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You’re Getting Warm, Warmer, Now You’re Hot

Imagine the world as a little globe with a cute little village inside. It’s winter. You turn the globe upside down, then right side up, and little snowflakes begin to drift down, softly, lazily, silently. Cut! Cue global warming. No more little snowflakes, just water filling the globe, and, oh dear, no more cute little village. It’s underwater. Welcome to the 21st century and reality.

Satellite images recently revealed that the polar ice cap is growing smaller at a much faster rate than previously expected. That’s not good. We should be concerned. And we are. Except for those folks out there who deny there’s any such thing as global warming.

And they’re out there. Here’s an excerpt from something called the Socio-Economic History Blog: “Man made global warming is a fraud from day 1. It is an Illuminist SCAM to implement a global tax on all human beings for just being alive. Their so-called Carbon Tax will never solve global warming even assuming it is true. It is to set a precedent for global taxation by a World Government for the benefit of Illuminist banksters! The science behind Man Made Global Warming is at best fraudulent! The snakes have changed their slogan to ‘Climate Change’ because the amount of scientific data saying the earth is cooling is irrefutable! Do not be deceived !”

When did it become a political issue? And why? Most scientists say this is happening. I guess it must have been when Rush Limbaugh said it wasn’t happening. To a certain segment of our population, Rush is omniscient.

Flashback to 1952. Kevin McCarthy has discovered that pods from outer space have invaded and are taking over the bodies of human beings everywhere. As a good, but terrified, citizen, McCarthy frantically tries to warn the country. Rush Limbaugh goes on the radio to say: “There are no pods from outer space. It’s a liberal plot.”

Perhaps most of the world’s scientists are wrong and Rush is right when he thunders forth:”Despite the hysterics of a few pseudo-scientists, there is no reason to believe in global warming.” Nevertheless, wouldn’t it be more prudent to act on the advice of the scientists and if they’re proved wrong breathe a sigh of relief and have a good laugh with Rush. It’s certainly better than acting on Rush’s advice and finding out he’s wrong.

“Hey, there’s a frost warning tonight. What does that say about your so-called global warming, huh?”

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15 comments on “You’re Getting Warm, Warmer, Now You’re Hot

  1. melanielynngriffin
    October 7, 2012

    Thanks for posting this. I believe it became “political” the same way the alarming extinction rate became political – there is too much corporate money in the political system, and that money insists that no more “costly regulations” be put on polluting facilities or extractive industries, let alone the personal car. Very, very sad, and it makes me glad I don’t have kids! I know, that’s warped. I’m just sayin’…

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    • Richard Daybell
      October 8, 2012

      And thank you. I think you’ve nailed it. There’s way too much money in the system, and its only purpose seems to be getting more money.

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  2. mimijk
    October 8, 2012

    Great post Richard! Sometimes the human race acts more like lemmings than people. This is not an political issue – though arguably it would sure help if the countries around the world really addressed this with the gravity needed. Instead we debate a reality because one obstreperous, headline-grabbing constituency decides that it is an issue. It is infuriating, absolutely infuriating. Though who am I madder at – the Rush Limbaugh types or the lemmings who follow..

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    • Richard Daybell
      October 8, 2012

      If you try hard, you can probably work up plenty of anger for both. Thank you, and congratulations on your “pressing.” It was fun, wasn’t it?

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      • mimijk
        October 8, 2012

        Yes it was fun…it was an interesting few days..:-)

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  3. elroyjones
    October 8, 2012

    You can’t fool Mother Nature!

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    • Richard Daybell
      October 8, 2012

      You shouldn’t even try (Frogs, e.g.). She’s omnipotent and, contrary to our pitiful self-delusion, doesn’t give a shit about our petty little existence. In fact, global warming may be part of a vast (or half vast) evolutionary continuum: global warming raises sea levels, those who can evolve into underwater creatures survive, eventually becoming single-cell organisms, then basic elements. I’d like to be an amoeba on the wall when we go through the stage where the monkeys are in denial about having evolved from humans.

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      • elroyjones
        October 8, 2012

        We have trashed the planet. It is so depressing. When I think of all the discarded toothbrushes and razors I have contributed to the landfill it makes me ill. How is it that people can believe the planet is not warming? Pretty soon the Seychelles will be underwater.
        I’m interested in being an element; I’ll have to review my choices and get back to you. I prefer to go straight from human being to element with no stops in between.
        It never ceases to amaze me that we humans imagine we control anything at all.

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  4. vyvacious
    October 9, 2012

    Even I’ve noticed a huge change in our weather over here in sunny CA! It’s crazy hot for much longer periods of time but with this weird kind of end of the spectrum weather at times where it’ll be super cold in the morning/night but extremely hot during the day! This type of weather requires several wardrobe changes!

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    • Richard Daybell
      October 10, 2012

      Or just stay in bed until it gets warm.

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      • vyvacious
        October 10, 2012

        That would be nice! Alas, work beckons me in the early morn.

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  5. Kenton Lewis
    October 10, 2012

    Aha! The movie I saw and wold not sleep for days. I went around the house looking for pods.
    It seems we are warming up the entire universe. All the planets are warmer. I hear the sun is trying to hold out for more money and the earth is saying, “Stick it! We’re doing quite nicely without you.”

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    • Richard Daybell
      October 10, 2012

      And if you didn’t find any pods, you didn’t feel safe. You just assumed they’d already morphed into your parents.

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  6. bharatwrites
    October 10, 2012

    Political affiliations and the desire to shield oneself from unpleasant truths force people to ignore the majority of scientists on the ‘Global warming is real, and we are toast’ side.

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