IT'S CLIMATE CHANGE, OF COURSE! – AT 10:07 P.M. ET: The climate-change brigades are out of their barracks, or asylums, and are marching in lock-step, trying to link the Japan disaster to climate change. From London's Telegraph:
Did 'climate change' cause the Japanese earthquake?
But that hasn’t stopped one or two unscrupulous environmentalists trying to make the spurious connection. Top prize for shamelessness goes to one Staffan Nilsson, president of an EU offshoot called the European Economic and Social Committee.
The earthquake and tsunami will clearly have a severe impact on the economic and social activities of the region. Some islands affected by climate change have been hit. Has not the time come to demonstrate on solidarity – not least solidarity in combating and adapting to climate change and global warming? Mother Nature has again given us a sign that that is what we need to do.
That Mother Nature. Always on our case.
And for our quote of the day, this qualifies very well:
The BBC, unsurprisingly, appears to have decided that potential nuclear disaster is the single most important aspect of the entire story. Its every TV news bulletin is now filled aeons of waffling from environment and science correspondent David Shukman on the state-of-play at the various troubled nuclear plants. Which might seem fair enough until you remember that in one town alone as many as 10,000 people may have been killed by the earthquake and the tsunami. Compare and contrast this with the two fatalities so far in Japanese nuclear plants. Perhaps this figure will rise but until it does, the coverage given to what might possibly happen in Japan’s nuclear plants – as opposed to the far greater and very real and present disasters happening elsewhere in the country – seems irresponsible, misleading and overdone.
COMMENT: I call it "the 48-hour rule." It generally takes 48 hours after some event, or some catastrophe, for the left to reorganize and start spouting the usual line, a line that never changes. The rule is usually followed, and we're seeing it followed in the aftermath of the Japanese quake.
Another accomplishment for the Prussian discipline of the political left.
March 13, 2011