It’s getting hard to read the paper

First, here’s a story from AP:

Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate and an Obama ally, told a radio interviewer this past week that there were not 60 votes in the Senate now for Obama’s bill.

That’s not what he said; he said he couldn’t get to 50 Democrats. Then there’s Arianna Huffington:

voters, including those mythical swing-vote independents, want the same thing everyone does: jobs and a strong economy.

The mythical swing-vote independents aren’t so “mythical”: they flipped by 33 points in November 2010. And of course there’s the good ole NYT:

The devastation extends worldwide. The great euphorbia trees of southern Africa are succumbing to heat and water stress. So are the Atlas cedars of northern Algeria. Fires fed by hot, dry weather are killing enormous stretches of Siberian forest. Eucalyptus trees are succumbing on a large scale to a heat blast in Australia, and the Amazon recently suffered two “once a century” droughts just five years apart, killing many large trees. Experts are scrambling to understand the situation, and to predict how serious it may become. Scientists say the future habitability of the Earth might well depend on the answer…forests have been absorbing more than a quarter of the carbon dioxide that people are putting into the air by burning fossil fuels

Go out and buy a fishbowl and 10,000 blue marbles. Put the marbles in the fishbowl. Take out one blue marble and put in a green marble. You’ve just demonstrated how much CO2 has increased in the air in the last 300 years. If that’s a catastrophe, we’re all dead no matter what we do. So much rubbish, so little time.

2 Responses to “It’s getting hard to read the paper”

  1. Maggie's Farm Says:

    Sunday morning links…

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  2. JKB Says:

    There’s so much BS in that NYT article you can’t even get 4 paragraphs in. Forest fires don’t kill forests, trees need less water in high CO2 environments due to less water lost in respiration, and the very definition of “once a century” defies rapid reoccurrence to name a few. From the plant kingdom’s perspective we are in a CO2 famine

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