Gut Rumbles

March 30, 2005

more gloom and doom

Yeah, we're all gonna die! Again. I wonder if these "scientists" cited in this report are the same ones who signed onto the Kyoto Treaty. You know, "scientists" such as sociologists, psychologists, dermatoligists, archeologists, and professors of Gender Study and Black History, all experts on the envoronment and climate change.

I am tired of this shit. I believe that we ARE in danger of over-fishing the oceans, just because we've gotten so efficient at doing it. But we've gotten so much better at growing crops, especially with genetically-engineered seed, that I DO NOT see global starvation being a problem, as long as the goddam environmentalists stop calling that stuff "Frankenfood" and allow farmers to grow it.

Show me starvation in the world, at ANY TIME in history, and I will show you a government responsible for it. That includes the Great Depression in the United States. AND the famous Irish "Potato Famine."

What we have here is a bunch of people who want to CURB CIVILIZATION. These same assholes were predicting the exhaustion of the earth's oil supply in the 1970s and listening to Paul Erlich, who has been totally WRONG and full of shit all of his life. {Dr. Paul Ehrlich is a Stanford University biologist and author of the best-selling book The Population Bomb. Since the release of this book in 1968, Ehrlich has been one of the most frequently cited "experts" on environmental issues by the media, despite the fact that his predictions on the fate of the planet, more often than not, have been wrong.}

There's your fucking "expert."

We found more oil. We did not experience mass starvation. Massive disease epidemics did not bring back the days of the Black Plague and wipe out one-half of the world's population.

Remember when Carl Sagan warned, in a fearful voice, that the oil fires set by Saddam Hussein in the first Gulf War would lead to a "nuclear winter" and the earth might take five to ten years to recover? Of course you don't because it didn't happen.


All these "scientific" reports ignore two basic facts that are not wild-eyed theory, but cold truth in my mind. This planet is a big place and we don't know what all it might provide for our comfort and luxury. (and unlike a lot of environmentalists, I don't see a damn thing wrong with comfort and luxury.) New technology finds more resources every day.

Plus, man is the most adaptable creature ever to walk this earth and he finds amazing ways to not only survive, but live well under almost any conditions. THIS planet may be a box that we'll eventually empty, a FINITE though huge box of resources, but who says we're doomed to stay here? Mine the moon. Explore Mars. Go to the stars.

We'll never get there doing what these "scientists" recommend, which is stick your head up you ass, worship Gaia and prepare to freeze to death in the dark. The only thing I see as really FINITE here is the imagination of the people involved in the report.

And I don't buy that bullshit.


I think this warrants a little further investigation...any expert who said in the 1970's that we were going to have disasters thanks to overpopulation should be forced to kill their first born.

There should be severe penalties for their fear mongering ... plus who needs their stupid genes being reproduced for another generation.

Posted by: Maggie on March 30, 2005 02:17 PM

These watermelons (green on the outside, red on the inside) never give up, do they.

The more these deep thinkers get it wrong, the more they keep telling us what experts they are. If your grant is to study global warming, there damn well better be some global warming or your rice bowl isn't going to get filled next year.

When a back-to-nature tree-hugger gets on my case, I ask if s/he could 'splain to me why the lifespan of those who live in the toxic waste industrialized nations is twice that of those who live in the dirt and commune with nature.

Posted by: Larry Kephart on March 30, 2005 03:07 PM

Hey Rob,

Global warming isn't going to get you. Mrs. Meham's dog Stinky is gonna.

He's hiding out in the woods in the back of your house and now he has backup!

Just sayin....

Posted by: Squeaky the Cat on March 30, 2005 03:42 PM

That's one of the reasons I disliked Carl Sagan. May have been a marvelous astronomer, but he just HAD to give everybody the word on EVERYTHING.

Kind of like John McCain, only Sagan couldn't make law.

Posted by: Mark on March 30, 2005 04:31 PM

Gotta agree with you on most points. But we gotta watch it, too. Keep going but keep an eye on things. These assholes that predict doom and gloom should be shot and pissed on.
Right now, in Canukistan, they're killin' several thousand harp seals. Why? 'Cause the fuckers are eatin' all the cod fish. Why? 'Cause there so many goddamn many of them, that's why. The locals have been killin' them for years-keepin' the local economy goin'.
Then back in the 70's, that asshole ( but big-titted) Brigitte Bardot got in on the act and got everybody to not wear fur, 'cause of this.
The result? Too fuckin many harp seals screwing up the envionment!!!
I tell ya' sometimes I want to just go live in the forest somewhere and just forget about this bullshit. Of couse I'm Canukistanian so I won't. I'll just keep reading about this bullshit and keep on livin' . That's what a Canukistanian does, just complains and then goes to sleep. What a pity!

Posted by: Rattfuc on March 30, 2005 06:51 PM

Well said Rob! Kudos!

Posted by: The Wizard on March 30, 2005 07:33 PM

Rob, I take exception to your comment about overfishing. As a commercial Fisherman in NY (Yeah, I know) the DEC decided that the commercial catch of striped bass was too much, and the recreational fisherman jumped on the bandwagon; and painted us as rapers and pillagers of the sea. Striped bass are predators, and just love to eat little lobsters and flatfish. Needless to say there are now no lobsters and flounders, but plenty of bass. Treehuggers can "kiss my ass in Macys' window" as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by: Jim on March 30, 2005 09:27 PM
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