Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I'm Melting! Melting!
Happy Earth Day!
(If you're new here then you probably don't hear my voice dripping with sarcasm right now.)
It's not that I don't believe in global warming. I just disagree that "the debate is settled." There are laws in science...like Newton's law of gravity or Archimedes' Principal. And there are theories...like evolution, Big Bang and...man-made global warming. There are reputable scientists that disagree with the theory of man-made global warming and credible studies that show global warming is part of a natural cycle or related to solar activity. Is it that far-fetched to think that the Earth's warming is somehow related to that big ball of fire in the sky? Or does it seem more likely that a naturally-occuring compound that trees need to grow is somehow toxic to the Earth? I don't know, maybe it's just me but I'm just sayin'...
I think I'll agree with John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel, who said the man-made global warming myth is "the greatest scam in history." Cap and trade and carbon credits are just another form of taxation. But that's just me.
You know, I used to recycle and try to conserve energy. But the global warming hysteria has given conservation such a bad name I don't want anything to do with it. I mean, I'm all for stewardship of God's creation and I don't think dumping toxic waste in rivers is a good idea. But I don't want to be mistaken for a green-loving, tree-hugging, fear-mongering global warming alarmist.
So, I'm celebrating Earth Day by driving a few extra miles in my gas-guzzling SUV and crankin' the a/c down to 67 degrees.
I may even kill a polar bear.
Oh, I kid! I don't need PETA on my case.
My 8 year-old told me that Nickelodeon is running an Earth Day ad telling kids to turn off all the lights and not watch TV today.
I asked her, "So, what does that mean we're going to do?"
She answered, with a sly grin, "Turn on every. single. light. and watch tv ALL day!"
In other news, I finally broke down and got my hair colored for the first time. It's like admitting I'm getting old.
Sorry the picture is a little blurry. I took it of myself and had trouble with the auto-focus.
Hey, just think of all the chemicals that were used on my hair that are now in the water system.