As the temperatures rise in this summer (yes, summer) heat wave, so does the warmers' rhetoric. Indeed, the venerable British Broadcasting Corporation - the good ol' BBC - is so convinced by the summer (yes, summer) heat wave that they now choose to limit broadcast time for global warming skeptics.
Because BBC believes skeptics' views "differ from mainline scientific opinion," the network plans to reduce airtime to the "minority" views. The Global Warming Policy Foundation, a think tank that serves to challenge the costly environmental policies countering a possibly fabricated problem, describes the attack on skeptics as "using the 'science-is-settled' mantra as a smokescreen to silence critics of climate taxes and green policies." Coming from a government-funded network, the political agenda the network is trying to push should be making the same headlines the News of the World scandal has created.
Can't you just feel the journalistic excellence oozing out of every BBC pore?
As surprising as this may sound, I want to give the warmers a helping hand here. Warmers the world over - well, at least the northern hemisphere part of the world right now - have been given a fantastic opportunity to make a difference to the environment about which they express so much concern.
Here's your chance, liberals in general and warmers in particular: shut off your air conditioning.
Yes! Shut it down entirely. After all, electric power grids are struggling to keep up with demand, and your heroic efforts will ease the strain on those grids and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emissions created to produce those little electrons we excite with the flick of a switch. In fact, just shut down your entire piece of the electric power grid altogether to really convince us of your earnestness. If our grand president here in America hadn't gotten so distracted by other trivial matters, he would have had time to bankrupt the coal industry by now, resulting in no power anyway except for the necessary elite.
So show your stuff, warmers. Give us a glimpse of the life you propose to impose on everyone. Lead by example instead of by judicial law. Doing anything less might be considered hypocritical and, just maybe, a lot of hot air.