Deep snow in London all winter in the mid 1800s.  That corresponds to the low point in the temperature swings.  Think about Chaucer’s writings - it was much warmer in England at his time - much much warmer than now.  The swings are regular and predictable.

    Globular Warmening is a joke and no serious scientist (i.e., one not dependent on moonbats for money) will sign on to it.

    Posted by trainer on 2006 11 02 at 01:43 AM • permalink

  87. #73

    Paco, you are just SO screwed.

    Nothing we can do to help you. Remember the first trial trip in the Tardis, back to the Neolithic?

    We watched poor old Urg the Hairy spend 2 days stalking and killing that humungous Mastodon, clean it, drag it back to the cave while fighting off Cave Bears and Giant Hyenas, and what did his missus say to the poor panting shagged-out bastard?

    “Urg, just where the #$£%& do you expect me to put all of THAT?”

    MarkL
    Minionmeister to the VRWC

    Posted by MarkL on 2006 11 02 at 06:22 AM • permalink

  88. Paco’s patented Women’s Water Wings
    You know it makes sense…

    Posted by crash on 2006 11 02 at 09:36 AM • permalink

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