In a tragicomedy ofmishaps (or not), the global warming movement has raised revenue for some prostitutes and increased deaths of raptors like the golden eagle.
First the positive economic news: Politiken (Denmark) reported, “Copenhagen’s sex trade did brisk business during the recent business climate conference.” One prostitute told the paper politicians ”need to relax after a long day.” This phenomenon gives credence to our long standing theory that politics ranks alongside prostitution as our planet’s oldest profession. Thus if your partner or spouse attended the World Business Summit where Al Gore reigned supreme, you may want to ask a few sensitive questions and perhaps evenset up a few medical tests.
In Great Britain, a man lost a legal battle over his wind turbine in White Horse District. The noise from the turbine was driving his neighbors nuts, and worse, actually causing them to use more energy because they couldn’t sleep with windows raised. The Herald offered an example of a common complaint—”Neighbour Virginia Thomasson, 49, of Horsecroft Road, said: ‘I can hear it inside and outside my house – at night, in the daytime, all the time. I cannot sleep with the window open.‘Thomasson is not alone; people in other neighborhoods in cities like Abingdonhave complained as well.
In the United States, wind turbines broke a number of federal laws, creating perhaps what is a first in the realm of legal questions. Can a wind turbine be charged with unjustly slaughtering non-game species? The Seattle Times said, “At the world's largest wind project, Altamont Pass Wind Power Resource Area in California, between 570 and 835 raptors are killed each year by wind turbines…”
It’s true we may bemoan the deaths of majestic species such as hawks, falcons and eagles, but in truth, the rats, moles and other disease-carrying species of rodents are happy because their populations will surely increase as the predators that feed on them experience declining populations. I predict bumper crops of lizards and snakes.
However, I must warn my readers with a notion ornithologists often repeated when I did contract work for a natural resources agency. Raptors and other birds are an excellent indicator of the health of our environment; once they decline humans may see the same thing happen to them. Is this the first wind turbine-inspired climate change on record?
One unique suggestion, perhaps the first in the history of the world, has come from none other than President Barack Obama’s energy adviser Professor Steven Chu. Chu wants every roof in the world to be painted white in an “effort to slow global warming,” the Telegraph (UK) reported.
Amidst the tragicomic events we describe for your amusement, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) traveled to China. Pelosi, apparently forgetting her former alleged commitment to human rights, was all smiles, telling an audience, “We have so much room for improvement…Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory…of how we are taking responsibility.” The AP picked up that mini-homily, an unreported revelation—we now have a Big Sister to keep Big Brother entertained.
Though levels of carbon may decline (or not), we may come to some conclusions about the Obama administration and the US Democratic Party Congress’ zealotry for all theories preached by the master Al Gore. Prostitutes and politicians will prosper, bald eagles and other birds of prey will see their habitat decline and industries producing white paint may enjoy record sales. One can hope all that paint would not use a single drop of petroleum or other fossil fuel during production.
Global warming efforts spike prostitution, broken laws by Kay B. Day
One of my fav blogs, I hate the Media, has some stats on Denmark's experience with wind power--'Denmark proves wind power just a bunch of hot air' is a must-read.