December 11, 2006

Hope On The Global Warming Front

As I'm sure you know, the scientists are predicting that global warming will destroy the world in a couple of years. Because even a change in global temperature as small as two degrees could be catastrophic, you know. But now, the scientists are also predicting that a small scale nuclear exchange involving countries like North Korea or Iran could help to reduce global temperatures by about two degrees. Just what the doctor ordered!

The new studies looked at the consequences if two nations dropped 50 Hiroshima-size bombs on each other's big cities. By analyzing population data and distance from blast, scientists predicted a regional nuclear war would kill 3 million people in Israel and up to 17 million in China. The U.S. would see 4 million blast deaths.

But the researchers say black soot from the fires would linger in the atmosphere, blocking the sun's rays and causing average global surface temperatures to drop about 2 degrees Fahrenheit in the first three years. Although the planet would see a gradual warming within a decade, it would still be colder than it was before the war, the scientists said.

No wonder TIME Magazine has been so soft on Ahmadi-Nejad. He and Al Gore are the only guys out there with a plan to save the planet!

P.S. The AP article I linked is notable for another very surprising reason. It is the first time I have ever seen an article by a major anti-American media source that admits "Iran is also pursuing the development of nuclear weapons," without including the standard preface: "the White House claims that..." Someone must have been asleep at the editor's desk for that to slip by.

h/t Possumblog

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1 Ah, Nuclear Winter trumps Global Warming. Funny how the inSANE Freeze people disappeared with the crumbling of the Berlin Wall. Then again, Kucinich is running for Prez, that'll be worth a yuck or two. WTF Gurlfren? Bears and Rams don't rate an annikan prognostication? I'll put my money on the officials, and laugh at the suckers later!

Posted by: Casca at December 12, 2006 07:33 AM (Y7t14)

2 yah, i got home after the game started, so i decided to take another bye week. the announcer crew this year is insufferable.

Posted by: annika at December 12, 2006 08:21 AM (oantJ)

3 Those are the two planks of my '98 platform. Run all the illegals out of the country, and Shut Kornheiser The FUCK up.

Posted by: Casca at December 12, 2006 09:27 AM (Y7t14)

Posted by: Radical Redneck at December 12, 2006 11:05 AM (DY2v8)

5 Speaking of the Persian Midget, he was at it again today with the wipe out Israel talk. (The rest of his day was spent denying the Halocaust.) Of course, Oil For Food Kofi and the rest of the UN anti-semites will have nothing to say - well, accept that American and Israel are responsible for all ills in the world. (Rush is doing a great job skewering Kofi today. I love it because I absolutely despise that fucking hypocrite.)

Posted by: blu at December 12, 2006 12:27 PM (swnTx)

6 You'd think the slithy crook would have the brains to quietly slink back with his ill-gotten gains to that bunghole from which he squirted into this world.

Posted by: Casca at December 12, 2006 02:54 PM (Y7t14)

7 Hey, Let me see if I have this right: You fellas didn't Like the Coffee? Hey redneck, It was that talent that convinced me to marry her! Her sister, in case you are interested and I know you are, can do the same thing while lying face down! email me for her number, hard to belive she's still single.

Posted by: Strawman at December 12, 2006 03:51 PM (9ySL4)

8 Shut Kornheiser The Fuck Up (SKTFU)? Cas, start a movement. I am SO all for this. I was trying to remember any broadcaster who was senile, idiotic, unobservant and irrelevant so I could make the joke "Kornheiser makes me pine for the days of (fill-in-the-blank)"... but the problem is, I can't find any SOBs that annoy me worse than him.

Posted by: ElMondoHummus at December 13, 2006 08:17 AM (xHyDY)

9 Straw, unless she's at least TWICE the size I ain't interested. I have a 50lb sack of flour that I need a use for!

Posted by: Radical Redneck at December 13, 2006 11:50 AM (ticvy)

10 He's Cosell without the intellect, style, and tude.

Posted by: Casca at December 13, 2006 01:42 PM (Y7t14)

11 Pfff... the only thing keeping me from calling Kornheiser senile is his age. People rip on Madden all the time -- hell, I do; senility's kinda funny... -- but at least he knows the damn sport and loves it on it's own merits. At times I wonder if Kornheiser's even remotely aware; seems as though his gig's to run his mouth, and MNF's just an excuse for him to do so. He's the anti Costas; B.C. knows the sports he talks about. Typical of ESPN... that's what you get when one of your loudmouth, dumbass SportsCenter anchors tries to do something more substantive than snark. Can we say "Olbermann"?

Posted by: ElMondoHummus at December 13, 2006 02:18 PM (xHyDY)

12 El, I couldn't have said it better.

Posted by: Casca at December 14, 2006 10:30 AM (Y7t14)

13 "...would cause 3 million to 17 million immediate casualties and lead to a marked cooldown of the planet that could lead to crop failures and further misery." Not sure how this is good news. After the temporary aerosol forcing (a well researched phenomenon) was over (and some scientists in the article disputed that the aerosols would remain in the atmosphere that long), the temperature would return to climbing again based on the amount of GHG. Not a rosy scenario by any stretch of the imagination.

Posted by: will at December 14, 2006 12:17 PM (h7Ciu)

14 Begone fucktard!

Posted by: Casca at December 14, 2006 03:58 PM (2gORp)

15 Casca, you old obese fart you, you just crack me up! Keep up the comic relief. And I'd bet you'd make a great Santa (in a dark, despotic way), though you own elves would probably frag you.

Posted by: will at December 16, 2006 03:22 PM (h7Ciu)

16 There's no humor is telling interlopers to leave the premises; this warning generally precedes serious painful experiences. Don't go away mad Will. Just go away.

Posted by: shelly at December 16, 2006 10:13 PM (SLFj+)

17 Sorry, Shelly, you (nor Casca) determine what I do or where I do it. If you detest an independent viewpoint, then that says a lot about your ability to reason in the absence of propaganda. Sad, but you are the only one who can help your plight.

Posted by: will at December 17, 2006 07:00 AM (h7Ciu)

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