When seemingly intelligent people say STUPID things July 12, 2010Posted by honestclimate in Discussions.
Tags: climate change, climate change madness, global warming
When seemingly intelligent people say STUPID things
by honestclimate, July 12, 2010
Some of you may remember how at the beginning of the year South Africa applied for a loan from the World Bank to build a coal fired power station. At the time I blogged about it here. Remember that South Africa is fast running out of electricity and coal is the cheapest, most effective form of electricity in Africa.
I was trying to use this example on a work colleague of mine, who is a warmist, to try and get the point across of how the decisions made by people in the West adversely affects the poor. I explained to my colleague how the White house wanted to deny South Africa of a loan to build a coal power plant because of …….global warming.
That’s right bureaucrats from the White house, sitting in their fossil fuelled air conditioned offices, driving around in their fossil fuelled cars, flying around in their fossil fuelled jets wanted to deny South Africa a loan to build a coal fired plant!
I was sure that my colleague would be able to see the sheer madness of it all, but instead my colleague turned to me and said that Africa shouldn’t get funding for a coal plant and that instead the West should fund solar power for Africa.
Now this colleague of mine is no dummy, in fact this colleague of mine has a Science degree. This is a person with a science degree saying Africa should be powered by solar. Has the world gone totally INSANE?
Do these people really think that they will save the polar bears by getting the West to fund solar panels made in China by fossil fuelled factories and exported to South Africa on fossil fuelled ships so that they can put $10,000 solar panels on mud huts??? Are you SERIOUS???
Another pet peeve of mine is when people on the warming side tell me not to listen to the skeptics as they “have no peer reviewed papers and they have vested financial interests” and then in the same breath they tell me about something they learned at an Al Gore presentation.
Are you serious??? Al Gore, who barely passed science at school. Al Gore who has a carbon offset business. Al Gore who is set to become the first carbon billionaire. Al Gore who jets around in his private plane and has a carbon footprint the size of the African continent. When a stupid person says stupid things, you can understand it, but when seemingly intelligent people say stupid things, you have to wonder, has the world gone totally INSANE???
Thanks for listening to my rant, feel free to add your own experiences, in the comments section below, of people saying stupid things…