Global warming did not enter the Bataclan theatre with three Kalashnikovs and mow down 80 people. Climate change did not explode 224 Russian holidaymakers over the Sinai. Ocean acidification did not abduct 2,000 Nigerian girls and murder thousands more men. Global climate disruption was not responsible for the massacre of 164 people in Mumbai or 67 people at Nairobi’s Westgate mall. Marginally increased atmospheric concentrations of the harmless trace gas carbon dioxide did not fly two passenger aircraft into the World Trade Center, killing nearly 3,000 people on 9/11. None of this is speculation. This is verifiable, empirical fact.
Marc Morano on Hannity:
Donald Trump: “While the world is in turmoil and falling apart in so many different ways, especially with ISIS, our president is worried about global warming. What a ridiculous situation.”
Geraldo Rivera on Obama claiming ‘global warming’ was biggest problem: “I think Trump nailed it. Here in Paris of all places, the blood is barely off the sidewalks from where people were killed. The [UN climate] conference was as lame as anything it could possibly be.”
And in Paris one of the cafes that was attacked has re-opened:
A banner now hangs from a balcony over La Bonne Biere’s awning, reading “Je suis en terrasse” — or “I am on the terrace,” the phrase adopted by Parisians after the attack to show they would not be scared off their city’s streets. Diners filled in the seats of the cafe’s terrace after it reopened.
The customers on the terrace would have mostly been smokers, of course, driven there by another pointless crusade against another non-problem. (I spotted at least two smokers in the Telegraph’s video.)
All the terrace tables had ashtrays:
If I’d been in Paris (and I worked there for a few months once), I’d have been en terrasse too.
Maybe that’s how this madness ends: real problems drive out illusory pseudo-problems.
Alex Jones is a bit too far over the top for me, but here’s his interview of Donald Trump a couple of days ago: