So let's get the day off to a fine start with a bit of godless whimsy.
This in Fairfax:
This on the front page of the lizard Oz:
Well there's only one poll that counts on the day, yadda yadda, and with the west in Tea Party revolt, what fun it all is ...
But let's also remember that godlessness goes together with climate science, and the splendid news is that the reptiles, in their haven for climate denialists, have dug up another one, this time the Canadian Patrick Moore.
Just looking at that splash, you know it's going to be a fatuous piece of idiocy ...
Truth is, that remark has got SFA all to do with the matter at hand ...
Now the pond's favourite anecdote about Moore is this one:
Just after the World Health Organization released a study concluding that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup herbicide, is “probably carcinogenic,” Pat Moore told a French filmmaker that glyphosate is safe to drink. Upon being offered some glyphosate to try, Moore refused to take up his own suggestion, ending the interview and telling the filmmaker, “I'm not an idiot.”
Or as the translation put it, Non, je ne suis pas un idiot. (Yes, you can see the exchange, and discover a lot more about Moore here).
That's right up there with Dennis Jensen drinking a glass of coca cola full of dangerous carbon dioxide.
What's interesting is that Moore is one of those fundamentalists who started off on one side, and then ended up on the other.
The reptiles have long been infatuated with him.
This story appeared way back when:
Yes, the reptiles love their denialists with what almost passes as a fundamentalist religious passion:
Now stop right there.
It's a minor matter, but it's called trading off. You know, like the way the former Labor minister Gary Johns is celebrated by the reptiles, on the basis that his new-found barking mad, to the right of Genghis Khan, philosophies are solid, because he once was a Labor minister ...
So was Moore a Greenpeace co-founder?
Well not if you head off here, and check out the pdf and read this sort of stuff (no hot links, screen cap, head off to get links):
Uh huh. And so on and on.
Well if you can't be bothered heading off to get the pdf, the relevant letters are here, with this delicious introduction, under the header Who founded Greenpeace? Not Patrick Moore:
Patrick Moore is a Hippie for Hire. He makes the claim that he co-founded Greenpeace, and charges a fee to show up at conferences or other venues, or sit on boards, to provide a story that anti-environmentalists, global warming deniers, and others, like to hear. The part where he takes your money to lie, as far as I can tell, is true. The part about how he co-founded Greenpeace is apparently not true.
The main interest in this story is the way havens for climate denialism like the reptiles of Oz, love the redemptive religious story of a true believer who discovers another, truer faith.
That's why the reptiles give Moore plenty of space, and so to today's piece:
Now the pond will leave the science to others - you might for example, wander off to the filthy, deviant, perverted NASA scientists and read Climate Change seeps into the sea, or here, or here, with bonus deviant movie link, but we all know those pinko commie socialist deviants are just doing it to help the UN establish a world government by New Year's day.
What we're interested in is the religious experience:
Oh yes, Dennis, sip deeply on that life-sustaining carbon dioxide ... sock it to us with the irrefutable science:
Hmm, the rich, smooth, creamy taste of CO2. Now let's go sit in a room full of carbon dixoide for five hours ... the pond understands that without it, life on earth would perish.
Hang on, Non, je ne suis pas un idiot.
And so to the conclusion, and you guessed it:
Yep, there it is, at the end of the blather.
Stop it, just stop it, or you'll go blind ...
And enough already with the bullshit titles designed to hide the truth, like being chair of ecology, energy and prosperity ...
The pond's the chair for stupid reptile sightings in their native ecological setting - chairman Rupert's loss-sustaining, ideological billions - and by golly it takes a lot of bloody energy and does bugger all for prosperity ...
Let's always remember Murdochian science at its best ...